Green Shakshuka

Spring Green Shakshuka is a versatile one-pot breakfast (or dinner) meal packed with nutrients and vitamins. Ready in less than 30 minutes.

This recipe comes to us from Happy Kitchen.Rocks.

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Serves 4

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium-sized yellow onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 -1 jalapeno with seeds for extra spiciness (otherwise, removed), chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 leek chopped
  • 4 spears asparagus chopped
  • 100 grams or 1 cup mung bean sprouts
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 100 grams or 1 cup baby beet greens
  • 100 grams or 1 cup stinging nettles chopped, leaves only
  • 100 grams or 1 cup baby spinach
  • 50 grams or 1/2 cup wild garlic chopped
  • 2 sprigs oregano chopped
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley to garnish
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • hot sauce to serve (optional)
  • crusty bread to serve (optional)


1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet or cast iron pan over medium heat. Sautéing chopped onion, garlic and jalapeno until soft, for about 3 minutes. Add ground cumin and smoked paprika and cook for 1 more minute, stirring frequently.

2. Add chopped leek, asparagus, mung bean sprouts, green onions, baby beet greens, stinging nettles, baby spinach, wild garlic and oregano. Sauté until the liquid evaporates, stirring occasionally, for about 8 minutes.

3. Make wells in the green mass and poach eggs into them. Cook until the eggs are done. You can cover the skillet with a lid for a quicker result.

4. Garnish with chopped parsley and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Serve with hot sauce of your choice and fresh crusty bread (optional).

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Nutrition Information

Green Shakshuka

Servings per Recipe: 4

Amount per Serving

Calories:  208

Calories from Fat:  108

Total Fat:  12g

Saturated Fat:  3g

Cholesterol:  186mg

Sodium:  158mg

Carbohydrates:  16g

Dietary Fiber:  6g

Protein:  11g

Sugars:  4g

Vitamin A:  36%

Vitamin C:  51%

Calcium:  36%

Iron:  23%

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