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Oven Baked Tofu Shakshuka

50 min

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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.

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Total

50 min

Prep

10 min

Cook

40 min

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Ingredients

Traybake

  • 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

'Eggy' silken tofu

  • 1 tsp (4 g)
  • ½ tsp
    ground turmeric
  • 11 oz (300 g)
    silken tofu, cut into 1 cm thick slices

Serve with

  • 5
    small pita breads, toasted

Optional garnish

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Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C). Add all the traybake ingredients to a 9 x 12 inch (23 x 31 cm) baking dish*.
  2. Mix together, then bake in the oven for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, mix together the kala namak and turmeric on a plate. Coat the tofu slices lightly with this turmeric mix.
  3. Place the tofu on top of the tomato mixture and press the pieces in a 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 if desired. 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.
  • * For the oven, we used top and bottom heating (not fan-assisted/convection). The shakshuka can alternatively be cooked on the stove in a wide pan with a lid.

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Grains & Starches 40%

small pita bread

Proteins 12%

silken tofu

Fruits & Veggies 48%

canned diced tomatoes

red bell pepper

medium red onion

red hot chili pepper

clove garlic

tomato paste

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silken tofu

Fat

olive oil

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Steffi - Feb. 19, 2024, 3:37 p.m.

so delicious!!! It even convinced my tofu-critical family members 😄


Nicole Mostofa - Jan. 13, 2024, 10:39 p.m.

Made it stove top with half the bell pepper and some extra tomatoes. It was delicious with rice for supper.


Michaela - Jan. 3, 2024, 3:51 p.m.

delicious


iwa - Dec. 23, 2023, 11:09 p.m.

Delicious! I love the combination of spices. We enjoyed the meal with some vegan gauda on top


Frehya - Dec. 13, 2023, 12:03 a.m.

Great!


Karne Steyn - Dec. 9, 2023, 6:08 p.m.

This was really good!
I used the "homemade red lentils Tofu" that's on this app instead of a normal store bought silken tofu, and it turned out great. Love the taste and texture.
I didn't have black salt,so I just used Nutritional Yeast and normal salt. Also didn't include the spicy ingredients, but added a chillie oil after serving, so my little ones can eat it.
Everyone cleared out their plates.
Very easy to make and required very little effort. Also didn't need to rob a bank to afford the ingredients - had most of the ingredients leftover from other meals.

PUL Team - Dec. 10, 2023, 1:28 a.m.

Fantastic to hear you enjoyed the dish, Karne! Using homemade the red lentils tofu from the PUL App is a lovely idea. Happy cooking 🌱


Roshni - Dec. 8, 2023, 2:13 p.m.

Loved this recipe soo much. Genius with the black salt.


Jackie - Dec. 6, 2023, 2:47 a.m.

This was an easy and delicious recipe. My children (ages 5 and 8) both ate it as well! Success with everyone

PUL Team - Dec. 8, 2023, 5:23 a.m.

Always a big compliment when the kiddos enjoy a dish ☺️ thanks, Jackie!


Zoie - Dec. 3, 2023, 10:16 p.m.

It was a tasty dish but not great for a dinner meal, just missing something. I would exchange the tofu for firm as the silky was too watery and mushy. I enjoyed it for breakfast.


Kate - Nov. 19, 2023, 9:15 a.m.

Absolutely delicious! served with toasted pepitas and Vogels toast.


Zarah - Nov. 13, 2023, 8:51 p.m.

This was delicious! I made it on the stove in a cast iron shallow pan. I didn’t have chillies and used a tablespoon of sriracha hot sauce instead. Really satisfying particularly on a cold, autumnal day!

PUL Team - Nov. 13, 2023, 10:31 p.m.

Mmm sounds delicious, Zarah, thank you for taking the time to share the review 🥰


Magdalena Puzio - Nov. 4, 2023, 3:04 p.m.

Awsome. Indulgent, Rich ans full of flavour.


tasha - Oct. 23, 2023, 9:52 p.m.

oops, i forgot to rate but a sure 5 stars!!

(see other comment)


tasha - Oct. 23, 2023, 9:51 p.m.

this was amazing, so easy to make and delicious. i'm actually in anorexia recovery and have had some of your recipes saved for ages now but haven’t felt able to try them until tonight. after this dish though i am so encouraged to challenge some more of your recipes, thank you so much for helping me find joy in food and cooking again xx

PUL Team - Oct. 25, 2023, 5:19 p.m.

Hey Tasha, awe thanks for sharing part of your journey with PUL 🥰 Your courage to explore new recipes is truly inspiring, and we hope you continue to enjoy our content!


Athina - Sept. 22, 2023, 1:10 p.m.

Very tasty, will definitely make it again!


Kortneii - Sept. 17, 2023, 7:36 a.m.

Yum. This is delicious! Made without the sweet paprika as I didn't have any. It was still so very tasty! Thank you!

PUL Team - Sept. 18, 2023, 3:50 a.m.

Yay we’re so happy to hear, Kortneii! Thank you for sharing your experience with the tofu shakshuka 😊


@What_Flo_eats - Aug. 22, 2023, 8:13 p.m.

Absolutely delicious!!
Loved the Silken Tofu gave an eggy texture and the sauce and veggies was so so rich and delicious, easy to tweak if you want less spicy etc.
We served ours with garlic bread and will be making again very soon!


Maha - Aug. 19, 2023, 11:12 a.m.

Delicious


Jane - Aug. 16, 2023, 8:31 p.m.

Delicious but too salty


Julia Swan - Aug. 11, 2023, 3 p.m.

I make this dish over and over again since I explored it from PUL YouTube. I love it so much! It is very delicious!


Jael - Aug. 9, 2023, 11:55 p.m.

Delish


Amy - July 30, 2023, 8:24 p.m.

I loved it! I really enjoyed getting to make a new dish and experience new flavors and have the ingredients be accessible in my region. Oftentimes I’d love to try out a ton of different recipes from around the world but the ingredients are either not available here in rural Germany or insanely expensive. Silken tofu isn’t really a thing that I can get in my village supermarkets so I got firm tofu instead. The swap worked perfectly! This was so easy and fun to make and it tastes amazing!

PUL Team - July 31, 2023, 4:11 p.m.

Love the swap with firm tofu, Amy, we're so happy to hear the recipe was enjoyed! Hugs to Germany 🤗


Chris - July 29, 2023, 9:06 p.m.

Absolutely loved it! Will be making again, might tweak the spice level down a little…. Or I might remember to deseed the chillis 😂


Spicy and delicious! - July 28, 2023, 2:11 p.m.

My family liked this recipe a lot. We found it really spicy but the flavor was still there to make up for it. Speaking of flavor, it’s wonderful in this dish. A lot going on but in a good way. My only change next time is I will use firm or extra firm tofu instead. The silken tofu was so slimy I just couldn’t eat it. If you’re a texture person, do not use silken tofu! The dish will be just perfect with firm or extra firm.

PUL Team - July 29, 2023, 3:03 a.m.

Thanks so much for sharing your experience with the recipe, friend 🫶 firmer tofu is a lovely idea!


Anna - July 23, 2023, 2:46 p.m.

Loved this recipe! So flavoursome and well spiced. I'm not quite sure why you need 5 pitta breads, though - are there 2 spare or do 2 people get 2 and the last person only gets 1? Or 1.5 each and 0.5 left over? 😂

PUL Team - July 26, 2023, 9:06 p.m.

Hey Anna, so glad it's being enjoyed! We tend to use 1.5 pitas per person - but feel free to enjoy more or less if you wish 😜


Nynke - July 22, 2023, 7:04 p.m.

This was again so good and easy! Never used silken tofu this way, but absolutely loved it. Can't wait for the Android app! Go and make this!

PUL Team - July 23, 2023, 1:56 a.m.

Aww thanks, Nynke! We can't wait to share the Android version 💛

Nynke - July 23, 2023, 6:11 a.m.

Ooh, I now see, that "my go and make this" could be interpreted, as "go and make this app". What I ment was "go and make this food". It is so good! I will patiently wait for the app.


Marietta - July 20, 2023, 5:55 p.m.

We love this dish soooo much! It‘s easy to make and super tasty!


Verena - June 30, 2023, 8:09 a.m.

Amazing flavours, will be part of our go to recipes now :)


Natalie - June 27, 2023, 7:46 p.m.

This dish brings an explosion of flavours. I didn’t have silken tofu at hand so I used firm tofu instead. I‘m currently trying out lots of PUL recipes and feel like it’s going to be very hard to pick a favourite.

PUL Team - June 28, 2023, 9:17 a.m.

Such a big compliment, Natalie, thanks a bunch! Happy cooking 🤩


Georgie Sargeant - June 27, 2023, 7:11 p.m.

Simple and yet so tasty and satisfying. I’ll be making this lots in future. Thank you team, for another winning recipe!


Serena - May 25, 2023, 2:49 p.m.

This was extremely delicious and easy!!
I added some nutritional yeast to the kala namak/turmeric mixture: highly recommended!

PUL Team - May 25, 2023, 5:43 p.m.

Mmm a lovely idea, Serena, we're so happy to hear 🤩


Mikayla - May 8, 2023, 5:19 p.m.

Absolutely delicious! Very easy to make too :)


Lillian - May 5, 2023, 3:55 p.m.

This was absolutely delicious! I don't eat silken tofu often, but it's delicious in this recipe. Bonus points because this is also an easy meal, so it's perfect for weeknights.

PUL Team - May 6, 2023, 5:10 a.m.

Thank you, Lillian, it means so much!


Alexandra - May 4, 2023, 10:44 p.m.

Loved this one! It is warm and comforting - a perfect way to use silken tofu.


Hilary - April 19, 2023, 12:41 p.m.

Wow! This recipe was amazing. I did not have canned tomatoes, but instead used fresh cherry tomatoes and it worked so well. Pick Up Limes has been my go to website for years. I have shared it with friends and family and always receive the same feedback---these recipes are delicious, easy to make, and so nourishing. Thank you so much for the years of cooking inspiration <3

Cannot wait for the app!

PUL Team - April 20, 2023, 6:33 a.m.

Oh, Hilary, it means so much! Thank you for the glowing feedback and support 💛 We can't wait to share the app soon 🤞


Kim Tee - April 15, 2023, 9:52 a.m.

After years of watching Pick Up Limes on YouTube, I finally, actually cooked a recipe! Roaring success. Easy and delicious. Served with a hearty olive, garlic bread. Definitely use the "optional" ingredients if you can, as they round out the dish perfectly. Eagerly awaiting the app on Android, please!

PUL Team - April 15, 2023, 10:16 p.m.

Awe so happy to hear, Kim! Hopefully, soon we can share the app on Android 🤗


Manon MC - April 5, 2023, 2:23 a.m.

Made this recipe one weekday and it was very tasty. We served it up with multigrain rice and roasted asparagus. Nicely satisfying.

PUL Team - April 7, 2023, 6:48 p.m.

Mmm sounds lovely, Manon!


Sabrina - April 3, 2023, 4:35 p.m.

I tried it and it was absolutly delicious.
I did it with smoke Tofu and it worked very well, too. As a side dish, because I had no bread, millet.
I am glad I found it. Thanks a lot!

PUL Team - April 3, 2023, 7:08 p.m.

Mmm sounds lovely, Sabrina, thank you!


Stacey - March 30, 2023, 9:09 p.m.

We make this all the time on the stovetop but this makes it even easier! I got home from work and my partner needed to run out. It's tough managing kids around a stove so I was grateful to have this version of the recipe in my back pocket! Delicious and, as always, nutritious. Plus, the kids loved it! You know it's good if even the 4 year old wants seconds :)

PUL Team - March 31, 2023, midnight

Awe we're beyond happy to hear, Stacey, thank you! Hugs to you and the little ones 🤗


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.

Manon - April 5, 2023, 2:24 a.m.

I agree 🌻


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 🤗