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Low-Carb Manakeesh

Low-Carb Manakeesh
  • Prep Time
    5 mins.
  • Cook Time
    3 mins.
  • Serving
    3
These low-carb Manakeesh are so easy to make and only take a few minutes to cook. I used carb balance tortillas to make these delicious Levantine flat breads, but, any tortillas would work just as wonderfully.
Low-Carb Manakeesh

New year, new me! How many times do you hear that sentence when the new year rings in though? In all seriousness, both me and my husband have somehow managed to gain the “quarantine-15” so, I decided I needed to start preparing some much healthier meals for us. Manakeesh are my all-time favorite breakfast, which, is how I came up with these incredibly easy but still delicious, low-carb Manakeesh.

Low-Carb Manakeesh

Manakeesh are a Middle-eastern breakfast flatbread. They are incredibly popular especially in the Levantine region such as in Lebanon and Syria. They are made using a homemade dough rolled out like a pizza, and topped with a variety of different toppings, with cheese and za’atar being the two most popular. I have a delicious za’atar and cheese Manakeesh recipe which is actually the most popular recipe on my blog, as well as another Manakeesh recipe, the tomato and onion variety.

Low carb Manakeesh, Keto-friendly?

When I was trying to come up with healthier, and lower carb breakfast recipes, I knew I needed to come up with one for Manakeesh. I found these whole wheat mission carb balance tortillas at my local supermarket and was so happy with the flavor and texture of the tortillas that, I haven’t used any other variety since! You can however, use any low carb tortilla you find at your local grocery store.

The tortillas I used have only 3 net carbs per tortilla (or 5 net carbs for the bigger tortilla) compared to 24 net carbs for my other Manakeesh recipe. This makes these perfect if you’re on some sort of low-carb diet or, just trying to eat a bit healthier.

Low-Carb Manakeesh

As for being keto-friendly, this depends on what kind of keto diet you are doing. If you are following a strict keto diet, then white and whole wheat flour are not keto-friendly. But, if you’re following more of a lazy-keto or just not as strict keto, than these are wonderful as they are very low net carbs.

If you are just looking for an easy quick breakfast but, not following any kind of specific diet, feel free to make these using your favorite tortilla, flour or even gluten-free! They take less than five minutes to cook on a skillet and are a delicious substitute to homemade Manakeesh. Let me know if you try them out!

STEP 1

Prepare the za’atar spread by combining the za’atar spice blend with a ¼ cup of olive oil in a small bowl.

Low-Carb Manakeesh

Soak the akawi cheese for at least 30 minutes before using to remove some of the saltiness. Pat it dry with a paper towel, and shred it. Combine the shredded akawi with some shredded mozzarella cheese and set aside.

STEP 2

Spread about two tablespoons of the za’atar spread over the tortilla and fold in half.

For the cheese manoushe, spread about ½ cup of the cheese mix over the tortilla and fold in half.

For my personal favorite, the half-cheese and half-za’atar manoushe, add ¼ cup of the cheese mixture on one side and about two tablespoons of the za’atar spread on the other side and fold over the za’atar side over the cheese side.

STEP 3

Add a drizzle of olive oil or non-stick spray on a large skillet or griddler.

Cook the tortilla manoushe over medium heat for about 1-2 minutes per side until golden brown.

Low-Carb Manakeesh
Low-Carb Manakeesh

Low-Carb Manakeesh

These low-carb Manakeesh are so easy to make and only take a few minutes to cook. I used carb balance tortillas to make these delicious Levantine flat breads, but, any tortillas would work just as wonderfully.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Lebanese
Keyword: Keto, low-carb, manakeesh, Manoushe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 3
Calories: 223kcal
Author: Iman

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Prepare the za’atar spread by combining the za’atar spice blend with a ¼ cup of olive oil in a small bowl.
    Soak the akawi cheese for at least 30 minutes before using to remove some of the saltiness. Pat it dry with a paper towel, and shred it. Combine the shredded akawi with some shredded mozzarella cheese and set aside.
  • Spread about two tablespoons of the za’atar spread over the tortilla and fold in half.
    For the cheese manoushe, spread about ½ cup of the cheese mix over the tortilla and fold in half.
    For my personal favorite, the half-cheese and half-za’atar manoushe, add ¼ cup of the cheese mixture on one side and about two tablespoons of the za’atar spread on the other side and fold over the za’atar side over the cheese side.
  • Add a drizzle of olive oil or non-stick spray on a large skillet or griddler. Cook the tortilla manoushe over medium heat for about 1-2 minutes per side until golden brown.

Nutrition

Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 160mg | Potassium: 26mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 164IU | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 1mg

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    • eat chimac

      5 stars
      I really loved it,Thanks For Sharing this with us ,i will definitely try this and hey also check out my recipe ..

      • Iman

        Glad you love it!

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