Amazingly Easy Shakshuka Recipe For Egg Lovers

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Quick and Easy Shakshuka Recipe For Kiwis Who Love Eggs


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What is Shakshouka Made Of?

Shakshouka is a easy to make dish of eggs poached in a spicy tomato and vegetable sauce. It is a quick, easy, and nutritious meal and the name roughly means mixed up, shaken, or a mixture depending on the language/dialect.

The Mysterious History Of Shakshouka

Shakshouka (also spelled Shakshuka) is an interesting cultural dish with a mysterious past. It is popular in North African and Israeli cooking and there is disagreement over where it originated from. Some say Shakshuka comes from Yemen others this popular dish comes from North Africa (specifically Tunisia or Ottoman Empire North Africa have been mentioned). It has been compared to Saksuka from the ottoman empire which included meat but no tomatoes.


Shakshuka Recipe

Please note: This tasty recipe is adapted from Nadia Lims' original Shakshuka recipe


·           1-2 tablespoons olive oil

·           1 onion chopped

·           2 cloves garlic (finely chopped)

·           1 teaspoon ground cumin

·           2 teaspoons smoked paprika

·           1 teaspoon chilli flakes

·           3 tablespoons tomato paste

·           400 g crushed tomatoes can

·           ¼ cup water

·           4 free-range eggs

To serve:

·       Feta

·       Hummus

·       4 pieces small flat-bread or pita bread

·       ½ cup of chopped coriander



1. Heat oil in a fry pan on medium heat.

2. Cook onion and garlic until soft, 3-4 minutes.

3. Add cumin and smoked paprika and cook for a further 1 minute.

4. Stir in tomato paste, chilli flakes, crushed tomatoes and water.

5. Simmer for 4-5 minutes until the sauce has thickened.

6. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

7. Carefully crack eggs into the simmering sauce to cook.

8. Cover fry pan with a lid and steam for 2 minutes (or until your yolks have reached desired firmness).

9. To serve, top with crumbled feta.

10. Serve with hummus and flatbread on the side and garnish with coriander.

This recipe can be adapted based on what you have in the fridge. However, this recipe has been provided by one of our experienced Dietitians so you know it's good for you.

Reasons To Give This Delicious Easy Meal A Try

One-pot recipes are popular for parents and busy professionals across New Zealand. Weather you call it shakshouka or shakshuka this is one tasty shakshuka eggs recipe. This is a healthy alternative to a takeaway as it takes less effort and time than most recipes and uses less dishes. However, if your craving takeaways then that's OK too. It's an easy egg and tomato breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

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