Easy Shakshuka with Avocado

Easy Shakshuka with Avocado | pumpkin & peanut butter

 

Happy post-Thanksgiving friends! Didn’t this holiday weekend FLY by?!

We had most of our family in town for the holiday and it was so wonderful having our home chock-full of loved ones for a few days. Since we all live in different cities up and down the east coast, I definitely savor these times together even more since it happens so infrequently. But even after our time together, it’s always such a letdown when the big day is over and the family starts to head back home.

At least we have Hanukkah and Christmas to look forward to now, right?!

 

Easy Shakshuka with Avocado | pumpkin & peanut butter

 

Speaking of which, have you already started decorating for the next big holiday? I’m one of those people who puts their Christmas tree up (ohh, and menorah now too!) the weekend after Thanksgiving every year WITHOUT FAIL. I love that quick transition from holiday to holiday – it just means we have that much more celebrating to do!

And with all the Christmas and Hanukkah prep in our future, I’m sure we’re all in need of some quick, easy, healthy meals to get us through this holiday season. And, boy, have I got you covered today!

Have you ever tried shakshuka before?!

 

Easy Shakshuka with Avocado | pumpkin & peanut butter

 

Shakshuka is an Israeli Turkish dish involving a bubbly, stewed tomato and veggie sauce with simmered eggs scattered throughout. This dish is one of my all-time favorite comfort foods. It’s warm and cozy and shockingly easy to prepare.

My take on shakshuka is quite simple. Just sauté some onions and garlic, add in two cans of diced tomatoes with spices and tomato paste, crack in some organic eggs, and simmer away!

I like to top my skillet with some sliced avocado, salty feta, and freshly chopped cilantro for extra flavor. Ohh and I ALWAYS serve it up with some crusty sourdough, of course!

But if you really want to fancy it up, add in some sautéed mushrooms and peppers during the initial cooking for some extra fiber. I do it all the time when I have some extra veggies on hand and it is AWESOME!

So as the holiday season jumps into turbo mode, I hope this dish becomes a favorite quick weeknight dinner or weekend breakfast in your house. It certainly has been in mine!

 

Easy Shakshuka with Avocado | pumpkin & peanut butter

Easy Shakshuka with Avocado

Serves 3-5
Cook time 30 minutes
Dietary Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Meal type Breakfast

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Medium yellow onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 15 oz cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 5-6 cage free eggs
  • 2 tablespoons feta cheese (optional)
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro, for garnish
  • 1 avocado, sliced

Directions

Step 1
Drizzle 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Pour in diced onion and cook for 5-6 minutes, or until almost translucent. Add in minced garlic, stir, and cook for an additional minute.
Step 2
Pour in two 15-ounce cans of diced tomatoes, tomato paste, paprika, salt, and pepper. Stir and cook for 10 minutes, or until tomatoes have thickened.
Step 3
Make a well for each of the eggs and crack one egg into each well. Cover and simmer eggs for 5-6 minutes, or until cooked to desired consistency.
Step 4
Remove skillet from heat and top with feta, sliced avocado, and chopped cilantro. Serve with crusty bread and enjoy!

Easy Shakshuka with Avocado | pumpkin & peanut butter

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Hi, I’m Liz and this is my food blog where I share my love of healthy foods and whole ingredients. You will find mostly vegetarian dishes, plenty of sweets, and lots of love from this little kitchen in Durham, North Carolina!

6 Comments

  1. YES! Shakshuka! This is one of my favorite easy dishes of all time to just whip up when I can’t think of anything else to make, or for a simple weekend brunch. Love the idea of topping it with avocado! I also made one with goat cheese once and it was incredible 🙂

    • Ohhh that sounds awesome!! You’re so right, shakshuka is the best go-to easy meal!

  2. We always put up our tree and decorations the day after Thanksgiving too. The longer we can enjoy the season, the better! 🙂

    I’ve actually never tried Shakshuka but it looks so good. I would definitely make it with avocado too- such a perfect combo!

  3. haha yup we most definitely put up our decorations the day after thanksgiving! I love getting to have them out longer!

    And this dish looks sooo good. I’m all about the easy meals after cooking so much for the holiday!

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