Green Shakshuka

Chad Montano

by | Updated: January 11th, 2022

Shakshuka is a saucy, savory skillet dish hailing from North Africa and commonly served around the Middle East. Eggs are typically poached in a piping hot red sauce of tomatoes, onions, peppers and spices, but this green shakshuka trades the peppery tomato sauce for an herbaceous, creamy pesto. Pile on asparagus, kale, broccoli, bell pepper and peas with thinly sliced jalapeño, and you’ll find it’s quite easy being green! This versatile dish makes for a hearty breakfast and a satisfying dinner. Pair with toast to savor every last drop of sauce.

Green Shakshuka in a Skillet With Three Poached Eggs and Four Slices of Grilled Toast |

Green Shakshuka in a Skillet With Three Poached Eggs and Four Slices of Grilled Toast |
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Green Shakshuka

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 367 kcal


  • 1 cup kale chopped
  • 1 shallot sliced
  • 4 asparagus stalks sliced
  • 1 jalapeño thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup broccoli florets
  • 1/2 green bell pepper sliced
  • 1/4 cup green peas
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese room temp
  • 2 Tbsp. parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 Tbsp. pesto
  • 1/4 cup milk cow or cashew
  • Salt and pepper


  1. In medium skillet over medium high heat, warm oil. Add kale, shallot and green bell pepper. Sauté 2 minutes.
  2. Mix in broccoli, peas, asparagus, jalapeño, salt and pepper, and cook 2 minutes.
  3. In small bowl, whisk together cream cheese, parmesan cheese, pesto and milk until well combined.
  4. Add cheese mixture to skillet, and cook 1 minute.
  5. Make 3 egg-sized wells in skillet and crack 1 egg into each space. Reduce heat to simmer and cover with lid.
  6. Cook for 2 minutes or until egg whites set.

  7. Serve immediately and enjoy with toasted bread.

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Nutrition Facts
Green Shakshuka
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 367 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 15g75%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 79mg26%
Sodium 515mg21%
Potassium 593mg17%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 5143IU103%
Vitamin C 103mg125%
Calcium 347mg35%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.