Can I just say I love Middle Eastern food? It's so fresh and flavorful and so different than what we typically eat here in the states! It was such a fun change to eat baklava and gyros and lamb kebabs and I could just keep going on, but I won't bore you.
One of my favorite dishes though is shakshuka. It's basically a hearty tomato-based dish topped with eggs. Super cheap and easy, which is why it's commonly known as a "poor man's dish".
I've had shakshuka many times prior to our trip, but it was amazing to actually try it in Israel at a little hole in the wall restaurant with stray cats roaming around. How much more authentic does it get than that?
If I remember right, the shakshuka I had was just the basic tomato and egg dish. And it was absolutely delicious! But I decided to replicate the recipe while adding some extra touches of my own: feta and cilantro. This is such a simple adjustment, but it takes the dish up just a notch!
Whether you prefer shakshuka with feta for a hearty breakfast or a filling dinner, you'll be impressed by just how easy it is to make!
You'll also love these other Middle Eastern-inspired recipes!
- Baked Feta with Honey
- Bacon Wrapped Dates with Cream Cheese
- Easy Homemade Hummus
- Homemade Pita Bread
- Crispy Falafel