Shakshuka is one of my favorite dishes to make and eat. It's simple to prepare, adaptable, good for any meal, and great for sharing. Shakshuka is a traditional Israeli breakfast dish, and popular throughout the Middle East. Basically you poach eggs in tomato sauce and scoop into mouth with bread.

Ingredients (for 2):

  • 1-3 cups (depending on how saucy you like it) Tomatoes (chopped) or Tomato Sauce
  • cooking oil or butter
  • onion, chopped
  • garlic, chopped
  • assortment of chopped vegetables: potatoes, beans, mushrooms, peppers, eggplant, zucchini all work great
  • 4 eggs
  • fresh herbs
  • cumin or zatar spice

How To:

  1. Prep your vegetables. 
  2. Heat oil in a pan and add onion and garlic. 
  3. Once onions and garlic are fragrant, add any additional vegetables. Stirring occasionally, cook vegetables 5-15 minutes. 
  4. Add chopped tomatoes or sauce, and mix into vegetables.
  5. Crack eggs on top of sauce, distributing evenly among the pan - try to keep eggs from touching. If the eggs are not mostly submerged in sauce, add a bit of liquid to pan. 
  6. Cover with lid and cook until eggs are to your liking! I usually pull mine off the heat when the egg yolk only slightly jiggles when i move the pan. 
  7. Sprinkle with fresh herbs, cumin and/or zatar. 
  8. Serve with bread.