How to make Zaatar Manakeesh

How to make Zaatar Manakeesh

Zaatar Manakeesh is one of the famous flatbread recipes in Lebanon and other Middle Eastern countries. You can make Zaatar Manakeesh with dough and use olive oil for the topping. Although you can find Zaatar Manakeesh in almost all Lebanese restaurants, if you want to make it at home, you can follow the steps in this article. Read on!


  • One tablespoon of yeast
  • One cup of warm water
  • One teaspoon of salt
  • One teaspoon of sugar
  • Three cups of flour
  • Two tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1/3 cup of zaatar
  • ¼ cup of olive oil


  1. Use warm water for yeast activation in a medium or large-size bowl
  2. Add sugar, salt, and olive oil to the bowl
  3. Use a wooden spoon to combine these ingredients
  4. Add the flour into the ingredients after a few minutes
  5. Use the spoon to make the dough
  6. Transfer the dough to the floured surface
  7. Now knead the dough to form a tight ball
  8. Now transfer the dough into the bowl
  9. Make sure to coat the bowl with oil
  10. Cover the dough with a plastic towel or wrap
  11. Set aside the bowl for at least 60 minutes
  12. Mix the zaatar with olive oil to make a spreadable mixture
  13. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit
  14. Dive the kneaded dough into eight equal parts
  15. Create round flat discs and ensure it has ½ inch thickness
  16. Apply one to two tablespoons of zaatar to each dough
  17. Make sure you spread the zaatar evenly
  18. Bake it for 10-15 minutes and ensure the dough is lightly golden
  19. Enjoy warm with vegetables and cheese