Vegan Şakşuka


Vegan Şakşuka

Savory Vegan Delight: Plant-Based Şakşuka

In the vibrant world of vegan cuisine, we have transformed the traditional Turkish dish, Şakşuka, into a delightful plant-based version. Bursting with flavors and textures, this vegan Şakşuka is a perfect blend of Mediterranean vegetables and aromatic spices. Get ready to indulge in a cruelty-free culinary experience that will leave your taste buds dancing with joy.

Jan Dec

15 minutes

30 minutes

45 minutes

4 servings


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


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


While the original Şakşuka traditionally includes eggs and sometimes yogurt, our vegan adaptation replaces these ingredients with plant-based alternatives. By omitting animal products, we have created a dish that is not only delicious but also aligns with a vegan lifestyle. We alse have the original recipe for Şakşuka, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 180 kcal / 753 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 8g, 1g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 25g, 12g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Salt: 0.5g


  1. 1.
    Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium heat.
  2. 2.
    Add the chopped onion and minced garlic to the pan. Sauté until the onion becomes translucent.
  3. 3.
    Add the diced eggplant, zucchini, and red bell pepper to the pan. Cook for 5-7 minutes, until the vegetables start to soften.
  4. 4.
    Stir in the diced tomatoes, tomato paste, ground cumin, paprika, and chili flakes (if using). Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. 5.
    Reduce the heat to low, cover the pan, and let the mixture simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.
  6. 6.
    Remove from heat and garnish with fresh parsley.
  7. 7.
    Serve hot or at room temperature.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Eggplant — To reduce 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 smoky flavor, you can grill the diced vegetables before adding them to the pan.
  • Adjust the spice level by adding more or less chili flakes according to your preference.
  • Serve with crusty bread or pita for a complete meal.
  • Leftovers can be refrigerated and enjoyed the next day, as the flavors develop even more.

Serving advice

Serve the vegan Şakşuka as a main course accompanied by a fresh salad and some warm bread. It can also be served as a side dish alongside grilled tofu or tempeh for a protein-packed meal.

Presentation advice

Garnish the Şakşuka with a sprinkle of fresh parsley and a drizzle of olive oil. Serve it in a colorful ceramic dish to enhance its visual appeal.