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Okay, so today I am going to share something that was introduced to me about two months ago, from someone who works at Trader Joe's. Whenever I'm in the store, if she is working, we will always share food item discoveries and recipes with each other because we both seem to enjoy the same cuisine, primarily Mediterranean. 

And I have to say that anything she has ever suggested to me, I've thoroughly enjoyed. Such as:

Dukkah (pronounced: doo-kah)

Dukkah is a traditional Egyptian blend of nuts, seeds, and warm spices. 

Well I've got to tell you, the first time I tried it, I was hooked. In fact, the next time I went to Trader Joe's, I thanked her profusely. 

However, guess what? When I returned to the spice aisle to pick up another container to have as a backup, I found the shelf completely empty and void of signage. I eventually found out that Dukkah was an item they were temporarily stocking. Therefore, when they ran out, that was it. I even tried to see if I could purchase it on their website. NADA! That's the only thing I don't like about Trader Joe's. They get you hooked on an item, and then they stop carrying it. And that happens quite frequently. I understand why they do that with "seasonal" items, but not when it comes to a product that is "non-seasonal", such as Dukkah.  

So, do you know what I wanted to say to Trader Joe's when I found out they no longer carried Dukkah?

I wanted to shout, "FUK-KAH!"

Anyhow, moving on...

The first time I tried Dukkah was the way it was suggested on the label: "Take a hunk of crusty bread, dip it in olive oil, then in Dukkah."

OH...MY...GOD! I thought I had died and gone to Egyptian heaven! It was the perfect marriage of salty, nutty, and sweet. I was so overcome with rapture, I couldn't even speak. I just sat there eating piece, after piece, after piece, after piece.

Here are some photographs I found online. Don't they look yummy?

Dukkah can also be added to many of other things besides bread dipped in olive oil.
Here, take a look...

 

Dukkah Roasted Potatoes (I made these last weekend and had a foodie orgasm!)










Garlic Hummus With Dukkah




Since avocado is my very favorite fruit in the entire world, I saved these next three Dukkah photos for last. I love avocado so much that I eat one every single day. And somedays, TWO. I'm surprised I haven't turned into an avocado...


I love this one because of the feta, which is one of my two favorite cheeses (Romano being the other one)...


I can eat food like this every single day of my life...


So if you've never tried Dukkah, you must! It's scrumptious beyond belief.

Take it from me, Mr. Avocado


Have a delicious week, y'all!
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*Find Dukkah on Amazon (Trader Joe's Brand)

*Find Dukkah at Walmart (Trader Joe's Brand)

*Find Dukkah at Target (Good & Gather Brand)



32 comments:

  1. "I wanted to shout, "FUK-KAH!" Ron, that made me LOL!

    I've never tried Dukkah, but after reading your words and seeing these photos, I will. That breaded chicken looks so good. And so do the avocado sandwiches. I enjoy Mediterranean food too. I'm half Greek. Feta is my favorite cheese.

    What a delicious and funny post, Ron. You make a cute avocado! x

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  2. I can’t believe that as much as I’m on sites like Pinterest and TJ’s Reddit page, I have never heard of this!?!? It looks amazing! And healthy, too! I’d eat every single thing you have pictures for. I’m crazy for avocados too, but I can’t coordinate enough to have a ripe one everyday. That must be a special talent of yours, Ron!

    Would you believe Middle Child and I are venturing to TJ in a few hours? I will look for it, just in case our TJ is on a different distribution schedule than yours. Wish me luck and I will come back later to tell you if I found anything yummy!

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  3. Ron, while I too have never heard of Dukkah it does look wonderful on all the foods in this post. It reminded me of the herbs and spices used along with olive oil as a bread dipping served mostly in Italian eateries. I made my own mix which is stored in a small jar and then used with olive oil when We have fresh-baked, crusty bread. Since TJ can make Dukkah difficult to get, perhaps you can also find the ingredients and make your own supply? We also like avocados, but they ripen too fast if we buy more than a couple at a time.

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  4. Hey there Candice!

    HA! I just couldn't resist saying that! And the similarity in the pronunciation of the two words didn't even dawn on me right away.

    You know, I don't eat meat, however, that chicken looks BEYOND delicious!

    You're Greek?!?! Oh, how fabulous! Greek and Italian food are my favorites. And what makes me very happy is that not only does it taste good, but Mediterranean food is actually extremely healthy.

    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend. Have an AWESOME week!

    X,
    Mr. Avocado

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  5. Me too! Before she recommended it to me, I had no idea this spice even existed!

    Yes, not only is it delicious, but VERY healthy as well!

    "I’d eat every single thing you have pictures for. I’m crazy for avocados too, but I can’t coordinate enough to have a ripe one everyday. That must be a special talent of yours, Ron!"

    I have this system where I purchase anywhere from 3-4 avocados whenever I'm in Traders Joe's (which is twice a week), regardless of whether I'm out of them. Which seems to work because the ones I have at home will be almost perfectly ripe, so I eat those. While the newer ones ripen. And then I start the process over again. I also leave my avocado's out in the open air, but the second they start to soften, I pop them into the fridge where they seem to keep longer. I am a TOTAL freak about eating avocados!

    You and I seem to like the same things. I can't wait until the day when we meet in person so that we can drink wine, eat avocado's, and talk trash about the shitting customer service we seem to get. HA!

    "Would you believe Middle Child and I are venturing to TJ in a few hours? I will look for it, just in case our TJ is on a different distribution schedule than yours. Wish me luck."


    OMG...that's AWESOME! And I so hope they still have some in that store because I know you will LOVE it!

    Yes, let me know!

    Have a super week, my friend. And thanks so much for stopping by!

    X

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  6. Hey there D!

    " It reminded me of the herbs and spices used along with olive oil as a bread dipping served mostly in Italian eateries."

    Yes, you are so right, it absolutely does! In fact, it's funny that you said that because when I initially saw the content of the what spice looked like, I immediately thought that it would taste, Italian. But, it's completely different. It has a very foreign and exotic taste.

    " I made my own mix which is stored in a small jar and then used with olive oil when We have fresh-baked, crusty bread. "

    Oh, that's AWESOME! And I bet it's delicious too!

    And yes, I should probably start thinking about making my own Dukkah because the only place I found it from googling, was on Amazon. The second link I shared at the bottom of this post is a link to "making it yourself", so I should just do it.

    Do you know what's funny? I eat so many avocados that I have no issue with them ripening too fast because I'm constantly eating them. HA!

    Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an super-duper rest of your week!!

    X

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  7. I've never even heard of Dukkah, Ron, so thanks for introducing it to me. Not that I intend to try it though. You see, nuts and seeds really do a number on my digestive system, so I avoid them like the plague. If I ate even a little, I'd spend the rest of the day with cramps in the bathroom (there, aren't you glad you wanted to know what they do to me?!?)


    Seriously, these recipes look pretty, and I can see how good they might be for a person. I'd just have to make some serious modifications before I could ingest them.


    I didn't know that about Trader Joe's. Wonder why they don't keep popular items on their shelves year round?


    Enjoy the rest of your week, my friend! xo

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  8. Oh Ron, my mouth is salivating while looking at these photographs. Every one of these looks AMAZING! Being Italian, Mediterranean food is in my genes. It's my favorite cuisine ever.

    I have never heard of Dukkah, but I am going to check out the links you shared because I NEED to try this. I'm obsessed with olive oil and bread, so I can only image how this spice would only enhance the experience. That photo of the Dukkah breaded chicken is something I need to make, once I get my hands on some Dukkah.

    By the way, I too am a big fan of avocado. I eat a lot salads, and nothing tastes better than slicing up an avocado and tossing it in.

    Thank you for sharing this post, Ron. You always share interesting things. Have a wonderful rest of your week! xo

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  9. Hello there, Debbie!

    Oh bummer! That can be fun, so I can totally understand why Dukkah would not be something you would try. I'm that way when it comes to anything SOY, particularly tofu. It does such a number on my digestive system, so I stay away from it.

    Yes, and much as I adore Trader Joe's (I'm there TWICE a week), they discontinue so many popular items. And I think it might be because of how much they may purchase of certain items, and distributing the amount of money they spend.

    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend. Have a faaaaaaaaabulous rest of your week!

    X to you and Sully

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  10. Hola Denise!

    "Being Italian, Mediterranean food is in my genes. It's my favorite cuisine ever."

    Me too! I think it's just something in our DNA that makes us LOVE Mediterranean food. And not only Italian, but Greek cuisine as well!

    Yes, the only place I found it was on Amazon, isn't that something? I even checked out Whole Foods and they didn't carry it either. I know, doesn't that chicken looks deeeeeelicious? I don't even eat meat, and yet I be willing to try it!

    "By the way, I too am a big fan of avocado. I eat a lot salads, and nothing tastes better than slicing up an avocado and tossing it in"

    OMG...me too! In fact, I just finished eating my lunch, which consisted of a veggie salad laced with fresh avocado. And I even sprinkled in some DUKKAH!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, girl. Have a fantabulous rest of your week!

    X

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  11. Ron, I tried this about two years ago when my girlfriend and I attented a summer party given by one of her college friends who was half Egyptian. It wasn't the Trader Joe's brand, it was homemade by her girlfriend. And like you said, it was AWESOME! We had it several different ways. We dipped with Naan bread and oil, but we also sprinkled some into our hummus and over our steamed veggies. We have yet ever tried it again, but your post reminded me that we need to because these photos look so good. The grilled carrots look amazing!

    Thanks so much for sharing, Mr. Avocado! And this killed me, "FUK-KAH!" ROFLMAO!

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  12. Wow, Ron, you're the Dukkah of Earl!

    I never heard of this stuff, but after looking at these mouth-watering images you posted I'm ready to spread some dukkah on my monitor and have it for dinner.

    I can't thank you enough for letting us know about this delicious stuff.

    There are many of Middle Eastern stores in my neighborhood so I'm hoping I can nail some dukkah of my own or I'll have to get the fuk-kah out of town!

    I like the avocado look on you, but be careful some nearsighted chef doesn't slice you up for an appetizer!

    Take care, buddy!

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  13. I found it! I found it! Can you believe it? They didn’t have a ton, but probably 10 left. I bought 2 so I could give one to my older daughter who’s obsessed with Everything But the Bagel seasoning. Can’t wait to try it! Thanks for suggestion. Your reply made me LOL! Yes, we’d slay that customer service! There’s no one I’d rather talk trash with! ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  14. Hiya Matt!

    Yahoooooooooo! Finally someone who has tried Dukkah!! That's awesome! Yes, one of the links I left below this post is a video that shows you how to make homemade Dukkah. And if I run out and can't find any locally, I will either have to order it on Amazon or make it myself.

    "We dipped with Naan bread and oil, but we also sprinkled some into our hummus and over our steamed veggies. "

    Ooooo....that's sounds delish! I haven't tried Naan bread yet, only French bread. The next time I'm at Trader Joe's, I'll have to pick some Naan up and try it!

    Yes, don't the grilled carrots look AMAZING? I love the soups too!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend. Have a most excellent rest of your week!

    X

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  15. "Wow, Ron, you're the Dukkah of Earl!"

    Bwhahahahahahahahahaha! OMG Rob, that was freaking GENIUS! You are so clever with words!!!!

    Yes, don't the images look beyond DELICIOUS? I don't eat meat, but even the chicken looks heavenly to me, and something I would definitely try.

    "There are many of Middle Eastern stores in my neighborhood so I'm hoping I can nail some dukkah of my own or I'll have to get the fuk-kah out of town!"

    HA! Oooooo, yes...I'm sure you'll be able to find some at one of the Middle Eastern stores; particularly where you live in NY. Once I run out, I'll either have to order it online, or attempt making it myself.

    "but be careful some nearsighted chef doesn't slice you up for an appetizer!"

    HA! Will do!!!!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, buddy. Have a faaaabulous rest of your week!

    X

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  16. *clapping thunderously*

    OH MY GOD, that's freaking AWESOME!!!!!! Yahooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! I am so happy for you!!! Please let me know how you like it. I have a feeling you will!

    Thanks so much for stopping back to let me know that you got it. I was in Trader Joe's this morning and alas...the shelf is still bare.

    Can't wait to one day meet up with you and have fun!

    X

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  17. Ron, bread is a weakness of mine, so when I saw the set of photographs dipped in olive oil and Dukkah, I felt weak at the knees LOL! And just from reading the ingredients on the label, I can tell I would love this stuff! I have to say that the other items you shared looked delicious too. I eat a great deal of hummus, so I when find some Dukkah, I will be trying it with my favorite garlic/lemon hummus. Aren't avocados the best? Not only tasty, but also healthy. It's one of those items I never feel guilty about over-indulging.

    Thanks so much for the recommendation. If I can't find it in one of our local stores, I may just have to order it on Amazon.

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  18. Ron, my husband and I read your post yesterday, but we wanted to see if we could find any dukkah at a Trader Joe's by us but we couldn't. This morning I went online and ordered two on Amazon Prime. We can't wait to try it. Without even knowing what this tastes like, I can tell I am going to love it. My husband too. Thanks so much for also sharing the recipe links. Once it's delivered, I plan on making that breaded chicken with dukkah. Looks deliciously tasty and crispy!

    Big fan of avocados as well. Looking forward to trying dukkah with my avocado salads.

    Thanks again, Ron! xo

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  19. Mine too, Daniel! I WORSHIP bread! And that is something I have to watch because I could eat bread (and pasta) every single day.

    Don't the ingredients sound yummy? When I purchased it, I couldn't imagine what it would taste like. However, after my first mouthful, I was hooked! Like I said, it's the perfect marriage of salty, nutty, and sweet.

    I eat a great deal of hummus as well. I either buy the Trader Joe's brand or the Cava brand.

    Hope you're able to find it in one of your local stores. If not, try Amazon. I haven't ordered any yet because I still have half the container left. But it's quickly running low.

    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend. Hope you're having an awesome week!

    X

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  20. Helloooooooooo there Elaine!

    That's awesome! I have a friend who has Amazon Prime and it's amazing how fast she get's things delivered. In fact, several years ago she ordered some for me through her account and she got it in two days! I've ordered things on Amazon but I don't have a Prime account.

    You are so welcome. I wanted to include the recipe links, just in case anyone wanted to try them. Like I said, I tried the potatoes and they were heavenly! I may try the cauliflower recipe tomorrow night for dinner.

    LOVE avocados! Yup...I have mine in salads as well.

    Thanks so much for stopping by, neighbor. Hope you're week having a fantastic week and enjoying this nice weather!

    X

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  21. Ron, I love the Cava brand hummus! There is a Cava close to where I work, so I will sometimes have my lunch there. When it first opened, I ate there almost everyday of the week I was working. Great food. And healthy!

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  22. Okay so listen, I CANNOT believe you just shared that because when I worked at my last job, there was a Cava directly across the street from the store. And I swear to you, when it initially opened, I ate there everyday I worked. In fact, several of the people behind the counter knew me very well because I ate there a lot, so they would often COMP my lunch. For several months, I never even paid for my lunch! Isn't their food delicious? Yup, and healthy too! I like their hummus because it tastes authentic.

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  23. How did I not know about this?!?!? It sounds awesome. I think I gained about 10 pounds just looking at the photos of the yummy food. I did find it online at Target, Walmart, Amazon and some other stores so I just may need to buy some. Doubt if I can find it in stores in middle Missouri. Sounds like one might be able to make it themselves for the most part. Thanks for sharing. X

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  24. OMG Lisa, I cannot thank you enough for letting me know that you found this online at Target and Walmart!!! I googled both places and, yes, I found it. And what's really great is that Walmart sells the Trader Joe's brand!

    Yes, this stuff is delicious! Tonight I'm going to try making the cauliflower recipe with Dukkah. Can't wait to try it.

    Thanks again for not only letting me about where you found it, but for also stopping by. I plan on added those two links to this post.

    Have an awesome weekend, my friend! X

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  25. I tried it this morning on avocado toast! It was delicious!!! I liked that it didn5 have garlic like the Everything But the Bagel seasoning. I can’t wait to try it on other things. Thanks so much for the great recommendation!

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  26. OMG, doesn't this stuff taste AMAZING with avocado?!? It's like it was MADE for avocado! And yes, it contains no garlic, like Everything But The Bagel. I was completely blown away with its taste because I had no idea what it would taste like and was delightfully surprised!

    Tonight I am making the roasted cauliflower recipe, but I'm also combining it with a Mediterranean cauliflower salad recipe. Can't wait to taste it!

    Thanks soooooooooooo much for stopping back to let me know that you enjoyed it!

    Bon Appรฉtit, my friend! X

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  27. http://ladyfi.wordpress.comTuesday, March 30, 2021

    Oh my, says she drooling... I really need some of this. I'll have to see if they sell it here in Europe. It looks delicious!

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  28. http://ladyfi.wordpress.comTuesday, March 30, 2021

    Just saw that I can make the dukkah myself! Thanks for the recipe!

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  29. HA! I Fiona, don't these pictures look deeeeeeeeeelicious? I'm addicted to this stuff!

    I've already made several of these recipes!

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  30. Yes! I am so glad you found the recipe link at the bottom of this post because you CAN make it yourself.

    And trust me, you're going to LOVE it!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend. Have a spectacular week!

    X

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  31. That sounds delicious. You'll have to let us know if you find another source for it.

    "I wanted to shout, "FUK-KAH!" Hahahaha! Indeed! I don't like that aspect of Traders Joe's either.

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  32. HA! I couldn't resist saying that ๐Ÿ˜‚

    Yes, it's BEYOND delicious! OMG.... I'm literally addicted to this stuff. I sprinkle it on EVERYTHING!

    X

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