Easy Shakshuka Recipe

October 17, 2017
Easy Shakshuka Recipe. Shakshuka originated from North Africa but popular in the Middle east, often serve as breakfast.
Easy Shakshuka for breakfast

What is Shakshuka?

I was wondering too! Sounds exotic!

Shakshuka is an egg-vegetables based dish, originated from Tunisia.

I can only sum up that it was a Middle-Eastern dish and Shakshuka was served at breakfast.

Shakshuka literally means "mixture'.

A mixture of red peppers, chickpeas, tomato and tomato paste with some spice.
Eggs are added to the mixture and poached in the oven.

Easy vegetarian shakshuka for light lunch

How To Make Shakshuka

The printable recipe is available below!
I prefer to use fresh capsicum rather than the charred capsicum that comes in a bottle.

But if you are after a quick fix wholesome meal, why not use what is available in the grocery store.
Cook everything on the stove before cracking 2 eggs and transfer into the oven!
It is that EASY and I promise you that it is also TASTY!!!

I love anything that has chickpea and cumin in it.
Roasted and charred capsicum gave this dish its delicious smokey taste.

Preparation to roast capsicum

Must I use iron skillet to cook my Shakshuka?

No! You can use any ovenproof frying pan.
And you can also use iron skillet if it is well seasoned by then.

The acid from the tomatoes will impart some 'funny' iron like taste to your delicious Shakshuka.
I can tell you it is not pleasant if that happened.

Eggs poached in spicy tomato sauce, chickpea and middle eastern spices.

Can you re-heat Shakshuka?

Shakshuka is best served immediately.

But in saying that, you can also keep the leftover for lunch, I am assuming that you are having this for breakfast, right?

But do take note, the eggs may be overcooked, in the re-heating process.

And if you are cooking in the iron skillet, it is best to transfer to another heat proof container.
As I mentioned above, the taste might be compromised!

Might make this again this weekend for lunch.

Other middle eastern recipes that you might like

Easy Shakshuka Recipe. Delicious shakshuka serve for breakfast with either toast, pita bread or Lebanese bread.

A little snippets of what took place in my life when I first write this post.

Its been 3 weeks since my last post.

Few things happened in that 3 weeks that kept me away from posting any posts.

I was thrilled that an old friend from uni came for a short visit.
Sadly I had to take leave and head home to my birthland, Malaysia, as news that came through the 'wire', telling me that my older sister was in coma. She had a stroke.

I was numb momentarily.

However, I thanked our Creator for giving me the chance to bid my farewell and sent her off to her final resting place (due to the distance... I couldn't do the same, when I lost both my parents, couldn't give them my last kiss, couldn't sent them off to their final resting place... it still hurt) . She was only 56 years young.

People say.. time will heal!

I am still waiting....

To distract me from all my grieving, sadness, troubles, pain, worries of losing someone I dearly love / loved!

Allow me to indulge in what I like most...
and hope that my pain will be lesser and all my troubles will suddenly disappear (or I do!!)


  1. I'm so sorry to hear about your sister. I'm glad you got the chance to say farewell and that blogging can hopefully help you heal :-)

    This is a great recipe - I love all the fresh flavors, and anything with an egg on it is so totally amazing. Plus, I love chickpeas. - Danielle

  2. Hy Lisa,
    It's true that time will heal everything eventhough it said commonly.
    This recipe looks so delicious and tasty with fresh ingredients. Thanks for sharing the recipe dear:)

  3. I'm so sorry for your lost :( I remember the time I had to travel back to Indonesia because my dad passed away after he had stroke! I couldn't believe my ears and missed his funeral because our flight was delayed! There are days I'm still thinking about it and I pray that time will help you heal! On a lighter note! This shakshuka looks real good! I'm a big fan of your work too :)

    1. Thank you Marvellina.

      I am in love with your blog and your photos are inspiring :D

  4. This recipe seems to be delicious!! Sorry for your lost..


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