What is Shakshuka?
Shakshuka or Shakshouka is a classic North African recipe that is now popular in the Middle East. The name Shakshuka essentially means “all mixed up”. This dish can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Today this dish is one of the most popular meals in Israel due to its undeniable flavour.
Is Shakshuka Keto?
Yes! Luckily shakshuka is a naturally keto dish with veggies and protein. Our recipes comes in at only 5.8g of net carbs per serving. We use fresh tomatoes but you can subsitute this for canned diced tomatoes. Just make sure to watch for added sugars in your canned tomatoes!
A lot of shakshuka recipes use ground sausage. However in our recipe we prefer to use smoked sausage such as Spanish chorizo. Chorizo is our go-to with this recipe, but you can use any other smoked sausage such as kielbasa, andouille, Dice up the sausage small to get the perfect bite. Since this is a keto recipe, we eat the shakshuka without bread. The diced up sausage makes this a more fulfilling bite. You won’t be disappointed!
Keto Shakshuka with Smoked Sausage
- 6 Eggs
- 500 Grams Diced Tomato
- 250 Grams Smoked Sausage (Spanish Chorizo, Sujuk, Kielbasa, Andouille etc) Diced.
- 125 Grams Red Bell Pepper About 1 red bell pepper.
- 50 Grams White Onion About half an onion.
- 2 Garlic Cloves Minced.
- 2 Tbsp Tomato Paste
- 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 Tbsp Fresh Cilantro
- 1 Tbsp Parsley
- 60 Grams Feta Cheese
- 2 Tsp Chili Powder
- 1/2 Tsp Ground Cumin
- 1/4 Tsp Salt
- 1/4 Tsp Black Pepper
- Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat.
- Sauté diced onion and red bell pepper until soft. About 5 minutes.
- Add minced garlic and sauté for another 1-2 minutes.
- Add diced smoked sausage and sauté for another 3-5 minutes.
- Add spices, stir and cook for 1-2 minutes.
- Add tomato paste and cook for another 1-2 minutes.
- Add diced tomatoes and cook for about 15-20 minutes. Cooking time will vary depending on how much liquid the tomatoes have. You want the sauce to have a nice consistency that isn't too watery.
- Once the tomatoes are done cooking, make 6 wells in the pan with the back of a spoon.
- Crack one egg into each well.
- Cover the pan and cook for 5-8 minutes, or until the eggs are cooked to your liking.
- Garnish with crumbled feta cheese, chopped parsley and cilantro.
- 258 Calories
- 7.7g Carbohydrates
- 1.9g Fiber
- 17g Fat
- 19.2g Protein