Shakshuka is a classic North African and Middle Eastern dish and made from simple, healthy ingredients. It is a vegetarian dish.
Shakshuka literally means “a mixture” and, whilst I have seen many versions of it that sound equally delicious (like Green Shakshuka), the traditional version uses tomatoes, onions and spices as the base with eggs poached on top.
It is absolutely delicious and here is the version I recommend my clients to try as a balanced and nutrient packed meal that can be enjoyed for breakfast or any other meal. I prefer it mid morning or for lunch :
WHAT YOU NEED (serves 1)
½ chopped small red onion
1 crushed or chopped garlic clove
½ a red or yellow or green pepper
2 sliced mushrooms
1 teaspoon of olive oil
200 gr tin of chopped tomatoes OR 1 x large (or 2 medium) fresh tomatoes, chopped
3 whole eggs
Tablespoon of chopped fresh coriander
2 chopped spring onions
½ teaspoon of cumin,
½ teaspoon of cayenne pepper,
pinch of paprika
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:
In a smaller frying pan (so it all is cooked compactly) fry the garlic, onion, mushroom and pepper until they are all soft.
Add one tin of chopped tomatoes and all the spices. Bring to the boil, then give it a good stir.
Make three wells and crack in three eggs, one in each well.
Cover the pan and cook for further 8-10 minutes.
Season with black pepper and scatter the fresh coriander & spring onions over the top to finish.