Persian Cucumber Yogurt Sauce

  • Serves

    serves 4


This refreshing yogurt dipping sauce is a perfect counterbalance to savory dishes like SAVEUR kitchen assistant Andy Baraghani's Persian Potato Pancakes.


  • 3 cups whole plain yogurt
  • 1 cup seedless English cucumber, peeled and diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed into a paste
  • 1 tsp. dried mint
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • 12 tsp. dried rose petals for garnish (optional)


Step 1

Combine yogurt, cucumber, garlic, and ½ tsp. of mint. Season with salt to taste. Garnish with remaining dried mint and crushed rose petals.

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