The Full Turkish Breakfast

Menemen, The full Turkish

  • serves 4
  • Easy

Chef Sabrina Ghayour treats us to her version of the classic Turkish breakfast dish, Menemen. A delicious combination of eggs, onions and red peppers, this bold, full of flavour recipe is gluten-free and perfect for sharing with family or friends


Try this recipe for a full Turkish breakfast, then check out our Turkish eggsTurkish manti, classic Turkish meatballs and more Turkish-style recipes.

*This recipe is gluten-free according to industry standards



  • mixed olives 75g, pitted
  • tomatoes 2-3, diced
  • cucumber 1/2, diced
  • dried oregano 2 tsp
  • olive oil


  • onion 1, thinly sliced
  • red pepper 1, halved horizontally and cut into strips
  • tomatoes 3, diced
  • butter 25g
  • eggs 6, beaten


  • Step 1

    Mix together the olives, tomatoes and cucumber with the dried oregano, some olive oil and seasoning. Decant into a serving bowl. Arrange the feta, cream, jam and honey in little serving bowls.

  • Step 2

    To make the menemen, heat a large frying pan over a medium heat with a splash of olive oil, add the onion and fry for 10 minutes until soft and golden. Add the red pepper and fry for 5 minutes until soft and slightly golden at the edges. Add the tomatoes and cook for a couple of minutes until soft. Stir through the butter.

  • Step 3

    Gently fold the eggs into the onion and pepper mixture. Continue to gently fold until just set and serve with warmed flatbreads (make sure they’re gluten-free if you’re following a gluten-free diet) and black tea.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 775
  • Fat 58.9g
  • Saturates 29.6g
  • Carbs 35.6g
  • Sugars 34.8g
  • Fibre 4.2g
  • Protein 23.7g
  • Salt 2.42g