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Shakshuka - Eggs in tomato sauce with sauteéd peppers, feta, and pita

Vegetarian

2 Servings, 590 Calories/Serving

40 Minutes

This North African breakfast dish has been widely adapted by cooks all over the Middle East. No longer relegated to the morning meal, it’s enjoyed all day long. A one-dish meal that feeds a crowd, it’s ideal for brunch or a casual dinner.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 2 bell peppers
  • 2 garlic clove
  • Spice mix
  • 2 cups crushed tomatoes
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 slices whole-wheat pita bread
  • Small bunch parsley
  • ¼ cup crumbled feta
  • 2 bell peppers
  • 2 garlic clove
  • Spice mix
  • 2 cups crushed tomatoes
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 slices whole-wheat pita bread
  • Small bunch parsley
  • ¼ cup crumbled feta

Nutrition per serving

Instructions

1

Sauté onion, peppers

Heat oven or toaster oven to 375°F.
  • Prep:
  • Peel onion and thinly slice.
  • Rinse bell peppers, remove the seeds and cut into ¼-inch strips.
  • Peel garlic and cut into thin slices.
In a medium saucepan, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium heat until hot but not smoking. Add onion, peppers and salt to taste, and sauté, stirring occasionally, until peppers are soft and onions start to caramelize, about 10 minutes.

2

Make the sauce

Stir in garlic, the spice mix, and cayenne pepper and cook until just fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add tomatoes, 1 cup water, and a pinch of salt and stir to combine. Simmer until tomatoes cook down and the sauce thickens, about 15 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

3

Poach eggs

Make four small wells in the sauce, and carefully crack an egg directly into each well. Cover the pan and cook until whites are set but yolks are still runny, 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Meanwhile:
  • Toast pita bread slices on a baking sheet in the oven until warm and crisp on the edges, 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Rinse parsley and coarsely chop.

4

Serve

Once eggs are set, remove pan from heat. Divide evenly between two bowls and garnish with parsley and feta. Serve pita bread alongside.