Shakshuka – middle eastern egg dish

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Shakshuka is a delicious middle eastern egg dish. Sunny side eggs are cooked inside some fragrant tomato and bell pepper spicy sauce. Breakfast heaven.

Shakshuka – middle eastern egg dish

Shakshuka – middle eastern egg dish – delicious vegetarian dish with bell pepper and tomato sauce and eggs.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Breakfast, second course
Cuisine gluten free, lactose free, vegetarian
Servings 3 person(s)
Calories 321 kcal


  • 4 eggs
  • 2 bell peppers
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 large tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp of tomato sauce optional
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 0.5 tbsp brown sugar
  • 0.5 tsp sweet or smoked paprika
  • 1.5 tbsp of cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


Instructions: Shakshuka – middle eastern egg dish

  • With a potato peeler peel the peppers (not a requirement but it adds to the dish more smooth texture). Discard stems and seeds, chop into small pieces and set aside.
  • Blanch the tomatoes with boiling water, peel them, cut into cubes and set aside.
  • In a large frying pan heat the oil, add onion and chopped garlic. Cook over medium low heat until the onions start to become translucent (2 – 3 minutes).
  • Add sugar, paprika and cumin, stir and cook for a minute.
  • Add bell peppers, salt, pepper and cook over medium heat until they soften a bit (at least 10 minutes).
  • Add tomatoes and cook another 5 – 10 minutes on the medium – high heat, srirring ocasionally, until you will have a thick sauce. If necessary (depends on tomatoes), add a few tablespoons of tomato sauce. Taste and add more salt and pepper if necessary.
  • With a spoon create 4 holes in the middle of the sauce. In each hole gently break an egg without breaking the yolk. Cover the pan with a lid and cook over medium heat until the eggs are just set.
  • Remove from heat and serve immediately.


The nutritional values are generated automatically for indicative purposes only and are therefore not completely accurate.


Serving: 3personsCalories: 321kcal
Keyword bell pepper, brunch, cumin, easy vegetarian, healthy breakfast, hot vegetarian dish, one pot, onions, recipe with eggs, traditional recipe
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lot of love. B.

p.s. If you love recipes with eggs check my Puff pastry tart with spinach, spicy beans and eggs. (foto below)

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