Recipe: Mast Va Khiar (Iranian-Style Yogurt And Herbs)

Mast va Khiar is a tasty dip originating in Iran. Also known asPersian yogurt and cucumbers, it make a quick and easy snack for parties.


  • 1 cucumber, large, shredded
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper, minced
  • 2 green onions, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh dill, minced, or 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh cilantro, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. raw honey
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • Dill or cilantro for garnish


  1. Mix all ingredients together well.
  2. Place in a freezer-safe container, cover, and place in the freezer.
  3. Take out of the freezer and stir every 10 minutes for about an hour. Do not allow the mixture to freeze solid.
  4. The Mast Va Khiar is ready when ice crystals just start to form.

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