Saucy Sunrise Shakshuka—Breakfast for 4

Saucy Sunrise Shakshuka is a Middle Eastern breakfast featuring eggs poached in a spicy tomato sauce with peppers, onions, and herbs. This flavorful dish is best enjoyed with crusty bread for dipping, offering a satisfying and delicious start to your day.

Meal Type



Middle Eastern



Food Stars

Eggs, tomato sauce, peppers, onions, herbs, crusty bread





You Need This Stuff

  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 cup bell peppers, diced
  • 1 cup onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 slices crusty bread

Do This With That Stuff

  1. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat
  2. Add 1 cup chopped onions and cook until softened, about 5 minutes
  3. Add 2 cloves minced garlic, 1 tsp ground cumin, 1 tsp paprika, 1/2 tsp ground coriander, and 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper to the skillet; cook for an additional minute, stirring constantly
  4. Stir in 2 cups tomato sauce and bring to a simmer
  5. Add 1 cup diced bell peppers to the skillet; cook for about 5 minutes until they are tender but still retain their shape
  6. Season the sauce with salt and pepper to taste
  7. Using a wooden spoon, create four wells in the tomato sauce mixture
  8. Carefully crack one large egg into each well
  9. Cover the skillet with a lid and cook for about 5-8 minutes until the egg whites are set but yolks remain runny (cook longer if you prefer firmer yolks)
  10. Remove the skillet from heat and sprinkle with 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro and 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley over the top of the shakshuka
  11. Toast the four slices of crusty bread while shakshuka is cooking
  12. Serve Saucy Sunrise Shakshuka immediately with toasted crusty bread on the side using a serving spoon

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Beti’s Reflections

On a recent culinary adventure through the Middle East, I stumbled upon a delightful breakfast dish that had me swooning at first bite. Saucy Sunrise Shakshuka, a traditional Middle Eastern breakfast, captured my heart and taste buds with its rich flavors and satisfying textures. I knew I had to share this gem with my fellow foodies!

Introducing the Saucy Sunrise Shakshuka recipe, perfect for serving four hungry souls. This healthy vegetarian brunch option is not only delicious but also packed with nutrients to kickstart your day. However, if you have an egg allergy or follow a vegan diet, this dish may not be suitable for you.

The magic of this Middle Eastern Shakshuka lies in its ingredients: four large eggs nestled in two cups of spicy tomato sauce, one cup each of diced bell peppers and chopped onions, 1/4 cup each of fresh cilantro and parsley (chopped), two cloves of minced garlic, and an aromatic blend of spices including ground cumin, paprika, ground coriander, and cayenne pepper. The combination creates a symphony of flavors that dance on your tongue while the crusty bread serves as the perfect accompaniment for dipping into the luscious sauce.

To create your own Saucy Sunrise Shakshuka masterpiece at home, start by heating olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook onions until softened before adding garlic and spices to release their fragrant aromas. Stir in tomato sauce and let it simmer before adding diced bell peppers to cook until tender yet firm. Create wells in the sauce for each egg before covering the skillet to cook until desired doneness is achieved. Finish by sprinkling fresh herbs on top and serve alongside toasted crusty bread.

In conclusion, this Saucy Sunrise Shakshuka recipe is sure to become your new favorite Middle Eastern breakfast dish! With its eggs poached in spicy tomato sauce and a medley of flavorful ingredients, it’s the perfect way to start your day on a delicious note. So gather your loved ones around the table and enjoy this scrumptious Shakshuka with bell peppers and crusty bread for dipping. Happy cooking, my fellow food enthusiasts!

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