March 26, 2021

Shakshuka with Feta & Garlic Toast


shakshuka with feta and garlic toast
Need a breakfast, brunch, or dinner idea? Shakshuka is a classic North African & Middle Eastern dish that is typically eaten for breakfast, but can be eaten any time of day. I especially like this easy, healthy dish for dinner. It’s a simple one-pan meal made with a combination of simmering tomatoes, onions, garlic, spices and poached eggs. Adding tangy crumbled feta cheese and fresh cilantro or parsley at the end is the perfect finishing touch. I love to serve this with garlic toast, which is great for dipping in the delicious sauce.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4


  • 4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • ¼ tsp coriander
  • ¼ tsp crushed red pepper, or to taste
  • 1 26.46 oz box Pomi finely chopped tomatoes (or whole plum tomatoes with their juices, finely chopped)
  • 2 cilantro stems, leaves removed
  • ¾ teaspoon sea salt, plus more as needed
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper, plus more as needed
  • ½ cup feta, crumbled
  • 8 large eggs
  • Chopped cilantro or parsley, for serving
  • For the Garlic Toast:
  • 1 16- ounce loaf of Italian bread or French bread of choice
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 large cloves garlic, minced on microplane
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • Scant ½ tsp salt


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-low and add onion and bell pepper. Cook, stirring often until the onions and peppers are tender, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook another 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Add the cumin, smoked paprika, coriander and crushed red pepper, stirring to coat the spices onto the onions and peppers.
  • Pour in the tomatoes and season with salt and pepper.
  • Simmer until tomatoes have thickened, about 10 minutes.
  • Taste and add more salt and pepper if needed.
  • Using a rubber spatula, make 8 spaces to crack the eggs in the sauce. Gently crack eggs into skillet over tomatoes. Transfer skillet to oven and bake until eggs are just set, 7 to 10 minutes. Sprinkle with feta and cilantro. Serve with garlic toast
  • In the meantime, make the garlic toast: Slice the loaf diagonally to make ¼ inch thick slices.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the softened butter, olive oil, garlic, oregano and salt.
  • Spread the butter mixture onto one side of the sliced bread. Place the slices, butter side up on a sheet pan and bake for about 5 minutes, until they edges are crispy and the center has a slight crunch but is still slightly soft in the center.
  • Serve the shakshuka garnished with cilantro or parsley and garlic toast.
Keyword 30 minute meal, healthy, one-pot-meal, vegetarian
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