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Asparagus Shakshuka

Jazz up breakfast with this aromatic asparagus shakshuka.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, Middle Eastern, Western
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 179kcal


  • 150 g (5.3oz) asparagus tips woody parts removed
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 red pepper chopped
  • 400 g (14 oz) tin chopped tomatoes I used Cirio
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 sprigs thyme
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp honey
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • 4 eggs
  • Herbs and spring onions to top


  • Cook the asparagus tips, in some salted boiling water until they are almost done but have a very slight bite. Drain and set aside.
  • In a cast iron frying pan large dry-roast the cumin seeds on a high heat for 1 min. Add the oil, water, onions and peppers and sauté for 5 mins.
  • Mix in the chopped tomatoes, bay leaves, thyme, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and pepper, and honey, Bring to the boil and reduce heat to low and cook for about 20 mins.
  • Do keep an eye on the mix during cooking as you may need to add a tbsp or two of water so that the tomato mix has a passata type consistency. Adjust the seasoning.
  • Remove the bay leaves, add in the asparagus and break the four eggs on top, cover the frying pan with a lid and cook for about 10 mins until the eggs are just set.
  • Top the asparagus shakshuka with some herbs and spring onions and serve long with some flatbreads.




Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 163mg | Sodium: 210mg | Potassium: 436mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1615IU | Vitamin C: 53mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 3.3mg