Şakşuka Adapted to Latin American Cuisine


Şakşuka Adapted to Latin American Cuisine

Latin American Style Vegetable Stew

In Latin American cuisine, bold flavors and vibrant ingredients take center stage. This adapted Şakşuka recipe embraces the essence of Latin American cooking by infusing it with a variety of spices and herbs. This vegetable stew is a delightful blend of tomatoes, eggplants, and peppers, creating a hearty and satisfying dish that will transport you to the flavors of Latin America.

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 is typically seasoned with Mediterranean spices like cumin and paprika, this Latin American adaptation incorporates spices commonly used in the region, such as chili powder and oregano. Additionally, the original recipe often includes yogurt as a topping, but in this version, we omit it to stay true to the Latin American culinary style. We alse have the original recipe for Şakşuka, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 150 kcal / 628 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 8g, 1g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 18g, 10g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Salt: 0.5g


  1. 1.
    Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. 2.
    Add the diced onion and minced garlic to the skillet. Sauté until the onion becomes translucent.
  3. 3.
    Add the diced eggplant, red bell pepper, and green bell pepper to the skillet. Cook for about 5 minutes, until the vegetables start to soften.
  4. 4.
    Stir in the diced tomatoes, chili powder, dried oregano, and ground cumin. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. 5.
    Reduce the heat to low, cover the skillet, and let the stew simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.
  6. 6.
    Remove from heat and garnish with fresh cilantro.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Eggplant — To remove any bitterness, sprinkle salt over the diced eggplant and let it sit for 10 minutes. Rinse with water before using in the recipe.

Tips & Tricks

  • For a spicier version, add a diced jalapeño pepper to the stew.
  • Serve the vegetable stew with warm tortillas or crusty bread for a complete meal.
  • Feel free to add other vegetables like zucchini or corn to customize the dish to your liking.
  • Leftovers can be refrigerated and enjoyed the next day, as the flavors tend to develop and intensify over time.
  • This stew can also be served as a side dish alongside grilled meats or as a topping for tacos and burritos.

Serving advice

Serve the Latin American Style Vegetable Stew hot, garnished with fresh cilantro. It pairs well with warm tortillas or crusty bread.

Presentation advice

To enhance the presentation, consider arranging the stew in a colorful serving dish and sprinkle some additional fresh cilantro on top for a pop of green.