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A copper pan with decorative handles on each side. Scrambled eggs with tomatoes is inside the pan and topped with town fresh basil. A copper lid is propped up behind the pan.
5 from 6 votes

Menemen Recipe - Turkish Scrambled Eggs With Tomatoes

One pan eggs, Turkish style! Menemen is healthy & filling and works as a breakfast recipe or a dish that can be eaten at any other time of day.
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Course Breakfast / Brunch
Cuisine Turkish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 124kcal
Author Turkey's For Life


  • 4 large free range eggs
  • 1 large tomato or 3 medium tomatoes finely chopped
  • 1 medium onion peeled & finely shopped
  • 2 green sivri biber or 1 small green bell pepper deseeded & finely chopped
  • 1 handful parsley freshly chopped
  • 2 teaspoons hot chilli flakes (or Aleppo pepper) optional
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon thyme or oregano
  • salt & pepper to season
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower oil for frying


  • Add a small glug of sunflower oil to a frying pan and heat gently over a medium heat.
  • First of all, add your onions and sauté for a few minutes until they become translucent.
  • Now add your green pepper and stir for a few minutes until it starts to soften.
  • Now stir in your chopped tomato and add your herbs and spices and salt and pepper.
  • Simmer over a low heat until your tomato cooks down to form a thick tomato sauce.
  • Crack your eggs into the pan and stir them until they are scrambled into the mixture.
  • Remove from the heat and garnish with your parsley.
  • Serve alone or as part of a larger breakfast.


  • As with all of our recipes, calories are approximate and will differ depending on your ingredients.
  • Turkish summer tomatoes are very large, hence we use only one. They are equivalent to 3-4 medium-sized vine tomatoes.
  • If you want a richer flavour, you can add some crumbled feta cheese to your menemen recipe at the same time as your eggs.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 124kcal