Shakshuka, flavors from the Middle East

Shakshuka 7
Shakshuka, flavors from the Middle East
Shakshuka 7 scaled
Eggs in a spicy tomato sauce and delicious herbs, simple but tasty.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Breakfast, lunch
Cuisine Mediterraans, Own recipe, Middle East
Servings 4 persons
Calories 248 kcal


  • deep frying pan or tajine


  • 8 eggs
  • 5 tomatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbl spoon tomato paste
  • ½ teaspoon grounded cumin
  • ½ teaspoon sweet paprika powder
  • 1 pinch chili flakes
  • 10 gr fresh coriander or parsley
  • 2 tbl spoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper


  • Rinse the tomatoes and peppers. Cut the tomatoes into cubes and the pepper into short strips.
    Chop the onion.
    Grate the garlic cloves.
  • Put the olive oil in a non-stick pan or tagine. Stew the onion together with the garlic for about 2 minutes.
    Then add the pepper strips and stew again for another 2 minutes.
    Then you add the diced tomatoes. Stir well. Now put a lid on the pan and let it stew for 5 minutes on a low heat.
  • Mix in the tomato puree and the herbs (cumin, sweet paprika powder, chili flakes and half of the shredded coriander). Stir everything together well. Taste and season with some salt and pepper or extra cumin if necessary. Let it simmer for a while without the lid.
  • The sauce should now have less liquid and be firmer.
    Make wells in the sauce.
    Break the eggs and slide them one by one into a hole.
    Now let them cook on a low heat for at least 5 minutes until the eggs are fried.
    Finish with the other half of the shredded coriander.


Shakshuka, a nutritious dish that has its origins in Middle Eastern cuisine. Learn how to prepare this at home with simple, healthy ingredients.
Shakshuka consists of eggs gently poached in a sauce of tomatoes, onion and red pepper, with cumin and coriander for extra flavour.
The onion and red pepper in this dish not only add seasoning, but they also provide vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, which contribute to a balanced diet. Cumin and coriander, two distinctive spices from the Middle East, not only enhance the taste, but also have positive effects on digestion and have anti-inflammatory properties.
This shakshuka recipe is ideal if you are looking for a healthy meal that is quick and easy to prepare. It fits perfectly for breakfast or lunch. Plus, it’s an excellent way to add extra vegetables to your daily diet.
The preparation method of shakshuka is straightforward and does not require specialized cooking skills, making it accessible to everyone.
By adding this shakshuka recipe to your cooking repertoire, you will not only integrate a flavorful and healthy meal into your routine, but you will also bring the rich culinary tradition of the Middle East into your own kitchen. Prepare it today and enjoy a nutritious, tasty meal that will also leave your entire kitchen smelling…


Calories: 248kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 14gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 327mgSodium: 201mgPotassium: 723mgFiber: 4gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 3446IUVitamin C: 79mgCalcium: 84mgIron: 3mg
Keyword mediterranean breakfast, tajine, shakshuka, breakfast recipe, shakshuka recipe, baked eggs, Middle East breakfast, eggs in tomato sauce
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