Flatbread with thyme leaves and olive oil(man’ooshe bel-zaatar)

December 16, 2009  •  Category:


First morning in Beirut and what does a Lebanese expat want more than anything? A freshman’ooshe withzaatar (flatbread with thyme), that’s what!  Zalfa, my (darling) sister-in-law, had raved about a new man’ooshe  item on the menu at Zaatarwzeit, the one-stop in town for yummy, fresh and speedy man’ooshe.


Made with a multi-grain dough, light and chewy, moist with extra-virgin olive oil and whole thyme leaves, chopped onions, a film of tomato sauce, it was heavenly. I had it with the usual: black olives, fresh mint, sliced tomatoes and cucumbers.



Can’t wait to try my hand at making it with a fresh batch of zaatar (origanum syriacum ) leaves!


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  1. Ivy says:

    The bread sounds delicious and I can imagine the lovely aroma it has.

  2. Dinners & Dreams says:

    I’ve always wanted to visit Lebanon. I remember how beautiful it is from watching Dureid Laham movies. Maybe one day?!


  3. shayma says:

    have a lovely trip home, J.

  4. Bria says:

    How funny, I just posted on zatar this week. That bread looks amazing. Glad you enjoyed it. Safe travels.

  5. Julie says:

    Have a nice trip!! Enjoy 🙂


  6. Peter says:

    What a wonderful snack, exotic spices. Also, the photo of Beirut below while approaching landing is stunning!

  7. Ani says:

    There is a shop near my office that sells it. Heavenly. Love olives. Mmmmm.

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