My Favorite Green Shakshuka - Dr. Mark Hyman

My Favorite Green Shakshuka

If you’ve been trying to get more vegetables into your breakfast routine, look no further. It’s overflowing with all sorts of veggies and spices and gives you a super satisfying meal all in one skillet, plus you can be flexible and add whatever you have on hand. If you eat bread, you could pair it with some organic sourdough or grain-free bread, which I enjoy on occasion, but it’s perfect on its own too. 

Aromatic leeks and onions may have anti-cancer benefits thanks to their help in repairing damaged DNA, with the polysaccharides in the white mushrooms offering similar support. Dark leafy greens are some of the most nutritious foods on the planet rich in vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals, so I packed both Swiss chard and spinach into this recipe. 

This is a great meal to make with any leftover veggies you have from the holidays—just swap in different types of greens or different types of mushrooms in the same amounts. I hope you love this as much as I do.

Wishing you health and happiness,
Mark Hyman, MD


  • 3 tablespoons avocado oil or ghee
  • 1 large leek, thinly sliced (white part only)
  • ½ medium yellow onion, finely diced
  • 8 white button mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 2 small zucchini, grated
  • 1 bunch Swiss chard, thinly sliced
  • 4 cups spinach, packed
  • 1 red chili pepper, or jalapeño, thinly sliced
  • ⅓ cup coconut milk
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 3 ounces goat or sheep feta cheese, crumbled
  • ½ large avocado, thinly sliced
  • 6 large pasture-raised eggs

1. Heat the avocado oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add the leeks and onions to the skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes until softened.

2. Add the mushrooms and zucchini, stir to combine. Cover and cook for 5 minutes until softened.

3. In a small bowl, mix together the coconut milk, turmeric, salt, and pepper and set aside.

4. Remove the lid and add the chard, spinach, and chili pepper. Stir occasionally while frying for 5 minutes until the greens are softened. Pour in the coconut milk mixture and stir to combine.

5. Create wells for each egg in the shakshuka veggie base using a spoon and carefully crack an egg into each well. Increase heat to medium-high and cook for about 10 minutes or until the whites are still jiggly but set.

6. Top with the feta crumbles, then cover and cook for another 2-3 minutes.

7. Remove from heat and garnish with avocado slices and some extra fresh ground pepper if desired.

Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories: 230, Total Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 192mg, Sodium: 408mg, Carbohydrates: 9g, Fiber: 3g, Sugars: 4g, Protein: 12g, Net Carbs: 6g

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