Shakshuka with Hummus

This recipe is courtesy of Green Kitchen Travels, the cookbook by David and Luise at Green Kitchen Stories. The cookbook documents their travels around the world with their daughter, and the amazing food they found along the way.

I love this recipe. Mostly because shakshuka is one of my favourite easy comfort dinners, but I’d never thought to pair it with hummus. The flavours work so well together!

A perfectly balanced meal

I love shakshuka because it’s easy to make, pretty good for you, and so warm and comforting. It’s the perfect one-pot meal for a cold night. Adding this super creamy hummus to the equation takes this dinner to the next level.

You could serve this with pita, but it’s even better with these crispy sweet potato chips (and gluten-free!) This dinner is packed with healthy, comforting foods, and enough protein to get you through whatever annoying tasks you have before bedtime. It’s the perfect meal!

Shakshuka!

Serves 2 (but can easily be doubled)

Ingredients

Hummus – see this recipe 

Sweet potato chips – see this recipe 

Shakshuka 

2 tbsp olive oil

1 small yellow onion, diced

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 tsp cumin

1/2 tsp harissa

3 tbsp tomato puree

1 large red bell pepper, cut into small pieces

1 800 ml (28 oz) can whole plum tomatoes

salt and pepper

2 eggs

Sweet potato chips

Directions

Make hummus and set aside.

Add olive oil to a medium skillet on medium heat. When warm, add onion, garlic, cumin, and harissa and cook for two minutes. Add bell pepper and tomato puree and sautee 4 minutes, until softened. Add canned tomatoes, with their juices, and season with salt.

Using a fork, mash the tomatoes into the sauce (careful, it’ll splatter!) Let sauce simmer for about 30 minutes, until thickened. Taste and season with more salt if needed.

While to sauce bubbles away, make your sweet potato chips.

Make two small indentations in the sauce and crack the eggs into them carefully. Cover skillet and cook until whites have set, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle with pepper.

Spread the hummus thinly in two shallow bowls, and carefully spoon one egg with sauce into each bowl. Serve with pita or sweet potato chips.

Crispy chips

This dinner is one way to combine two fabulous dishes – super creamy hummus, and warm, comforting shakshuka – into one fabulous dinner. Plus, there will be extra hummus for you to eat tomorrow! Everyone wins.

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