There is nothing better than spices that blend together and make a wonderful seasoning mix. And Dukkah is no exception. This recipe will make a little more than a half cup of warm, aromatic and delicious spices that are a perfect compliment to fruit, chicken or veggies like mushrooms.

Dukkah is an all purpose spice dip in the Western Parts of African. Sometimes used as a spice rub – sometimes just placed in a small bowl on the table. There  are many healthy spices in this dish we could highlight but we chose the cinnamon. Some research has found that it may lower blood sugars in people with diabetes. Others  have also found that it can help with lowering cholesterol . And lab studies have found that cinnamon may reduce inflammation, have antioxidant effects, and fight bacteria. Cinnamon is a real powerhouse spice!

We hope you will find this dip/rub as versatile as we do. Shayna likes it on fresh fruit, and Nancy loves it on a baked sweet potato! What can you find for this delicious African spice mixture?

African Spice Dip

(Dukkah – Egypt or Hausa Spice Mix – West Africa)

1/2 Cup Low Salt Dry Roasted Peanuts

1 Tsp Chili Powder

1/4 Tsp Ground Ginger

1/4 Tsp Ground Nutmeg

1/4 Tsp Ground Cloves

1/4 Tsp Ground Cinnamon

Grind the peanuts to a coarse powder in a mortar, blender or food processor, then add the ground mixed spices and chili powder.

Serve with Goat Cheese topped Green Apples for a yummy snack, (like the apples in the picture above – Nancy took the picture in the market in Morocco).

Use for a rub on Chicken or Mushrooms, top Goat Cheese with it, Use as a dip for fresh fruit like Apples or Pears, or serve it with Crusty Bread and Olive Oil.

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