This wholesome brunch dish is packed with nutrients that, among a range of benefits, can help support a woman during pregnancy.

  • 40 mins
  • 2
  • Easy


  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2-1 tsp chilli flakes, to taste
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1cm chunks (about 400g total weight)
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 400g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed and chopped into bite size pieces
  • 2-4 eggs, depending on hunger
  • a small handful coriander, chopped
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • To serve
  • a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil
  • a dollop of Greek yogurt


To make Asparagus, sweet potato & tomato shakshouka: Add the cumin and chilli to a frying pan and set over a medium-high heat to toast for a couple for minutes. Once the spices are fragrant, pour in the oil and add the sweet potato cubes, stirring well to mix. Reduce the heat to a minimum and cover the pan with a piece of tin foil (or a lid if you have one). Leave to cook for 10 minutes, stirring once or twice, until the sweet potato is just starting to soften.

Remove the foil, add the garlic and stir through, then fry for a minute. Turn the heat up a little, add the tomatoes and a little salt and pepper and fry for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir through the asparagus, recover loosely with the foil and cook for another 5 minutes.

Use a wooden spoon to push the vegetables aside to make 2-4 wells in the asparagus mix, cracking an egg into each. Recover loosely with the foil and leave to cook until the eggs are done to your liking, about 5-8 minutes for a set white and a runny yolk.

Season with salt and black pepper, scatter over the coriander, top with a dollop of Greek yogurt and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. Serve immediately with plenty of crusty bread.

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