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Cucumber Yogurt Salad (Mast o Khiar)

This cucumber yogurt salad with nuts and raisins is a Persian dish called mast o khiar. Make this recipe for an easy side dish with dinner!
Prep Time15 mins
Chill Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Servings: 4
Calories: 303kcal
Author: Kevin


  • 2 cups plain yogurt
  • 2 Persian cucumbers cut into small dice
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts (save some for garnish)
  • ¼ cup golden raisins (save some for garnish)
  • 3 tablespoon minced fresh mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon dried rose petals (food grade) crushed (save some for garnish)
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt


  • Combine all in a small bowl, stirring to combine. Chill covered in refrigerator for 1 hour for the flavors to meld.
  • Sprinkle reserved walnuts, golden raisins and rose on top for garnish prior to serving salad.
  • You can store in the fridge for up to a week.


Calories: 303kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 205mg | Potassium: 453mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 316IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 196mg | Iron: 1mg