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Mediterranean Diet Recipes: Shakshuka (Eggs Baked in Tomatoes)

Shakshuka (Eggs Poached in Spicy Tomato Sauce - Morocco)

3.67 from 15 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 4
Calories 230 kcal


  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, chopped (optional)
  • 4 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 cup fresh oregano, chopped
  • 4-6 eggs
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  • Heat oil in a medium to large skillet.
  • Sauté onion and garlic for 1 minute.
  • Add red pepper. Sauté for a few minutes.
  • Add jalapeno pepper. Sauté for about 30 seconds.
  • Add chopped tomatoes, cumin and smoked paprika. Simmer for 15-20 minutes until sauce begins to thicken. Salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Stir in oregano.
  • Crack eggs on top of mixture. Continue to simmer for a few minutes until egg begins to set.
  • Stir eggs into mixture. Turn off heat. Salt and pepper, to taste.


Calories: 230kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 10gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 164mgSodium: 655mgPotassium: 1012mgFiber: 7gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 1992IUVitamin C: 83mgCalcium: 219mgIron: 7mg
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