Sundays always begin early and slowly and occasionally conclude on a frenzied note. I like to get up early to prepare for the week, and by the time the day is over, I’m weary enough to go to bed on time and begin the next week early on Monday. Recently, I made the decision to make a change and let go of my to-do list in order to appreciate what Sundays are designed for. Sundays have been slower for me lately, so I’ve started preparing breakfast in the mornings using this recipe for spinach and pepper shakshuka.

I made the decision to cook breakfast and invite some people over. really informal affair This time of year, spinach is in plentiful supply, and after spending a recent evening looking through old vacation photographs, I decided it would be fun to modify a classic shakshuka recipe. I combined some of our Indian methods for making spinach into a paste with some more spices, more veggies to improve the nutrients, and some heat. While making this spinach and pepper shakshuka dish may seem like a little more labor, it’s worth it!

Why not try my recipe for green shakshuka if you want to create a different kind of shakshuka?

Notes for the Recipe Immersion Blender & Cup: I use this appliance every day to give soups and daals a velvety smoothness, making it a staple in my kitchen. Feel free to use a heat-tolerant blender if you have one. I just adore using my cup and immersion blender, though! If you already have an immersion blender, you may get a cup as well.
Tomato paste is the key component in this recipe since it adds a strong acidity and combines beautifully with the fresh tomatoes. My preferred tomato paste brand is Tuscanini.

If you’re searching for an excellent saucepan with lid, this is the one I recommend. I don’t use a cast-iron skillet for this recipe because I want the veggies to remain colorful and lively rather than turning into a single mush.


Four tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, four sliced garlic cloves, one white onion, and one tablespoon of tomato paste
2 tablespoons cumin seed
1 tablespoon paprika
1/4 cup turmeric
Black pepper, 1 teaspoon
1 tablespoon optional red chili flakes
4 mugs of spinach
4 big tomatoes, diced, 1 red pepper, chopped, 1 green pepper, chopped, and salt to taste

Heat two tablespoons of olive oil in a large lidded saute pan over medium-high heat. For approximately 5 minutes, add the white onion and garlic and sauté until fragrant. Add the tomato sauce and continue to cook for a further 3 to 5 minutes, or until the oil spears. Add salt, lower the heat to medium-low, and cook the food for an additional 10 minutes while stirring occasionally. As a result, the base’s taste will be enhanced.

Make sure the spinach is thoroughly mixed with the onion and garlic before adding it and allowing it to wilt. Use an immersion blender and a cup to process the spinach mixture until it resembles a thick paste.

Add the remaining olive oil to the same pan and cook the bell peppers, tomatoes, paprika, turmeric, black pepper, and red chili flakes over medium-high heat. To taste, add salt. For about 10 minutes, let the mixture simmer.

Reduce the heat to a low setting, stir in the spinach combination, and divide it into 4 equal portions. Crack an egg and place it in each well. Without lifting the cover, allow the eggs to cook for about 6 minutes in the steam and heat. The egg’s white should be fully cooked but the yolk should still be liquid.

Serve with pita and olives with a parsley garnish!