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Shakshuka

You might be thinking “what the heck is that?” when you see this recipe.  Delicious is what it is! This Shakshuka recipe will perfect your brunch menu this weekend.  Invite some friends over and show them how well traveled you are with this cultural dish.

eggs poached in tomato sauceShakshuka is a staple dish throughout the Middle East.  It is a traditional dish consisting of eggs poached in tomatoes, chili peppers, onions, and often is spiced with cumin.  Eggs are actually the best source, according to the PDCAAS or Protein Digestibility Corrected Amino Acid Score (yes, there are actually people who have the job of breaking down proteins and ranking them according to their amino acid content and ratio). 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.  You might be able to understand why we love eggs so much!

eggs poached in tomato sauceIn 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 tomato sauce 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 to make this dish all yours!

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

eggs poached in tomato sauce

Shakshuka
Serves 4
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Total Time
20 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 4 eggs
  2. 1 cup of tomato sauce
  3. 1/2 medium red pepper, chopped
  4. 1/2 medium red onion, chopped
  5. 1/2 jalapeño pepper, deseeded and chopped
  6. 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  7. Salt & Pepper (+ your fav fresh herbs- we used rosemary)
Instructions
  1. In a skillet, sauté onion and peppers with olive oil for 5 minutes under medium flame
  2. Add tomato sauce, and cook with onions and peppers for 3-4 minutes
  3. Crack each egg into a different corner of the skillet pan, and cover
  4. Allow to cook for 10 minutes.
  5. Finish with salt and pepper to taste. Decorate with your favorite herbs!
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10 Comments on Shakshuka

  1. S. Keiran
    June 7, 2015 at 2:52 pm (2 years ago)

    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.

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    • Wendy
      Wendy
      June 7, 2015 at 7:49 pm (2 years ago)

      welcome to our site! hope you enjoy our other recipes 🙂

      Reply
  2. Hillary
    June 10, 2015 at 11:25 am (2 years ago)

    In Israel, we call that “Shakshuka” – it’s a very very popular breakfast dish!

    Thanks for sharing this!

    Reply
  3. Nia Avila
    July 7, 2015 at 10:12 am (2 years ago)

    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!

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    • Jess
      Jess
      July 7, 2015 at 12:15 pm (2 years ago)

      YAY!!! THanks for trying 🙂

      Reply
  4. Melissa
    October 1, 2016 at 8:50 pm (1 year ago)

    Curious about calories

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    • Wendy
      Wendy
      October 3, 2016 at 7:07 pm (1 year ago)

      Sorry! We don’t do nutrition calculations because it’s a very time consuming process to do it accurately.

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      • Melissa
        October 3, 2016 at 7:20 pm (1 year ago)

        Hmmm, I just bought your online books and there are calorie counts in those?

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        • Wendy
          Wendy
          October 10, 2016 at 2:08 pm (1 year ago)

          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

          Reply
  5. Melissa
    October 10, 2016 at 3:17 pm (1 year ago)

    Thank you for your time.

    Reply

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