Sunday 3 May 2015

Spicy Shakshouka

Hey there,
Are you looking for a healthy protein packed meal idea? Because that’s what I have to offer for you today! It’s the recipe for a healthier Shakshouka. Shakshouka is a Middle Eastern breakfast dish but I believe you can have this one for lunch or dinner too. It’s basically poached eggs in a spicy tomato sauce, but we are going to buff this meal up a little, making it more nutritious and keeping you full for longer.
All you will need (for a family portion):
 1 large can of tomatoes
1 can of chickpeas
1 red pepper
2 handfuls of fresh basil
2-3cm of chili
1 garlic glove
1 onion
3-4 handfuls of fresh baby spinach
5 eggs
Salt and pepper
Spices; Chili, Cayenne pepper

Chop the onion and garlic into small pieces and heat them in some cooking oil of your choice in a big pan. (The pan needs to fit into your oven later on)
Pre-heat the oven to 150 degrees C.
Add the chili and chickpeas to the pan and let the chickpeas soften a little.
Add the diced tomatoes, basil and spinach to the pan.
At this point you should add some spices of your choice, I went for salt, pepper, chili & cayenne pepper.
Taste test! Once you like the flavours & the mixture has had time to bubble away a little take the pan off the heat.
Make egg size holes in the mixture with the back of a spoon and carefully crack the eggs into the mixture.
Then carefully put the pan in the oven and wait for the egg whites to cook.
It’s best to just keep an eye on the egg whites, but this should not take more than 10mins.
Land the pan of goodness in the middle of your table and serve with some wholegrain bread.

This meal is full of good-for-you food plus it tastes delicious and keeps you full for long. Give this recipe a try and let me know what you think! 
Have a wonderful day,


  1. Great recipe :) I am going to try to make it though who knows how it will be because I am not that good at cooking

    P.S do you have twitter or instagram account?

    1. Hi! Yes give it a try - you can't do that much wrong ;)

      And yes I do, I have both! @debbieariella on both of them

      Have a wonderful day!

  2. I've never heard of this recipe before, but it looks so yummy and healthy - will definitely be giving it a go!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

  3. This looks delicious and should definitely try it out. Great post.