alanna brown nutritionist


My name is Alanna. I am a Nutritionist, Recipe Developer and Food Stylist based in Melbourne.

On my blog I like to share healthy recipes and nutrition tips. 

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Black bean shakshuka

Black bean shakshuka

So, I am well and truly on the black bean wagon...

Black beans are one of my favourite legumes as they are: tasty, high in protein and fibre and have such a beautiful colour and texture. I posted another recipe using black beans recently - this smokey black bean and corn rice bowl.

Today’s delicious recipe is a great vegetarian dish and an easy weeknight dinner or lazy Sunday breakfast. It is the perfect warming meal for a chilly Melbourne autumn.

I’ve used my favourite Firey chilli marinated fresh cows milk cheese from Yarra Valley Dairy but you can use any type of cheese you like, I’d go a feta and add some chilli flakes or a chilli oil.

black bean shakshuka

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Black bean shakshuka

Serves 2


  • extra virgin olive oil

  • 1-2 cloves garlic, diced

  • 1/2 brown onion, diced

  • 1 tbs ground cumin

  • 1 tbs ground coriander seeds

  • salt & pepper

  • 1 capsicum, diced

  • 1 x 250g tin diced tomatoes

  • 1 x 400g tin black beans, drained and rinsed

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 large handfuls baby spinach, torn

  • 80g feta

  • sourdough bread


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C

  2. Heat an oven proof frying pan to medium and cook the garlic and onion with the olive oil until softened. Add the spice, salt and pepper and the capsicum and cook for a few minutes until soft.

  3. Add the diced tomatoes and bring to boil, lower t a simmer and cook for 15 minutes.

  4. Add the black beans and stir in to combine, Make 2 evenly spaced holes in the mixture and crack an egg into each hole. Sprinkle over the feta and spinach. Carefully place in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the egg is cooked to your liking.

  5. Serve with a few slices of sourdough bread.

You can add any other veggies to this dish to make a nourishing meal. Eggplant or sweet carrots would also be a great addition, just make sure you cook to soften them before placing in the oven.

I hope you try this and enjoy!

I’d love to hear your feedback below

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