Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes

Green Shakshuka With Avocado and Lime

4 servings


35 minutes

total time


3 tablespoons olive oil

1 yellow onion, peeled and thinly sliced

2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced

1 large bunch/1 1/2 pounds Swiss chard, stems and leaves separated and chopped (about 9 cups)

1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more as needed

1/3 cup half-and-half or heavy cream

8 large eggs

1/4 teaspoon black pepper, plus more as needed

3 ounces Cotija cheese or queso fresco, crumbled (about 3/4 cup)

1 avocado, sliced, for serving

1 small jalapeño, thinly sliced, for serving

Chopped cilantro, for serving

Smoked hot sauce, for serving

Corn tortillas, toasted, for serving

1 lime, cut into wedges, for serving


Heat oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-low heat. Add onion and cook until softening, 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, 5 minutes more.

Raise the heat to medium-high, add the chard stems, and cook to release some liquid, 5 minutes. Add the chard leaves, in batches, adding more as they wilt, and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until completely wilted, 3 to 5 minutes more. Season with 1/2 teaspoon salt, pour in the half-and-half and stir loosely together.

Make eight small hollows in the cooked chard with the back of a spoon. Gently crack an egg into each hollow. Cover with a lid or foil and cook on medium-low until the eggs are just set, but still soft, about 7 to 9 minutes. Remove the lid, sprinkle with salt, pepper, Cotija, avocado, jalapeño and cilantro. Serve with smoked hot sauce, toasted tortillas and lime wedges.


Serving Size




Total Fat

37 g

Saturated Fat

11 g

Unsaturated Fat

23 g

Trans Fat

0 g




803 mg

Total Carbohydrate

18 g

Dietary Fiber

6 g

Total Sugars

4 g


21 g

4 servings


35 minutes

total time
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