Low carb Turkish menemen / tomatoes, eggs & peppers

Menemen is a delicious traditional Turkish dish, made with tomatoes, eggs & peppers. Onions and garlic cloves are often added in the recipe. This low carb recipe skips the onions and garlic, as they would add unnecessary carbs in the recipe and they would make the dish less "attractive" for breakfast. You may optionally add feta cheese, if you eat dairy, as its taste really matches with this dish. Enjoy!

Low carb Turkish menemen / tomatoes, eggs & peppers
5 min
16 min

Nutrition facts

Energy: 338 kcal
Protein: 15.0 gr
Fat: 28.6 gr
Net carbs: 5.3 gr


1 medium green pepper(s) (119 gr)

600 gr tomatoes

4 tbsp(s) olive oil (54 gr)


salt (to taste)

ground black pepper (to taste)


4 large egg(s) (200 gr)


160 gr feta cheese - regular or vegetarian


10 fresh basil leaves (5 gr)


  1. Dice the peppers. Set aside
  2. Dice the tomatoes or blend them in a food processor. Set aside
  3. Place a non-stick skillet over medium heat with half of the olive oil
  4. Add the peppers in the skillet. Saute for a couple of minutes, until tender
  5. Then, add the tomatoes, the rest of the olive oil and season with salt & pepper (to taste)
  6. Stir and let them boil for about 10 minutes, until there is no excess liquid
  7. Crack in the eggs and cover the skillet with the lid or a kitchen towel
  8. At this stage, you may optionally add feta cheese cut into large chunks
  9. Let it cook for 3-4 minutes, until eggs are cooked
  10. Top it with some dried ground basil or chopped fresh basil leaves, when served


✔ Preferably use plum or classic tomatoes. Alternatively, you may use can crushed tomatoes

✔ If you omit feta cheese: 18.6gr Fat, 7.9gr Protein, 5.3gr Net carbs and 224 kcal per serving

Serving size: 1/4 of the menemen prepared

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