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Mediterranean Diet Breakfast (Eggs in Pepper Tomato Sauce) in a skillet

Shakshuka - Classic Mediterranean Breakfast

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 179kcal
Author: Edyta
Shakshuka is a Classic Mediterranean Breakfast with poached eggs in tomato pepper sauce. There are many interpretations of Shakshuka, but in its most basic form, it is simply a bell pepper with tomato dish, with eggs poached in. It's so simple and yet so amazing. Actually, Divine!
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  • 1 Onion finely sliced
  • 2 Red bell peppers finely sliced
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 15 oz Chopped tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1/2 - 1 teaspoon Spicy harrisa
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 tablespoon Chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat the oil in the heavy skillet like cast iron
  • Add onions and peppers and cook them until soft for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally
  • Add garlic and cook for another minute
  • Add tomatoes, sugar, and harrisa and cook for about 7 minutes
  • Season well with salt and pepper and add more harrisa if you want more spice
  • With a wooden spoon, make 4 indentations in the mixture and add an egg in each of them
  • Cover the pot and cook until the egg whites are just set
  • Sprinkle with fresh parsley and serve immediately with pita bread or crusty bread.
  • Enjoy.


Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 163mg | Sodium: 228mg | Potassium: 439mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 2235IU | Vitamin C: 89mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 2.2mg