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Harissa Chickpea Shakshuka Fill 1 Created with Sketch.

with Za'atar Pita Wedges

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    Time
    30 min
  • icon_serves Created with Sketch.
    Servings
    2
  • icon_cals Created with Sketch.
    Nutrition
    Est. 650 calories

In our take on this vibrant Middle Eastern favorite, we’re nestling rich eggs between a mix of chickpeas, peppers, and onion simmered in our smoky harissa and tomato-based sauce.

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Harissa Chickpea Shakshuka with Za'atar Pita Wedges
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  • 2 Pasture-Raised Eggs
  • 1 14-Ounce Can Whole Peeled San Marzano Tomatoes
  • 1 7.75-Ounce Can Chickpeas
  • 2 Pocketless Pitas
  • 1 Red Onion
  • 4 oz Sweet Peppers
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 bunch Mint
  • 1 Tbsp Red Harissa Paste
  • 1½ oz Feta Cheese
  • 1 oz Sliced Roasted Red Peppers
  • 1 Tbsp Za'atar Seasoning (Sumac, Marjoram, Oregano, Thyme, Sesame Seeds & Salt)
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Prepare the ingredients:
1 Prepare the ingredients:

Wash and dry the fresh produce. Peel, and medium dice the onion. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. Cut off and discard the stems of the sweet peppers; remove the cores, then thinly slice into rings. Drain and rinse the chickpeas. Place the tomatoes in a bowl; gently break apart with your hands. Roughly chop the roasted peppers. Pick the mint leaves off the stems; discard the stems. 

Make the za’atar oil:
2 Make the za’atar oil:

In a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add half the za’atar. Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until fragrant. Transfer to a bowl. Rinse and wipe out the pan. 

Cook the vegetables:
3 Cook the vegetables:

In the same pan, heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the diced onion and chopped garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 3 to 4 minutes, or until lightly browned and slightly softened. Add the sliced sweet peppers. Cook, stirring occasionally, 1 to 2 minutes, or until slightly softened. 

Start the shakshuka:
4 Start the shakshuka:

Add the harissa paste and chickpeas to the pan. Cook, stirring frequently, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until thoroughly combined. Add the tomatoes (carefully, as the liquid may splatter) and chopped roasted peppers; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 minutes, or until slightly thickened. 

Make the pita wedges:
5 Make the pita wedges:

Heat a separate, dry, medium pan (nonstick, if you have one) on medium-high until hot. Working in batches, add the pitas. Cook 1 to 2 minutes per side, or until heated through and pliable. Transfer to a work surface and brush or drizzle with the za’atar oil. Cut into equal-sized wedges. 

Finish the shakshuka & serve your dish:
6 Finish the shakshuka & serve your dish:

Using a spoon, create 2 shallow wells in the center of the shakshuka. Carefully crack an egg into each well. Cover the pan with foil and cook 4 to 5 minutes, or until the egg whites are set and the yolks are cooked to your desired degree of doneness. Turn off the heat. Serve the finished shakshuka garnished with the cheese (crumbling before adding), mint leaves (tearing just before adding), and remaining za’atar. Serve with the pita wedges on the side. Enjoy! 

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Prepare the ingredients:
1 Prepare the ingredients:

Wash and dry the fresh produce. Peel, and medium dice the onion. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. Cut off and discard the stems of the sweet peppers; remove the cores, then thinly slice into rings. Drain and rinse the chickpeas. Place the tomatoes in a bowl; gently break apart with your hands. Roughly chop the roasted peppers. Pick the mint leaves off the stems; discard the stems. 

2 Make the za’atar oil:

In a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add half the za’atar. Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until fragrant. Transfer to a bowl. Rinse and wipe out the pan. 

Make the za’atar oil:
Cook the vegetables:
3 Cook the vegetables:

In the same pan, heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the diced onion and chopped garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 3 to 4 minutes, or until lightly browned and slightly softened. Add the sliced sweet peppers. Cook, stirring occasionally, 1 to 2 minutes, or until slightly softened. 

4 Start the shakshuka:

Add the harissa paste and chickpeas to the pan. Cook, stirring frequently, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until thoroughly combined. Add the tomatoes (carefully, as the liquid may splatter) and chopped roasted peppers; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 minutes, or until slightly thickened. 

Start the shakshuka:
Make the pita wedges:
5 Make the pita wedges:

Heat a separate, dry, medium pan (nonstick, if you have one) on medium-high until hot. Working in batches, add the pitas. Cook 1 to 2 minutes per side, or until heated through and pliable. Transfer to a work surface and brush or drizzle with the za’atar oil. Cut into equal-sized wedges. 

6 Finish the shakshuka & serve your dish:

Using a spoon, create 2 shallow wells in the center of the shakshuka. Carefully crack an egg into each well. Cover the pan with foil and cook 4 to 5 minutes, or until the egg whites are set and the yolks are cooked to your desired degree of doneness. Turn off the heat. Serve the finished shakshuka garnished with the cheese (crumbling before adding), mint leaves (tearing just before adding), and remaining za’atar. Serve with the pita wedges on the side. Enjoy! 

Finish the shakshuka & serve your dish: