Why not invite your bike buddies back to share this delicious Sweet potato and chorizo shakshuka?

Prepare in advance up to step 3, then heat up and add the eggs on your return.

Eaten with a hunk of good quality bread or pitta, this will not only replenish depleted glycogen and help your muscles recover and repair but also warm you up after a winter ride!


  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 large sweet potato, unpeeled, cubed
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 100g chorizo, sliced
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp hot smoked paprika or cayenne pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 25g fresh coriander, finely chopped


  • STEP 1

    Cook the sweet potato in salted boiling water until just soft. Drain and set aside.

  • STEP 2

    Heat the olive oil in a large ovenproof dish with a lid. Add the onions, the chorizo, garlic, spices and salt and pepper. Gently saute until the onion is soft. Stir in the tomatoes. Add the sweet potato. Simmer for about 15mins until the sauce is thick. Stir in the coriander, keeping a little aside to sprinkle over to serve.

  • STEP 3

    Using a spoon, make two wells in the mixture. Crack an egg into each well. Cover the pan with a lid, and cook on a low heat for about 8mins or until the eggs are cooked.

  • STEP 4

    Scatter with extra coriander and enjoy with a hunk of crusty bread.


Customise your shakshuka!

There's no one definitive recipe when it comes to shakshuka, so you have plenty of scope for creativity:

  1. Go Green: Swap the tomatoes and sweet potato for a mix of peas, kale or spinach, leeks and fresh herbs. Once the eggs are cooked, scatter with feta or a few dollops of yoghurt.
  1. Spice it up: Use a spicy chorizo and add a few fresh chillis at step 2. Serve with harissa.
  1. Bulk it up: Add a can of lentils, butterbeans or chickpeas at step 2.


Kate PercySports nutrition cook and author

Sports nutrition cook and keen amateur athlete Kate Percy set up the #GoFaster campaign in 2009 and, following the publication of several sports nutrition books, now produces a range of all-natural energy balls, Go Bites (