Microwave shakshuka served on a tray

Microwave shakshuka

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 5 mins


Serves 1

Whip up shakshuka, a Middle Eastern favourite, in just 10 minutes. Perfect for brunch, lunch or supper, it's healthy and a great option for a budget meal

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal244
  • fat16g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs13g
  • sugars12g
  • fibre2g
  • protein10g
  • salt0.43g


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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  • 200ml passata or canned tomatoes, whizzed to a paste
  • 1 garlic clove, finely sliced
  • 1 heaped tbsp red pepper salsa (we used Gran Luchito) or ¼-½ red pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium egg



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander and pitta bread, to serve


  1. Brush a microwave bowl or dish with a little of the oil. Stir the passata, garlic and salsa together and season well. Tip into the bowl and make a dip in the centre. Break in the egg, then prick the yolk with the tip of a sharp knife.

  2. Cover the bowl with its lid or clingfilm. Microwave on high for 1 min, and then in 20 sec bursts until the white is set. Scatter over the coriander and serve with the warmed pitta.

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bin diez's picture
bin diez
28th May, 2020
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Cherry 14
7th Jan, 2019
Like the other comment... it needs quite a bit more than a minute and 20 second bursts. I used 1 egg and cooked mine for 5 minutes (I added 2 boiled eggs after which I had going spare to it). Its very filling especially with the pitta and was nice but (for me) not as a main meal. I think this would be nice (without the egg) as a sauce over chicken breast, with some onions added in.
16th May, 2018
Needs an awful lot more cooking than the 1 minute then 20 second blasts gives you the impression of. But a really nice lunchtime meal. Quite filling with the pitta bread.
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