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Bubala's Shakshuka


80 minutes

Bubala restaurant's recipe for shakshuka is brilliant for breakfast but also hearty enough for lunch or dinner. Serve with some bread, a fresh salad, maybe some tahini sauce!

8 Farmdrop products in this recipe


Here's how you do it

  1. To make the sauce, add 4tbsps olive oil to a large pan and cook the onions gently until nicely caramelised - this may take around 45 minutes. You want them to be sweet and golden.
  2. Add the shakshuka spice and thyme, and cook for a few minutes until fragrant.
  3. Add the garlic, cook until soft and fragrant - around 3 minutes.
  4. Add the peppers, cook down until soft but still holding their shape - you want them just before the point of collapse - around 15 minutes.
  5. Add the tinned tomatoes and sugar. Simmer for 10 minutes whilst stirring occasionally, then season with lemon juice and salt to taste. It’s really nice to blend half the sauce for texture - this can be done either with a stick blender or in a food processor. Blend and then combine back with the rest of the sauce.
  6. To make the shakshuka, transfer the sauce to a wide frying pan and bring to a medium simmer. Break in 4 eggs, season the eggs and then shake the pan so that the whites disperse through the sauce. Place a lid over the top so that the whites steam - this should take around 2 minutes but do check as you don't want your eggs to overcook! A good trick is to watch for condensation begin to drip from the lid - this usually indicates that the eggs are ready.


  • 500g onion, finely sliced
  • 1.5 tsp Shakshuka spice
  • 3 sprigs thyme, picked
  • 1kg red pepper, de-seeded and sliced
  • 20g garlic, peeled and finely sliced
  • 400g tinned chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 lemon

Suitable for

  • Vegetarians
  • Gluten free
  • Dairy free

What’s in this recipe

Langridge Organic

Organic Thyme

1 Punnet (20g)



Southview Farm

Free Range Eggs (Large)

1/2 Dozen



Organic Onions - Brown

1 Bag (1.5kg)



Organic Spanish Unwaxed Lemons

4 Lemons



Shakshuka Spice Mix

1 Jar (70g)