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This easy Shakshuka recipe is made in under 20 minutes by simmering peppers, shallots, and spices with a basic tomato sauce, then poaching the eggs directly in the sauce. It’s a delicious, healthy breakfast that’s especially great if you’re following Whole30, Low Carb, Paleo, or Gluten Free!
A quick and boldly flavored breakfast made with eggs, basic tomato sauce, peppers, and spices. It’s Whole30, Paleo, Gluten Free, and Low Carb.
Servings 4 servings
4 eggs3 cups tomato sauce 24 oz.2 Tablespoons olive oil1 shallot1 red bell pepper about 1.5 cups diced1 small hot pepper optional1/2 teaspoons cumin1/4 teaspoon garlic powder1/4 teaspoons paprika1/4 teaspoons cayenne pepper1/4 teaspoons salt1/8 teaspoons pepper2 Tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
Slice and remove the seeds from the peppers, then finely dice the the shallot and peppers (wear gloves if you’re using a hot pepper — ouch!). Mince the parsley.
Heat the oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the peppers and shallot and saute together until softened, for about 4-5 minutes.
Pour in the sauce and add the spices. Stir the mixture and bring it to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Cook for about 4-5 minutes.
Use a spatula to make four small well in the sauce and crack an egg into each one.
Cover the skillet and lower to heat. Allow the eggs to steam about 6-8 minutes, or until the whites have set and the yolks are still a little runny.
If you like your yolks cooked through, poke the yolks with a fork, cover, and cook for an extra 2-3 minutes.
Season with salt and pepper and sprinkle with fresh parsley. Serve with avocado slices!
The sauce should reduce by about 1/3 as the eggs simmer. If the consistency of the sauce becomes too thick for your liking, stir in 1-2 tablespoons at a time to thin it out.
To avoid oversalting, wait until the dish is cooked and season to taste.
Optionally, add more vegetables by adding in a cup of baby spinach or kale while the sauce simmers.
Always wear gloves while cutting and handling hot peppers.
For extra spice, add up to 2 tablespoons of diced hot peppers.
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days, per USDA.
If you’re following Whole30, be sure the tomato sauce doesn’t have added sugar.
Calories: 118kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 217mg | Potassium: 227mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 2956IU | Vitamin C: 59mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1mg
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