This Shakshuka recipe will perfect your brunch menu this weekend.
Shakshuka is a staple dish with roots in Northern Africa. It is a traditional dish consisting of eggs poached in tomatoes, chili peppers, onions, and often is spiced with cumin. The eggs in this not only provide plenty of protein, but they also provide healthy fats, selenium, vitamin D, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, zinc, iron, and copper.
In a skillet, saute your onions and peppers in some olive oil for about five minutes over a medium flame. Next, you’ll want to add your tomatoes and cook with the peppers and onions for another 3-4 minutes. Crack the eggs into different corners of the skillet. Cover the skillet and cook for about 10 minutes. Finish it off by sprinkling with salt and pepper to taste. Add a touch of your favorite herbs!
Pair this with some breakfast toast and your morning cup of coffee. We tossed some rosemary into this dish but you can use anything! Oregano, parsley, rosemary, you name it. What herbs would you add to this one? Let us know in the comments below! xo
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup of canned diced tomatoes
- 1/2 medium red bell pepper, chopped
- 1/2 medium red onion, chopped
- 1/2 jalapeño pepper, deseeded and chopped
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- Salt & Pepper + your fav fresh herbs- we used rosemary
In a skillet, sauté onion and peppers with olive oil for 5 minutes under medium flame
Add tomatoes, and cook with onions and peppers for 3-4 minutes
Crack each egg into a different corner of the skillet pan, and cover
Allow to cook for 10 minutes.
Finish with salt and pepper to taste. Decorate with your favorite herbs!
S. Keiran says
This looks delicious and quick and easy (which works best for me.)
I’m here because of the Buzzfeed article about what a Nutritionist eats in a Day. Spelling it out with exact quantities and measurements, and having realistic images of what a healthy, fresh 1,600-ish calorie-day looks like is what sold me. Thank you so much for that.
welcome to our site! hope you enjoy our other recipes 🙂
In Israel, we call that “Shakshuka” – it’s a very very popular breakfast dish!
Thanks for sharing this!
Nia Avila says
I made this dish this morning and it was SO good, even though I over-cooked it a little haha. Also, I decided to sprinkle a little garlic over the finished product. It was oh, so flavorful!
YAY!!! THanks for trying 🙂
Curious about calories
Sorry! We don’t do nutrition calculations because it’s a very time consuming process to do it accurately.
Hmmm, I just bought your online books and there are calorie counts in those?
Yes- we did it for our online products- and took a whole bunch of time to calculate the recipes accurately. We don’t have the capacity to calculate for each recipe on the site- it’s too much content
Thank you for your time.
Thank you for the recipe. So easy with so much flavor!
Sidenote, this dish is less Middle-Eastern and more North-African. The word Shakshuka itself is Maghrebi Arabic.
Thanks for the correction!! Just edited