Mast o Khiar

A delicious, refreshing and traditional Persian-style yoghurt dip, flavoured with nuts and herbs. Decorate with rose petals to add a touch of beauty to your table
A flavourful yoghurt-based side dish to add something a bit special to your dip selection.
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A flavourful yoghurt-based side dish to add something a bit special to your dip selection.
August 05, 2018
Level Easy
Preparation Time 10-15 minutes
Serves 4
Cuisine/Country Persian

PHOTO BY Aasiya Jagadeesh
RECIPE BY Ariana Bundy
FOOD STYLING BY Ariana Bundy

INGREDIENTS

6 spinneysFOOD Small Cucumbers, diced
1 1/2 cups cup low-fat Greek yoghurt or crème fraîche
3/4 cup full-fat natural yoghurt
3/4 cup sour cream
1/2 cup raisins
4 tbsp roasted walnuts, chopped
1 tbsp spinneysFOOD Fresh Mint, chopped
½ tsp dried mint
3 springs tarragon, finely chopped
2 spring onions, finely chopped
1 tsp spinneysFOOD Salt
1 tsp spinneysFOOD Black Pepper
1 tsp dried rose petals, to decorate (optional)

METHOD

  • 1

    Mix all the ingredients except the rose petals together in a large bowl. If preparing in advance, add the cucumbers at the last minute so that they stay crunchy and don’t give out too much juice. You can also slice the cucumber first, sprinkle with salt, leave for an hour in a colander, run under the tap to remove the excess salt, dry the slices and then dice them.

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