Shakshuka

Shakshuka

Shakshuka

Shakshuka or chakchouka is a North African dish that is now made throughout the Middle East; it is especially popular in Israel, where it is often eaten for breakfast. I usually find myself serving it with a side salad as a light evening meal. It’s super easy and versatile.

Yields: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 red bell peppers, sliced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 chili pepper, chopped
  • 4 eggs

Instructions

Pour olive oil in a pan over medium low heat.
Sauté garlic, bell peppers and onions for three to five minutes.
In a bowl, mix tomatoes, salt, paprika, cumin and chili pepper.
Add mixture to the pan.
Stir and cook for 10 minutes.
Crack four eggs into the pan.
Cover the skillet and cook eggs for five minutes.
Serve while warm.

Nutritional Information per Serving:

Calories 200
Fat 15.4g
Carbs 10.9g
Fiber 2.5g
Sugar 6.3g
Protein 7.3g

FAQ?

What is Shakshuka served with?

When ready serve it with some pita, challah or crusty bread to soak up all that amazing sauce. For something different serve it over some hummus, roasted potatoes, or grains like quinoa, rice or barley. Of course, you can always go your own way and make a less traditional shakshuka.

What country is Shakshuka from?

Shakshuka is a North African dish that is now made throughout the Middle East; it is especially popular in Israel, where it is often eaten for breakfast. I usually find myself serving it with a side salad as a light evening meal. It’s super easy and versatile. When my hubby was in the Israeli army, he and the other soldiers would sneak into the barracks kitchen late at night and cook shakshuka using whatever they could find in the pantries.

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