Thursday, September 4, 2014

#TBT Shakshuka Revisited

Shakshuka was always my go-to college recipe--back when I wouldn't have been judged too harshly for the "Ramen & Mac" diet... No matter what, I always had the basic ingredients on hand: eggs, tomatoes of some sort (sometimes fresh, sometimes canned), spices. If you're going bare bones, that's really all you need. It's cheap, filling, and oh-so-tasty. It tasted complex and slightly complicated, impressive to friends, but oh-so-simple.

Today's post is actually an update of a recipe I posted three years ago. THIS is what it used to look like:

Eek. That looks anything but appetizing.

There, that's better.

Now it looks like something you'd eat, right? And you should. Cheap, tasty, dare I say HEALTHY?

Go for it.


  • 1 onion, cut into strips
  • 2 cloves garlic, diced or grated
  • 4 small tomatoes, diced (or one large jar of diced tomatoes)
  • 1/2 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 tbs tomato paste
  • 1 tbs turmeric
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp fresh parsley, chopped

-Over medium heat, warm the olive oil. Add the onions and spices and cook until just soft. Add the garlic and tomato paste and cook a few more minutes.

-Add the rest of the veggies and cook until soft. Stir until well combined with the spices.

-Crack eggs over the top of the pan and remove from heat. Cover and let sit until eggs are at desired consistency. Serve with fresh parsley.


  1. ummm, that looks AWESOME! love it. (and what a fun #tbt)

  2. What a delicious recipe! And boy has it come a long way - I hate looking at my old posts, haha.

    1. Me too! I'm in a recipe roundup group and so often they request a recipe that I have, but I when I share the link I'm like "I PROMISE this tastes better than it looks!"

  3. haha oh man, I cringe looking at some of my old photos! So not appetizing!!

    This looks delicious - eggs and tomatoes is always a great thing!

  4. This looks sooo good! I think I'll make it for brunch on Sunday :)

  5. I love shakshuka! I haven't made it in ages but your post (and photos!) have me craving it in the worst way. Thanks for the awesome inspiration!

  6. That looks delicious! I've never heard of shakshuka, but I love everything going on in there + we're a little obsessed with eggs lately. I feel like every day of my life is a throwback to the terrible photography on my blog. We're still far from perfect, but we both cringe when I happen to look up an old recipe. The worst part is that Josh knew better the WHOLE TIME and just let me be terrible at it. Men.

  7. Heh. Nothing like looking at your own old photos as a cringe inducing moment, huh?
    And yep... it looks delicious now.

  8. This looks amazing. I've been wanting to make shakshuka! I'm going to try this next week!