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Egyptian Shakshouka

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A protein-rich Egyptian breakfast that will surely become a staple in your home!

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What is Shakshouka?

This delicious breakfast is commonly eaten across the Magreb region. At its base, it is made from a spiced tomato sauce, gently poached eggs and accompanied with bread for dipping. The dish is healthy and delicious and different toppings can be added such as feta or avocados. 

Shakshouka is perfect as a weekend morning breakfast and is the perfect warm, comforting breakfast to wake up to on a lazy day!

Essential Equipment

You typically need a cast-iron skillet to cook and serve shakshouka making it an all-round exciting dish to eat! What a treat it would be to wake up to a warm skillet dish on a rainy day, right? 

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Egyptian Shakshouka

A protein-rich Egyptian breakfast that will surely become a staple in your home!
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast
Servings 1 person
Calories 556 kcal


  • 1 small cast-iron skillet


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 white onion
  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • 1 green chilli
  • 3 medium tomatos
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup Fresh parsley
  • 1/2 avocado
  • Small pita bread


  • Add olive oil to a cast iron skillet.
  • In skillet, sauté chopped onion, garlic, green chilli and bell pepper until soft.
  • Add chopped garlic and stir for 1 minute.
  • Add chopped tomatoes and crush slightly to loosen. Leave to cook on medium heat for about 6-8 minutes.
  • Add spices and salt.
  • Create 2 wells and pour eggs over. Cook until egg whites are hard.
  • Top with chopped parsley and serve with some avocado and bread of choice.


Calories: 556kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 19gFat: 40gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 24gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 327mgSodium: 905mgPotassium: 1891mgFiber: 16gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 7061IUVitamin C: 173mgCalcium: 193mgIron: 8mg
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