Persian Cucumber Yogurt (Maast-o Khiar)

Persian Cucumber Yogurt (Maast-o Khiar)


"This cool and healthy dip can be served along side rice and meat, or simply with bread. No Persian meal is complete without Maast-o khiar! This dish is best if refrigerated for a few hours, but if you are strapped for time feel free to serve after mixing. Don't be afraid to get creative! Try adding spinach, raisins, or walnuts. Other herbs could be used as well (i.e. mint, tarragon, oregano). More cucumbers, less's your call! Enjoy!"


1 h 15 m servings 46 cals
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Original recipe yields 16 servings



  • Calories:
  • 46 kcal
  • 2%
  • Fat:
  • 0.9 g
  • 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 6.3g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 3.8 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 3 mg
  • 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 188 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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I am Persian also, and I agree that Maast-o-Khiar can not be forgotten in any meal. A tip for anyone making this is if don't use garlic. Garlic makes the dish taste a little less tasty. Also, ...

In Malta this is called Tzatziki. Seems its popular all over? Very good, and a grat cool summer side dish. Its also versitile, I play around with this recipe depending on whats available. ...

My husband is Persian and he just loved this! He said it was better than his mother's=) From having eaten this before, I did leave out the garlic as I don't remember it having garlic in there an...

Deelicious! Reminiscent of Hungarian cucumber salad.Added a little seasoned salt or celery salt.

Great. Very reminiscent of tzaziki, just a little more mellow. I skipped the shallot because I didn't have any. Served with kabobs that were pretty oniony, so I didn't miss it. Thanks for the re...

Refreshing on a hot summer day. My husband said it was just like the stuff they serve in Turkey. I added a little celery seed because I like it--but the recipe is perfect as is.

Very nice as salad dressing! A keeper definetely. One can vary with chopped fresh herbs, add some olive oil, cumin... I love it!

We just did not care for this as written...WAY too much cucumber (we used 3 english) and dill for the amount of yogurt. We started over - vastly reducing those items and maintaining the other i...

DH says this taste just like his momon used to make! My FIL also like this with roasted garlic in place of the cucumbers.