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Traditional Shakshuka recipe

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Serves: 4

  • 6 large eggs, organic if preferred
  • 1 cup of onion, chopped and diced
  • 1 cup of red bell peppers, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon of cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of basil
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 1 cup of tomatoes
  • ¼ cup of feta cheese, grated
  • ¼ cup of parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 tablespoon of hot sauce (optional)

Shakshuka may not sound like your typical dish, and that’s because it’s not. North African immigrants brought Shakshuka to Israel, where it later dispersed throughout the entire region, transforming into a traditional Middle Eastern dish. But that doesn’t mean you have to travel overseas to indulge in the spicy zing of a delicious Shakshuka meal! The standard Shakshuka recipe includes various ingredients you likely already have lining your kitchen cupboards and refrigerator doors.

Preparation is easy and stress-free. All you need are a few ingredients, a skillet and a willingness to expand your palatable horizons. Best of all, recipes for traditional Shakshuka are rich in nutrients and vitamins due to their inclusion of healthy vegetables and protein-filled eggs.

Are you ready to experience a conventional Israeli staple within the comforts of your own home? Check out our simple five-step recipe below!


  1. Preheat your oven to 350° F. Add the olive oil to a medium skillet over medium heat. Once the oil begins to simmer, add the onions, red bell peppers and garlic. Sauté the vegetables for roughly 3 to 4 minutes, turning periodically to coat the vegetables in an even layer of oil.
  2. Cover the vegetables with a lid and reduce the heat to medium-low. Cook for 5 to 6 additional minutes, or until slightly brown and softened.
  3. Remove the lid and sprinkle the basil, cumin and salt on top. Add the brown sugar and tomatoes to the mixture, elevating the heat back up to medium. Stir the mixture occasionally and heat for an additional 8 to 10 minutes.
  4. Using a spatula or spoon, separate the contents of the pan to make six separate openings in the pan. Reduce the heat to medium-low and carefully crack one egg into each of the openings. Cook the eggs for an additional 4 to 5 minutes. While the whites begin to cook, and the yolk is still runny, remove the pan from the heat and set aside.
  5. Sprinkle the egg mixture with the parmesan and feta cheese. Transfer the skillet to the middle rack of the oven. Bake uncovered for an additional 8 to 10 minutes, or until the eggs begin to set. Remove the Shakshuka from the oven and sprinkle a dash of hot sauce to the top of each portion. Serve immediately.

What would a Shakshuka recipe be without the use of delicious, fresh eggs? This traditional dish relies heavily on several ingredients to pack a healthy taste, but the main one is eggs! Make sure your dish is always prepared with utmost quality and flavor by purchasing the best ingredients available.

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