This shakshuka with feta is full of flavor! A classic dish of eggs poached in a savory tomato sauce, it works for brunch, lunch, or dinner.
- 1 teaspoon coriander seeds*
- 1 teaspoon cumin seeds*
- 1 teaspoon fennel seeds*
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 red bell pepper
- 1 large yellow onion
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more for sprinkling
- 1 28 ounce can diced tomatoes
- 1 15 ounce can white beans, drained and rinsed
- 4 to 6 large eggs, to your preference
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 cup fresh parsley or cilantro leaves
- 1/2 cup feta cheese crumbles
- Thinly slice the pepper. Thinly slice the onion.
- Set a dry skillet, preferably cast iron, over medium heat. Add the coriander, cumin, and fennel seeds, then toast until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Carefully transfer the seeds to a plate to cool, then grind in a mortar and pestle or spice grinder.
- Heat the olive oil in the same skillet over medium-high heat. Add the bell pepper and onion in an even layer, then do not be tempted to stir or fuss with them. Let them get a good, dark char, 3 to 4 minutes, before giving a quick stir and cooking a bit more until nearly all of the pepper and onion are blackened in parts. This process will take about 10 minutes.
- Add the ground spices, paprika, and kosher salt. Stir for 1 minute before carefully tipping in the tomatoes. Let this mixture come to a simmer before stirring in the white beans. Bring everything to a gently boil, then lower the heat to a steady simmer. Simmer for 5 minutes, or until the tomatoes have thickened.
- Carve out a little divot for each of the eggs you plan to cook, then carefully crack them in. Add a bit of kosher salt and black pepper to each egg then cover the skillet with a lid (or sheet pan if you can’t find a matching lid). Cook over low heat until the eggs are just set, 4 to 6 minutes.
- Chop the cilantro. Finish by garnishing with the fresh herbs and feta. Serve immediately.
*If you don’t have the whole seeds, you can use 1 teaspoon each of the ground versions of these spices. Follow the same instructions for toasting.
- Category: Main Dish
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Keywords: Shakshuka, Shakshuka Recipe, Shakshuka with Feta, Brunch Recipe, Vegetarian Dinner Recipe