Manakish, manakeesh, manoush, manoushe, manaeesh, regardless of how you spell it phonetically it means the same thing.
And that one thing is the ultimate delicious Middle Eastern flatbread you have ever tasted.
Za’atar, which is the prepared herb topping on Manakish, is unique in its flavor. Za’atar is a herb grown extensively in the Mediterranean region and is commonly referred to as a form of thyme
Traditionally a common way to eat it is to dip bread in olive oil and then dip into za’atar mixture which sticks to the oil on the bread.And goes perfectly on a homemade flatbread, making the infamous Manakish
This dish is usually cut pizza style or folded over itself and eaten for basically any meal of the day.Lebanon is the place of origin for this dish and it holds strong historical importance for the country.This is because it was eaten during the civil war as a cheap filling breakfast that would be able to give them the energy to get through the day.
Some of the most classic toppings for Manakish are za’atar which is normally a breakfast variation of the dish.Cheeses such as akawi and mozzarella can be sometimes mixed with za’atar and used as a topping which resembles the look and taste of pizza.
When it comes to the lunch variations of Manakish these usually contain different meats like a minced beef which are mixed with tomato, spices and vegetable oil which make it a more heavy and filling meal.
Nutrition Per Serving
Calories: 312kcal – Carbohydrates: 49g – Protein: 7g – Fat: 9g – Saturated Fat: 1g – Sodium: 877mg – Potassium: 89mg – Fiber: 2g – Vitamin A: 55IU – Vitamin C: 0.7mg – Calcium: 39mg – Iron: 4.8mg