Friday, March 16, 2018

Shortcut Shakshookah Recipe Eggs-cellent

This is the fastest and easiest way to enjoy a delicious plate of Shakshookah using my shortcut.!
Shakshookah is a traditional Israeli breakfast recipe that has become a popular item in many restaurants in the US. It's delicious and you can easily make this eggs-cellent recipe at home.
Use this quick hack for a delicious meal.

vegetables for Shakshookah

Traditionally,  Traditional Shashookah recipe  is  made by sauteing chopped red peppers,  tomatoes,  onions, garlic and a little hot sauce in a skillet and then cracking some eggs to cook into the mixture.

diced vegetables | gluten free and vegan recipe

But Stop!!! I've discovered a way you don't have to chop anything!! Here is my shortcut!!

jar of organic chunky salsa for shakshookah recipe
This organic salsa comes in mild , medium, and hot.. I used mil
I've discovered that a jar of chunky salsa ( gluten free of course)  creates the same delicious taste!

Since I've retired my lifestyle has changed. I don't tend to buy as much fresh produce.
 I live in the city in a small condo in a high traffic area. We tend to eat out more frequently and my fresh produce tends to wilt in my refrigerator because I don't always get to it.

So I've improvised. I found a brand of Salsa that meets my high standards. It's certified organic, its very tasty, labeled gluten free, comes in mild, medium or hot and is only $1.99. It's made by Simple Nature and is sold at Aldi's.  it contains all the ingredients I usually use to make Shakshookah.

sauce for shakshookah recipe at
Heat the Salsa in a skillet 

The bonus is that it is both the salsa and the egg are zero smart points on Weight Watchers making this recipe a total of zero smart points on Weight Watchers! Love it... !!!!

eggs in salsa | gluten free for Shakshookah at

In addition, if you can find a kosher for Passover jar of salsa, this would make a great breakfast for Passover otherwise you can still make the  Traditional Shashookah recipe 
 using peppers, onions, and  tomatoes for something different for breakfast or lunch!

 It's a  delicious nutritious, gluten free breakfast that is light on calories and rich in taste.

Author: Judee Algazi at Gluten Free A-Z Blog
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Serves: 2-3 servings

2 cups of chunky mild salsa
6 eggs, cracked into the skillet

Pour the salsa into a large skillet and heat for about 2-3 minutes until hot and bubbly and a little of the liquid cooks off. Add the eggs to the sauce, cover , and cook until the eggs are done to your liking . Serve 2-3 eggs per person  for breakfast or lunch.

My Notes: 
1. This recipe is fast and easy to make
2. This recipe is gluten free ( purchase a salsa that is gluten free)
3.Use mild , medium, or hot salsa according to your taste.
4. This makes a great breakfast or lunch for Passover if you can find kosher for Passover salsa. Otherwise make the traditional recipe.
5. Link for Passover recipes gluten free and vegetarian

Linking to Beth Fish Reads Weekend Cooking where anyone can share a food related post. This week Beth review the Netflix series called Rotten which explores the many problems in our food industry,. 


  1. Angie,
    You said it.. fuss free is the key- no mess and no work..

  2. I've never heard of Shashookah and combining eggs and salsa in this same way but eggs and salsa is a well-known and delicious dish, so I'm sure Shashookah is as well. I use salsa a lot in chili for the same reason, Judee. No need to chop onions or peppers or have fresh ones on hand. We have the same situation with veggies spoiling too quickly for us. Thanks for sharing!


    1. many cultures overlap with similar recipes. My husband is Middle Eastern and his mom makes Shakshookah all the time-- I've seen it called Shakshookah on many restaurant menus-- either way we love the taste

    2. So true on the overlap of dishes between different cultures, Judee. I definitely plan to give this recipe a try soon. The fact that you heat the salsa and then add the eggs intrigues me. I'm sure that method makes the combo even tastier!

  3. OMG, what could be easier! Love this shortcut idea.

    1. I know- can't believe i discovered it when morning when I had no vegetables in the house but I did have the Salsa

  4. I just heard of this dish this year, and am so glad to see a recipe for it! Thanks!

    1. I'm sure that you will like the traditional or this shortcut version. So easy to make and a crowd pleaser

  5. That is a recipe I've copied out, thought about making and never done it. Probably it was all that chopping in the morning! An excellent shortcut.

  6. Super shortcut. Cheers from carole's Chatter

  7. Sounds really good - I'll have to try it. Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party.

  8. I've never had this, I think my sons would love it.

  9. This is a great skillet of goodness! Have a great first week of spring and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with FULL PLATE THURSDAY!
    Miz Helen

  10. I just LOVE salsa on my eggs. It adds a great flavor kick. Pinned.


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