This easy shakshuka with feta cheese is a delicious option for breakfast, lunch or even dinner! It’s made from simple, healthy ingredients like fresh tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, garlic, spices and poached eggs.
Grab your favorite bread to dip into the runny yolks, and you’ve got yourself a satisfying + nourishing meal!
Shakshuka originated in North Africa, and has become popular all throughout the Middle East- particularly in Israel. This one-skillet dish is made from a mixture of crushed tomatoes, sauteed onions, bell peppers and jalapenos, fresh garlic, tons of spices, and poached eggs.
You’ll find many variations to this recipe in different restaurants or online recipes, but I personally love to top mine with a sprinkle of feta cheese, and serve it with warm pita bread.
It’s one of those dishes you can eat at any time throughout the day, and can even be made in big batches and frozen for later use!
How to serve your shakshuka
Traditionally, shakshuka is served with fresh bread. You can eat yours with challah, pita bread, or your favorite toasted multigrain bread.
Fresh herbs on top are a must, but here are some other options for how to serve your shakshuka:
- chickpeas– whenever I have a can of opened chickpeas in the fridge, I love to toss them into the sauce
- grilled eggplant– if you grilled any eggplant and have some leftovers in the fridge, they add such a delicious flavor when added into the shakshuka sauce!
- fresh veggies and dips– if you wanted to serve your shakshuka as a dinner or lunch, bulk up the meal by serving it with a platter of fresh vegetables, homemade hummus, and tahini sauce
Shakshuka can honestly be served for any meal of the day. It’s a favorite in our house when we want a lighter dinner, and comes together in 30 minutes.
- First, your saute your peppers, onions and jalapeno
- Next, you add in the spices, tomatoes and water and let the sauce simmer until its thickened.
- Once the sauce is ready, you crack in your eggs and let them cook on a low flame
- Next, you top your dish with fresh herbs and feta cheese, and dip your bread into the runny yolks + sauce
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