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 Is Shakshuka Vegan?

by Fabian Jackson

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This rich and warming dish is great for lazy communal eating, but is it vegan?

Shakshuka 

This Ottoman dish has ties across the ancient Middle East and is now widely appreciated across the globe, and even a popular brunch dish here in the UK. It’s traditionally a gently spiced, deep tomato sauce filled with cooked vegetables, chillies and eggs poached directly in the liquid. The dish is often served in the pan and topped with fresh herbs.

It’s even historically contained mincemeat! It’s not merely a brunch item, but actually a very common evening meal in Israel.

Is shakshuka vegan?

In its traditional forms, no Shakshuka isn’t vegan-friendly. This is mostly down to the poached eggs, characteristic of the dish. However, there are plenty of plant-based versions to make yourself.

falafel shakshuka

We love this recipe from Georgie Mullen that uses falafel instead.

Send us more vegan questions in the comments below.

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Fabian Jackson
by Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Interns who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.

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