Place of originIraq
Region or stateIraq, Middle East
Main ingredientsDough

Samoon (Arabic: صمون) is a type of yeast bread that is consumed mainly in Iraq. It is baked in traditional stone ovens.[1] This bread is one of the most widespread breads in Iraq, along with khubz. It is usually served with a variety of foods such as hummus, kebab, and shawarma.[citation needed] It is one of the most popular breads used in Iraq and across the Levant and variants can be found in Syria and Lebanon. It can be also found in other Middle Eastern and European countries. [2] A key differentiator in most samoon is the use of live-culture yogurt as a leavener. Otherwise, the process of making it is relatively similar to pita.


  1. ^ "Samoon (Iraq) Recipe -".
  2. ^ "samoon". Cardamom and Tea. 2017-04-12. Retrieved 2022-03-14.