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Shakshuka
with Mediterranean Platter of fresh veggies and baba ganoush

Active: 35 min Total: 35 min
Every time we feature this classic baked Mediterranean egg dish, it gets declared a favorite of vegetarians and carnivores alike. Served with a Mediterranean platter of veggies and baba ganoush (smoky eggplant dip), there's a little something for everyone to enjoy in this meal.
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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Shakshuka with Mediterranean Platter:
  • Cumin - 1/2 tsp
  • Paprika - 1/2 tsp
  • Chili powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Garlic - 3 cloves , chopped
  • Onions, medium - 1 , diced
  • Jalapenos (opt) - 3 , seeds removed and diced (sub green bell pepper)
  • Eggplant - 8 oz , diced
  • Bell peppers, any color - 1 , sliced
  • Cucumbers - 1/2 lb , sliced into sticks
  • Basil leaves - 1/4 cup , chiffonade
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Tomatoes, diced (28 oz / 794 g can) - 1 can
  • Eggs - 4
  • Baby carrots - 6 oz
  • Baba ganoush, store-bought - 8 oz

Prep

  1. Make spice mix - Combine cumin, paprika, chili powder and salt. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Garlic / Onions / Jalapenos / Eggplant - Prep as directed. Combine onions, jalapenos and eggplant. Store garlic separately. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead of time)
  3. Peppers / Cucumbers (use this video as a guide, but make thicker for dipping) - Prep as directed and combine. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  4. Basil - Chiffonade basil.

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Make

  1. Heat up a skillet or saute pan that you have a lid for over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan and then onions, jalapenos and eggplants with some salt. Saute for ~6 minutes, until softened. Add garlic and saute for 1 minute more.
  2. Add in diced tomatoes (including liquid) with spice mix. Saute for ~4 minutes to let flavors come together
  3. Crack eggs directly into tomatoes. Lower heat to medium, cover, and cook for ~5 minutes, or until eggs are done to your liking.
  4. While eggs cook, arrange Mediterranean platter with baby carrots, peppers, cucumbers and baba ganoush.
  5. Serve shakshuka with basil on top (since it can be a bit of a runny dish, it's best enjoyed in a bowl). Enjoy Mediterranean platter on the side and dip veggies in baba ganoush.

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