Recipe courtesy of Alon Shaya

Shakshuka with Green Chili Zhoug

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 30 min
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
This famous Israeli dish of spicy tomatoes, onions, and eggs is a simple way to wow guests. Plus, we'll make green chili zhoug, a fiery condiment that's incredibly versatile.


Green Chili Zhoug




  1. Zhoug: In a food processor, add cilantro, parsley, chilies, olive oil, vinegar, water, sugar, cloves, cardamon, cumin, orange zest, and garlic. Blend until combined, but still chunky. Taste for seasoning. Place in a bowl and set aside. (Will keep, refrigerated, for up to 1 week. Use as a condiment with roasted chicken, scrambled eggs, or on toast with olive oil.)
  2. Shakshuka, part 1: In a skillet, heat olive oil over high heat until smoking. Prepare the vegetables: Cut the cherry tomatoes in half; mince the garlic; cut the sunchokes into a large dice; peel and thinly slice the onion; slice the bell pepper (discard the inner membrane and seeds). To the hot skillet, add the cherry tomatoes and stir until blistered, 3–5 minutes. Add garlic, onion, and pepper, and cook until soft, 2–3 minutes. Add the crushed tomatoes and stir. Season with salt, then mix in the sunchokes and peas. Simmer, uncovered, 2–3 minutes.
  3. Shakshuka, part 2: When the sauce is bubbly and slightly thickened, reduce heat to medium. Crack the eggs directly on top of the sauce, evenly spaced around the pan. Cover skillet and cook until the whites have set but the egg yolks are still soft, 5–6 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  4. Assembly: Drizzle several spoonfuls of zhoug on top of shakshuka. Sprinkle with sea salt and garnish with chopped scallions. Serve immediately.