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The Brightside: Mother's Day Recipe - Halloumi & Bean Shakshuka

The Brightside: Mother's Day Recipe - Halloumi & Bean Shakshuka
The Brightside: Halloumi & Bean Shakshuka. Recipe from Nurture The Seed.

Halloumi & Bean Shakshuka 

If you want a delicious start to Mother's Day, we have you covered. This (not-so-traditional) shakshuka is the perfect brunch. It's flavourful and nutritious. If you prefer, you can make the beans the day before, add the halloumi, and bake them in the morning. Or enjoy it for lunch or dinner; it's really up to you! 


- 2 tbsp olive oil  

- 1 red onion, diced  

- 1/4 tsp salt  

- 2 garlic cloves, minced  

- 1 tsp paprika (sweet or smoked)  

- 1 tsp cumin  

- 1 red capsicum, finely diced  

- 250 g punnet cherry tomatoes, finely diced  

- 2 tbsp tomato paste  

- 1 medjool date, chopped  

- 1 cup bone broth  

- 400g tin of cannellini beans  

- 250 g halloumi, sliced into 1 cm slices (roughly 6-8 slices)  

 - Handful fresh coriander or parsley, roughly chopped  

To serve - dollops of yoghurt, avocado, sourdough 


1. Preheat the oven to 200 °C. Add the olive oil to a heavy-based pan that is stove-top and ovenproof. 

2. Turn the heat on low. Add onion and salt, and sauté for 10 minutes.  Turn the heat up slightly to medium-low, add the garlic and spices and stir.  

3. Next add the capsicum, tomatoes, tomato paste, date and bone broth. Stir to combine, then simmer for 10 minutes. Taste and adjust for salt.  

4. Stir through the beans, then gently layer the halloumi on top of everything.  

5. Place in the oven and cook for 10-15 minutes or until the halloumi is golden (you could also use a grill if that's easier for you).  

6. Sprinkle herbs on top, then serve with some yoghurt, avocado and sourdough. 

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