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Shakshuka is a North African and Middle Eastern recipe made with tomatoes and eggs. It’s great as a savoury breakfast recipe but work for brunch, lunch or dinner too. I love this spinach and red bean shakshuka. It’s hearty without being too filling and makes a quick healthy meal. This one pot meal with spinach and eggs poached in tomato sauce is FULL of flavour.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for spinach and red bean shakshuka. You will love this quick healthy meal.

It’s a vegetarian dish which traditionally includes tomatoes, eggs, onions, and spices. There are many shakshuka variations including this spinach and red bean shakshuka which is nutrient-rich.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for spinach and red bean shakshuka. You will love this quick healthy meal.

It’s a one pot meal with spinach and red beans, along with bell pepper, garlic, onion, and eggs. The spices I like to use are paprika, cumin and chilli flakes. I also add parsley and a pinch of sugar to this savoury breakfast recipe. If you think eggs poached in tomato sauce with spices sounds tasty, you will love it!

How to Make Shakshuka

By now you will be craving this wonderful dish, so let’s take a look at how to make it. First preheat the oven. Chop the veggies up and sauté them in oil. The beans, spices and garlic go into the skillet next, and then the tomatoes.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for spinach and red bean shakshuka. You will love this quick healthy meal.

Take your ovenproof skillet off the heat and stir in the spinach. Now make little holes with a spatula and crack the eggs in there.

Transfer the skillet into the oven. It usually takes around 9 minutes to cook through. You will be able to see when this quick healthy meal is ready, as the egg whites will be opaque.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for spinach and red bean shakshuka. You will love this quick healthy meal.

I find the chilli powder gives a little heat to the dish but it’s more a hint of spice rather than being very spicy. You can add more if you want or throw in a pinch or two of cayenne.

Spinach and Red Bean Shakshuka Serving Ideas

There are different ways to serve this one pot meal with spinach and red beans. I love it served with yogurt and chopped fresh parsley. Crumbled goat cheese or feta on top is also really good if you eat dairy.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for spinach and red bean shakshuka. You will love this one pot meal with spinach and eggs poached in tomato sauce.

It’s often served with pita bread or naan bread. Serve this on the side or in fact any kind of bread you want. You won’t want to miss out on any of the delicious juices. Bread is perfect for scooping up every last bit of this spinach and red bean shakshuka.

Other dishes that work well with it are namoura, Israeli salad, couscous, polenta fries, labneh, or roasted potatoes.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for spinach and red bean shakshuka. You will love this one pot meal with spinach and eggs poached in tomato sauce.

Slices of avocado on the side are also good. You might like to chop some cilantro as well as the parsley, since that complements the tomato flavour too.

Tips for Making the Best Shakshuka

There isn’t much that can go wrong when you make shakshuka with kidney beans. It’s easy enough for even a beginner in the kitchen to rustle up. If you can make bacon and eggs, avocado toast or even cereal and milk, this spinach and red bean shakshuka will be a breeze!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for spinach and red bean shakshuka. You will love this one pot meal with spinach and eggs poached in tomato sauce.

However, there is one important tip to know before making this shakshuka with beans recipe. Tomatoes are acidic, which means they can react with the seasoning on a cast iron pan. If the dish has a metallic flavor and your pan looks dull, this is the reason!

Because of this, use a stainless steel pan instead if you have one. You will want to make this one pot meal with spinach and red beans often, so it’s worthwhile investing in a stainless steel ovenproof pan.

Are you looking for a quick meal that is vegan? In that case, omit the eggs and sub a drained can of chickpeas (garbanzo beans) instead so you get your protein in. Tempeh or tofu are other proteins to consider. Then serve with plain vegan yogurt if you like.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for spinach and red bean shakshuka. You will love this one pot meal with spinach and eggs poached in tomato sauce.

This recipe of eggs poached in a tomato sauce with spinach is such a great way to get those important vegetables in. Even those who tend to swerve veggies will love this spinach and red bean shakshuka. It’s a savoury breakfast recipe which also works for brunch, lunch, dinner or ‘brinner’ (breakfast for dinner!)

How Do You Store Leftover Shakshuka?

You can keep shakshuka leftovers for up to five days in the refrigerator. However, it’s best not to add the eggs until you are ready to bake it since poached eggs don’t reheat so well. Go ahead and make extra though, then you can just crack in the eggs whenever you want another bowl of shakshuka.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for spinach and red bean shakshuka. You will love this savoury breakfast recipe that is also perfect for lunch or dinner.

Can You Freeze Leftover Shakshuka?

Again, it’s best not to add the eggs until you’re ready to cook the shakshuka, but you can freeze it in an airtight container for up to 2 months.

One Pot Spinach and Red Bean Shakshuka Recipe

5 from 9 votes

One Pot Spinach and Red Bean Shakshuka

By: Bella Bucchiotti
Spinach and red bean shakshuka is great as a savoury breakfast recipe but work for brunch, lunch or dinner too. It’s hearty and makes a quick healthy meal. This one pot meal with spinach and eggs poached in tomato sauce is FULL of flavour.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients 

  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 Cups chopped tomatoes
  • 2 1/4 Cup red beans
  • 1 white onion, large
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 bunch spinach , fresh leaves
  • 1 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 Tsp. salt
  • 1 Tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 Tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 Tsp. cumin
  • 1 Tsp. sugar
  • 1 Pinch chili flakes
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 Sprig parsley , fresh, for garnish
  • 3 Tbsp. plain Yogurt , for serving

Instructions 

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Chop the onions and bell peppers.
  • Heat a skillet with some olive oil on medium-high.
  • Add the onions and peppers and brown for 5 minutes.
  • Add the beans, garlic, and spices and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes and cook for 2 more minutes.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the spinach.
  • Carefully add the eggs, so the yolks don’t break.
  • Cook in the oven for 8-10 minutes or until the whites are opaque.
  • Serve with yogurt and fresh parsley.

Nutrition

Calories: 274kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 165mg | Sodium: 820mg | Potassium: 1362mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 9410IU | Vitamin C: 79mg | Calcium: 214mg | Iron: 8mg
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To serve the shakshuka with beans and spinach, warm it in a pan with a little oil and, when hot, add the eggs. You can then transfer it into the oven or put a lid on the pan and poach them on the stove. For a savoury breakfast recipe, this is a quick healthy meal everyone will love.

Let me know if you try to make this spinach and red bean shakshuka recipe. This one-pot meal with spinach and eggs poached in tomato sauce is FULL of flavor. It makes a great savory breakfast recipe or a quick, healthy meal anytime.

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Bella Bucchiotti

Bella Bucchiotti is a Canadian-based syndicated food, travel, and lifestyle writer, photographer, and creator at xoxoBella. She founded xoxoBella in 2015, where she shares her love for food, dogs, sustainability, fitness, crafts, outdoor adventures, travel, and philanthropy to encourage others to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places, and stand for a cause. Bella creates stress-free and family-friendly recipes for weeknight dinners and festive feasts.

 

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  1. How delicious Shakshuka sounds! I hadn’t heard of it before. I love how healthy and comforting it seems.