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Menemen Turkish Eggs and Tomatoes Recipe

Menemen is a traditional Turkish breakfast recipe made with tomatoes and eggs. Learn how to make menemen at home with a few ingredients.  

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Turkish
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 275kcal
Author: Shadi HasanzadeNemati


  • 2 tbsp olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • 4 roma tomatoes finely chopped or grated
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 3 eggs


  • Heat oil in a pan over medium heat.
  • Saute onion until translucent. Add in green pepper and cook until soft.
  • Add in the tomatoes and cook, stirring occasionally until they are soft and some of the water is evaporated.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Add the eggs to the tomatoes. Cook and stir occasionally until the eggs are just cooked and mixed with the tomatoes.
  • Serve immediately with bread.



  • To make Kasarli menemen, sliced or grated kasar(kashar) cheese to the menemen at the very end and stir gently until it's melted. 
  • You can make menemen recipe with feta. Sprinkle feta or white cheese on the menemen right before serving. 


Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 246mg | Sodium: 686mg | Potassium: 569mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1609IU | Vitamin C: 69mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 2mg