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Traditional Turkish Menemen - Tomato and Egg Scramble

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Turkish Menemen is a traditional Turkish breakfast that's made with simple ingredients like peppers, tomatoes, and eggs. Yet the combination of flavors and style of cooking lends it an extra special taste. This is the perfect 20-minute breakfast that's perfect for any day of the week. Nutritious and delicious!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Turkish
Diet Gluten Free, Halal, Kosher
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 283


  • 3-4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1-2 green chili peppers slit, seeded and chopped
  • 4 large quality tomatoes chopped finely (You can use the pulse function of a food processor to do this)
  • 1/4 tsp any herbs of choice such as dried thyme basil, Italian seasoning, etc.
  • 1/2 tbsp fresh parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • red chilli flakes to taste
  • 1 egg


  • Heat olive oil over low-medium heat in a non-stick pan.
  • Add green chilies and cook, stirring often, for about 2-3 minutes, ensuring that they preserve their color.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and let them cook for 10-15 minutes, or until they lose most of their moisture.
  • Add salt, pepper, red chili flakes, preferred seasoning/dried herbs, and fresh parsley.
  • Add the egg, stirring until it is just cooked through, about 1-2 minutes.
  • Serve with any type of bread.


Calories: 283kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 52mg | Potassium: 893mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 3235IU | Vitamin C: 51mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1mg