Cucumber Yogurt Dip, Persian Mast o Khiar

Persian Mast o Khiar is a traditional cucumber yogurt dip that goes well with just about anything!

Mast-o-Khiar (literal translation: yogurt and cucumber) is like the Persian version of Tzatziki. It’s a cool cucumber yogurt dip with mint, and it goes well with just about everything. Serve it along side meat, rice, bread, or my personal favorite Lay’s potato chips! When I crave a snack this is usually the first thing I think of.

Persian Mast o Khiar is a traditional cucumber yogurt dip that goes well with just about anything!Persian Mast o Khiar is a traditional cucumber yogurt dip that goes well with just about anything!

I love the combination of crispy, crunchy, salty potato chips and cool mint, cucumber yogurt. Traditionally this cucumber yogurt dip is served as a cold soup along freshly toasted sangak bread and potato kuku or kuku sabzi (Persian potato or herb frittata).

Persian Mast o Khiar, Cucumber Yogurt Dip
 
Prep time
Total time
 
This cucumber yogurt dip recipe is known as Mast o Khiar. Traditionally Persians serve this cool yogurt, cucumber and fresh mint dip with just about anything: meat, bread, rice.
Author:
Serves: 2-4
Ingredients
  • Lay's potato chips for dipping
  • 2 cup yogurt (the best for this recipe is Abali plain Persian yogurt)
  • 2 cucumbers, diced
  • ⅔ cup chopped fresh or dry mint (I prefer fresh)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil for drizzling
Instructions
  1. Combine the yogurt, diced cucumber, chopped mint, salt and pepper to taste in a bowl.
  2. Drizzle the olive oil on top and enjoy with potato chips! (or bread, or anything else you like!)

 

 

It's only fair to share...Pin on PinterestShare on FacebookShare on YummlyShare on StumbleUponShare on Reddit

Leave a Reply

Rate this recipe: