10.16.2012

craving: a persian staple.

yesterday i mentioned that we went to a new persian restaurant for sunday dinner. i am STILL thinking about how good the food was... particularly the mast o mossir (a traditional Persian dip, typically served as an appetizer). 
mast o moosir nonfat plain yogurt, greek yogurt and diced shallots whipped together. if you're not a fan of shallots, try the mast o khair, yogurt with diced cucumbers (similar to Greek tzatziki). 

these dips are absolutely delicious and healthy! i would recommend serving them with warm pita bread or pita chips. if you're feeling adventurous try mixing a little (or a lot!) dip in with your rice. it might sound strange but the dip gives the rice a wonderful creamy texture and adds flavor and moisture to a meat kabob dish. 

what appetizers do you love?
xo, 
jillian

11 comments:

  1. i love persian food! i am craving this now...

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  2. I need to make this stat! I'm trying to cut out mayo and I think this would be a great substitute.

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  3. This is so simple, yet looks so amazing! I loev any kind of fresh dip like this - especially when it involves cucumbers & pita bread - mmm!

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  4. Oh yum! I love those little puff pastry things from Trader Joe's. So addicting!

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  5. Yum. They both sound so good. I really need to try Persian food. I have to say I don't know that I ever have.

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  6. yum!!! i have yet to have persian food, but this reminds me of raita in indian food...mmm...now craving garlic naan & raita! XO brynn

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  7. Oh my gosh that looks INCREDIBLY refreshing! I think I'll have to try out the little snack, thanks for sharing! Hope you are having a wonderful week.
    Toodles,
    Twirling Clare
    twirlingclare.blogspot.com

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  8. I have never been to a persian restaurant! I would love to find one by us!
    Lilac and Grey

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  9. Yum! I love yogurt sauce! Thanks for the yummy recipies :)

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mucho thanks for the blog love! xo