It’s summertime! I don’t know about you, but we are overflowing with fresh fruit over here. I finally made it to the Hillcrest Farmer’s Market yesterday… and aside from being a little embarrassed about how long it took me to actually get to the Hillcrest Farmer’s Market (yes I have lived in San Diego for over 2 years… I just like to sleep in on Sundays… don’t judge!), I am now laden with the best fruits known to man. But seriously, if you live in San Diego or are visiting- it’s definitely the Farmer’s Market to attend.
And with all that fresh fruit comes this “recipe” for fresh fruit and yogurt parfaits.
I am including “recipe” in quotations because I feel this is less of a recipe and more of an inspiration/ idea for a fruit vehicle. I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love the combo of fruit, granola, and yogurt. Honestly, the “parfait” idea is just because it looks more attractive. Pile it all in a bowl for me in the ugliest way possible and I will still be happy. For the yogurt delivery system I used plain yogurt, but sweetened it with a little bit of honey. I love, love, love honey in yogurt. You can adjust the sweetness to your liking and it works really well with that tang from plain yogurt. If you prefer your yogurt plain- rock on! you lucky non- sugar addict you. For other sweetening ideas, I also imagine that mixing the yogurt with a little bit of fruit jam or simply purchasing flavored yogurt would also work well. And the granola. Beautiful, crunchy, granola. Can’t be beat. Enjoy!
Fresh Fruit and Yogurt Parfaits
- 3/4 cup plain yogurt
- 2 tablespoons honey
- ½ cup granola
- About 18-20 raspberries raspberries
- 2 cherries optional
- Whisk together plain yogurt and honey in a bowl. Distribute ¼ portion of the yogurt into your serving glass (glass should be about 8 ounces).
- Layer with ¼ of the granola and about 5 raspberries. Repeat steps for next layer. Top with raspberries and a cherry.