Shakshuka Breakfast

By Nikki Baumel, HCTP July 2018

Shakshuka is a traditional Middle Eastern dish that combines all the warm and earthy flavors of the fall season. This is a delicious meal that can be served any time of day. It’s easy to make and uses only a few main ingredients, making it perfect for group gatherings or a cozy morning at home.



  • 1/2 sweet onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1–2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 red bell pepper (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • cayenne pepper (to taste)
  • 1 BPA-free can whole, peeled plum tomatoes
  • 1/4–1/2 cup vegan mozzarella cheese
  • 4 organic, farm-raised eggs
  • spinach/cilantro
  • hot sauce (optional)


  1. Add onion, garlic, olive oil, bell pepper, and spices to a pan and cook on medium heat.
  2. Add tomatoes and let cook for about 10 minutes, until it thickens. Stir in cheese.
  3. Crack eggs directly into sauce. Place in oven and bake at 350°F for 7–10 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle with fresh cilantro/greens and hot sauce. Best enjoyed as is or over your favorite grains (quinoa/wild rice/couscous/matzah).

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