Poached eggs cooked in a spiced green tomato sauce and topped with cilantro and feta? How you say…drool? This Green Shakshuka Recipe is the best breakfast ever!
It goes like this: shakshuka is one of my favorite dishes ever. Like. EVER. So Green Shakshuka? Oh oh yes. I first had this delicious dish when I worked at Sofra Bakery. It was truly love at first bite. Beautifully poached eggs, a spiced tomato mixture, and bread to sop it all up.
I must’ve eaten it once a week for the entire time I worked there. Maybe even more.
Fast forward a few years, and I decided to try my own traditional shakshuka recipe, and it was a hit. But for the last few months I’ve been thinking about this idea of a green version. So finally last week I made it. And it. was. glorious.
Back up. What is Shakshuka?
Shakshuka is a North African dish made of eggs poached in a mixture of sautéed tomatoes, peppers, onions, and spices. You typically eat it with a spoon and/or bread, the bread basically being a spoon-like vessel for all that delicious smokey spicy tomato goodness. It looks fancy as heck, but it’s actually pretty darn easy to throw together for a weekend brunch. You basically cook down a scrumptious, spiced tomato sauce in a cast iron pan, drop in your eggs, pop it in the oven et voila! Green Shakshuka!
And Green Shakshuka?
Omg let me tell you! This green version is pretty much the same as the traditional dish, it’s just made with green peppers instead of red peppers, and green tomatoes instead of red tomatoes. I also added in some hatch green chilis and jalapeños for extra smokey spicy flavor. The result is just as tasty, and (gasp!) even more beautiful.
And in my mind, what’s a proper egg breakfast without cheese? Cheese is a nonnegotiable. Finish your green shakshuka off with crumbled feta, for a delicious salty finisish.