Mast-o-Kadoo - Yogurt and Zucchini Salad

This delicious recipe may be served as a refreshing light summer lunch or as a side dish. The first time I had ماست و کدو  mast o kadoo was at my good friend Maryam's house for lunch. It only took her a few minutes to put together this great appetizer! This is a simple and healthy recipe.

Mast-o-Kadoo - Yogurt and Zucchini

Serves 4-6

5 medium-sized zucchini, washed and sliced
1 cup plain yogurt
2 cloves of garlic, minced
3 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Garnish: 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley or 1 teaspoon dried mint

  1. In a large frying pan, heat oil, add zucchini slices and lightly fry them on until golden brown on both sides. Remove from heat and place the slices on paper towel to remove the excess oil.
  2. In a bowl, combine yogurt, minced garlic, salt and pepper, mix thoroughly. 
  3. Spread 1/2 of the yogurt onto the the serving platter. 
  4. Place the zucchini slices on top of the yogurt and spoon the remaining yogurt mixture over the slices.
  5. Garnish with fresh parsley or dried mint.
  6. Served at room temperature.



  1. Such a lovely recipe and phot. Your blog is a treasure.

  2. Azita jan, all these dishes look incredible. For my guests this weekend I am making lamb shanks similar to a khoresh narange as well as a zereshk polo, and was looking for some inspiration on your site for a vegetarian dish to serve, too. but i just seem to be gravitating towards all your beautiful meat-based dishes! this vegetarian dish looks beautiful. sigh, such difficult decisions :) x shayma

  3. Thanks, that's very kind of you, Shayma jan. I think this dish will go well with khoresh narange and zereshk polo, it's simple, light and tasty. I'd love to see your photos of these dishes with your recipes and stories!x

  4. If I choose to make this, of course I shall use your recipe :) with credit to you. I am just so confused at the moment. Hugs, shayma