What is Dukkah? The Ultimate Healthy Snack

By Nicole Hopping June 20, 2013 No Comments on What is Dukkah? The Ultimate Healthy Snack

Traditional Oregon Dukkah

Traditional Oregon Dukkah

Dukkah, derived from the Egyptian slang word “dakka,” meaning “to crush,” was aptly named, as one has to crush a unique blend of nuts, seeds, herbs, and Middle Eastern spices to prepare it.  While it can be made using vast combinations of seeds and spices, it most commonly touts hazelnuts, cumin, sumac,  and coriander.

Often referred to as the perfect snack food, dukkah boasts salty, sweet, spicy, and crunchy characteristics, creating complex flavors that really hit the spot!

Traditionally served with olive oil as a dip for crunchy bread, today dukkah is used as an appetizer, granola snack, cereal, or seasoning. It can be sprinkled over cooked meat, added to spice rubs, mixed into omelets, or added to quinoa salads.

Fooducopia’s vendor and Oregon based company, Vibrant Flavors, has crafted five unique blends of dukkah, comprised of locally sourced hazelnuts, sesame seeds, and peanuts. Try Coconut or Sweet Dukkah for a light and healthy breakfast. Or grab a handful of the Smoky Hot or Zesty Dukkah for an afternoon snack.

As a pioneer in healthy snacking, Vibrant Flavors has even refurbished the traditional pretzel. Using dukkah as the pretzel base and experimenting with the recipe to yield the perfect crunch and taste, a healthy pretzel snack was born. With flavors like Barbeque, Italian Herb, Roasted Garlic, Sweet Onion, Beerzels, and Maple Bacon, pleasing even the pickiest palates is a breeze!

Can’t decide? Pick up a Pretzel Sample Pack and start munching today!

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