Warm Pitas with Dukka

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Dukka is an Egyptian spice mix that contains toasted nuts and is served with pita bread and olive oil. Guests dip the pita into the olive oil and then into the spice mix. Leftover dukka can be sprinkled on roasted cauliflower, tossed with pasta, or stirred into yogurt to make a sauce.

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole almonds
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 3 Tbs. whole coriander seeds
  • 2 Tbs. cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. aleppo pepper or chili powder
  • 4 fresh pita rounds
  • Olive oil for serving

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Place almonds on sheet pan, and roast in oven 13 to 15 minutes, or until fragrant. Transfer nuts to cool sheet pan. Heat skillet over medium heat and add sesame seeds, coriander, cumin, thyme, and aleppo pepper. Cook 3 to 4 minutes, or until spices are fragrant. Place nuts and spices in food processor and pulse until mixture resembles coarse sand (do not overprocess or mixture will become almond butter).
  2. Meanwhile, heat pita rounds on baking sheet 5 minutes, or until warm. Slice pitas into triangles, and serve with dukka and olive oil.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: Serves 8
  • Calories: 206
  • Carbohydrate Content: 23 g
  • Fat Content: 10 g
  • Fiber Content: 4 g
  • Protein Content: 7 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 1 g
  • Sodium Content: 166 mg
  • Sugar Content: 1 g