Recipe Details

A rich and flavorful Middle Eastern spice blend featuring hazelnuts and sesame seeds. 

This recipe was developed for the Flavor Forecast: Looking Back to Look Forward.

  1. In a sauté pan over medium heat toast nuts until fragrant. Remove from pan. Add coriander, sesame, and cumin to pan and toast until fragrant. Remove from pan.
  2. In a spice grinder process nuts in batches until coarsely ground. Transfer to bowl. Repeat with toasted seeds until finely ground. Add to bowl with ground nuts. Add salt and pepper and mix well. Store in an airtight container.


Use this blend to sprinkle on olive oil-dipped pita bread, vegetables, pasta, rice or as a spice rub on seafood and meats.

If hazelnuts are unavailable, substitute pistachios or walnuts.