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Green Shakshuka

Points® value
Total Time
15 min
5 min
10 min
This twist on a classic North African and Middle Eastern dish that typically features tomatoes is delicious for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Tender spinach and vitamin C-packed peppers form the base of this version while fragrant cumin lends a warm earthiness similar to the original. We prefer to cook the eggs until the whites are just set and the yolks are runny, but feel free to cook the eggs to whatever doneness you prefer.


Olive oil

2 tsp(s)

Poblano chile

1 large, seeded and diced

Uncooked scallions

2 large, sliced, (from about 3 medium), divided

Baby spinach

8 oz

Ground cumin

¼ tsp(s)

Table salt



4 large


¼ cup(s), coarsely chopped

Hot sauce

2 tsp(s), optional


  1. In 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Add poblanos, 6 tablespoons scallions and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly colored and crisp-tender, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add spinach, handfuls at a time and stir until spinach wilts and cooks down. Season with cumin and salt. Stir in ¼ cup water.
  3. Make 4 indentations in spinach mixture and crack an egg into each. Cover and cook over medium-low heat 4 minutes or until whites are set but yolks are still runny.
  4. Sprinkle with reserved scallions and cilantro and drizzle with hot sauce if desired.
  5. Serving size: 2 eggs and about ¾ cup spinach mixture


SERVING SIZE (2 eggs and about ¾ cup spinach mixture) 241 Cal, 15 g Total Fat, 4 g Sat Fat, 540 mg Sod, 12 g Total Carb, 4 g Sugar, 0 g Added Sugar, 5 g Fib, 17 g Prot.