Yummm… Shakshuka! For those that don’t know, Shakshuka is a traditional Middle Eastern breakfast. It’s a sweet and savory tomato-ey egg dish served with fresh challah (type of Jewish bread). This dish is absolutely delicious and inexpensive which makes for the perfect affordable brunch with friends!


Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 15-20 minutes Total time: 25 minutes

What You Need:

28 oz canned diced tomatoes

4-6 large eggs (however many people you’re serving, one egg per person)

1 medium onion (chopped)

1 red bell pepper (chopped)

3 tbsp chopped cilantro

2 tbsp tomato paste

1 tbsp granulated sugar

2 garlic cloves (peeled and minced)

1.5 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp paprika

½ tsp ground coriander

½ tsp red chili flakes (optional)

3 tsp olive oil

1 tsp Salt (or to taste)

1/2 tsp Black Pepper

Bread of choice ( traditionally served with fresh challah)

***First, prep all the ingredients and have them ready to go because this is a quick-cooking dish!


1. Roughly chop onion and bell pepper into even pieces, approximately 1/2in by 1/2 in. Roughly chop fresh cilantro and set aside.

2. Mince garlic and set aside.

3. Measure out spices, tomato paste, sugar and seperatelyset each aside.

4. Open can of tomatoes and set aside.

5. Set out eggs, however many you plan to use.

Let’s cook!

1.Heat large pan at medium high heat & add 2-3 tbsp of olive oil. 

2.Once oil is hot, add chopped onion, a pinch of salt and cook for 1 minute until slightly translucent

3.Add chopped red bell pepper to pan and cook with onion for 2 minutes until tender.

4.Add garlic and cook until fragrant (30-60 seconds)

5.Add spices, cook until fragrant (30 seconds)

6.Add tomato paste and cook until color darkens (60 seconds).

7.Pour in canned tomatoes, stir, and bring to a simmer for 5 minutes

8.Add 1 tbsp of sugar and season with salt to taste. Stir.

9.Bring eggs to cooking area and, with a spoon of any sort, make 4-6 wells in the tomato sauce.

10.Crack an egg into each well (try to cover the whites with tomato sauce to help them cook evenly). Cover for 3ish minutes at medium heat or until whites are cooked and yolks are still jiggly.

**This is the perfect time to toast bread of choice.

11.Once eggs are cooked to desired done-ness, top with fresh cilantro and serve!!

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