Simple Shakshuka Recipe

Simple Shakshuka Recipe

I love a good shakshuka and this one is a fantastic way to eat your veggies for breakfast. The sauce is great to make ahead to make breakfast extra quick and easy.

Simple Shakshuka Recipe

By: Georgia Harding

This quick and simple shakshuka recipe is a fantastic way to get your five serves of veg for breakfast and set yourself up for the day.



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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • 1 small zucchini, grated
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1 red capsicum, diced
  • 2 tsp harissa paste, to taste (optional)
  • 700g tomato passata
  • Sea salt & pepper, to taste
  • 30g (approx. 1 handful) baby spinach, chopped
  • 4 eggs (more or less, according to appetite)
  • To Serve
  • 100g feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • Micro herbs


  • In a large frying pan, add the olive oil and onion and cook until translucent.
  • Add the garlic and spices and cook for 1 min.
  • Add the zucchini, carrot, capsicum, harissa, tomato passata and season. Cover and simmer for 15-20 mins, or until the vegetables have softened.
  • Stir in the spinach leaves.
  • Make 4 wells in the sauce using the back of a spoon and crack an egg into each. Place the lid on and cook until the eggs are to your liking (approx. 5 mins for soft yolks and 8 mins for hard yolks). The longer you simmer them, the more they cook so you may even like to stagger adding the eggs if some members of your family like them harder.
  • Spoon into bowls and top with crumbled feta, herbs and avocado before serving.
  • Tip: How many eggs you add will depend on your appetite (1 or 2 per person) and you can use as many as you can eat.


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Georgia Harding

Georgia Harding

Georgia Harding is a naturopath with almost 20 years experience, a mother and a passionate health educator. After many years consulting in a busy practice, lecturing in natural medicine and sharing her knowledge on talkback radio, Georgia decided to reach out and share her passion for holistic health by developing her blog, Well Nourished.
On her website, she shares fad-free health advice and intolerance/allergy-friendly recipes to inspire people to live happy, healthy lives and create delicious food memories.

Georgia’s ebook Rise and Shine: A Well Nourished Breakfast will inspire and guide you to prepare the most important meal of the day in just minutes. Her latest ebook The Well Nourished Lunch Box contains over 50 nut-free, allergy-friendly wholefood sweet and savoury snacks, lunches and meals to inspire you to pack a nourishing lunch box that your kids will love to eat and you will love to make.

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