We use cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Find out more

Dukkah-Rolled Middle Eastern Eggs

Dukkah-Rolled Middle Eastern Eggs

4.5rating out of 5

(722 reviews from our customers)

Prep Time

35 min


Middle Eastern

These eggs are cooked somewhere between soft and hard boiled, giving them a solid shape with a yielding middle. We've served them rolled in a hazelnut 'dukkah' – a traditional Egyptian spice blend seasoning made with toasted nuts. Finished with a cool garlic yoghurt and harissa braised cherry tomatoes. Egg-stra special stuff!

Prep Time

35 min


Middle Eastern

What is Gousto all about?

We send you everything you need to cook amazing recipes like this, delivered right to your door. Leave the planning to us!

What is Gousto all about?

We send you everything you need to cook amazing recipes like this, delivered right to your door. Leave the planning to us!

For 2 people (double for 4)
4 British free range eggs †
1 garlic clove
10g dill
125g cherry tomatoes
150g Greek-style yoghurt †
130g freekeh †
nigella seeds 2
1 tsp nigella seeds
1 bag of hazelnuts †
1 tsp cumin seeds
2 tbsp harissa paste
You Will Need
Food processor, olive oil, pepper, salt, sugar

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 2 British free-range eggs<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 10g dill
  • 125g cherry tomatoes
  • 1 Greek-style yoghurt pot (150g)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 130g freekeh<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 tsp nigella seeds
  • 1 bag of hazelnuts (25g)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 harissa paste sachet (40g)
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 811 kJ
194 kcal
2075 kJ
497 kcal
of which saturates
9 g
2.5 g
22.9 g
6.5 g
of which sugars
20.6 g
3.9 g
52.7 g
10.1 g
Fibre 4 g 10.2 g
Protein 8.7 g 22.2 g
Salt 0.4 g 1.02 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
2 British free-range eggs
1 garlic clove
10g dill
dill (100%)
125g cherry tomatoes
cherry tomatoes
1 Greek-style yoghurt pot (150g)
Organic Greek style natural yoghurt (milk)100%
130g freekeh
freekeh-green wheat grain (gluten)
1 tsp nigella seeds
nigella seeds
1 bag of hazelnuts (25g)
hazelnut (100%) May contain peanut, sesame & other nuts
1 tsp cumin seeds
cumin seeds
1 harissa paste sachet (40g)
water, tomato paste, red pepper puree (9%), sugar, salt, garlic puree, ground cayenne pepper, rapeseed oil, dried red chilli flakes (2%), white wine vinegar, lime juice concentrate, acidity regulator: citric acid, ground star anise, ground cumin, ground coriander, pure olive oil, stabiliser: xanthan gum, preservative: potassium sorbate
  • Allergens highlighted by † (egg, milk, gluten, nut)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
1 Dukkah-Rolled Middle Eastern Eggs

Boil a kettle and preheat the oven to 220°C/ 200°C (fan)/ 425°F/ Gas 7

Rinse the freekeh in a sieve under cold water, then add it to a pot, with a lid, with 500ml [1L] boiled water over a high heat 

Once boiling, reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for 20-25 min or until cooked through, but with a slight bite

2 Dukkah-Rolled Middle Eastern Eggs

Add the hazelnuts to a small baking tray and put the tray in the oven for 4-5 min or until they've slightly darkened

Meanwhile, peel and finely chop (or grate) the garlic 

Combine half of the chopped garlic (reserve the rest for step 6) with the Greek-style yoghurt, a drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper

Mix well and set aside until serving

3 Dukkah-Rolled Middle Eastern Eggs

Carefully add the eggs to a pot of boiled water with a large pinch of salt over a high heat

Once boiling, cook for 7 min for perfect mid-boiled eggs

Tip: the salt prevents the eggs from cracking

4 Dukkah-Rolled Middle Eastern Eggs

Add the toasted hazelnuts and cumin seeds to a food processor

Blitz into a sandy nutty rubble (alternatively use a pestle and mortar) 

Season generously with salt and pepper and stir in the nigella seeds – this is your dukkah

Transfer it to a plate and set aside 



5 Dukkah-Rolled Middle Eastern Eggs

Fill a bowl of cold water with ice (Gousto's ice packs are perfect)

Once the eggs are ready, drain and add them to the ice water (to stop them cooking further)

Tip: alternatively, run them under very cold water for 3 min, then set aside in a bowl of cold water

Reserve the egg pot and give it a rinse out

6 Dukkah-Rolled Middle Eastern Eggs

Meanwhile, chop the cherry tomatoes in half

Return the egg pot to a medium heat with 1-2 tsp olive oil (or a knob of butter for extra richness)

Once hot, add the tomatoes, the remaining chopped garlic, harissa paste and a pinch of salt and sugar

Cook for 5-7 min on until they've softened 

7 Dukkah-Rolled Middle Eastern Eggs

Meanwhile, drain and return the cooked freekeh to its cooking pot

Chop the dill finely, including the stalks and stir most of it through the freekeh (save the rest for garnish), season generously with salt and pepper 

Peel the eggs carefully

Roll the peeled eggs in the dukkah mix until fully coated 


Share Your Creations

Get social and share your best culinary Gousto creations on:

Serve the harissa tomatoes, garlic yoghurt and eggs over the freekeh

Garnish with the remaining chopped dill and dukkah


Share this recipe