Greek Parfait

This dessert has me dreaming of sailing in the Greek Islands. When I was sailing a few years ago I was eating my fair share of Greek yogurt with honey and nuts. The other day I had a craving for something sweet and I realized that I could recreate this delicious tasting dessert with local fruits. I went to the Whistler farmer’s market and purchased some organic blueberries and cherries.  I had on hand some organic unsweetened shredded coconut, cranberries and pecans from Trader Joe’s and some maple syrup.  I created a couple of layers with organic greek yogurt, berries, a few cranberries, a little coconut and chopped pecans, then I drizzled a little maple syrup between the layers – probably no more than 1 TBSP in total. What I feel makes this really good is the different textures, the chewy cranberries, the crunch of the pecans and the pop of the fresh blueberries.  You may not even need any maple syrup depending on how sweet you like things as the berries and the cranberries give it a sweetness already. I have been making this treat again and again with different seasonal fruits, including raspberries, strawberries and apricots.  It tastes decadent and the calories are fairly low and the nutrition is high.  Serve it at your BBQ and wait for the rave reviews.

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