Spiced Tomato And Onion Shakshuka Recipe

Spiced Tomato And Onion Shakshuka Recipe

Posted by May Simpkin | 20 March 2018 | Food & Drink, Health & Fitness, Magazine

Here’s a fabulous sharing meal for the whole family combining tomatoes, onions and red peppers with a delicious smokey flavour. The ultimate light yet nutritious meal, this middle eastern favourite is a winner!

To make this delicious Shakshuka, you’ll need….

  • 4-6 eggs, preferably organic
  • 2 large onions, finely sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 large sweet red pepper, finely sliced
  • 4 large tomatoes, finely chopped or 1 400g tin plum tomatoes
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)
  • Olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 small bunch flat leaf parsley – finely chopped for garnish

Heat the oil in a large skillet or frying pan over a moderate heat and add the onions and garlic; cook for approximately 5 minutes, allowing them to “sweat” until they are soft, stirring to ensure it doesn’t stick or brown.

Add the peppers and the paprika and cayenne (if using) and cook for a further minute before adding the tomatoes.

Reduce heat and allow to gently simmer for approximately 10 mins, until the sauce has thickened slightly.

Gently crack the eggs on top of the tomato mixture around the pan. If you’re worried about cracking the egg, break it into a small cup first and then gentle lower it onto the tomato mixture

After 2 mins, cover the frying pan to allow the eggs to cook thoroughly on top yet keeping the yolk soft and runny.

Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve your shakshuka warm, straight from the pan with chunky bread or a simple green salad for a lighter meal.

If you enjoyed this recipe, find more on MaySimpkin.com

May Simpkin
About The Author

May Simpkin

Qualified nutritionist May is passionate about the benefits of a healthy diet and lifestyle. Her no-nonsense approach focuses on realistic, practical and achievable advice to improve health and wellbeing.

Now read this...

Posted by Eyes of Lady Wimbledon | 7 February 2020
Traditional Lebanese Sharing Plates In Wimbledon
Kababji offers fresh, authentic Lebanese food in the heart of Wimbledon. Read more about their traditional mezze dishes… In February, the month of love, what better time for everyone (partner,...
Posted by Bhavash Padhiar | 7 February 2020
The Healthy Valentine’s Day
Bhavash Padhiar shares his easy tweaks and top tips for a healthy Valentine's Day... The beginning of a new decade always seems to herald some big changes in peoples lifestyles...
Posted by Lee Pycroft | 7 February 2020
Four Steps to Self Love
Self-love is the answer to so many of life’s challenges. We hear about it frequently but struggle to know how to achieve a state so alien to most of us....


Join Lady W’s VIP list for exclusive event invites and more