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Moroccan Egg & Olive Tajine

Moroccan Egg & Olive Tajine

Course Dinner
Cuisine Moroccan
Keyword dinner, eggs, low carb, moroccan, olives, one pot, simple, tajine
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 people


  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 cup passata / puree / pasta sauce
  • 4-6 eggs
  • large handful (50g / 2oz) pitted olives , halved
  • baby spinach or greens to serve


  1. Heat a large frying pan on a medium high heat. Add a super generous glug of extra virgin olive oil and spices. Cook spices in oil for 20 seconds or until you can just smell them. Be careful not to burn.
  2. Add tomato passata / puree / pasta sauce and bring to a simmer. Crack eggs into the sauce and simmer, covered for 2-3 minutes or until the egg white has set and the yolks are still runny.
  3. Divide baby spinach / greens between two bowls. Top with eggs and sauce and finish with olives. Finish with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.

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