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Oven Baked Tofu Shakshuka

50 min

Meal

Shakshuka is known as an easy and healthy breakfast option in many countries, but it can definitely be enjoyed at any time during the day. We gave our own plant-based spin to the classic dish and used silken tofu, which provides a very "eggy" feel to that of the traditional Shakshuka, especially when combined with kala namak salt.

Servings

Total

50 min

Prep

10 min

Cook

40 min

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Ingredients

  • 1⅔ cups (400 g)
    canned diced tomatoes
  • 2
    red bell peppers, chopped
  • 1
    medium red onion, finely chopped
  • 2
    red hot chili peppers, seeds removed, minced
  • 3
    cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp (33 g)
    tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL)
    olive oil
  • 1 tsp (2 g)
    ground cumin
  • 1 tsp (2 g)
    ground coriander
  • 1 tsp (6 g)
    salt
  • 1 tsp (4 g)
  • ½ tsp
    ground turmeric
  • 11 oz (300 g)
    silken tofu
  • 5
    small pita breads, toasted

Optional garnish

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Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C). To a 9 x 12 inch (23 x 31 cm) baking dish*, add the diced tomato, bell pepper, onion, chilis, garlic, tomato paste, olive oil, paprika, cumin, coriander, and salt.
  2. Mix together, then bake in the oven for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, on a large plate, mix together the kala namak and turmeric. Slice the tofu into even ½ inch (1 cm) thick slices and coat lightly with the salt and turmeric mix.
  3. Place the sliced silken tofu on top of the tomato mixture and press the pieces in a little bit. Transfer the baking dish back into the oven and let it bake for another 10 - 15 minutes.
  4. Serve with toasted pitas, and garnish with za'atar, cilantro, and lemon slices. Enjoy!

Notes

  • If you don't love spice, consider using less.
  • Kala namak, also known as Himalayan black salt, is a salt often used in South Asian cuisine. The sulphur compounds give the salt an egg-like smell and flavour.
  • * The shakshuka can alternatively be cooked on the stove in a wide pan with a lid.

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Grains & Starches 51%

small pita bread

Proteins 10%

silken tofu

Fruits & Veggies 39%

canned diced tomatoes

red bell pepper

medium red onion

red hot chili pepper

clove garlic

tomato paste

Calcium

silken tofu

Fat

olive oil

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Shalini - March 27, 2023, 7:31 a.m.

Really yummy and even better the next day.


Shalini - March 27, 2023, 7:30 a.m.

Really tasty and even better the next day.


Lois - March 25, 2023, 9:52 p.m.

Hello,

I have a friend who is interested in healthy cooking. I asked her what her favorite vegetables were, and she responded cabbage, broccoli, green beans, and brussel sprouts. In looking through your huge selection of recipes, I could not find a lot that featured these vegetables. Would you consider adding recipes that feature these choices?

PUL Team - March 26, 2023, 9:42 p.m.

Hey Lois, thanks so much for the request! Hopefully soon we can share more recipes that include them 😃 In the meantime, you can find recipes here: pickuplimes.com/recipe/?sb=&a…


HM - March 20, 2023, 4:42 p.m.

10/10 - this recipe is the bomb! We keep making it.


diana - March 12, 2023, 5:54 p.m.

I haven't made this yet but it looks really good and I definitely want to make it in the future. I'd love if there was a way to heart recipes on here but idk how that would be possible lol

PUL Team - March 13, 2023, 5:52 a.m.

Hey Diana, we have the ability to heart recipes on our app which is just in beta testing. We hope to share it soon!


Joanne - March 12, 2023, 1:49 a.m.

Had this dish many times while we were in Israel years ago and have missed it since going vegan. Silken tofu was a great substitute for the traditional egg but mine did not come out of the package nicely enough to slice. No problem, just added it in chunks. Wonderful dish accompanied by vegan challah (Just Egg in place of eggs in my tried and true family recipe). Reheated beautifully in the toaster oven the next day.

PUL Team - March 13, 2023, 4:25 a.m.

So happy to hear the recipe was enjoyed, Joanne, thank you 🙂


Anna Robin - March 10, 2023, 8:27 p.m.

I wanted to try this so badly, but because there is no Asian supermarket or toko near my village, I’ve used firm tofu. I’ve soaked the firm tofu in a marinade with the kala namak, tumeric, a splash of milk, 2tsp nutritional yeast and 1tsp mustard immediately after putting the veggies in the oven and it worked perfectly fine. Very satisfying dish. Thank you do much again!

PUL Team - March 10, 2023, 9:50 p.m.

Mmm sounds lovely, Anna, thank you for sharing your experience with the recipe 🤗


Maria - March 10, 2023, 12:52 a.m.

This is SO SIMPLE and SO DELICIOUS! I didn't have bell peppers on hand, so I added a 28 oz can of whole plum tomatoes, drained and crushed by hand. I didn't have any of the suggested garnishes, but I did add some Kalamata olives once it came out of the oven, and it was SO GOOD! This is my new favorite almost-entirely-pantry-based meal for when I don't want to spend a long time in the kitchen but want something hearty and warming. And I love that it works for ANY meal of the day!

PUL Team - March 10, 2023, 10:33 p.m.

Ooo we appreciate this so much, Maria, thank you for the glowing review! 🥰


Martunia - March 9, 2023, 9:44 p.m.

Made it for dinner tonight. Really good and filling.


SJ - March 7, 2023, 11:59 p.m.

Soooo delicious, and the kala namak (black salt) is an absolute game-changer for vegan egg dishes. Love it!!


Kaylin - March 6, 2023, 11:59 p.m.

absolutely delicious. so easy to make and what amazing flavor this has


Gesa - March 6, 2023, 4 p.m.

I love Shakshuka but this was the first time I made it in the oven! Loved the simplicity and flavour! Thank you so much for a great recipe again!


Regina - March 6, 2023, 2:58 p.m.

Really easy and delicious recipe! I tried it with firm tofu, because that was at hand; silken tofu is difficult to get in my town and if it is, it's too expensive. I can imagine the texture is more egglike with silken, but firm was fine enough and the taste was great! Thanks for sharing, will definitely make again!

PUL Team - March 7, 2023, 2:11 p.m.

Thanks for sharing your experience with the recipe, Regina!


Charlotte - March 4, 2023, 1:33 a.m.

Oh my goodness, we loved this so much! Having never having tried shakshuka before, I think the tofu had a beautiful flavour and superb texture alongside the vibrant and rich vegetables. I swapped the red peppers for zucchini which worked super well! 🥰

PUL Team - March 5, 2023, 8:09 p.m.

Woohoo! A lovely substitution and so happy to hear, Charlotte, thank you 😃


Vaishnavi G U - March 1, 2023, 5:01 a.m.

The recipe was a big hit.I was running out of time to pack lunch for my kiddos and tried this simple, tempting shakshuka.Kids loved the recipe.. Thank you Sadia..Stay blessed ❤️!!

PUL Team - March 1, 2023, 9:32 p.m.

It means so much, Vaishnavi, thank YOU 💛


Melissa - Feb. 26, 2023, 9:37 p.m.

We ate this fo brunch and it tastes amazing. Finally a perfect substitute for the version with eggs. Thank you have been missing this dish since going plant based.

PUL Team - Feb. 26, 2023, 10:30 p.m.

Oh we appreciate it so much, Melissa! So happy the tofu shakshuka was enjoyed 🙂


Alyse - Feb. 26, 2023, 4:47 a.m.

Thanks for another amazing recipe! Some of my friends came over while this dish was in the oven and they immediately asked me what I was cooking that smelled so good. I can see this meal becoming a staple in our household as it’s delicious, ridiculously easy to make, and wholesome.

PUL Team - Feb. 26, 2023, 5:02 p.m.

Woohoo! So happy to hear, Alyse, thank you 😃


Franzi - Feb. 25, 2023, 4:38 p.m.

This was incredibly delicious! I've had Shakshuka a few times before going vegan and the silken tofu as egg replacement is just perfect! So tasty and the time you actively have to do stuff in the kitchen is so short. I will definitely cook this again soon! Thanks for this wonderful recipe!

PUL Team - Feb. 26, 2023, 3:07 a.m.

So thrilled to hear, Franzi - it means so much!


Monikuntala - Feb. 25, 2023, 5:48 a.m.

Dear Sadia
Each dishes looks yummy. From the time I stared following you life become so easy I find my me time i have no oven. can I make this without baking

PUL Team - Feb. 25, 2023, 8:01 p.m.

Hey Monikuntala, awe thanks for being part of the community! Yes, the shakshuka can be cooked on the stove in a wide pan with a lid 🤗