Tenderstem® shakshuka

Tenderstem® shakshuka

  • 10 minutes preparation

  • 35 minutes cooking

  • 2

Give your breakfast a Middle Eastern makeover with a delicious Tenderstem® shakshuka. This vegetarian recipe is perfect for those who like to add a little spice to their breakfasts and brunches!


You’ll need:
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 2 yellow peppers, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon spicy harissa
  • 300g yellow and red cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed into a paste with 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 150g Tenderstem®
  • 2 free-range eggs
For the yoghurt sauce:
  • 100g fat-free Greek yoghurt
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
To serve:
  • Small bunch of fresh herbs - coriander, mint & flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • Fresh bread
  • Sprinkle of za’atar (optional)
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  1. Heat one tablespoon of the olive oil in a medium-sized frying pan, add the chopped shallots and fry gently over a low heat for 8-10 minutes, until soft and translucent.
  2. Add the sliced pepper, ground cumin, fresh thyme, ground coriander and harissa to the pan and stir well.
  3. Stir in the cherry tomatoes and garlic paste and cook for a further 15 minutes over a low heat. Stir occasionally, adding a little water if it is too dry, but only just enough to stop the mixture burning.
  4. Make two wells in the mixture and crack an egg into each well. Cook very gently over a low heat for 5 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile place the Tenderstem® in a steamer, or in a colander over a pan of simmering water and steam for 2-3 minutes until al dente.
  6. Add the Tenderstem® to the shakshuka pan, arranging them around the eggs and continue cooking for a further 5 minutes until the eggs are set.
  7. Make the yoghurt sauce by combining the Greek yoghurt, honey and lemon juice in a bowl and set aside.
  8. Sprinkle chopped herbs and za’atar over the shakshuka and serve immediately with a bowl of yoghurt sauce on the side and plenty of fresh crusty bread.

Nutrition information for Tenderstem® is based on lab analysis of the raw product commissioned by Tenderstem®. Please note, nutrition may vary due to origin, methods of storage and preparation, and freshness.

Nutrition analysis of recipes featured on the Tenderstem® website is calculated by a registered dietitian using McCance and Widdowson's The Composition of Foods, Seventh Edition, but may vary slightly depending on the specific ingredients used. Analyses do not include optional ingredients or suggested accompaniments unless specific amounts are given. If there is a range in the amount of an ingredient, the smaller amount is used. When a recipe lists a choice of ingredients, the first is used.