Hi Azita! Love your images! Mast-o-Khiar is on Chef Zia’s menu for this Saturday at the Kalamazoo Farmers’ Market – rose petals included! At the Persian Kitchen blog, I found this: “Mast-o-khiar is referred to both as a soup and dip version of this dish. While they are both made with yogurt and cucumbers, I personally use different ingredients when making each dish”. Would you say that your recipe is more common for the dip/side dish, but the ingredients you mention to take it to the next level? Would those ingredients make the Mast-o-Khiar a soup? I’m trying to practice pronouncing Mast-o-Khiar – think I have it! But what does mast mean? And what does khiar mean? Thanks so much!