By      06-May 2022       Reading Time: 3 Mins


Shakshuka is a simple dish made of gently poached eggs in a delicious chunky tomato and bell pepper sauce. Said to have originated in Tunisia, this breakfast recipe is popular in many parts of North Africa and the Middle East. It is so satisfying, you can serve it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
You’ll only need a few, simple ingredients to get this easy 20 minute recipe going!

Traditional shakshuka is rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, and potassium. The eggs add lots of protein and the vegetables add a good amount of fibre.


  • 1 tbsp cold pressed rapeseed oil
  • ½ red onion , cut into thin wedges
  • ½ red pepper , finely sliced
  • ½ yellow pepper , finely sliced
  • 1 ½ large garlic cloves , crushed
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp coriander seeds , crushed
  • ½ heaped tsp sweet smoked paprika
  • 200g can cherry tomatoes
  • 55g baby spinach
  • 2 medium eggs
  • ¼ small bunch coriander , roughly chopped
  • ¼ small bunch dill , roughly chopped

Calorie count-

  • Calories
  • 342 Kcal
  • Proteins
  • 21 gm
  • Carbohydrates
  • 21 gm
  • Fats
  • 17 gm


  • Heat the oil in a large, non-stick frying pan. Add the onion and peppers and fry over a medium heat for 8-10 mins until the veg is beginning to soften.
  • Add the garlic, cumin, coriander and paprika and fry for 1 min more.
  • Tip in the tomatoes, spinach and 100ml water and bubble until the spinach has wilted, then lower to a simmer and cook, uncovered, for 10 mins. Season to taste.
  • Make two indentations in the tomato mixture and gently crack an egg into each one. Cover with a lid or foil and cook over a gentle heat for 8-10 mins, or until the eggs are just set. Uncover, scatter with the fresh herbs and serve.

Over To You
If you have extra shakshuka with the eggs already cooked, simply store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 2 – 3 days. Warm up over medium heat in a pan or in a microwave with a damp paper towel over the shakshuka.

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