Shakshuka pizza

Well, it’s a ‘kinda’ pizza, one without a base! A fusion of Middle Eastern and Italian flavours our Shakshuka Pizza is a gorgeous easy supper, ready in minutes, looking and tasting beautiful. To be honest you don’t need to measure much with a dish like this, you can’t go wrong with it. You can add other flavours such as paprika or cayenne to suit your taste, mess about with it. This one has chilli and mixed herbs for a spicy pizza vibe. The eggs take a while, that’s why you need a lid to trap the heat, it creates a bit of steam in there what with the milky mozzarella, but you can tip any excess liquid away. Beautiful with a vibrant green salad and crystal clear glass of iced water.
Serves: 1-2 • Prep time: 10 mins • Cook time: 15 mins • Easy 
  • 1 red and 1 yellow pepper in thin strips (I use frozen mixed sliced peppers too)
  • 1 small white onion finely chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed
  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped
  • olive oil for frying
  • 2 free range organic eggs
  • 125g buffalo mozzarella roughly torn
  • 1 tin of tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp of tomato puree
  • 1 tsp of dried mixed herbs
  • sea salt
  • pinch of sugar
  • black pepper
  • finely chopped parsley to serve
  • grated fresh parmesan to serve
Gently fry the onion, garlic and chilli until soft.

Add the peppers and cook until softened but still a bit crunchy.

Add the tomatoes, tomato puree, salt, herbs and sugar and simmer gently for ten mins to fuse the flavours.

Make a large wide well in the centre and add the eggs, then dot the torn mozzarella around.

Put a lid on the pan and cook until the eggs are done.

Serve sprinkled with black pepper, parsley and parmesan.
Nutrition info
This recipe has lots of vitmin C. Vit C isn't just for colds and immunity it's for healthy skin and connective tissue - it's used in the production of collagen. It also helps the brain by boosting the power of neurotransmitters as well as helping to produce seratonin which is vital for good sleep, good mood and handling of stress. Who knew!

There's loads more going for this recipe; eggs are powerhouses, mozzarella gives a good whack of calcium, cooked tomatoes provide lycopene, garlic and onions are very beneficial to cardiovascular health, and theres plenty of fibre for a healthy gut.

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