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overhead image: bowl of Iranian mast o khiar (cucumber salad)

Mast o Khiar (Persian Cucumber Yogurt Salad)

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!
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: Iranian, Middle Eastern, Persian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Chill Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
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 tbsp minced fresh mint leaves
  • 1 tbsp dried rose petals (food grade) crushed (save some for garnish)
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp 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.

*The information shown below is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.


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