This is fun to say, and even more fun to eat. Best of all, it’s incredibly healthy. The preserved lemon isn’t traditional, but it adds a little burst of sunshine in every bite. and it really works here.
Every recipe for this type of flatbread calls for raw onion inside the bread. I think this makes for a harsh bite, which is why I saute the onion first before folding it inside the dough.
I’m not sure if I can adequately express how much I love this preparation. The initial thought might be to use it with a tagine (it is perfect for that). But, it has so much flavor by itself that I can eat one without anything else (and probably want another one).
First, let’s play a game: use voice-to-text on your phone to say “Shakshuka” (pronounced Shack-SHOO-kah), and post what your phone thinks you’re trying to say (mine thought I said “Shack sugar” and “Suction Cup”).
Now then. Shakshuka is one of those wonderful recipes that doesn’t require any adjustment at all to be ultra healthy, and also faithful to the proper recipe. @beth-bueschler51 (on Weight Watchers Connect) shared a picture of shakshuka she had, and shared the recipe she was given (thanks again, Beth!) The recipe didn’t have all the measurements for a proper recipe, so I’m posting what I did. I also added ground chile de arbol for some heat, which is a bit like cayenne pepper with character.
The only ingredients that have any points at all are the oil and tomato paste, but they’re in such a small quantity that this still comes up as a 0-pointer (and a wispy 132 calories per serving). I had mine with the #2ingredientnaanbread I made previously.
Baba Ganoush is one of those rare recipes that’s incredibly healthy without having to make any adjustments.
Why shrimp falafel? Well, I ended up having to wait to make falafels for a variety of reasons, (raw) shrimp was on sale, and so I was able to add an extra 1.25 ounces to each patty (3 ounces total) while keeping it at 0. That, and shrimp are AWESOME.
NOTE: using canned chickpeas will result in a denser texture than using fresh ones.