Recipe Roundup: Drowned Shakshuka brekkie

by The Glucology® Team on January 24, 2019

Fancy a hearty breakfast? We recommend this brekkie - perfect for Winter!

Nutritional information:

Around 200 calories per serving (without bread):

  • High fibre
  • Vitamin B2
  • Low in cholesterol
  • Potassium
  • Vitamin C

Serves: 4-6 (most of these ingredients can be modified to suit individual preferences e.g. whether you like more veggies or more protein)


  • 1 red onion (sliced)
  • 1-2 green peppers (sliced)
  • 1-2 zuccini (diced)
  • 4 large cloves of garlic (minced)
  • 2-3 tsp paprika
  • 2-3 tsp chilli flakes
  • 600g chopped tin tomatoes
  • ½ of a lemon's juice
  • 4-6 eggs (depending on preference)
  • ½-1 cup red kidney beans
  • 2 cups spinach (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp coriander (chopped)
  • ¼ cup basil leaves (chopped)
  • 4 small wholemeal pitta bread 


  1. Cook onion and garlic on medium heat for around 5 minutes until it starts to brown. Add in peppers and zucchini. Once all ingredients are soft, add in paprika and cook for a further 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in tomatoes, beans, spinach and lemon juice, before bringing to the boil. Keep on simmer for 7-10 minutes.
  3. Make space for the eggs in the sauce and break these in. Turn the heat down to low and cook until the eggs are at desired preference.
  4. Sprinkle chilli, basil and coriander over mixture just before serving
  5. Serve communal style with toasted wholemeal pitta on the side.

Tip: If you have too much sauce, freeze for a later stage. For a quick leftover breakfast, simply defrost the sauce and pour over some boiled or fried eggs (see picture below).