Black Bean Shakshuka

Serves: 4 SmartPoints Per Serving: 1

Recipe details


This delicious Weight Watchers black bean shakshuka is so easy to make. Great for lunch or dinner, this versatile Middle Eastern dish is bursting with flavour! This mouth-watering shakshuka is the perfect one-pot that takes only 30 mins to cook and saves on washing up too. The warming spices of paprika, cayenne pepper and fresh red chillies make this dish a fiery choice. A heap or two of spinach will count towards your 5-a-day. The black beans and eggs in this recipe give it plenty of protein to keep you fuller for longer. It's the perfect, guilt-free family meal.


Calorie controlled cooking spray
1 onion, finely diced
½ tsp each fennel and cumin seeds
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 red chilli, deseeded and finely diced
1 tsp smoked paprika
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
1 red and 1 yellow pepper, deseeded and finely sliced
Zest of ½ a lemon
2 x 400g tins chopped tomatoes
400g tin black beans, drained and rinsed
75g young leaf spinach 4 eggs
30g feta, crumbled
3 tbsp chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley


Mist a medium frying pan with cooking spray. Fry the onion with the fennel and cumin seeds over a medium heat for 10 minutes, until the onion is soft. Add a splash of water if needed.

Add the garlic and chilli and cook for 2-3 minutes. Toss in the ground spices and peppers, frying until the peppers are just soft. Stir in the zest and tomatoes and simmer for 5 minutes.

Add the beans and spinach, and season to taste. Bring to the boil for 5 minutes, then reduce the heat to a simmer. Create four wells in the sauce and crack an egg into each. Cook for 5 minutes, then cover with a lid and cook for a further 2 minutes until the egg whites are set but the yolks are still runny.

Serve the shakshuka topped with the feta and chopped fresh parsley.


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