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Persian Recipe — Mast-O-Khiar

(or cucumber-yoghurt dip)

I love mast-o-khiar. I’ve found this recipe to be an easy, fresh alternative to heavy mayonnaise-based dips. It’s similar to the Greek yoghurt dip, tsitsiki — I don’t dislike tzatsiki; it’s just meh to my palate. However, I find mast-o-khiar more flavorful and more broadly applicable as a complement to a plethora of dishes. Maybe it’s the white Balsamic vinegar and lime, instead of lemon that gives it that extra something special. Maybe it’s that mast-o-khiar requires more cucumber. But, in summer especially, when grilling is a mainstay…

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Author, D. Denise Dianaty

Author, D. Denise Dianaty

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