Dukkah Cauliflower Couscous

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

Dukkah is a traditional Egyptian condiment and seasoning prepared by pounding roasted nuts, seeds, and spices together with a mortar and pestle. Its most common ingredients include roasted hazelnuts, almonds, chiles, paprika, and pumpkin or sunflower seeds. However, home cooks often create their own unique family recipes. Dukkah can be found in stores and marketplaces all across the Middle East and even in the United States.

Our cauliflower couscous recipe features the Dukkah Spice Blend, the perfect balance of heat, tartness, and nutty flavors created by blending together some of the classic dukkah’s most widely-used ingredients. This vegan recipe serves as a healthy and delicious side dish for an authentic Egyptian meal, an appetizer, or a small meal or snack that the whole family will love.

Curious Spoon Culinary Team
Prep Time:
10 minutes
Cook Time:
15 minutes
Total Time:


Yield 6
  • 1 whole Cauliflower
  • 2 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. Kosher Salt
  • 1 tsp. ground Black Pepper
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 tbsp. Curious Spoon Dukkah Spice Blend
  • 2 tsp. Parsley, chopped

From the Kitchen

  • Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Food processor (optional)
  • Large Skillet
  • Oven-safe pan

Notes from the Chef:

If you don’t have a food processor, you can hand chop the cauliflower – just make sure to chop it into small enough pieces so the cauliflower replicates couscous!

Make it a meal:
Serve as a side with chicken shawarma.
Pairs well with:
Pair with citrusy white wine.