Black Sesame & Halloumi Flatbread

Black sesame & halloumi flatbread

Black sesame & halloumi flatbread, or manoush is a Lebanese pizza-like dish topped with za’atar and halloumi cheese, commonly served at breakfast. Like my Moroccan berber omelette I love to eat these tasty pizzas any time of the day which can be topped with almost anything. I added an egg to the manoush as this is how it was served to me recently for breakfast in a restaurant. Try it for yourself and experiment with other traditional toppings, such as roasted vegetables or  labneh (Greek yoghurt). The below recipe makes 4.

Black sesame & halloumi flatbread

Black Sesame & Halloumi Flatbread

  • 4 Flatbreads
  • 150g Halloumi Cheese
  • 1 tsp Sesame Seeds
  • 1 tsp Black Sesame Seeds
  • ½ tsp Ground Coriander
  • Za’atar (we love Zaytoun Palestinian Za’atar) (optional – the coriander and sesame above can be classed as a za’atar)
  • Olive Oil
  • 4-5 Sprigs Fresh Mint
  • Smoked Chilli
  • Salt & Black Pepper
  • 4 Organic Eggs (optional)
  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C and place 2 large baking trays in the oven to heat.
  2. Lightly wet the flatbreads on each side to soften them up.
  3. Grate or brake up the halloumi into small chunks and spread between the 4 flatbreads.
  4. Scatter the sesame seeds and ground coriander over the halloumi and drizzle with a little olive oil.
  5. Slide the manoush onto the preheated baking trays and bake in the oven for about 12 minutes until the halloumi is melted and browning slightly.
  6. Meanwhile, if using the eggs, heat a little oil in a frying pan and crack the 4 eggs into the pan. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until the white is cooked but the yolk is runny. Scatter over a little smoked chilli, salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Once the flatbreads are cooked, place the fried egg in the middle of the manoush, scatter with torn mint leaves and serve.

Black sesame & halloumi flatbread

2 Comments

  1. Hello Independent Kitchen. We love your site! Thanks so much for suggesting out za’atar 🙂
    If you would like to try any of our other Palestinian products please let us know and we can organise a sample for you. We are really keen to get Palestinian products out there to a foodie audience as it is region with a rich culinary heritage which if often ignored/ denied. Best wishes, Heather

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    • Hi Heather, thanks for getting in touch! I love Zaytoun’s za’atar and the ethics behind your products are amazing! My product recommendations are always my own, I will e-mail for more information. Thanks!

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