Beat the heat this Summer with this microwave shakshuka dish.

It’s time to give the oven a little vacation.  

Microwave Shakshuka with Quinoa

Don’t let the Summer heat stop you from enjoying a freshly cooked meal.

It’s certainly refreshing to stick to cold foods —straight from the refrigerator or freezer— when it feels like your melting outside. Who wants to add to the heat by turning on the oven, right. Luckily, we’re cooling down the kitchen for this month’s Recipe Redux  post. Giving the oven a break and using other appliances to cook our meals.

It is vacation season after all.

Microwave Shakshuka with Quinoa

How to Cook an Egg in a Microwave

Did you know that you could cook an egg in the microwave? In under 2 minutes, you could have a cooked egg without having to turn on the stove. Fun Fact: it’s actually one of the foods involved in the invention of the microwave oven back in ~1945. (The other two, were a chocolate candy bar and popcorn.) Guess who did a report on the microwave in College. Oh, the “fun” of majoring in nutrition.

Microwave Shakshuka Cooking Tips

    • Watch It – Monitor the cooking time/power of this dish in the microwave you have. Once you figure out the right settings, you can trust the microwave to make this meal on its own.
    • Leave Some Space – Use a bowl that allows enough room for the quinoa to expand while cooking, aka not explode in your microwave.

Microwave Shakshuka with Quinoa

Microwave Shakshuka with Quinoa

Microwave Shakshuka and Quinoa
No need to turn on the oven for this dish, a Shakshuka and Quinoa dish fully cooked in the microwave oven.
Recipe type: Breakfast, Brunch
Makes: 1
  • 2 tablespoons quinoa, rinsed and drained
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons tomato sauce
  • 1 egg
  1. In a microwave safe bowl, stir together the quinoa and water. Cover with a damp paper towel. Microwave for 5 minutes.
  2. Carefully remove the bowl, stir in tomato sauce. Microwave for an additional 3 minutes.
  3. Transfer the cooked quinoa to an espresso cup (optional). Crack an egg over the top. Tent the cup with a paper towel and microwave for an additional minute.

Microwave Shakshuka with Quinoa



How to Microwave Shakshuka and Quinoa
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2 thoughts on “How to Microwave Shakshuka and Quinoa

  • July 26, 2017 at

    This is so cool! I’ve poached eggs in the microwave but never thought about trying this dish. I have actually never even considered quinoa in the microwave. Life changing!

    • September 27, 2017 at

      My thoughts exactly. Such a game changer.


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