Mmmm, Smoked Sweet Potato Shakshuka. Same shakshuka as before as a base, but updated with some delicious sweet potato and smoked paprika for a more savory version. I love shakshuka because it’s so easier to throw together fast and it’s usually with budget-friendly, simple ingredients. If you don’t have fresh tomatoes, use two cans of diced tomatoes instead, which you probably have in your pantry. For a heartier meal, add another egg and/or some bread for dipping. I’m thinking a curried chickpea version may be in the distant future . . .
Ingredients (serves 3-4).
- 2 t light olive oil
- 1 t minced garlic, heaping
- 1/4 onion, diced
- 1/4 c matchstick carrots, chopped
- 1 medium sweet potato, diced
- 1 container (20 oz) cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered
- 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes, no salt added
- 2 t smoked paprika
- 1/2 t paprika
- 1½ t cumin
- Salt to taste
- 1 c finely chopped spinach or kale, packed
- 4 eggs
- 1 avocado, sliced
- Fresh cilantro or basil to garnish
- In a large sauté pan or skillet, heat garlic and olive oil over medium until just sizzling. Add onions and carrots. Sauté 3-4 min and until onions are tender.
- Barely cover the bottom of the pan with water, add diced sweet potatoes and cook covered for about 5 min. This will steam sweet potatoes and they should be tender.
- Mix in chopped tomatoes, canned tomatoes, paprika, smoked paprika and cumin. Reduce to a simmer and cook until tomatoes are just beginning to break down and a sauce starts to form. Cook for about 7-10 min.
- Stir in chopped spinach or kale.
- Using a spoon, make 4 indents or “beds” to crack the eggs into. Continue to simmer over low-medium heat, cover the pan and cook until the egg whites have set, about 5-8 min. For a loose and runny yolk, cook the eggs closer to 5 min. For a hard boiled and set yolk, cook closer to 8 min. Once done, remove from heat.
- Spoon shakshuka into a bowl dividing the tomato mixture along with one egg.
- Top with 1/4 avocado and fresh basil. Option to serve with bread or pita for dipping.
- Serve hot and enjoy!
Adapted from my Shakshuka.
Nutrition for 1/4 of tomato mixture with 1 egg & 1/4 avocado.
177 calories • 7.4 g fat (37%) • 18.9 g carbs (42%) • 9.1 g protein (20%) • 9.6 g sugar
These are estimates based off specific products I used and how I entered ingredients in a fitness tracker. This is completely subjective and used to give a rough nutritional estimate.