If you remember, I went to Ottolenghi for breakfast with my brother a while back (here) and so ensued one of the most delicious morning meals I’ve ever had. There and then I made a vow I would have to re-create this Shakshuka dish at home.

This Sunday the opportunity finally arose. A Sunday brunch spent in instead of going out. Cost effective and delicious at the same time! It’s just one of those that is a guaranteed crowd pleasure and makes you look like a pro even though it’s dead simple to make! My kind of dish.

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It was a pretty busy weekend, with failed meeting attempts, a beer festival, birthdays, cake, and trains. This brunch was a nice moment to just sit down and enjoy. And I have to admit, I did feel quite smug to have pulled this together so quickly and easily! Definite ego boost.
To make enough for two in a medium skillet, you will need:

1/4 tsp cumin seeds

Cooking oil

Half an onion, sliced

2 garlic cloves, crushed

1 red pepper & 1 yellow pepper, cored and cut into strips

2 beef tomatoes, roughly chopped

1 tsp of paprika & zaatar

1/3 tsp saffron strands

Sea salt to taste

Bunch of fresh coriander/cilantro, chopped

2 eggs

1/4 cup crumbled feta

Warm pittas for serving (I used 3)

Recipe inspired by Ottolenghi & Smitten Kitchen
Shakshuka via Teffy's Perks

Dry roast your cumin seeds for one minute on your skillet. Add in the oil & onions and sauté for a few minutes until a nice golden brown. Add in your garlic, peppers, spices & saffron, and a handful of the coriander, again cooking until garlic is soft and peppers have a nice colour.

Add in your chopped tomatoes & salt with a splash of water. Cover and let simmer on medium heat for about 15 minutes, making sure that it maintains a nice consistency, never let it go too dry. If needed, add more water along the way. Adjust seasoning if needed.

Shakshuka via Teffy's Perks

Create two small craters on the sides, carefully crack your eggs and cover. Simmer just enough to harden the egg whites but maintain a runny yolk, around 8-10 minutes. In the meantime, toast your pitta bread.

Sprinkle with coriander & feta and serve! This North African dish is eaten communally, so lay it in the middle of the table and eat straight from the skillet. You’ll probably need a fork to help with some scooping, but your bread does a lot of the work!

Shakshuka via Teffy's Perks

This was absolutely delicious and so simple to make, without breaking anyone’s budget. If you want, you can definitely used some canned tomatoes instead or alongside the fresh ones, it’s up to you! Also, feel free to spice it up with the likes of jalapeños and chillies.


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  • This looks delicious! Great recipe, cant wait to try this 🙂


    the way to my Hart

    • Make sure to tweet me a picture when you do! X

  • What a delicious meal to serve on a relaxed Saturday. I’m having friends over soon and I’ll be adding this to the menu. Looks so good!

    • It’s perfect for friends, you all just sit around and eat a massive pan of deliciousness together X

  • Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt

    So lovely and colorful, sounds amazing! Xx

  • holly ; the hobbit kitchen

    this looks absolutely delicious – perfect food to share with family & friends 🙂 i love your photography as well!
    the hobbit kitchen x

  • I made this recently, it’s so good and so so easy!


    • It really is! and the best part is that it looks hard, so you get to feel all smug with little effort! X

  • I will be eternally jealous that you got to eat at Ottolenghi. But, I must also say this shakshouka looks lovely. The perfect saturday morning brunch!

    • I love Ottolenghi, I’ve got one close to my home and it’s impossible to pass it and not want to go in. X

  • Emily Rowbotham

    Oh my gosh… Please make this for me. It is a dream of a brunch…

    Emily xx

    My Ginger Bread Journey

  • Yum this looks so delicious!! You could totally start working for them 🙂 My friend bought their cookbook for her mom and everything just looks so delicious!!

    • I would love it! Do you think I should e-mail him my CV with a picture of this? X

  • Sandra

    looks so good! so sad i left before i could steal a bite

  • Mandy Smith

    That looks delicious!! I love feta 🙂

  • I love that you just threw this yummy dish together, have to try it! Looks great!

    • So so easy.. honestly, give it a go! X

  • Ileana

    This looks delicious! Will definitely try it 🙂



  • Darcy

    Okay, yum this looks delicious!! I don’t know that I am talented in the kitchen enough to make mine look as good as yours… but I’m definitely saving this recipe to give it a shot!

    • It is so so simple, trust me! X

  • Emma

    This looks amazing! I’m so impressed with your having a go. This sounds right up my street too.

    Hmm maybe…

  • charlotte

    Oh my gosh this looks yummy!!!


  • Looks SO tasty. I’m especially a fan of all that crumbled feta!
    Perpetually Caroline

    • I have to admit, I did steal many pieces of feta as I was making this.. X

  • Katie

    Lovely pics babe! This looks so bloomin’ delicious!

    Katie <3

  • Jenna

    OH MY. that looks heavenly, and still so healthy!?

    Jenna x

    • Best of both worlds! X

  • andy
  • Sabina

    Great blog!!!!!!

    Can we follow each other via gfc bloglovin and g+?

  • Lady à la Mode

    I’m like drooling looking at this! looks unbelievably delicious… gonna have to make it ASAP!


    Lady à la Mode

  • It’s one of my gf’s favourite meals this. But I always add rice as it doesn’t fill me up. Nice though.

    Buckets & Spades

    • Ooo adding rice sounds really interesting! Never occurred to me.. might have to give a go next time. X

  • Georgia

    Looks sooo yummy!

  • That looks delicious and your pictures are wonderful – can’t wait to try this one out!

    Meghan xo

  • Scarlett Wonderland

    This looks delicious, I would never have thought to do anything like this with eggs, but I’ll have to give it a try xx

    • Do it!! It’s so so easy. X

  • Oh yum! I’ve been to Ottolenghi before and marvelled at their cakes and food but sadly it was too busy and I never got to try anything! This looks lovely – your food photography is awesome!

    • Oh god every time I pass it I just ogle at their cakes and end up going in! It’s impossible not to. X

  • looks so delicious 🙂 also definitely budget friendly and perf for winter! will have to make when i get home 🙂

    xoxo .

    • Very budget friendly, which is important. Except for the saffron, everything else is very affordable. X

  • Wow, this sounds amazing and totally looks impressive!!! Way to go 🙂

  • Jamie

    Such a cool shop, great photos! Looks so yummy!



  • Aww this looks so yummy, I have to try it!

    Mafalda ❤

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