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.



  1. Hi Azita!

    I just wanted to let you know how much I adore your blog. There are not that many places that I've found that have good, reliable Persian recipes. Your pictures are beautiful! Keep up the great work!

  2. Thanks Amy, I appreciate it. I'm going to get back to blogging. There are so many wonderful recipes that I would love to share.

  3. salam azita khanoom
    shoma irani hastin?

  4. Anonymous, salam, baleh Irani hastam.

  5. I do appriciate for all you doing for your bloge and for us


  6. I made this last night and it is addictive! My husband hates cucumbers and raisins and he LOVED it. Thank you for sharing this

  7. Azita jaan, I just made this and it was AMAZING! The recipe is so spot on ... and my friend who is the best cook ever LOVED it too. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Thank you for your kind comment. I'm glad you liked it!