The Ultimate Fruit Salad Yogurt Parfait

If you like something sweet after your meal, a fruit salad parfait fits the bill in the summertime. Cool and refreshing, you’ll get a serving of fruit that will satisfy any sweet tooth without the added calories.

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And of course, any combination of fruits that are in season can be used. We love the combination of our summer fruit salad recipe.

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A type of fermented food, yogurt is both tasty and a healthy, and can help aid in the maintenance of a healthy gut microbiome!

You can use store bought unsweetened Greek yogurt, or you can make your own. For an extra bit of fiber and crunch, feel free to top with some homemade granola.

Pre-preparing these ingredients so you can just add them to a cup in a minute or two is also a great idea for a speedy breakfast, before you dash off to work or send your kids out the door to school.

Serving it in a natural, edible bowl also makes a nice presentation.

Looking for something a little different? Try this orange cinnamon mousse, also delicious in a parfait layered with fruit and jam.

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4 people 10 minutes
  • 1 medium orange peeled and chopped into bite sized bits
  • 1 banana peeled and sliced
  • 1 pear cored and cubed
  • 1 Mango peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 cup blueberries rinsed and drained well
  • 1/4 cup walnut bits
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 4 tablespoons dark chocolate at least 70% cacao, slivered with a vegetable peeler (optional)
  • 10 fresh basil leaves minced
  • 1 sprig of fresh mint minced
  • 1 cup granola optional
  • 2 cups unsweetened Greek yogurt *
Servings: people
  1. In a medium mixing bowl, add the oranges and press gently with the back of a wooden spoon to release some juice. Gently fold in the mango, pear, banana and blueberries.
  2. In parfait cups, add a couple of tablespoons of granola if using, then a couple of tablespoons of yogurt, top with a couple of tablespoons of fruit mixture then sprinkle with walnuts and coconut and repeat.
  3. Top parfaits with chocolate and the minced basil and mint.
Recipe Notes

*Frozen vanilla flavored yogurt will cool this parfait down even more when it’s really hot outside.

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About Lorna Kring

Recently retired as a costume specialist in the TV and film industry, Lorna now enjoys blogging on contemporary lifestyle themes. A bit daft about the garden, she’s particularly obsessed with organic tomatoes and herbs, and delights in breaking bread with family and friends.

32 thoughts on “The Ultimate Fruit Salad Yogurt Parfait”

  1. This looks absolutely delicious. My daughter loves fruit parfaits so I’m going to make this one for her. She usually just sticks to strawberries and blueberries so I think this will change it up a bit for her. The dark chocolate added in will be a nice little bonus!

    • The fruit salad is a nice change of pace from the usual berries, and the chocolate does make it seem just a wee bit decadent! Let us know what she thinks…

    • Wow this parfait looks delicious! I love the different varieties of colorful fruit in it. Even though it has healthy components, I feel that it would still attract my kids to eat it, especially with the hint of dark chocolate, a guilty pleasure. I can’t wait to try it out.

  2. It’s hot here already, and that looks very refreshing. I love the idea of making these, and it seems they could be made fairly quickly and easily, or planned ahead, which is nice. I like the idea of making homemade Greek yogurt and granola, so I will have to look at those recipes, as well.

      • Indeed. Plus, I really like the idea of having something a bit lighter. I still enjoy having a treat, but I don’t really care for heavy foods when the weather starts getting hot. These look so light and cool.

        They are pretty too. I like making pretty food. These could easily be altered to be incorporated into a Fourth of July dessert as well. Very nice.

  3. Sooo my confession of the day is that I actually really hate yogurt, even though I know it’s super healthy and beneficial and all that good stuff. I just can’t stand the tart taste. As a result, I’m always on the look out for recipes or tricks that I can use to make yogurt more appealing to me. This recipe looks like one of those. I love the crunch contrast of the granola vs. the yogurt, and the suggestion to use frozen during the summer (I’m in Florida so YES PLEASE, anything frozen) was awesome. And plus you said to add chocolate? Oh yes.

    • Chocolate makes pretty much anything palatable, doesn’t it? I know what you mean about the tart factor, some brands are over the top for me too. Maybe if you try a few different brands, you can find one that’s more rich and creamy than sour…

  4. I haven’t had a fruit parfait in ages, and I’ve never actually made my own. They are quite delicious though, and I like the mix of fruits in this one. And of course, the bit of dark chocolate will always sell me! It’s still unseasonably chilly here, but I look forward to the weather warming up so I can give this a shot.

    • They’re kind of fun to make too Leopard, get creative with the fruit combos and presentation for a little extra panache when it warms up. Just don’t forget the chocolate!

  5. I like home made parfaits mostly because of the granola. I can get a energy bar and break it up which not only gives me energy but granola. Also all of the fruit that I can put in it helps. It is a very healthy and changeable snack.

    • Energy bars are a great addition, as long as they’re sugar free and don’t counteract the health benefits…. I find the natural sugars in the fruit adds plenty of sweetness.

  6. It drives me crazy when I see people pick up these yogurt parfaits at fast food restaurants (McDonald’s, Subway) when it’s so incredibly easy to make yourself. Also customizable & fun. I think laziness has a way of strangling your options.

    • They are easy and fun to make Joan, and you can choose a yogurt without the added sugars that fast food chains use. Certainly convenience and the instant gratification age comes with a hefty price tag.

  7. Just looking at the pictures makes my mouth water. I love parfaits. They are so easy to make and you can experiment with layers. Sometimes I add some crumbled cookies instead of granola, and I also like to add mascarpone cheese. I usually make this dessert with berries. This is a healthy treat, too!

    • Mmmm, mascarpone cheese with berries… that’s going on my shopping list right now for tonight’s parfait!

  8. This fruit salad parfait looks devine! My daughter and I love parfaits but when I make them at home I’m not so creative, I usually just have yogurt, strawberries and granola but this is something we would both love. I cant wait to try this out!

  9. Oh my! I wish I would have read this two hours ago. Desert? How about breakfast! I know what’s fueling me Monday morning.
    I have some maple granola that I will toss on top too!

    • You know jony, usually the fruit has enough sweetness for me but, when I really want an extra boost of sugar, I’ll drizzle a wee bit of maple syrup over the top… heaven! Your maple granola sounds great.

  10. This Parfait looks absolutely delicious! Yogurt is a staple in my household and a fun parfait like this will really help me change up the breakfast routine. These could even be used as dessert by switching out the granola with crumbled wafers and adding in some peanut butter. Either way these are sure to be a huge hit in my house!

    • If you eat a lot of yogurt, it’s a nice way to dress it up a bit, for dessert or breakfast. And of course, you can add any ingredients that tickle your fancy!

  11. Couldn’t agree with you more, for people like me who have a huge sugar craving after dinner. This is just absolutely perfect satisfies your craving without the addition of dense calories.

  12. Never had a parfait in my life but I admit that it looks really good. So it’s pretty much a fruit salad mixed with yogurt and thrown in the freezer? I wouldn’t say no to that, haha, it’s probably better than ice cream.

  13. This looks simply delicious. After going to McDonalds today (Yes, I know, that was my first mistake), we ordered a small yogurt parfait. While they were okay tasting, they were not great, and tasted very… fake. We are in hopes that we will come across a good recipe to make them at home!

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