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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