Masht-o Khiyaar (Persian Cucumber Salad with Sultanas and Walnuts)


  • 1 ½ cups plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons roughly chopped walnuts
  • 3 tablespoons golden raisins (sultanas), roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 large cucumber – peeled, seeded, and diced
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Place yogurt into a fine-mesh sieve lined with a coffee filter and allow to drain, about 20 minutes. You should end up with about a cup of thick yogurt.


  • Step 2

    Heat a small skillet over medium heat, add walnuts, and toast while stirring until nuts start to turn golden brown and become fragrant, 3 to 5 minutes. Allow to cool.

  • Step 3

    Mix yogurt, sultanas, walnuts, dill, mint, salt, and pepper in a large bowl, add cucumber and toss to combine. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

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