Thursday, March 1, 2012

greek yogurt with figs, honey, and walnuts

we call this 'fruit-on-the-bottom', mediterranean style.

when my husband and i first moved in together yeeears ago, he decided to surprise me with a special breakfast one morning. he went out to trader joe's and bought greek yogurt, honey, and walnuts, and served me a concoction he had been treated to once by family friends who had just returned from greece.. a simple dish that became a new standby in our home. this all happened back when the only brand of greek yogurt you could find was Fage, when everyone pronounced it FAYJE or FAJAY because that was before they wrote "pronounced fa-yeh!" on the container. this was before you could buy greek yogurt at stop n shop, and long before dannon maid "oikos" brand gross fakey greek yogurt. so don't use that. use fage or chobani or trader joe's brand.

so this one is quick...

ingredients (for one serving): 
  • 2 tablespoons fig preserves (you can find dalmatia dried fig spread in the cheese section of any grocery store)
  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • a handful of walnuts, chopped
  • honey for drizzling


put two tablespoons fig spread in bottom of bowl

 add a serving of greek yogurt
drizzle honey to taste over yogurt

sprinkle chopped walnuts on top

and serve!

i serve it with extra walnuts on the side for those of us who like to go a little nut crazy.

this creamy treat was served with our splendid 
valentines day brunch menu
greek yogurt with figs, honey, and walnuts (you are here)


  1. Yum! Might just make that for breakfast! We eat goat yogurt with granola every morning here but that seems like a fantastic way to mix it up. I LOVE fig.

  2. Goat yogurt.. where do you find that? I might have to look around at whole foods! :)


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