Shakshuka Shakshuka!

Nowadays our lives have become so busy with work, school, or extracurricular activities that we rarely make home-cooked meals. Many people feel that they don’t have the time or energy for this after a long day and hence the concept of the frozen dinner. Just 10 minutes in the microwave and you have yourself a quick and tasty meal.

Frozen dinners can be delicious, but if you’re like me (a complete foodie) and love the thought of a home-cooked meal, these microwaved dinners can get tiresome. Now, the question is how to find a couple recipes that are simple, affordable, and take limited energy to make. Well, you’ve come to the right place because I have a perfect recipe that will leave you wanting more. Shakshuka is a North African dish that is both healthy and delicious as well as simple to create.

Although exercise is essential to living a healthy lifestyle, so is fueling your body with nutrient-dense foods. Finding recipes that will allow you to prepare home-cooked meals more often will help you along this journey to a healthy lifestyle. And it can all start right now with this recipe. Put on your chef hat and get cookin.

Shakshuka Recipe

  • ½ cup olive oil, divided
  • 1 onion, chopped (about 1 ½ cup)
  • 2 red bell peppers, cored, seeded and chopped into ¼- inch dice
  • 3 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 3 tablespoon sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 cups crushed tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoon sugar
  • 8 eggs
  • Serrano chilies, thinly sliced
  • Freshly chopped cilantro for garnish


  1. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in skillet
  2. Add onions, red bell peppers, garlic, paprika, cumin, coriander, and salt (about 10 minutes)
  3. Add tomatoes and sugar (simmer for about 10-12 minutes)
  4. Stir in remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil
  5. Add eggs and put heat to low
  6. Cover and cook until eggs are fully done but still runny (about 5 minutes)
  7. Top with serrano chiles and cilantro
  8. Enjoy straight from the pan

*Recipe instructions and ingredients found in The Tribune

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