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Kookoo Sabzi

Deep-green omelette made with whipped eggs and herbs. It can be served hot or cold and is often brought to a Sizdeh Bedar picnic on the last day of the Persian New Year celebrations. Skill Level: Intermediate

15 min Prep
70 min Total
price per Serving

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 151
Protein 7.7g
Total Carbohydrates 6.4g
Dietary Fiber 1.1g
Net Carbohydrates 5.3g
Sugar 2.4g
Total Fat 10.9g
Saturated Fat 2.1g
Trans Fat 0.1g
Cholesterol 186.0mg
Sodium 457.4mg
SmartPoints® 2.0


  • 4 threads saffron, crushed
  • 1 Tablespoon water, hot
  • 1 medium leek, rinsed and chopped
  • 1 cup chopped fresh parsley , packed
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, packed
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill, packed
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh spinach, packed
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 Tablespoons dried cranberries (optional)
  • 1 Tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 spray cooking spray


  1. Preheat oven to 350 ┬░F and adjust rack to upper-middle position.
  2. In a medium bowl combine: saffron and hot water.
  3. In a large bowl stir together leek, parsley, cilantro, dill, spinach, walnuts, cranberries, flour, baking soda, oil, salt, and pepper.
  4. Whisk eggs into the saffron, then add the eggs into the vegetable mix.
  5. Spray 9-inch ceramic pie dish with cooking spray.
  6. Pour egg mixture into prepared pie dish.
  7. Bake for 40 minutes, until a toothpick stuck in the center comes out clean.
  8. Let it cool for 15 minutes prior to serving, or cool completely and serve at room temperature.

Price Per Serving based on average national price: excludes store savings and local grocery store pricing

Photo Credit: Family Spice