Green Shakshuka

Shakshuka is a Mediterranean dish that combines eggs poached in a sauce of tomatoes and spices. The traditional version uses white beans, but this green variation swaps out the yellow tomato paste for pesto to make it more colorful while also adding some extra protein with quinoa-spiked red pepper.

The “green shakshuka ottolenghi” is a dish that has been created by celebrity chef Yotam Ottolenghi. It is made with vegetables, eggs, and spices.

Poached eggs with cilantro and feta on top of a spicy green tomato sauce? Drool, as in drool, slobber, drool This Shakshuka with greens Recipe is the most delicious breakfast you’ve ever had!

Green Shakshuka

This is how it goes: shakshuka is one of my all-time favorite foods. I mean, ever. So, how about a Green Shakshuka? Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yeah, yes When I worked at Sofra Bakery, I first had this delectable meal. It was love at first taste for sure. Poached eggs, a spicy tomato combination, and bread to soak it all up.

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For the whole time I worked there, I must have eaten it once a week. Perhaps even more.

After a few years, I decided to try my hand at making my own classic shakshuka recipe, which was a huge success. But for the last several months, I’ve been considering making a green version. So, last week, I finally made it. And it was magnificent.

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Take a step back. What exactly is Shakshuka?

Shakshuka is a North African meal that consists of poached eggs in a sauce of tomatoes, peppers, onions, and spices. It’s usually served with a spoon and/or bread, with the bread serving as a spoon-like receptacle for all of the wonderful smoky spicy tomato deliciousness. It may seem elegant, but it’s really rather simple to put up for a weekend brunch. In a cast iron skillet, you just boil down a delicious, spicy tomato sauce, add your eggs, bake it, and voilà! Shakshuka with greens!

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And what about green shakshuka?

Let me tell you something! This green version is quite similar to the conventional meal; the only difference is that green peppers are used instead of red peppers, and green tomatoes are used instead of red tomatoes. For an additional smoky spicy taste, I added some hatch green chilis and jalapeos. The end product is equally as delicious, if not more so (gasp!).

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What is an egg breakfast without cheese, in my opinion? Cheese is an unavoidable need. Add crumbled feta on the top of your green shakshuka for a salty finish.

So, what are your thoughts, friends? Are you sucked in?!

Making Green Shakshuka is a lot of fun!

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Green Shakshuka is a dish that consists of poached eggs in a spicy green tomato sauce with cilantro and feta cheese on top. This is the finest breakfast I’ve ever had!

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  • Time to prepare: 35 minutes
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  • Sarah wrote this article.
  • Time to Prepare: 10 minutes
  • Time to prepare: 35 minutes
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  • Breakfast is a category of food.
  • Oven method
  • Mediterranean cuisine

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  • Time to Prepare: 10 minutes
  • Time to prepare: 35 minutes
  • Time allotted: 45 minutes
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  • Breakfast is a category of food.
  • Oven method
  • Mediterranean cuisine

Ingredients

  • 1 chopped green pepper
  • 1 medium chopped white onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, diced
  • 1 diced jalapeo (2 if you wish to add a garnish!)
  • 4 ounces hatch green chilis, diced
  • 22 oz whole green tomatoes in a can
  • cumin (1 1/2 teaspoons)
  • a half teaspoon of sugar
  • paprika, 1 teaspoon
  • a quarter teaspoon of red pepper flakes
  • to taste with salt
  • a dozen big eggs
  • garnish with a handful of cilantro
  • 3 oz. crumbled feta cheese, to serve as a garnish
  • garnish with a few sprigs of fresh mint and green peas (completely optional; I simply liked how they looked!)

Instructions

  1. Sauté the green pepper, onion, garlic, and jalapeo in olive oil in a large cast-iron pan over medium heat until the onions are translucent and the pepper is tender, approximately 5 minutes.
  2. Add the green chilies to the mix. Squeeze the tomatoes into the sauce with your hands, breaking them apart. Toss in the cumin, sugar, paprika, red pepper flakes, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook for 10 minutes on low heat.
  3. Fill a food processor or blender halfway with the contents and pulse until smooth. Return the liquid to the skillet.
  4. With the back of a spoon, make five indentations in the tomato mixture, then break your five eggs into the holes. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 10-15 minutes over medium-low heat, or until the egg whites are completely opaque.
  5. Add a large handful of cilantro, crumbled feta, mint, and green peas to the top. Serve with your favorite bread (a soft baguette, brioche, or pita comes highly recommended!)

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Green shakshuka is a North African dish that is made with eggs and tomatoes. It’s traditionally served as a breakfast meal, but it can also be eaten for dinner. Reference: green shakshuka with tomatillo.

Frequently Asked Questions

What nationality is Shakshuka?

A: Shakshuka is a traditional Jewish dish that originated from Tunisia.

What is the difference between Shakshuka and menemen?

A: Shakshuka is a Middle Eastern dish, whereas menemen is Turkish.

What is the difference between Shakshuka and huevos rancheros?

A: Both are eggs-based dishes. Shakshuka is a popular Israeli dish that typically consists of fried or baked onions, tomatoes and spices with an omelette in the middle. On the other hand, huevos rancheros usually have red chili peppers on top of scrambled eggs mixed with pinto beans and salsa verde.

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