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Shakshuka - love this dish!

I'm trying to eat healthier, and Mediterranean cooking has begun to appeal to me. When I was cooking for two, my better half wasn't into experimenting - he was fond of meat & potatoes, pasta & sweets, and all those other things that pack on the pounds. I'm now able to experiment without the eye-rolls, and have recently fallen in love with this recipe.  I adapted it slightly, choosing to use cilantro rather than parsley and mint, and decreasing the number of eggs for two of us. I can't wait to try it with fresh tomatoes when they're in season, though!

Easy Shakshuka Recipe


  • 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 green peppers, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • Pinch red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 6 medium tomatoes, chopped (about 6 cups)
  • ½ C tomato sauce
If fresh tomatoes aren’t in season, use a 28 oz can of diced tomatoes with their juice and omit the tomato sauce
  • 6 large eggs
  • ¼ C chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • ¼ C chopped fresh mint leaves


  • Heat 3 tablespoon olive oil in a large cast iron skillet. Add the onions, green peppers, garlic, spices, pinch salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables have softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes and tomato sauce (or canned diced tomatoes). Cover and let simmer for about 15 minutes. Uncover and cook a bit longer to allow the mixture to reduce and thicken. Taste and adjust the seasoning to your liking.
  • Using a wooden spoon, make 6 indentations, or "wells," in the tomato mixture. Gently crack an egg into each indention.
  • Reduce the heat, cover the skillet, and cook on low until the egg whites are set.
  • Uncover and add the fresh parsley and mint. You can add more black pepper or crushed red pepper, if you like. Serve with warm pita, challah, or crusty bread of your choice.


  • Make Ahead Tip: You can prepare the shakshuka tomato sauce one night in advance.  Let cool completely, then store in the fridge in a tight lid glass container. When you are ready the next day, warm up the sauce in a skillet and add the eggs and follow the recipe from step #3 on.


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  1. Thanks for another easy looking recipe. I will try!

  2. Looks good Sue. And yea, I too would use coriander. Thanks for the linkie today.

  3. Interesting and surely tasty combination of ingredients.

  4. The dish looks like a hearty winter casserole

  5. Yummm! Looks hearty and delish!

    Hugs and blessings, Sue!

  6. Looks great, Thanks for the recipe.

  7. Thanks for my next experiment - I always do kitchen experiments on a day when I'm going to eat alone - if I succeed, I do it more often, luckily my darling eats everything I serve him.
    Greetings from Germany

  8. I would like to make this experiment!
    Thank you for the recipe!
    Have a fine week ahead!😘❤️

  9. yum! Always love a good shakshuka!

  10. Thank you for hosting. Stay healthy.

  11. Yum! Shakshuka is delicious; I first had it in Israel, and was hooked almost immediately. :)

    Happy Wednesday, Sue. Hope you and the kitties are doing well!

  12. Interesting recipe. Only I do not know if I would dare not to like experiments.

  13. Sounds so very good. Thank you for the recipe.

    Thank you for hosting the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday and rest of the week. ♥

  14. Yummy ... this recipe sounds very delicious. I must try. But without garlic, because I have low blood pressure. Thank you for linking to


    Hugs by Heidrun

  15. Thanks for sharing your recipe without meat, would love to try it soon....

  16. Looks so very yummy. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful week.

  17. Oh, that sounds so yummy. I'll have to wait for fresh tomato season and also when I have my own mint and coriander. Alana

  18. I am joining you from Mosaic Monday this week! My husband does the cooking in our house, and in 2023, I am trying to give him a break once a week. This recipe is definitely on my list!

  19. I love Mediterranean cooking. There are lot of delicious food choices. you have done it great with your experiment. Delicious!
    Have a great day!

  20. This sounds so very delicious!! I'm sure it was!

  21. One of our favorite brunch recipes! Yum.


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