Quick & Easy Breakfast Shakshuka, made with poached eggs cooked in a flavourful tomato sauce. This is a substantial breakfast that will keep you going all day and ready in just 5 minutes!
If you’re not familiar with this savoury dish, I’m here to introduce you! This is one of those dishes that looks complicated to make but in reality is super simple to put together. The traditional recipe usually calls for more ingredients and takes longer to cook, which is perfect for a Sunday brunch. However, this recipe is for busy mornings, when you want something substantial and savoury, but pressed for time. We all need a break sometimes from our smoothies and overnight oats!! Am I right?
There are many ways to make Shakshuka, depending on how much time you have and the amount of ingredients you want to use. But, because we want this recipe to be quick, yet still super delicious, we’re going to keep it simple. The base for all Shakshuka recipes is a flavourful tomato sauce. And what better way to do that, than to use fire roasted tomatoes. It has a nice smoky char taste, so the flavour is already built in. However, you have other options such as: regular canned diced tomatoes, tomato sauce and even salsa!
The other main ingredient of Shakshuka is of course eggs. This is where you get to tailor it as you like it! You like your yolks runny (I do) or firm? It’s really up to you. This is the beauty of making a homemade recipe. Just remember that if you like your eggs firm, you’ll have to cook it a little longer.
The best way to serve shakshuka is right away! This is not a meal that can be meal-prepped ahead of time. Mostly because the eggs will continue to cook when you reheat it. You will lose that soft runny egg texture and end up with rubbery eggs.
Next comes the toppings – yum! For this recipe, I added sliced green onions, crumbled tangy feta and sliced avocados. But I also love adding chopped kalamata olives and cilantro as well. It really depends on what I have in the fridge. I also love serving it with toasted bread (perfect for dipping in the yolk). If making this recipe for a large group, then double or triple the recipe. Just use a larger skillet and increase the cooking time. Then let everyone dig in! This dish is also fantastic served for lunch or dinner.