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Traditional Shakshuka


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Israel, Tel Aviv – our trip to Tel Aviv was all about food. On top of food, city itself is magical and we are coming back for sure. You know when you have a feeling that the city is happy? That is Tel Aviv. Every street has the story, every neighbourhood is so vibrant and you want to see every hidden corner of it.
Food in Aviv was the reason of our trip. We went directly in the heart of our favourite cuisine. You can literally eat hummus and Shakshuka on every corner. But hey, true foodie will walk miles and miles to try the most original recipes as possible.

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Shakshuka. I was quite sceptic about this meal as I have a problem eating cooked paprika (my tummy simply does not like it). And would you believe me if I say the I never ate Shakshuka before Tel Aviv? Dr. Shakshuka, most famous place for THE Shakshuka in the city. He mastered his art of making this actually super cheap meal in prison and afterwards he became famous. And there, hidden in the walls of Jaffa’s Flea Market, I ate my first ever Shakshuka. Explosion of taste, simplicity reached another level. And no taste of cooked paprika from that moment Shakshuka became one of my favourite quick and easy meals to prepare. I just had one big challenge, how to create a Shakshuka recipe that taste at least close as the one from Dr. Shakshuka.

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Let’s try….

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For more Israeli inspired recipes, check out our mejadra, pearl couscous salad or the chicken with cardamon rice.


Shakshuka is not only the Israeli national dish, it is also super easy to prepare and is suitable for breakfast, brunch or lunch.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine: Israelian, Middle Eastern
Keyword: cherry tomatoes, eggs, shakshuka, telavivi
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 280kcal


  • 500 g Chopped Tomatoes canned
  • 2 pcs Fresh Tomatoes big
  • 100 ml Tomato Passata optional
  • 2 tsp Tomato Paste
  • 1 tsp Sweet Smoked Paprika Powder
  • 6 pcs Garlic Cloves grated
  • 5 pcs Eggs
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Handful Fresh Parsley to garnish


  • Place the cooking pan over medium heat and drizzle in olive oil 
  • Once Oil is hot enough add garlic and cook them until golden (do not burn)
  • After few minutes, when garlic is golden, add chopped fresh tomatoes and cook them until they start to get softer. Add canned chopped tomatoes, sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste and cook for 10-15 minutes. Stir occasionally 
  • After about 8 minutes of cooking, add tomato paste and smoked paprika
  • At the end make little ‘wholes’ in tomato sauce and add eggs
  • You can stir around to mix the egg white with the tomato sauce or simply leave the eggs (as we did) to cook for 3-4 minutes. You can cover the pan as well to cook the eggs
  • Once done, garnish with fresh chopped parsley and serve with warm bread 
  • Enjoy your BeastFeast!

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