Quarantine Eats: The Easiest Shakshuka

Shakshuka.
Other than it being one of the most fun words to say, it’s also a delicious North African / Middle Eastern dish comprised of saucy tomatoes and eggs cracked right on top.

Healthy, cheap, delicious, & easy to whip up, Shakshuka may be the perfect dish.
While I’ve often seen it served at breakfast or brunch (hence, the eggs), Matthew and I decided to try a fun spin on it for dinner – sans the eggs.

And we only used 5 ingredients.

Okay, yes, we cheated.
We actually used a pre-made Shakshuka sauce we found at the grocery store.
Which made it an even easier, faster, cheaper meal!

Here’s what we used:

  • A jar of Heirloom Shakushuka (Private Selection, wassup Kroger)
  • A can of Garbanzo Beans (aka chickpeas)
  • A handful of Grilled Onions (not pictured below)
  • A handful of Spinach
  • Tortilla (+ cheese) or chips (both optional, but highly recommended)

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& here’s how we made it:

  1. Place the onions and garbanzo beans in a pan over medium heat
  2. After ~5 minutes grilling the onions and garbanzo beans, add the Shakshuka sauce
  3. Let simmer for ~3 minutes before stirring in the spinach
  4. Remove from heat and dish into bowls
  5. Enjoy with chips or a grilled cheese tortilla (tip: on a non-stick pan, cook the tortilla w/ the cheese on top until melted slightly. Then flip over to burn the cheese on the other side – delish!)

Shakshuka may be my new favorite dish (mainly b/c it’s saucy, spicy, and can be enjoyed with chips) + its making this April snowstorm kinda worth it (yay for comfort foods).

Next time, I need to stray away from this knock-off version and cook it from scratch with the eggs and all! Stay tuned for that…

Have you made Shakshuka? What do you think?
Let me know in the comments below!

frugal & free,
Claire

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