Recipe: Mango & Date Parfaits with Cardamom Greek Yogurt

Recipe: Mango & Date Parfaits with Cardamom Honey Greek Yogurt

I recently hosted a Moroccan themed baby shower and created this spiced yogurt to accompany fruit skewers. My sister is still talking about “that yogurt” and begging for the recipe, so I decided to make it official and share. Mangos, pistachios and dates complement this dish’s flavor profile and really spice things up for breakfast or a snack.

When choosing mangos, cup one in the palm of your hand and give it a gentle squeeze. If the fruit does not yield to gentle pressure, allow it to sit on the counter for a few days until ripe. Note that the red blush color on some varieties is not an indicator of ripeness.

For everyday enjoyment and to reduce saturated fat and calories, I choose nonfat or lowfat yogurt. Yogurt provides a good pop of protein and mangos are a good source of fiber, aiding in making you feel fuller longer. If you’d like to turn this breakfast into a more indulgent dessert, use the even creamier regular Greek yogurt.

(I developed this recipe for the National Mango Board.)

Mango & Date Parfaits with Cardamom Honey Greek Yogurt

8 ounces lowfat plain Greek yogurt

1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon honey

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 pinch ground cardamom

1 pinch ground cinnamon

1 pinch ground ginger

1 large ripe mango, cubed (cut into 2 cheeks, flesh scored and scooped out with a spoon)

2 tablespoons halved pistachios

2 tablespoons chopped dates

Combine yogurt, honey, vanilla and spices and stir well. Layer half of mangos into the bottoms of two tall, slender glasses or in shallow bowls. Dollop with yogurt and top with remaining mangos. Sprinkle with pistachios and dates.

Remaining yogurt can be refrigerated to enjoy later.

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 0 minutes

Makes 2 servings, 1/2 cup yogurt and 1/2 mango each (with pistachios and dates)

Nutrition Facts (per serving): 241 calories, 4 g total fat (.5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 76 mg sodium, 8 mg cholesterol, 42 g total carbohydrate (3 g fiber), 13 g protein, trace iron, 15 % DV calcium, 16 % DV Vitamin A, 48 % DV Vitamin C.

 

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Mango & Date Parfaits with Cardamom Greek Yogurt

Recipe: Mango & Date Parfaits with Cardamom Honey Greek Yogurt

By Michelle Dudash Published: August 8, 2012

  • Yield: servings (2 Servings)
  • Prep: 20 mins

Try these fruit and yogurt parfaits for a new twist at breakfast.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Combine yogurt, honey, vanilla and spices and stir well. Layer half of mangos into the bottoms of two tall, slender glasses or in shallow bowls. Dollop with yogurt and top with remaining mangos. Sprinkle with pistachios and dates.
  2. Remaining yogurt can be refrigerated to enjoy later.
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  1. By Dining, food, restaurants, recipes, wine, arizona on September 20, 2012 at 9:18 am

    [...] is another recipe inspired by the Moroccan baby shower I threw last spring. The original dish served at the party, kabab koobideh (say that [...]

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