Chickpea shakshuka

This Moroccan-inspired chickpea shakshuka dish has a spicy kick to it.

  • 5 mins preparation
  • 25 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Shakshuka is a bakeg egg dish traditionally served at breakfast but is hearty enough for dinner too. Serve with baked chia seed mountain bread and chili oil.
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Chickpea shakshuka
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 fresh long red chilli, chopped finely
  • 1 large brown onion (200g), chopped coarsely
  • 1 large red capsicum (350g), chopped coarsely
  • 400 gram canned chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained, rinsed
  • 400 gram canned diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup (250ml) water
  • 2 teaspoon harissa
  • 2 teaspoon caster (superfine) sugar
  • 4 free-range eggs
  • 1/4 fresh coriander (cilantro) leaves


Chickpea shakshuka
  • 1
    Heat a large, deep ovenproof frying pan over a medium heat; cook seeds and paprika, stirring, for 1 minute or until fragrant. Add oil, garlic and chilli; cook for 1 minute or until fragrant.
  • 2
    Add onion and capsicum; cook, stirring, for 8 minutes or until onion is softened. Add chickpeas, tomatoes, the water, harrisa and sugar; bring to the boil. Reduce heat; simmer, for 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender and liquid has thickened slightly.
  • 3
    Using a spoon, make four shallow indents in the tomato mixture. Crack 1 egg into each hole. Cook, covered, on low heat, for 5 minutes or until whites are set and yolks still remain runny, or until cooked to your liking. Serve topped with coriander.
  • 4
    Serve with baked chia seed mountain bread wraps and chilli oil. Preheat oven to 220°C. Spray wraps with cooking oil; cut wraps into quarters. Bake for 8 minutes or until golden and crisp.


Harissa is a hot paste; there are many different brands available on the market, and the strengths vary enormously. If you have a low heat-level tolerance, you may find this, and any other recipe containing harissa, too hot to tolerate, even if you reduce the amount.

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