My “Spicefull” Shakshuka

My “Spicefull” Shakshuka

This is one of my favorite Easy Breezy Lemon Squeezy super healthy recipes and it only takes 20 minutes!

Featuring the super power stars turmeric, cumin, garlic, a combo of anti inflammatory, mineral packed and vitamin full. 

Cumin Scented Shakshuka. Seriously you can't beat that combo!


  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 medium red onion, peeled and diced
  • 2-10 clove Garlic, minced/ crushed. You know I like my Garlic. (Garlic health benefits)
  • 1 medium green or red bell pepper, chopped (optional)
  • 4 cups ripe diced tomatoes, or 1 container of sugar free tomato sauce
  • My mom adds 1 spoon full of tomato paste as well for intense color and thickness.
  • 1-2 tea spoons of Turmeric.(Turmeric health benefits)
  • 1-2 tea spoons of Cumin.(Cumin health benefit)
  • 1 tsp chili powder (mild) if desired ...or sweet paprika
  • Pinch of brown sugar (optional, to taste, sugar cuts the acidity of the tomatoes)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 eggs per person
  • 1/2 tbsp fresh chopped parsley or cilantro (optional, for garnish)


  1. Heat a deep, large skillet or sauté pan on medium heat. Slowly warm olive oil in the pan. Add chopped onion, sauté for a few minutes until the onion begins to soften. Add garlic and continue to sauté till mixture is fragrant.
  2. Add the pepper, sauté for 5-7 minutes over medium until softened.
  3. Add tomatoes and tomato paste to pan, stir till blended or add the content of one sugar free tomato sauce.
  4. Add spices and a pinch sugar to cut acidity , stir well, and allow mixture to simmer over medium heat for 5-7 minutes till it starts to reduce. At this point, you can taste the mixture and spice it according to your preferences. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Crack the eggs, one at a time, directly over the tomato mixture, making sure to space them evenly over the sauce.
  6. Cover the pan. Allow mixture to simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until the eggs are cooked and the sauce has slightly reduced.
  7. Garnish with the chopped parsley or cilantro.
  8. I like to serve it with side of hummus and whole wheat pita or crusty country bread.
  9. Add a fresh salad and you'll have a full meal in 20 minutes.


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