IBS-Friendly Egg Shakshuka

Hey fellow IBS sufferers! I want to share with you another IBS-friendly recipe that I find really delicious and great for anytime of the day. I have created my own version of Shakshuka, which is a popular dish amongst many groups in the Middle East, and even North Africa. It is simply an egg dish where the eggs are poached in tomato sauce and a mixture of seasonings and vegetables. I have made my own rendition of this dish that is IBS-friendly, and hopefully some of you will be willing to give it a try and tell me what you think. Here it is…

2 servings


  • 4 eggs
  • 1 (14 oz.) can of 100% pure crushed tomatoes or whole canned cherry tomatoes
  • About a ¼ cup of water
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • ¼ tsp of turmeric
  • ¼ tsp of dried oregano
  • 4-5 leaves of fresh basil
  • ¼ tsp of paprika
  • ¼ tsp. of dried parsley
  • Optional: parmesan cheese topping


  1. In a large skillet, on medium high heat, spray with coconut oil and add the can of tomatoes.
  2. Add the water, stir, and wait for it to simmer.
  3. Once the sauce starts to bubble, add in the salt, pepper, turmeric, oregano, and paprika. Then stir again.
  4. Create little pockets and add the eggs. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bring the heat down to medium-low and cover for about 5-8 minutes, or until the eggs are cooked. (5 minutes if you like your eggs runny and 8 minutes if you like your eggs fully cooked).
  5. Garnish with dried parsley, shredded parmesan cheese and fresh basil.
  6. Serve with toast, or any side of your choosing, and enjoy!

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