Bowl of yogurt sauce topped with dried mint.
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Supper Club: Mast O Khiar (Persian Yogurt Cucumber Goodness)

This month’s Supper Club theme was Persian. I was SO delighted because I’m half Persian and absolutely love the cuisine! I had to make a yogurt side dish that tastes good mixed with rice and meat on the plate.

Bowl of yogurt sauce topped with dried mint.

I peel and shred a seedless cucumber in a big bowl, dump in a big container of plain yogurt (I use nonfat and it’s still great), a drizzle of honey, a nice dose of salt, some pepper, dried mint and a squeeze of lemon juice. It’s wonderful and refreshing. I guess it’s really more of a condiment, but I can eat a pretty big portion of it with a nice Persian meal.

Ashley Covelli is a food photographer, recipe developer, and culinary instructor based in Ossining, New York. She loves helping people become enthusiastic and adventurous in the kitchen so that they can build skills and confidence to cook for themselves and their loved ones. She can almost always be found with at least 3 different beverages within arm's reach.

One Comment

  • Shadi

    I found this blog today and I’m so excited! seems you’re half persian! well, I’m persian too 🙂
    Hope too see more awesome recipes!

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