Fruit Salad with Yogurt Crunch (parfait style!)

Today I made the Fruit Salad with Yogurt Crunch (parfait style!).  The ingredients were really lovely so I put them in a parfait glass instead of combining them.  I also made three parfaits at once and saved the other two for later, although my 8-year old daughter polished one off as soon as she saw it. According to the Slimmer book, author Harry Papas sometimes serves this as a light dessert at Maria and Eleni’s Taverna.  I see why – apricots and apples are delicious together, especially with the creamy Greek yogurt, crunchy granola and hint of lemon and cinnamon. And when is the last time you had an apricot? I can’t remember – I’ve had them dried in salads but not fresh. I will definitely buy more!

Here’s the recipe…

Fruit Salad with Yogurt Crunch (recipe from Slimmer: The New Mediterranean Way to Lose Weight by Harry Papas, recipe used with permission, book released in June 2012, to buy the book click here or visit website at  Makes 1 serving.

For the Fruit Salad:
1/2 medium apple, cored and diced
1 small apricot, pitted and diced
1 teaspoon lemon juice
A dash of ground cinnamon
1 Tablespoon dried cranberries

For the Yogurt Crunch:
1/2 cup nonfat or low-fat Greek yogurt
1 Tablespoon granola
1 Tablespoon chopped walnuts

1. Combine the fruit salad ingredients in an airtight container and keep refrigerated until ready to eat. Also combine the yogurt ingredients in a separate airtight container until ready to eat.

2. To serve, combine both mixtures in a small dish and stir together. (Or serve parfait style as in the picture above)

Serves 1.


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