Foodie Friday

Healthy Recipe of the Week

Spicy Shakshuka

Let’s spice up our taste buds!


  • 3 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Onion (chopped)
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper (chopped)
  • 2 Garlic Cloves (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin (ground)
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 3 tablespoon Tomato Paste
  • 5 cups Plum Tomatoes (chopped)
  • 8 Eggs (large)
  • 1/3 cup Feta Cheese (finely crumbled)
  • 1 cup Fresh Cilantro (chopped)


Preheat oven to 400°F. Heat olive oil in ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Cook onion, red bell pepper, garlic, chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper for about 5 minutes or until vegetables start to soften.

Stir in tomato paste and cook for 1 minute. Stir in plum tomatoes and bring to a simmer. Reduce hear to medium-low. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 15 minutes or until sauce has thickened. 

Make 8 divots in the sauce with a spoon. Crack an egg into each divot. Transfer to oven. Cook for 5 to 8 minutes or until eggs are soft-cooked or until desired doneness. 

Garnish with feta cheese and cilantro.

Yield: 8 servings

Nutritional Information

Per serving: 172 calories. 11g total fat. 3g saturated fat. 9g total carbohydrates. 4g total sugar (0g added). 3g dietary fiber. 9g protein. 311mg sodium. 421mg potassium. 70mg calcium. 1mcg vitamin D. 1mg iron. 






Tufts University. (2020, March 19). Spicy shakshuka. Health & Nutrition Letter: Your Guide to  Living Healthier Longer.


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