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9 Shakshuka Recipe Finger-Licking Variations For Summer Holiday

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One of the most popular food in the world is eggs. The numerous ways in which this delicacy is prepared makes it a darling of many world-class chefs as well as anyone desiring to fix a quick meal in no time. Eggs are readily available all over the world. Shakshuka is one of the most delicious and nutritious dishes from eggs. It is made by poaching eggs in a sauce of tomatoes, onions, peppers, garlic, olive oil, and commonly spiced with nutmeg, cayenne pepper, and cumin. Shakshuka recipe variations can bring back the excitement your kids once felt for meals.

It is believed that Shakshuka originated from Ottoman North Africa after tomatoes were first introduced to the region in the mid-16th century. However, today, this dish is commonly found in Israel. However, it is also taking America and Europe by storm. Shakshuka is an Arabic word. Other names used to describe this simple Maghrebi dish are chakchouka and shakshouka. Shakshuka literally means ‘a mixture’. This dish is mainly served for breakfast but it can also be used for lunch or dinner. Have a look at some of the finger-licking Shakshuka recipe variations that you can try out during the summer holidays.

Is Shakshuka a Breakfast Food?

Previously, Shakshuka has been used as a breakfast food in North Africa and the Middle East including Israel where it is commonly used. Nonetheless, as the dish gained popularity in other parts of the world, it has become useful for lunch and dinner. Variations to this sumptuous meal makes it enjoyable at any time of the day.

What is the Difference Between Menemen and Shakshuka Recipe?

In simple terms, Shakshuka is basically eggs poached in a thick spicy tomato sauce with onions, garlic and peppers added to it. On the other hand, menemen is more of a soft egg scramble with a lot of fresh tomatoes, green peppers and olive oil. Also, while Shakshuka originated from North Africa, menemen originated from Turkey. Consequently, it is a common Turkish traditional dish.

Is it Safe to Reheat Shakshuka Recipe?

It is safe to reheat your Shakshuka but it is advisable to do so on a stove and not in the microwave. This is to ensure that the eggs get fully reheated. There is a great risk of getting a stomach upset or worse still, food poisoning, from eggs that are not properly reheated.

Alternatively, if you must use a microwave, put your Shakshuka in a microwave-safe dish. Set your microwave on high and cook for about 20 to 30 seconds. Stir your meal and repeat until it is fully reheated. Some people enjoy their reheated Shakshuka more than the freshly made claiming that spices have more time to develop hence more flavor is obtained.

Is Shakshuka Healthy?

Not only is Shakshuka easy to prepare, but it is also a healthy scrumptious dish that can take 30 minutes or so to cook. This staple in Arab cuisines is rich in proteins from the eggs and a variety of vitamins from all the vegetables used in its preparation.

The preferred choice of cooking oil which is Olive oil is also a tick. It is one of the healthiest cooking oils you can find due its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and high heat resistance properties. Tomatoes, on the other hand, which constitute a huge part of a Shakshuka serving, are known to have antioxidants that reduce heart diseases and cancer as well.

9 Shakshuka Recipe Finger-Licking Variations For Summer Holiday

#1.  Delicious Shakshuka by Tori Avey

If you are not familiar with shakshuka, I am thrilled to introduce the concept to you! Shakshuka is a North African dish that is now popular throughout the Middle East. This easy and healthy egg dish is vegetarian, gluten-free, and incredibly delicious. Shakshuka is one of the first recipes I ever blogged about, and has become one of the most popular posts on my site—a simple vegetarian meal that works as a breakfast, lunch, dinner, or “brinner.”

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Delicious Shakshuka by Tori Avey

Yields6 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time40 mins

 1 tbsp Olive oil
 ½ onion, peeled and diced
 1 clove garlic, minced
 1 bell pepper, seeded and chopped
 4 cups ripe diced tomatoes, or 2 cans (14 oz. each) diced tomatoes
 1 tsp cumin
 1 tsp paprika
 Pinch of cayenne pepper, or more to taste (careful, it's spicy!)
 Pinch of sugar (optional, to taste - omit for low carb)
 Salt and pepper, to taste
 6 eggs
 ½ tbsp fresh chopped parsley (optional, for garnish)

Ingredients

 1 tbsp Olive oil
 ½ onion, peeled and diced
 1 clove garlic, minced
 1 bell pepper, seeded and chopped
 4 cups ripe diced tomatoes, or 2 cans (14 oz. each) diced tomatoes
 1 tsp cumin
 1 tsp paprika
 Pinch of cayenne pepper, or more to taste (careful, it's spicy!)
 Pinch of sugar (optional, to taste - omit for low carb)
 Salt and pepper, to taste
 6 eggs
 ½ tbsp fresh chopped parsley (optional, for garnish)
Delicious Shakshuka by Tori Avey

#2. Shakshuka- North African Skillet Eggs by Feasting at Home

There are versions of shakshuka all across North Africa- Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria and Egypt. Isreal has a version too brought there by Tunisian Jews. Each version is slightly different utilizing different spices and herbs- but in general, it is a tomato-based stew topped with eggs and baked.

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Shakshuka- North African Skillet Eggs by Feasting at Home 1

Yields4 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time40 mins

Shakshuka is best served with crusty bread to mop up all the flavorful juices. There are many variations of shakshuka, depending on the region, and I took a few liberties here with this one, adding bell pepper, goat cheese, and fresh herbs.

 3 tbsp Olive oil
 1 red onion, diced
 1 large red bell pepper, thinly sliced or diced
 1 large yellow bell pepper, sliced or diced
 4 garlic cloves, rough chopped
 ¾ tsp salt, more to taste
 cracked pepper to taste
 1 tsp cumin
 1 tsp sugar
 ½ tsp aleppo chili flakes (optional)
 3 medium tomatoes diced small with juices ( or one 14-ounce can diced tomatoes with juices)
  cup water or white wine
 2 tbsp fresh basil ribbons, chopped cilantro or Italian parsley
 4 –6 Extra large organic eggs

Ingredients

 3 tbsp Olive oil
 1 red onion, diced
 1 large red bell pepper, thinly sliced or diced
 1 large yellow bell pepper, sliced or diced
 4 garlic cloves, rough chopped
 ¾ tsp salt, more to taste
 cracked pepper to taste
 1 tsp cumin
 1 tsp sugar
 ½ tsp aleppo chili flakes (optional)
 3 medium tomatoes diced small with juices ( or one 14-ounce can diced tomatoes with juices)
  cup water or white wine
 2 tbsp fresh basil ribbons, chopped cilantro or Italian parsley
 4 –6 Extra large organic eggs
Shakshuka- North African Skillet Eggs by Feasting at Home

#3. Best Shakshuka by Love and Lemons

Originally from North Africa, shakshuka is a popular breakfast food throughout the Middle East. This recipe is simple and satisfying, featuring eggs poached in a harissa-spiced tomato sauce. Serve it with pita or crusty bread for breakfast, brunch, or dinner!

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Best Shakshuka by Love and Lemons

Yields4 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time25 minsTotal Time35 mins

 1 cup chopped yellow onion
 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
 ¼ tsp teaspoon sea saltmore to taste
 Freshly ground black pepper
 3 medium garlic cloves, minced
 ½ tsp ground cumin
 Pinch of cayenne pepper, optional
 2 tbsp harissa paste
 1 cup fresh spinach, chopped
 3 to 5 eggs
 ¼ cup fresh parsley leaves
 1 avocado, diced
 Microgreens for garnish, optional
 Toasted bread, for serving

Ingredients

 1 cup chopped yellow onion
 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
 ¼ tsp teaspoon sea saltmore to taste
 Freshly ground black pepper
 3 medium garlic cloves, minced
 ½ tsp ground cumin
 Pinch of cayenne pepper, optional
 2 tbsp harissa paste
 1 cup fresh spinach, chopped
 3 to 5 eggs
 ¼ cup fresh parsley leaves
 1 avocado, diced
 Microgreens for garnish, optional
 Toasted bread, for serving
Best Shakshuka by Love and Lemons

#4. Foolproof Shakshuka by Cookie and Kate

Shakshuka! Ever had it? Shakshuka has more than a few things going for it. It’s fun to say, fun to make, and fun to eat. The word shakshuka comes from Arabic, meaning, “a haphazard mixture” or “all mixed up.”

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Foolproof Shakshuka by Cookie and Kate

Yields6 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time35 mins

Shakshuka is a popular Middle Eastern and North African dish that may date back all the way to the Ottoman Empire. You’ll find it in Libya and Tunisia, and it’s become a staple dish in Israel. If you’ve ever had Italian “eggs in purgatory” or Turkish menemen, the dishes are all quite similar.

 2 tbsp olive oil
 1 large yellow onion, chopped
 1 large red bell pepper or roasted red bell pepper, chopped
 3 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
 2 tbsp tomato paste
 1 tsp ground cumin
 ¼ tsp red pepper flakes, reduce or omit if sensitive to spice
 1 large can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes, preferably fire-roasted
 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro or flat-leaf parsley, plus addition cilantro or parsley leaves for garnish
 Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
 5 to 6 large eggs
 ½ cup crumbled feta
 Crusty bread or pita, for serving

Ingredients

 2 tbsp olive oil
 1 large yellow onion, chopped
 1 large red bell pepper or roasted red bell pepper, chopped
 3 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
 2 tbsp tomato paste
 1 tsp ground cumin
 ¼ tsp red pepper flakes, reduce or omit if sensitive to spice
 1 large can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes, preferably fire-roasted
 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro or flat-leaf parsley, plus addition cilantro or parsley leaves for garnish
 Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
 5 to 6 large eggs
 ½ cup crumbled feta
 Crusty bread or pita, for serving
Foolproof Shakshuka by Cookie and Kate

#5. 1-Pot Chickpea Shakshuka by Minimalist Baker

Savory, flavorful shakshuka with chickpeas made in 1 pot in 30 minutes! A hearty yet healthy dish suitable for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

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1-Pot Chickpea Shakshuka by Minimalist Baker

Yields6 Servings
Prep Time5 minsCook Time25 minsTotal Time30 mins

 1 tbsp avocado oilor olive
 ½ diced white onion or shallot
 ½ medium red bell pepper (chopped)
 3 cloves garlic, minced (3 cloves yield ~1 1/2 Tbsp)
 3 tbsp tomato paste
 1 tbsp coconut sugar or maple syrup (or stevia to taste)
 Sea saltto taste
 1 tsp smoked or sweet paprika
 1 tsp ground cumin
 2 tsp chili powder
 ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
 pinch cayenne pepper (optional)
 a pinch each cardamom and coriander (optional)
 1 ½ 15-ounce cans cooked chickpeas (rinsed and drained)
FOR SERVING optional
 Lemon wedges
 Bread (gluten-free or this recipe or flatbread)
 Fresh chopped parsley or cilantro
 Rice or cauliflower rice
 Brown rice pasta (I love Trader Joe’s organic brand with quinoa)

Ingredients

 1 tbsp avocado oilor olive
 ½ diced white onion or shallot
 ½ medium red bell pepper (chopped)
 3 cloves garlic, minced (3 cloves yield ~1 1/2 Tbsp)
 3 tbsp tomato paste
 1 tbsp coconut sugar or maple syrup (or stevia to taste)
 Sea saltto taste
 1 tsp smoked or sweet paprika
 1 tsp ground cumin
 2 tsp chili powder
 ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
 pinch cayenne pepper (optional)
 a pinch each cardamom and coriander (optional)
 1 ½ 15-ounce cans cooked chickpeas (rinsed and drained)
FOR SERVING optional
 Lemon wedges
 Bread (gluten-free or this recipe or flatbread)
 Fresh chopped parsley or cilantro
 Rice or cauliflower rice
 Brown rice pasta (I love Trader Joe’s organic brand with quinoa)
1-Pot Chickpea Shakshuka by Minimalist Baker

#6. Shakshuka (North African–Style Poached Eggs in Spicy Tomato Sauce) by Serious Eats

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Shakshuka (North African–Style Poached Eggs in Spicy Tomato Sauce) by Serious Eats

Yields6 Servings
Prep Time25 minsCook Time25 minsTotal Time50 mins

Shakshuka (North African–Style Poached Eggs in Spicy Tomato Sauce) - Given its versatility, it's easy to see why. It's quick; it's simple; it's easy to scale up or down; it works for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, or a midnight snack; and it's so primal that it barely needs a recipe.  Shakshuka is almost built for riffing.

 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
 28 oz can whole peeled tomatoes, crushed by squeezing between your fingers or with a pastry blender
 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
 1 large red pepper (bell pepper for milder heat, or a hotter variety, such as red horned pepper, depending on your heat preference), stems, seeds, and ribs removed, thinly sliced
 1 fresh small hot chili (such as jalapeño, serrano, or Fresno), stems, seeds, and ribs removed, thinly sliced
 23 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
 6 eggs
 Large handful minced cilantro, parsley, or a mix
 Sliced oil-cured black olives, feta cheese, or artichoke hearts, for serving (all optional)
 Crusty bread, for serving
 freshly ground black pepper

Ingredients

 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
 28 oz can whole peeled tomatoes, crushed by squeezing between your fingers or with a pastry blender
 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
 1 large red pepper (bell pepper for milder heat, or a hotter variety, such as red horned pepper, depending on your heat preference), stems, seeds, and ribs removed, thinly sliced
 1 fresh small hot chili (such as jalapeño, serrano, or Fresno), stems, seeds, and ribs removed, thinly sliced
 23 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
 6 eggs
 Large handful minced cilantro, parsley, or a mix
 Sliced oil-cured black olives, feta cheese, or artichoke hearts, for serving (all optional)
 Crusty bread, for serving
 freshly ground black pepper
Shakshuka (North African–Style Poached Eggs in Spicy Tomato Sauce) by Serious Eats

#7. Vegetable Shakshuka (Eggs in Hell) by A Cookie Named Desire

A chunky vegetable shakshuka unlike any traditional eggs in hell dish. This version is full of hearty flavorful vegetables mix in the spicy tomato base for a breakfast that will keep you fuller for longer. Feta is studded throughout the dish for an added salty twist.

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Vegetable Shakshuka (Eggs in Hell) by A Cookie Named Desire

Yields3 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time25 minsTotal Time35 mins

An easy and filling breakfast vegetable shakshuka. Let's try it out.

 1 medium onion, diced
 3 cloves garlic, finely diced
 2 tsp paprika
 1 tsp ground cumin
 ½ tsp cayenne pepper (or to taste)
 ½ tsp cracked black pepper
 ½ tsp turmeric
 1 small eggplant, peeled and diced
 salt to taste
 4 oz feta cheese
 5 Eggland's Best Eggs

Ingredients

 1 medium onion, diced
 3 cloves garlic, finely diced
 2 tsp paprika
 1 tsp ground cumin
 ½ tsp cayenne pepper (or to taste)
 ½ tsp cracked black pepper
 ½ tsp turmeric
 1 small eggplant, peeled and diced
 salt to taste
 4 oz feta cheese
 5 Eggland's Best Eggs
Vegetable Shakshuka (Eggs in Hell) by A Cookie Named Desire

#8. Sweet Potato Shakshuka by Anne Travel Foodie

When I first made the classical Shakshuka, I was hooked! I made it many times, for breakfast, lunch or an easy dinner. I thought it was time to experiment a little with this Middle Eastern dish. I decided to add some sweet potatoes to it! This makes the dish very filling and will sure tame your appetite!
This dish is vegetarian, gluten free and lactose free.

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Sweet Potato Shakshuka by Anne Travel Foodie

Yields2 Servings
Prep Time5 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time20 mins

 4 eggs
 2 sweet potatoes, peeled
 1 red bell pepper
 1 onion
 2 garlic cloves
 5 tomatoes
 1 tbsp za’atar herbs
 fresh parsley

Ingredients

 4 eggs
 2 sweet potatoes, peeled
 1 red bell pepper
 1 onion
 2 garlic cloves
 5 tomatoes
 1 tbsp za’atar herbs
 fresh parsley
Sweet Potato Shakshuka by Anne Travel Foodie

#9. Moroccan Shakshuka by Silkroad Recipes

Moroccan shakshuka is a delicious North African breakfast of poached eggs in spicy tomato sauce. Make this recipe for an easy weekend brunch!

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Moroccan Shakshuka by Silkroad Recipes

Yields4 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time45 mins

 ½ tsp saffron threads crushed
 2 tbsp olive oil
 2 tbsp harissa paste
 1 tbsp tomato paste
 1 tsp ground cumin
 1 large yellow onion diced
 2 large red bell pepper ¾ inch strips
 1 large yellow/orange bell pepper ¾ inch strips
 4 garlic cloves minced
 ½ tsp salt
 5 large tomatoes chopped
 8 large eggs 4 whole, 4 yolks only - save whites for other recipe
 2 tbsp cilantro chopped
 2 tbsp parsley chopped
Optional Toppings/Side
 ½ cup labneh
 pita for serving
 crusty bread for serving

Ingredients

 ½ tsp saffron threads crushed
 2 tbsp olive oil
 2 tbsp harissa paste
 1 tbsp tomato paste
 1 tsp ground cumin
 1 large yellow onion diced
 2 large red bell pepper ¾ inch strips
 1 large yellow/orange bell pepper ¾ inch strips
 4 garlic cloves minced
 ½ tsp salt
 5 large tomatoes chopped
 8 large eggs 4 whole, 4 yolks only - save whites for other recipe
 2 tbsp cilantro chopped
 2 tbsp parsley chopped
Optional Toppings/Side
 ½ cup labneh
 pita for serving
 crusty bread for serving
Moroccan Shakshuka by Silkroad Recipes

Conclusion

With all the above mouth-watering Shakshuka recipe variations, you can prepare and enjoy the delicious meal straight from your kitchen. Most of the ingredients are readily available and you can be creative when making your preferred Shakshuka dish. All you have to do is add or eliminate some of the ingredients that you prefer or would not want to include in your Shakshuka recipe. Well, its bye bye to the old, rigid hard boiled and pan-fried eggs that we are all accustomed to and welcome to the great Shakshuka! What do you think?

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