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Healthy CBD-Infused Breakfasts: Shakshuka

Healthy CBD-Infused Breakfasts: Shakshuka

If you’re looking for a hearty and delicious breakfast which you can easily infuse with CBD, shakshuka is calling your name! This dish has roots in North Africa and the Middle East, having become a staple of the cuisines of numerous countries within these regions, including Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, and many others. Its popularity has been moving west in recent years, with many Europeans and North Americans adding the dish to their repertoire. So, if you haven’t tried it yet, it’s time for you to get in on this growing trend by making your own shakshuka and boosting its wellness benefits with the power of CBD.


What makes this a good breakfast option?

This one-pan meal, brimming with tomatoes, peppers, and perfectly poached eggs, is the perfect way to start your day. It’s as delicious as it is nutritious, while being simple to make with minimal cleanup. This dish is composed chiefly of vegetables and protein, with the optional addition of bread, making it a beautifully balanced meal. The recipe below also serves as a tasty way to take your morning dose of CBD when infused with your favourite CBD oil. So, this meal not only offers a culinary delight, it provides holistic wellness benefits too. 


CBD infusion advice for this recipe

As you may know, different recipes call for different types of CBD products and infusion methods. This all depends on whether you’re planning to infuse CBD into a water or oil based dish, as the former calls for water soluble CBD and the latter for CBD oil. For this recipe, we recommend adding your ideal dose of CBD oil by infusing it into a small amount of olive oil. We also advise adding this at a late stage of the cooking process (as shown in our instructions below) so the CBD isn’t exposed to high heat for too long, as adding it too early can impact its potency.



Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make this vibrant and comforting dish:

  • 2 ½ tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons of ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • 1 can of crushed tomatoes
  • 4-6 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup of fresh coriander and/or parsley, chopped 
  • Your ideal morning dose of CBD oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Bread or toast to serve (we recommend pita bread or crusty bread)



Here are the step-by-step instructions to follow to make the perfect CBD-infused shakshuka:

  • First, heat two tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. 
  • Add your onion and bell pepper to the oil and cook for around five minutes or until softened.
  • Next, add your garlic, cumin, paprika, and cayenne pepper, and let them cook for one minute.
  • Now it’s time to pour in your crushed tomatoes, season with salt and pepper, and allow them to simmer for up to 15 minutes or until the sauce thickens.
  • To infuse with CBD, mix two teaspoons of olive oil with your dose of CBD oil in a small dish, then stir your infused oil into the sauce.
  • Once you’ve finished your CBD infusion, make some small wells in the sauce and crack your eggs into each well.
  • Cover and cook until your eggs are set to your liking, typically around five to eight minutes.
  • While the eggs cook, prepare some bread for dipping (i.e. toast it, butter it, slice it, whatever is needed to prepare your bread of choice).
  • Once your eggs are cooked and your bread is ready for dipping, garnish your shakshuka with fresh coriander and/or parsley for an extra dash of flavour.
  • Now for the most important step - serve and enjoy!


Tips for shakshuka success

At first glance, shakshuka may seem like a daunting dish to make, especially with the added step of CBD infusion. However, it’s actually a simple recipe that only uses a single pan and can be cooked to perfection with relatively low effort. The key to a delicious shakshuka is selecting the best ingredients. Fresh vegetables, free range eggs, and high quality CBD oil can make all the difference to this recipe. It can also be improved by adjusting it to your personal taste where needed. For example, in addition to tailoring the CBD dose you include to your liking, you can also take steps like ramping up the spice level or cooking the eggs for longer. The idea is to make this meal as enjoyable for you as possible.


Final thoughts

We hope you enjoy this tasty recipe with a simple CBD infusion. It’s a nutritious and beneficial way to start your day, all wrapped up in one delicious package. However, if shakshuka isn’t for you, we have lots of other CBD-infused healthy breakfast recipes on our blog. From chia pudding to smoothie bowls to loaded avocado toast, you’re sure to find something you’ll love. We also have non-breakfast related recipes, including snacks like cookies and yoghurt bark, and hearty meals like our pumpkin and sage soup. If none of our recipes are your cup of tea, we also offer a CBD infusion guide, which can help you infuse your favourite meals, drinks, and snacks with CBD. Whatever you choose to infuse, we hope you enjoy it!

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