Macadamia Nut Dukkah

Macadamia Nut Dukkah
Serves: 20
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15-20 minutes

Dukkah is a delicious, versatile, Middle Eastern sprinkle and there are many variations available! However, commercial dukkahs are often expensive and it can be tricky to source low FODMAP varieties. Here is an easy recipe that you can make and freeze so it is quick and easy to use whenever you like.


⅓ cup macadamia nuts

45 g 1.6 oz

2½  3⅓  Tbsp sesame seeds (white)

30 g 1 oz

2½  Tbsp coriander seeds

15 g 0.5 oz

1⅓  Tbsp cumin seeds

21 g 0.7 oz

1⅓  Tbsp cinnamon (ground Dutch)

24 g 0.8 oz

1 tsp chilli powder (optional)

3 g 0.1 oz

1 tsp pepper (black, ground or milled)

3 g 0.1 oz

1 tsp salt

5 g 0.2 oz


  1. Roast macadamia nuts at 160°C/320°F for ~15 to 20 minutes (see tips below). Cool nuts.

  2. Roast coriander seeds and cumin seeds separately until aromatic (see tips) and cool.

  3. Roughly grind cumin and coriander in a spice grinder or mortar and pestle.

  4. Roughly grind nuts in a mortar and pestle or a place in a sturdy plastic bag and belt with a mallet or rolling pin. Note, make sure they are still chunky!

  5. Mix all ingredients well.

  6. Store in a snap seal bag or container in the freezer (see tips)



  • Nuts, seeds and spices can go rancid or lose their aroma and taste if stored at room temperature for too long. Therefore, it is best to freeze these products in airtight snap seal bags or containers. Simply remove the required amount just before use


  • Set a microwave oven to a medium-high setting (this will depend on your microwave). Place in a shallow bowl and microwave in 1 to 1½ minute intervals until they are golden brown or aromatic. It is important to stir the nuts etc. after each time increment.
  • In a dry wok or frypan over low-medium heat. The ingredients must be constantly stirred and immediately removed from the heat when ready.

Some suggestions:

  • Sprinkle on a poached or scrambled egg(s) or try this Breakfast Tortilla
  • Sprinkle on peanut butter or toasted bread with tomato slices (check our app for low FODMAP certified brands)
  • Sprinkle and stir through cooked rice
  • Sprinkle over soups, stews or casseroles
  • Serve in a small bowl with some olive oil and fresh low FODMAP bread as a starter or snack (cucumber slices and tomato wedges are also good with this

Nutrition Information (per serve)
Energy 145 Kj / 35 cal
Protein 0.80g
Carbohydrates 0.80g
Sugar 0.20g
Total Fat 2.90g
Saturated Fat 0.40g
Fibre 1.40g
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