Shakshuka with Spinach and Harissa Recipe

My mother is an article clipper. She reads the newspaper each morning – not the type that’s on the web – and he or she clips articles for everybody that she’s near. Techy stuff for Jack, determine skating/olympic articles for my sister, and naturally recipe concepts for me. These bits of recipe inspiration are all the time useful as a result of, fairly actually, I typically get caught in my head about what to make and I respect the surface perspective.

Shakshuka with Spinach and Harissa

She came visiting just a few weeks in the past and mentioned “I don’t know how to pronounce this one but it looks really good, why don’t you make something like this?” I hesitated for a second as a result of whereas I’ve all the time beloved Shakshuka, the explanation I didn’t have already got a recipe on the weblog is that dishes like this are particularly difficult to make look cute. Eggs in tomato sauce could be fairly… inconsistent… looks-wise.

Then I assumed “I’ll do mini skillets!” Anything mini is all the time cute, proper? That method there would be solely a lot room for the eggs to unfold and I deliberate to high the ugly components with herbs (meals styling professional tip, btw). Except I solely had 1 mini skillet and three of us to feed. Then I had a kind of moments the place I ended to assume “what is that this loopy life that I’ve that I’ve simply spent an hour plotting methods to make shakshuka look cute?” and simply acquired on with it.

Shakshuka with Spinach and Harissa

Cuteness apart, I actually love this dish – It’s good for this time of yr as a result of it’s largely a pantry meal. My model has spinach combined for further veggie energy and harissa combined in for further spice. See the recipe under for directions to make this complete recipe in a single skillet. Since I used to be dividing this into a number of skillets to serve three, I made the sauce in a separate pan and saved the additional within the fridge for an impromptu-shakshuka lunch the subsequent day.

Shakshuka with Spinach and Harissa

Shakshuka with Spinach and Harissa


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion (1 medium onion)
  • 1 purple bell pepper, de-seeded and diced
  • three medium garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon floor cumin
  • 2 tablespoons harissa paste, elective*
  • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper, elective
  • Several huge handfuls of recent spinach
  • Sea salt and freshly floor black pepper
  • four eggs
  • ⅓ cup crumbled feta, elective
  • ⅓ cup recent parsley leaves
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • Toasted slices of ciabatta bread (1 to 2 per serving)
  • Microgreens for garnish, elective
  1. Heat the oil in a big 12-inch skillet over medium warmth. Add the onion and some beneficiant pinches of salt and pepper. Add the purple pepper and cook dinner till the onion is tender and translucent, 6 to eight minutes.
  2. Turn the warmth to medium-low and add the garlic, smoked paprika and cumin. Stir and let cook dinner for about 30 seconds, then add the tomatoes, harissa paste, if utilizing, and some extra pinches of salt and pepper. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes till the sauce is thickened. Taste and regulate seasonings, including the cayenne pepper for extra kick, if desired.
  3. Add the spinach and stir till wilted. Make four wells within the sauce and crack within the eggs. Cover and cook dinner till the eggs are set, 5 to eight minutes.**
  4. Serve with feta cheese, parsley, diced avocado and microgreens, if utilizing. Serve with toasted bread for scooping and revel in!
* In this recipe, I used Mina Harissa Mild, which may be very delicate. Spice ranges differ tremendously between manufacturers. Add harissa with warning for those who’re utilizing one other model and also you’re delicate to spice.

** If you like to make use of smaller skillets as proven within the image, divide the sauce among the many skillets and proceed to simmer over medium-low warmth. Make wells and crack within the desired variety of eggs. Cover and cook dinner till the eggs are set, 5 to eight minutes.

Make this gluten free by utilizing GF bread.



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