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Shakshuka is a nutritious and flavourful one-pan dish that is perfect for brunch. It takes less than 20 minutes to cook with simple ingredients. Shakshuka not only consists of a rich flavour but also offers numerous nutritional benefits. The main ingredients, tomatoes and bell peppers in this dish provide essential vitamins such as vitamins A and C. Both vitamins A and C are essential for overall health, supporting the immune system by helping the body defend against infections. Moreover, tomatoes contain antioxidants including lycopene which may reduce the risk of chronic diseases like heart disease and cancer by combating free radicals in the body. Shakshuka also contains eggs, which is one of the best sources of high-quality protein. Proteins are essential for our body as they contribute to providing energy and maintaining the structure, function, and regulation of our body. Consumption of eggs may further benefit eye health, reducing the risk of cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. Overall, shakshuka is a well-balanced meal with a combination of protein, fibre, and healthy fats. Feel free to add spinach, avocado or spices like cumin and harissa to customize it to be extra-flavourful!

  • Yield: 2 servings 1x


  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 diced medium onion
  • ½ diced yellow bell pepper
  • ½ diced carrot
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • 1 can of crushed tomatoes
  • Pinch of salt & pepper
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 2 sliced mozzarella cheese
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish


  1. Heat oil in a skillet with onion, garlic, carrot, and bell pepper over medium-high heat. Cook for about 5 minutes.
  2. Once the ingredients turn soft and golden brown, add in crushed tomatoes and paprika. Stir well to mix and reduce heat to low.
  3. After simmering for about 10 minutes, crack in the eggs. Cover the skillet and cook until the eggs are ready for 5 to 8 minutes. 
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste and sprinkle with the cheese and parsley. 
  5. Serve with toasted bread and enjoy!


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Recipe reviewed by Annie Tsang, RD


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 240
  • Sugar: 7g
  • Sodium: 750mg
  • Fat: 17g
  • Saturated Fat: 6g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 11g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 12g
  • Cholesterol: 205mg

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