If the name does not ring a bell, it may only be the name that is not familiar to you. Probably, you must have tasted it somewhere else, like in your friend’s house or during camping. You may have even made your own version. Shakshuka is a popular meal where bread is dipped in a tomato and egg dish.
Being easy to make with not so many ingredients, shakshuka is ideal for people on the go or those who want to serve an easy-to-prepare but delectable meal to friends and family. With the main ingredients of a few spices, eggs, tomatoes, and bread, you can have a shakshuka for breakfast or anytime you want. It is perfect for a snack, too. With or without someone to share with, you will surely be overly satisfied with shakshuka for your first meal of the day.Print
While you can prepare shakshuka by yourself by simply reading a recipe book or listening to some instructions from a friend, this recipe is a leveled up version. For sure, you will like this straightforward version more and will be prouder to serve it to any of your guests.
1 pound of tomatoes, halved when large
8 eggs, large
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 finely chopped yellow onion
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 tablespoon of ground cumin
¼ cup of baby spinach, finely chopped
½ teaspoon each of Kosher salt and pepper
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Sauté the finely chopped onion in a heated oven-safe skillet until soft and golden brown or approximately 8 minutes.
- Add the garlic and cumin. Sprinkle the salt and pepper and stir for 1 minute.
- Add in tomatoes and stir.
- Transfer to the oven and let it cook for 10 minutes. By this time, tomatoes start to breakdown with the juices coming out.
- Remove pan from oven, make 8 wells, and crack eggs on each well carefully.
- Continue cooking until eggs are done according to your taste.
- Sprinkle with spinach.
- Serve with the baguette for a complete meal
- If tomatoes are out of season, using canned tomatoes is possible. Adding also your favorite vegetable can be an option.
- You may want some green or red bell pepper on it, or you can top it with basil or cilantro to make it more aromatic and give it a spicier taste.
- You can also add Parmesan cheese to enhance the taste and texture.
With shakshuka, you can throw almost every vegetable in your fridge on it. All is in your hands to make it even healthier and richer in taste.
A nutritious and delicious meal does not have to be expensive. It does not also have to require much effort and advanced skills. That is shakshuka. It is a simple meal but delectable for everybody to share. It has no pretenses, but rather a straightforward dish that is easy to prepare. It is also flexible, so it can match the taste and preference of the one preparing. Make your own shakshuka today to enjoy life some more.