Shakshuka with Potatoes and Avo

Stir Crazy Cooking School showed us how to make this simple, easy Shakshuka using participating products from our Hunger Month campaign. This includes potatoes, tomatoes, and avo! Enjoy a delicious Shakshuka for breakfast, brunch or lunch & top it with basil and avocado packed with flavour and nutrients.

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Cooking Methods

  • Cooking



Prep Time

20 minutes

Cooking Time

15 minutes


  • 1 Tbsp olive oil 1/2 onion
  • ½ Tbsp Harissa paste
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • seeded and chopped 4 cups ripe diced tomatoes, or 2 cans diced tomatoes
  • cut into small cubes 1 salad pepper,
  • minced 200g potato
  • peeled and diced 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tsp chilli powder (Depending on the heat of the harissa)
  • diced 1/2 tbsp fresh chopped basil or parsley for garnish
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • Pinch of sugar Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin


  1. Heat a deep large skillet or sauté pan on medium heat add olive oil.
  2. Add the chopped onion, sauté until the onion begins to soften. Add the garlic and continue to sauté till mixture is fragrant.
  3. Add the diced potato and bell pepper, sauté for 5-7 minutes over medium until softened.
  4. Add the tomatoes, harissa paste and tomato paste to the pan and stir until blended. Add the spices and sugar and stir, allowing the mixture to simmer for 5-7 minutes, until it starts to reduce. Check the potatoes to ensure that they are cooked through.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste or sugar for a sweeter sauce.
  6. Crack the eggs, one at a time, directly over the tomato mixture, making sure to space them evenly over the sauce.
  7. Cover the pan and allow the mixture to simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until the eggs are cooked and the sauce has slightly reduced.
  8. Keep an eye on the skillet to make sure that the sauce doesn't reduce too much, which can lead to burning.
  9. Garnish with chopped parsley or basil and the cubed avocado.


What can I substitute for Harissa?

You can use red peppers, chillies and lemon juice instead, or a mild chilli paste.

Can I add meat to this Shakshuka recipe?

Yes! Chef Brett from Stir Crazy Cooking recommends Chorizo.

What else can I add to the Shakshuka?

You could add beans or baked beans for some extra protein.

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