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Peppers, chickpeas & spinach with shakshuka-style eggs

Peppers, chickpeas & spinach with shakshuka-style eggs

This dish uses ingredients often to hand in the fridge, freezer or store cupboard and is quick to prepare and cook. Serve with toasted flatbread or pittas.

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VegetarianHealthySource of fibre2 of your 5 a day
  • Serves4
  • CourseMain meal
  • Prepare20 mins
  • Cook35 mins
  • Total time55 mins

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  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and thinly sliced
  • 2 clove/s garlic, chopped
  • 1 green chilli, deseeded and chopped (optional)
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp harissa paste
  • 400g can Essential Chickpeas In Water, drained
  • 227g Essential Chopped Tomatoes
  • 200g frozen Essential Whole Leaf Spinach
  • 4 Essential White Free Range Eggs
  • sumac, to finish (optional)


  1. Heat the oil in a large, deep frying pan or sauté pan. Add the onion, pepper, garlic and chilli. Cook over a low heat for 5-10 minutes, until softened. Stir in the turmeric and harissa and cook for 1 minute more.

  2. Add the chickpeas, coat in the spicy mixture, then add the tomatoes. Season and simmer for 5 minutes, until the peppers are tender. Add the spinach, pushing each piece into the sauce to submerge, then cover the pan and cook for 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally to break up the spinach.

  3. Make 4 shallow dips in the sauce and break in the eggs. Cover the pan and cook for 4-5 minutes more, until the egg whites are just set. Season, then scatter with sumac, if using, and serve immediately.

Cook’s tip

Frozen whole leaf spinach is such a useful product to keep in the freezer. It comes in small, easy-to-add portions and it’s ideal for adding to curries, soups, and egg dishes like this.

If you don’t have fresh peppers, use one or two chargrilled ones from a jar and reduce the cooking time.


Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe


1,091kJ/ 262kcals



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