Taste the Summer with this Fruit Parfait that screams freshness in flavor and appearance. It is perfect for almost any moment during the day: serve it with a cup of coffee and have it for breakfast. Friends coming over for Brunch? Perfect! Here’s your menu: serve it with items such as the World’s Best Cinnamon Rolls and/or my Lemon Marinated Smoked Salmon and you have yourself a colorful brunch that your guests will love. This fruit parfait is even perfect as a snack and even as dessert. Did you know that yogurt helps with the digestion? Yes, it’s good for you in so many ways.
The fruit combination is delicious, yet you can serve it with whatever fruits are in season in your area. The poppy seeds add a little “something extra” to the yogurt in flavor (hard to describe), but mostly they just make the yogurt look so pretty!! The original recipe didn’t call for any sweetener in the yogurt, but personally I felt that the fruit parfait became a little on the tart side. I added a little bit of honey to the yogurt as I mixed it up with the poppy seeds and it came out perfectly! I served it as a brunch item and it received nothing less than thumbs up and praise. It’s a keeper!!
Fruit Parfait with Lemon-Poppy Seed Yogurt
- 2 peaches, pitted, quartered, diced
- 2 kiwi, peeled, quartered and sliced
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 lemon, juiced, plus zest for garnish
- 1 tbsp. sugar
- 2 cups lowfat plain yogurt
- 1 tbsp. poppy seeds
- mint sprigs, for garnish
- In a medium bowl place the cut fruit, blueberries, lemon juice and 1 tbsp. sugar. Mix well and macerate for about 10-15 minutes.
- Note: “to macerate” means “to soak a food (usually fruit) in a liquid in order to infuse it with the liquid’s flavor.
- Meanwhile, in a small bowl, stir together the 2 cups of lowfat yogurt and the poppy seeds.
- Add honey to taste, but avoid over-sweetening it. You don’t want it to overpower the fruit flavors.
- In clear glasses, layer the ingredients starting with the fruit mixture then the next layer with yogurt, then fruit, then yogurt.
- Repeat these steps until the glasses are filled.
- Garnish with a sprig of mint.
Time: 20-25 minutes
(Recipe by: Danny Boome, adapted by Marieke, aka HRH Mommy)
Try this fruit parfait together with my Lemon Marinated Smoked Salmon and a Baguette and you have yourself a beautiful brunch!