Mast o Khiar, Persian Cucumber and Yogurt from Cooking and Cooking
Yield: Serves 4

In a serving bowl combine the yogurt, grated cucumber, dried mint, dried oregano leaves, dried basil, garlic powder, salt and black pepper. Mix well. Chill for at least 30 minutes before serving. Serve cold.

Note: Do not grate cucumber too fine. This will cause the cucumber to release a lot of juice, causing your Mast o Khiar to be watery.