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!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins


  • 1 (32 ounce) container plain yogurt

  • 3 Persian cucumbers - peeled, trimmed, and cut into 1/4-inch cubes

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 shallot, finely chopped

  • 5 tablespoons dried dill weed

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon pepper


  1. Stir yogurt, cucumbers, garlic, and shallot together in a medium bowl; season with dill, salt, and pepper. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour to blend flavors.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

46 Calories
1g Fat
6g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 46
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 188mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 4mg 19%
Calcium 123mg 9%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 178mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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