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Caramelized Sugar Candy

My family likes to eat this sugar candy in the evening with a freshly brewed cup of Persian tea.  Simple ingredients, easy to make, just the right amount of sweetness. A must-try dessert!

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Mast-o-Esfinach (Yogurt and Spinach Dip)

Also known as Spinach Borani, this recipe is a healthy and delicious treat your whole family will love.  Best eaten with slices of grilled pita bread or pita chips.  You can also serve with a veggie tray of carrots, celery, and broccoli.

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Mast-o-kheeyar (yogurt with cucumbers)

This refreshing appetizer is easy to make and only requires a few ingredients.  You can double or triple the recipe for a large party or scale it down for a quick snack.  Use it as a dip for veggies (baby carrots, zucchini, celery stalks and radishes), spread on top of grilled pita bread for a delicious appetizer or add to the dinner table for the perfect side dish. My family loves to use mast-o-kheeyar as a dip for potato chips! 

Mast-O-Kheeyar

  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 2 cups plain yogurt (3.5% or 4% fat plain yogurt works best)
  • 1 tsp chopped mint leaves (fresh or dried)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients together.  Serve in small bowl.

Diced Cucumbers

Fresh mint leaves

Plain yogurt (I prefer 3.5% or 4% fat, though you could use 1% or fat-free as well)

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