Traditional Shakshuka Breakfast Recipe

September 2, 2014

This popular Middle Eastern breakfast dish is famous for its poached eggs in a spicy tomato sauce, which is a perfect way to start your day. Make this easy recipe at home where you have the ability to customise the dish with some of your own special ingredients.


2 tbsp olive oil

1 onion, chopped

5 garlic cloves, finely chopped

1 long red chilli

1 large red capsicum

10 ripe tomatoes

1 tsp ground sweet paprika

1 tsp ground cumin

8 eggs

Bread to serve


  1. Using a large pan, heat the olive oil then add the onion, garlic, chilli, and chopped capsicum.
  2. Stir for 6 minutes or until the ingredients are golden brown. Then add the tomatoes and spices and cook for an additional 25 minutes.
  3. Crack the eggs into the tomato mixture, then cover and let them cook for 8 minutes (or to your liking).
  4. Drizzle with a dash of olive oil, and serve with crusty bread.

Images and Recipe via SBS Food, New York Times

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