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Shakshuka
with eggs / pita / yogurt dip

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This rustic vegetarian meal with eggs poached in a rich tomato sauce always gets great reviews from our community when we feature it on a meal plan. For a fun twist, we're serving this version alongside a tangy yogurt dip with romaine lettuce leaves and pita. This recipe was last featured in 2018.

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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Yogurt Dip with Pita and Romaine:
  • Yogurt, plain or Greek - 1 cup
  • Garlic powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Dill, dried - 1/2 tsp (sub dried oregano)
  • Lemon zest - 1/2 tsp
  • Mustard, Dijon - 1/2 tsp
  • Lettuce, romaine - 12 leaves
  • Pita bread - 4 rounds, wedges
Shakshuka:
  • Cumin - 1/2 tsp
  • Paprika - 1/2 tsp
  • Chili powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Bell peppers, any color - 1, diced
  • Onions, medium - 1, diced
  • Jalapenos - 2, seeds removed and diced (sub green bell peppers)
  • Garlic - 3 cloves, chopped
  • Green onions - 1 stalk, chopped, white and green parts separate
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Tomatoes, diced (28 oz / 794 g can) - 1 can
  • Eggs - 8

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Prep

  1. Make spice mix - Combine cumin, paprika, chili powder, and salt. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  2. Bell peppers / Onions / Jalapenos / Garlic - Prep as directed. Combine bell peppers, onions, and jalapenos. Store garlic separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead of time)

  3. Make yogurt dip - Whisk together yogurt, garlic powder, dried dill, lemon zest, and mustard. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)

  4. Green onions - Chop green onions. Store white and green parts separately. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)

  5. Romaine - Separate leaves (these will be used for dipping, so the firm middle and inside leaves will hold up best). (Can be done 1 day ahead)

  6. Pita - Slice into wedges.

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Make

  1. Optional step if you want to toast your pita - Heat oven or toaster oven to 350F / 177C degrees. Toast pita for 5 to 7 minutes when oven has warmed up.

  2. Heat up a skillet or saute pan (choose one that has a lid) with oil over medium-high heat. Add bell peppers, onions, and jalapenos with some salt. Saute for ~6 minutes, until softened. Add white parts of green onions and garlic and saute for 1 minute more.

  3. Add diced tomatoes (including liquid) and spice mix. Saute for ~4 minutes to let flavors come together.

  4. Crack eggs directly into tomatoes. Lower heat to medium, cover, and cook for ~5 minutes, or until eggs are done to your liking.

  5. While eggs cook, set romaine leaves, pita, and yogurt dip out on a platter.

  6. Top shakshuka with green parts of green onions and season eggs with some salt and pepper.

  7. Serve shakshuka with yogurt dip on the side. Dip romaine leaves in yogurt dip. Enjoy pita wedges in dip and use them to scoop up shakshuka.

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (33)
Gluten-free (1)
Paleo (3)
Vegetarian (5)

15 reviews

I did a very good thing by making garlic bread (at a kid’s request) with this. So good.

By: Marisa
Posted: Jul 14, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Need a little more liquid and didn’t have jalapeños this time.

By: Erica
Posted: May 15, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

It always takes my eggs 3x longer to cook than suggested. The elements of this were all delicious but the Romaine was weird. I’d rather have a salad.

By: Caitlin
Posted: Mar 16, 2022
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Great recipe, needed an increase in seasoning but really enjoyed this!

By: Sarah
Posted: Feb 11, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Easy weeknight meal. Enjoyed dipping the different items.

By: Julie
Posted: Jan 23, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Kind of messed up with 2 servings. Way too dry and overcooked. I wish I used the whole can of tomatoes. I liked the dip but not with romaine — really good with raw yellow bell pepper.

By: Stacey
Posted: Jan 20, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful