Grapefruit yogurt parfait is one of my favorite breakfasts especially when it’s topped with seedy granola.
One grapefruit or honey pomelo (if you want to try something different) will make at least 2 good sized servings. Segmenting the grapefruit, which is not difficult at all, is the most time consuming part of this recipe. To save on clean up, I like to segment a couple of grapefruits at a time. I store the extra segments in a sealed container in the fridge for a couple of days. The only danger in doing this is that my lovely family peeps steal and eat my nicely segmented fruit!
You can easily make this recipe to go by putting it in a mason jar or some other sealed container. If you add the granola, it will get a little soft, which I don’t really mind. To avoid this, simply pack the granola separately.
Recipe for Grapefruit Yogurt Parfait
Grapefruit Yogurt Parfait with Granola
- 1 ruby red grapefruit
- 2 tsp honey
- 1 cup plain Icelandic or Greek yogurt
- 1/3 cup seedy granola
- Mix honey and yogurt.
- Alternate layers of grapefruit, yogurt and granola in parfait glass, martini glass or mason jar.
- Finish with a layer of crunchy granola.
When citrus is out of season, try other seasonal fruit. Here’s a look at a Strawberry Parfait using fresh, local strawberries.
In North America, grapefruits are readily available between January and March. Sure you can find them year round, but this is when our North American citrus is at its peek and you’ll get the juiciest and most affordable grapefruit. Buy several and store them in a loose plastic bag (a little air movement prevents condensation from forming in the bag) in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 weeks.
For more on storing, using and enjoying grapefruit and other citrus fruit, check out these articles and You Tube videos.
Here’s a video demonstrating how to make this Grapefruit Yogurt Parfait.
And here’s one on how to segment oranges and grapefruits.[youtube width=350 height=250]6SWAF4EtyGA[/youtube]
What’s your favorite way to enjoy grapefruit? I’d love to get your feedback and get some new ideas to try!
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