Mini Manaeesh Recipe

Mini Manaeesh

These mini manaeesh appetizers are fast and delicious, for those friends who call and say they are coming over for drinks. They are made with pure olive oil and dried thyme called “Zaatar”. They are available at Middle Eastern stores, and come in two different varieties. Try to get the green “Zaatar” that comes from Jordan, because it is pure and hasn’t been blended with other ingredients such as sumac, salt, and other spices.

Skill level: Easy
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Mini Manaeesh
Yields 40
Traditional “Lebanese” Appetizers
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
30 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
30 min
  1. 1 cup Zaatar
  2. 1 cup olive oil (see note #1 below)
  3. Biscuits (see note #2 below)
  1. Open the package or packages (as many as you need) according to instructions.
  2. Heat the oven to 450°.
  3. Line a baking tray (any size) with parchment paper or foil.
  4. In a bowl mix the Zaatar and olive oil until combined.
  5. Arrange the dough on the tray and flatten slightly with your fingers.
  6. Place 1 teaspoon of the mixture on each dough and spread slightly with the back of the spoon.
  7. Dock the dough by pricking 2 or 3 times with a fork.
  8. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until lightly golden. Cool and arrange on platter.
♣ Notes
  1. 1. You can use just olive oil, or use 1/2 cup olive oil and 1/2 cup vegetable oil. But the traditional way is to use olive oil only.
  2. 2. These biscuits are found in the refrigerator section of your supermarket. Each package or roll contains 10 pieces of dough that look like discs.
  3. 3. If you have extra zaatar mixture, you can cover and store it in a container. It doesn’t go bad, and you can use it again at a later date.
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