Light and delicious no-cook Jordanian breakfast

DSC00444So today’s post isn’t a recipe actually, I just wanted to share with you guys what Jordanian’s have for breakfast on these hot summer days.

One of my favorite meals in Jordan are today’s breakfast, I love eating figs, green grapes with white Arabic cheese, the saltiness of the cheese paired with the sweet firm grapes and juicy figs are an amazing treat that can be eaten at any time really.

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Manaeish – Middle Eastern Pizza

Zaatar and Cheese Manoosheh

Manaeish is a delicious middle eastern breakfast, it is made of flat dough topped with zaatar,  cheese, or meat mixture and baked in the oven, it looks like a pizza and a lot of people in the west refer to it as a Middle Eastern Pizza.

Manakish or Manaeish (مناقيش) the plural of Manoosheh (منقوشة) means decorated or stamped. Old women in the villages used to spread the dough with their fingers leaving a decorative pattern on the dough. The manoosheh is usually formed into single serving size similar to a pita bread size, but some bakeries now make big manakish. 

Middle Eastern Frittata\omelette – Ejeh – عجة

An amazing breakfast item “Called Ejeh in Arabic” that can be eaten any time actually, I grew up having it on weekend mornings, I can describe it as a mix between an omelet and a frittata, it is super easy to make and very delicious.