Lebanese Pizza

I have said in my About me and my blog‘ that I will make some Middle-eastern food, now more than half a year has gone and this is my first middle-eastern post. An easy one- All the ingredients are very likely already in your cupboard. I cooked it in 2mins and had it in another 2 mins, I think for the next 2 hours I will go: ‘mmm that was damn tasty ‘.

Anyway the recipe is from Mighty Spice by John Gregory-Smith  , what a beautiful book it is. I leave you with this sweet little memory from the Author himself about this Lebanese pizza:

In Beirut I worked at a beautiful brasserie called Souk el Tayeb’. Normally, I didn’t eat breakfast because I ate so much and so well during the day. One morning, however, I was so hungry that I asked the guys for breakfast, which turned out to be my ‘new breakfast of champions’: A freshly cooked flat bread, smothered in spices and filled with cheese and fresh mint. I was instructed to open it up and douse it with chilli and lemon juice before tucking in. It was a wondrous culinary experience and here is my version. – John Gregory Smith

Aroma aroma!!


  • 2 tbsp dried thyme
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/4 chilli powder
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 large flour tortillas
  • 200g cherry tomatoes
  • 200g mozzarella, thinly sliced
  • 1 large handful of mint leaves , roughly chopped – I didn’t have any!
  • sea salt
  • Lemon wedges


  1. Preheat oven to 220C, mix thyme, cumin, allspice, chilli powder, oil and a pinch of salt together in a bowl. Lay out the tortilla on a grill rack and brush the tops with flavoured oil. Place the cherry tomatoes and mozzarella on top of each tortilla.
  2. Put in the oven and cooke for 5-6 mins, until the bread has gone really crispy on the edges. Scatter over with the fresh mint leaves. Serve immediately with wedges of lemon to squeeze over the top.

Here is a cute photo of a friendly-stray cat in my neighbourhood with this pizza 😉

Thanks for looking and come back soon !

This entry was published on October 21, 2012 at 5:33 pm. It’s filed under All the Recipes jumbled up!, VEGETARIAN and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “Lebanese Pizza

  1. snif snif eiste foveroi mhn leetpise polu kai nai na grafeis sto blog giati molis to ekana bookmark!!!! me kanete kai gelawwww euxaristww!!! na perasete teleia!!!

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