Zucchini and Yogurt Dip (Koosa Ma' Zanjabeel)

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

From: "Classic Vegetarian Cooking from the Middle East & North Africa" by Habeeb Salloum. Palestine and Jordan.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bake zucchini in oven until soft; then peel and mash. (Sorry, no temperature or time listed).
  2. Add remaining ingredients except parsley and mix thoroughly.
  3. Place on a serving platter and chill for at least one hour.
  4. Garnish with parsley and serve.
Most Helpful

5 5

this is the third time I've made this dip and will be preparing it for our Christmas dinner appetizer - great recipe!

4 5

I liked this dip, and found the proportion of ingredients to be just right. I roasted the zucchini for an hour at about 375 degrees F, which I think might've been a little bit too long, or a little bit too hot - not sure which, but it turned out ok, just a little brown on the bottom. Next time I make it I might not bother peeling the zucchini, as a little color would be nice. I think I might puree the zuch in a blender or food processor, as the dip looked a little stringy, which might put some people off (not me though, I thought it looked and tasted yummy!) I added parsley to the dip as well as using it for a garnish, again, for color. Thanks Engrossed, for posting this recipe. I'll definitely make it again.