Şakşuka - A Turkish Recipe
Şakşuka is a traditional Turkish dish that can be served as part of a meze or as a side dish. It is full of sauteed vegetables, including eggplant, zucchini, and bell peppers in a thick garlicky tomato sauce. This rich vegetable ragout recipe is so easy to make at home! With whatever vegetables you have on hand. A great one for meal prep as it tastes amazing at room temperature!
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- 1 eggplant
- 1 tbsp salt - will be washed off
- 1 red onion
- 2 zucchini
- 1 red bell pepper
- 1 green bell pepper
- 5 cloves garlic
- 6 tbsp olive oil
- 1 can tomatoes - 14.5oz/400g can
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp sugar
- ¼ tsp black pepper
Cut the eggplant into bite-sized chunks.1 eggplant Sprinkle the eggplant chunks with salt and place in a colander or strainer. 1 tbsp salt
Leave the eggplant to sit for 15-30 minutes.
Wash the eggplant thoroughly in cold water, then drain it well and pat it dry with paper towel. Set the eggplant on a fresh piece of paper towel, while you chop the remaining veg.
Peel and roughly chop the red onion. Then cut the peppers and zucchini into large chunks. 1 red onion
1 red bell pepper
1 green bell pepper
Peel and thinly slice the garlic.5 cloves garlic In a large high sided skillet, use half of the olive oil to fry the eggplant and zucchini chunks until they are golden. Use a slotted spoon to remove them from the pan and drain them off on paper towels. 3 tbsp olive oil
chopped, salted and rinsed eggplant
2 chopped zucchinis
Use the remaining olive oil to fry the peppers and onions for 2-3 minutes until slightly softened.3 tbsp olive oil
chopped red onion
chopped bell peppers
Add the garlic to the pan and stir until aromatic (20-30 seconds)thinly sliced garlic Then add in the canned tomatoes, sugar, salt, and pepper. 1 can diced tomatoes
1 tsp sugar mustard
1 tsp salt
¼ tsp black pepper
Simmer rapidly for 5 minutes until thickened.
Add the eggplant, and zucchini back into the tomato sauce and stir together well.cooked eggplant
Serve warm or allow to cool.
Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 596mg | Potassium: 688mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1264IU | Vitamin C: 85mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1mg