Magic Crunchy Smoky Sprinkle

Magic Crunchy Smoky Sprinkle

This Magic Crunchy Smoky Sprinkle is a brilliant staple to have in the pantry for ‘blandness emergencies’.

Just add a tablespoon or two to any lack-lustre dish and it will instantly be transformed. Bursting with flavour and interesting texture.

I intend to always have a jar in the pantry. You really should too. And I usually make a double batch.

I toyed with the idea of calling this Macadamia Dukkah because that’s essentially what it is – my take on dukkah, the Egyptian sprinkle of spices, nuts and seeds.

However when I tested the idea with my Simple Meal Plans members, it didn’t score very well.

BUT it is so so delicious.

So I decided to publish the recipe with a more inspiring name. Which describes this elixir perfectly.

Magic Crunchy Smoky Sprinkle
5 from 1 vote

Magic Crunchy Smoky Sprinkle

Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 cups


  • 75 g roast macadamias
  • 75 g roast almonds
  • 30 g ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 50 g sesame seeds or linseeds (flax) or half each
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine salt.


  1. Place macadamias, almonds, coriander, paprika, seeds and salt in a food processor.
  2. Pulse for a few seconds or until the nuts are chopped but still with a little visible chunks.
  3. Store in an air-tight jar in the pantry. See below for ideas to use it.

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Ideas to Use Your Smoky Sprinkle

for lunch – in a Sensational Savoury Yoghurt Bowl.

with eggs – sprinkle over poached, boiled, scrambled or fried eggs. Or even to bring life to an omelette.

on veggies – drizzle cooked veggies with a little extra virgin olive oil and then let the magic sprinkle do its job. Especially fab with Beautiful Boiled Broccoli or Roast Eggplant (Aubergine) or Roast Cauliflower.

with cabbage – take Darya’s Egg Fried Cabbage to a new level.

with chicken – use instead of Za’atar in this Lemony Roast Chicken. Or sprinkle over simple pan fried chicken breast or thigh fillets.

with fish – beautiful with pan fried fish or this fast roast salmon.

adding some spice to meatballs – just sprinkle on these Feta & Meat Balls.

with avo – sprinkle on this Avocado Butter served on toast or these Little Almond Breads.

as a soup topper – like this Longevity Leek Soup or Creamy Mushroom, Leek & Spinach Soup or Creamy Cabbage & Almond Soup.

on soft cheese – sprinkle anywhere you’re using soft cheese.

for afternoon tea – my favourite afternoon tea is 2 tablespoons linseeds (flax), a few tablespoons greek yoghurt, a few tablespoons pumpkin seeds (pepitas) or sunflower seeds and then a generous dusting of this sprinkle. If I’m feeling particularly hungry I add a teaspoon or two of nut butter or tahini.

Variations & Substitutions

more economical – replace macadamias with roast peanuts or cashews.

different nuts – almonds and hazelnuts are traditional for dukkah like this recipe but any nuts will work. I prefer roast nuts for extra flavour.

different spices – ground cumin is often used with the coriander. a little ground cinnamon or all spice might be nice. Traditionally dukkah doesn’t contain the smoked paprika – so feel free to leave it out.

different seeds – I like a mix of sesame and linseeds (flax). But any seeds will work.

Waste Avoidance Strategy

All ingredients can be kept in the pantry.

Problem Solving Guide

bland – more salt!

no food processor – just finely chop everything by hand.

Prepare Ahead

Absolutely! Keep in an airtight jar in the pantry for months (depending on how fresh your nuts / seeds are).

Magic Crunchy Smoky Sprinkle

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Have fun in the kitchen!

BIG love,
Jules x

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  • I like the sound of the new recipe can’t wait to try it! Ivan, diet still going well watching salt intake, still exercising was doing to much Nordic walking ,1hr 32 minutes , now 1hr 2 minutes feel enough at 15 st 7lb feeling better for it making miso soups&scotch broth.

  • 5 stars
    Hi Jules, I have a similar recipe I call salad sprinkle, I use whole cumin, coriander and nigella seeds, and I toast them along with the sesame and flax seeds, then grind them before adding to the nuts. I also add hemp hearts and some nutritional yeast. Delicious!

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