July 16, 2009

Mast-o-Sabzi - Yogurt with Herbs, Raisins and Walnuts

Today, it really feels like summer. It’s hot, humid and sticky. It’s the kind of weather that makes you not want to step into the kitchen, let alone cook a gourmet meal. Therefore, I’m sticking to a cool, smooth, and healthy yogurt and herbs dish for dinner. The combination of plain yogurt, aromatic and flavorful vegetables, crunchy walnuts and tasty sweet raisins makes a light and delicious meal for hot summer days.

Mast-o-Sabzi - Yogurt with Herbs, Raisins and Walnuts

Serves 4

2 cups plain yogurt
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
1/2 cup raisins
1 large cucumber; peeled, seeded and finely chopped
1/4 cup fresh chives or scallions, chopped
1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped
1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
1/4 cup fresh tarragon, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon dried rose petal *optional
Salt and pepper to taste

  1. In a large bowl combine all ingredients and mix well. Taste and adjust the seasoning. 
  2. Refrigerate for an hour before serving.
Serve with warm bread.