Brazilian-style Şakşuka


Brazilian-style Şakşuka

Tropical Vegetable Delight: Brazilian-style Şakşuka

In the vibrant and diverse cuisine of Brazil, we have adapted the traditional Turkish dish Şakşuka to create a Brazilian-style version. Bursting with tropical flavors and colorful vegetables, this dish is a true celebration of Brazilian culinary heritage. Get ready to indulge in a mouthwatering blend of flavors that will transport you to the sunny beaches of Brazil.

Jan Dec

15 minutes

25 minutes

40 minutes

4 servings


Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Nut-free


Paleo, Keto, Low-carb, High-protein, Atkins


While the original Turkish Şakşuka typically includes eggplant and tomatoes, our Brazilian-style Şakşuka incorporates a variety of tropical vegetables such as bell peppers, zucchini, and sweet potatoes. We have also added a touch of Brazilian spices and herbs to enhance the flavors and give it a unique twist. We alse have the original recipe for Şakşuka, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 180 kcal / 753 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 7g, 1g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 27g, 9g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Salt: 0.5g


  1. 1.
    Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. 2.
    Add the sliced onion and minced garlic to the skillet and sauté until the onion becomes translucent.
  3. 3.
    Add the diced bell peppers, zucchini, and sweet potato to the skillet. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. 4.
    Stir in the diced tomatoes, tomato paste, paprika, cumin, dried oregano, salt, and pepper. Mix well to combine all the flavors.
  5. 5.
    Reduce the heat to low, cover the skillet, and let the mixture simmer for about 15-20 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.
  6. 6.
    Remove from heat and garnish with fresh cilantro.
  7. 7.
    Serve hot as a main dish or as a side dish with your favorite Brazilian meal.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Sweet potato — Make sure to dice the sweet potato into small, uniform pieces to ensure even cooking.
  • Bell peppers — Feel free to use a mix of different colored bell peppers for a visually appealing dish.
  • Cilantro — If you're not a fan of cilantro, you can substitute it with fresh parsley for a milder flavor.

Tips & Tricks

  • For a spicier kick, add a pinch of chili flakes or a chopped chili pepper to the dish.
  • Serve the Brazilian-style Şakşuka with a side of rice or crusty bread to soak up the flavorful sauce.
  • Feel free to experiment with other tropical vegetables such as plantains or yuca for added variety.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • This dish tastes even better the next day as the flavors have had time to meld together.

Serving advice

Serve the Brazilian-style Şakşuka as a main dish accompanied by a fresh green salad and a side of rice or bread. It can also be served as a side dish alongside grilled meats or fish for a complete Brazilian feast.

Presentation advice

Garnish the dish with a sprinkle of fresh cilantro and serve it in a colorful ceramic bowl or on a vibrant plate to showcase the beautiful array of vegetables. The vibrant colors and enticing aroma will surely impress your guests.