Spicy Chick Pea & Roasted Pepper Shakshouka


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5 from 2 votes

Spicy Chick Pea and Roasted Pepper Shakshouka

This hearty Middle-eastern spiced stew is easy to make with staples from your pantry and perfect for brunch, lunch, or a speedy meatless-Monday supper.  This dish is delicious on its own or with crusty bread to dunk into the luscious egg yolks. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Brunch, Side
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 248kcal


  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 tsp table salt divided
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp spicy smoked paprika
  • 1 15 oz can fire roasted diced tomatoes in their own juice undrained
  • 1 15 oz cans chickpeas drained & rinsed
  • 12 oz roasted peppers drained & chopped
  • 1 5 oz containers pre-washed baby spinach
  • 4 large eggs
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese


  • Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-low heat. Add onion and ½ tsp salt and sauté, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes or until softened. Stir in garlic, cumin, cayenne, and pimentón and cook for 1 minute. Add tomatoes, roasted peppers, and chickpeas to pan, stir to combine, and mash chickpeas slightly with a potato masher.
  • Use tongs to toss in baby spinach, sprinkle mixture with water, and cook, covered for 5-10 minutes or until spinach is wilted (tossing mixture once half-way through). Stir in remaining ½ tsp salt. Carefully crack each egg into a small cup and slide over stew. Cover and cook until whites are set, about 5 minutes. Garnish with parsley and serve warm.


This dish is easily halved to serve 2.


Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 172mg | Sodium: 2251mg | Potassium: 805mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 4500IU | Vitamin C: 66.7mg | Calcium: 227mg | Iron: 5.4mg

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