Ash-e Reshteh (Persian: آش رشته) is one of the most famous types of āsh (thick soup), made commonly in Iran. Ash’ means soup in Persian and ‘reshteh’ are Persian noodles.
The ingredients used in this beautifully spiced and delicious vegetable soup are reshteh (very thin noodles), kashk (thick whey), herbs such as parsley, spinach, dill, spring onion ends and sometimes coriander, chick peas, pinto beans, lentils, onions, dried mint, garlic, oil, salt and pepper.
This soup is so healthy. It’s full of protein, fiber and antioxidants with all of the legumes, leafy greens and herbs.
Ash-e-reshteh is a traditional soup that is always served for Norouz (the Persian New Year). It is believed it brings good luck and fortune in the year that lies ahead.
Persians also eat noodles before embarking on something new as well. Noodles symbolize the choice of paths among the many that life spreads before us. Eating those tangled strands is like unraveling the knot of life’s infinite possibilities in order to pick out the best.