If we’re going to make a dip, we should do it properly. And this Persian cucumber dip is doing things properly.
You take a classic, refreshing yogurt dip – then elevate it to the next level.
We start with a creamy Greek yogurt then get the traditional grated cucumber and ripped mint leaves in there.
Next you throw a handful of raisins in to give the dip more texture, and then bam! You surprise everyone with chopped walnuts and drizzle of olive oil over the top – finally garnished with a few more chopped mint leaves to really finish things off.
The problem with Persian cucumber dips
The only problem we’ve really come across so far is finding enough things to dip into it! It so tasty and really easy we keep making more. In fact, while testing and refining the recipe we constantly ran out of dippables and had to find more!
The best things to dip
Here is a list of our favourites. It’s by no means exhaustive and we’re sure you have many more ideas, too. In fact – we’d love to hear them! Feel free to leave a comment at the bottom to let us and other readers know what you love dipping into this classic cucumber dip. Or indeed, love to pour the dip over (hint: it’s great on rice or potato and a crispy mixed salad!)
- More cucumbers
- Mixed salad
- Sliced bread
- Boiled, fried or roasted potato
Whatever you end up eating with this cucumber dip, enjoy! We know we will.
Persian Cucumber Dip
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp mint, chopped
- 1 tbsp walnuts, chopped
- Grate the cucumber. Then squeeze the grated cucumber to get rid of the excess liquid. You can do it in a towel or just with your hands.
- Now mix all the ingredients together. Add some garnish and serve!
- You’ll love this dip, I promise!
Dips have been around for a long time! This wiki page on dips shows just how many there are!