Boom Shakshuka (vg)

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Shakshuka is traditionally a baked egg dish and, even before I was vegan, something about eating egg really freaked me out. I loved the idea of a big pot of comforting tomatoey goodness so thought I’d (vg) up the recipe.

A popular method among vegans on the block is to use tofu to replace egg in such recipes so thought I’d give it a bash.

Ludz suggested adding chick peas to make it a bit bitey-er. I thought I’d whack in some spinach too because health innit.

He’s cheap to make and a breakfasty one so perfect if you’re a millennial who is ditching avo toast to save for a house.

 

You will need:

  • 280g Tofu (I used ‘The ToFoo Co Naked’, he was gooood)
  • 400g Can Chick Peas
  • 2 x 400g Cans Chopped Tomatoes
  • 100g Spinach
  • 1 x Green/Red/Yellow Pepper (go with your heart on the colour)
  • 1/2 Onion, Diced
  • 1 x Garlic Clove, Minced
  • 2 Tbsp Tomato Puree
  • 1 Tsp Chili Powder 
  • 1 Tsp Cumin
  • 1 Tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1/8 Tsp Cayenne Pepper (only if you’re a super spicy one!)
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • Handful of Parsley

 

To make:

  1. Heat your oil over a medium heat. Cook your onion, garlic and chopped pepper until they’re all soft and lovely.
  2. Add your tomato paste and the spice girls – chili, cumin, paprika and cayenne – to the mix and cook out for a couple of minutes.
  3. Add the chopped tomatoes, spinach and chick peas. Leave him to do his thang.
  4. Meanwhile, lets prep the tofu. I didn’t have to pre-press the ToFoo Co tofu but check the instructions on pack as some brands do require pressing. Round off the corners of your tofu block. You can use a tin or a glass as a guide. I finally put my graphic design degree to good use and cut it freehand like a pure design ninja. Once rounded, slice into centimeter thick discs.
  5. Lovingly place your tofu discs, spaced apart, on top of the spicy tomatoey goodness.
  6. Cover, and simmer for 10 minutes.
  7. Season that little MF well. Gracefully toss on some chopped parsley, and get your crusty bread right in there!

DVx

I'd noticed dishy number on pinterest before and always looked at it with envious little eyes.

I'd noticed dishy number on pinterest before and always looked at it with envious little eyes.I'd noticed dishy number on pinterest before and always looked at it with envious little eyes.

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