Cauliflower With Spicy Dukkah (Egyptian Almond Spice Blend) Videos/Recipes

The Southern Mediterranean countries are known for their complex spice blends, and traditional seed, nut and spice mixes. One of the most popular of nut and spice mixes hailing from Egypt is dukkah. There are many varieties of dukkah, using sesame seeds and a variety of nuts. Some recipes call for herbs added into the dukkah mix.

Spicy dukkah, using a base of almonds and flaky aleppo pepper, is one of my favorites.

Roasted cauliflower with dukkah pairs wonderfully with meat dishes.

I think you’ll also love dukkah on your other roasted vegetable favorites, including fall/winter squashes. Try it atop salads, as well as rice and pasta dishes. It is also lovely with a warming cream soup, such as butternut squash or roasted tomato and red pepper soup. Swirl in cream or greek yogurt and then top off with spicy dukkah and a parsley garnish.

Alternatively, you can mix dukkah with your olive oil for dipping bread. Or mix it into Greek yogurt as a dip for crudite.

Enjoy dukkah for it’s wonderfully complex taste and versatility!


Mediterranean Diet Recipes: Cauliflower with Spicy Dukkah

Cauliflower With Spicy Dukkah (Egyptian Almond Spice Blend) Videos/Recipes

Bill Bradley
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 223 kcal


  • 1 pound slivered almonds For the Dukkah Spice Mix
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 tbsp. Aleppo pepper
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 3 tbsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp. salt
  • 1 large cauliflower, cut into florets For the Cauliflower with Dukkah
  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp. dukkah


  • Lightly toast almonds in olive oil.
  • Add almonds and all other dukkah ingredients to a food processor and pulse until nuts are well chopped and the ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
  • Preheat oven to 400 . Place cauliflower in the pan, add olive oil and stir thoroughly to coat the cauliflower.
  • Roast for 20-25 minutes until top edges are golden brown. Sprinkle with desired amount of dukkah just before serving (I use about 1/4 cup)


Calories: 223kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 8gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0.003gSodium: 236mgPotassium: 904mgFiber: 11gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 641IUVitamin C: 102mgCalcium: 269mgIron: 6mg
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About the Author: Bill Bradley, R.D.
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  1. KathyD June 5, 2023 at 9:45 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    So yummy. The Dukkah added a wonderful nutty flavor to the cauliflower. We loved it. Thanks!

    • Bill Bradley, R.D. August 11, 2023 at 9:44 am - Reply

      Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for the comment.

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