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Plat de Menemen sur une table

Tuck into a delicious bowl of menemen, a traditional dish of eggs scrambled in olive oil with tomato, green peppers and spices.


6 servings



  • 2 tbsp. (30 ml) olive oil   
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped  
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped  
  • 2 ripe tomatoes  
  • 3 tbsp. (45 ml) tomato paste  
  • Salt, to taste 
  • Black pepper, to taste 
  • ½ tsp. (2.5 ml) dried oregano  
  • 4 large eggs, beaten  
  • 6 Slices of whole wheat bread  



  1. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion and bell pepper and sauté until softened (about 4 to 5 minutes), stirring regularly. 
  2. Add the tomatoes and tomato paste, and season with salt, black pepper and oregano. Cook for about 5 minutes over medium heat until tomatoes are soft but still holding their shape. 
  3. Push the tomato and bell pepper mixture to one side of the pan. Reduce heat to medium-low and add the eggs. Cook and stir gently until the eggs are set. Stir the tomato mixture into the eggs.  
  4. Serve immediately with slices of bread. 


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