Dukkah makes you giggle when you say it, but you’ll be smiling as you sprinkle this Egyptian spice blend on everything. Avocado Toast with Dukkah & Radishes is a delicious breakfast or snack any time of day!
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Dukkah is a traditional Egyptian spice blend. It’s an aromatic mixture of nuts and seeds that have been toasted and ground, then tossed with various spices. The smoky and salty spices with the complex richness of the nuts are pretty much addicting.
It’s typically sprinkled on bread dipped in olive oil, but I think it’s delicious on pretty much anything! Try it on veggies, pasta dishes, savory yogurt bowls, hummus, or as a spice rub on seafood and chicken. Of course, I think you should try this Avocado Toast with Dukkah & Radishes. 😉
If you google “Dukkah,” you’ll find 3-4 different way to spell it and hundreds of ways to make it. I chose to use pistachios as my “main” nut in this recipe. I love them because of their rich flavor, and the fact that they are one of the highest protein and fiber nut snacks. Pistachios are known as The Fit Nut™ for a reason! Scientific evidence suggests (but does not prove) that eating 1.5 ounces per day of most nuts, such as pistachios, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease.
The pistachios combine with avocado and whole grain bread make this a fiber-rich dish. It’s perfect for breakfasts or a hearty snack. That fiber and protein combo keeps you feeling just the right amount of full all morning long!
You can experiment a bit with herbs and spices in this recipe. Try dried orange peel, thyme, turmeric, chili flakes… anything! Make sure you add the salt and pepper at the end to adjust for flavor.
I chose to finish my toast with flaky bits of sea salt. That fresh sprinkle of salt on top really makes the fresh avocado and radish flavors pop.
Pro tip: Dip any extra radishes in olive oil and then in the leftover dukkah. So. Good.
Avocado Toast with Dukkah & Radishes
For the Dukkah
- 1/2 C shelled pistachios
- 1 T sesame seeds
- 1 tsp coriander seeds
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1/8 tsp black pepper
For the Toast
- 2 slices of whole grain bread
- 1 ripe avocado
- 1 radish, sliced
- 1-2 T of dukkah
- Juice of half a small lemon
For the Dukka:
Preheat oven to 350°. Place pistachios, sesame seeds, coriander seeds, and cumin seeds on a rimmed baking sheet and toast until nuts are golden brown and spices are fragrant (about 7-8 minutes).
Let cool. Coarsely grind in a blender or food processor, adjusting salt and pepper to taste.
Store the leftover dukkah in an airtight glass jar at room temperature. Use on literally everything.
For the Toast:
Toast the bread slices in a pan with a drizzle of olive oil or small pat of butter.
Meanwhile, smash the avocado in a small bowl with lemon juice.
Plate the toast, slather with avocado mixture, add radish slices, and sprinkle liberally with dukkah. Finish with a drizzle of fresh lemon juice.
While I was making the dukkah, Vegas came into the kitchen and asked if I was making popcorn. Soooo… apparently it smells a little like popcorn?!
Have you ever had dukkah?
What’s your favorite way to top avocado toast?