On a recent trip to Athens, I discovered this dessert for the first time and absolutely loved it. Apart from the simplicity of the dish and the quick and easy preparation, the variety of ways you can present it are endless. In a nutshell, it is a very good and extremely simple combination of your favourite Greek yoghurt and your favourite honey. Give it a try tonight and let us know how you like it!
The little Taverna we loved in Athens, owned by Stavro presented some really interesting combinations on the nights we ate there. Here are a few we enjoyed but you can really get creative with them.
- Grilled Figs
- Blueberries, Strawberries and Raspberries
- Toasted Pecan nuts
Greek Yoghurt, Fruit, and Honey
- 1 cup (170g) Greek yoghurt
- 2-3 tablespoons Greek honey (ideally the one you prefer)
Empty Greek yoghurt into a bowl.
Drizzle with the desired amount of honey.
The beauty of this dish is that it can be served as a stand alone or jazzed up with fresh fruits and nuts.
As you’re reading this you may be thinking that it’s a bit strange to have yoghurt for dessert. I know that the most popular time to have it, and the way it’s marketed, is for either breakfast or a healthy snack. However, it’s worth trying it after dinner, and doing as the Greeks do. To be honest, I would say the most popular dessert served after a meal in Greece is either a bowl of fresh fruit or this dish.
It has the honey, so you’re getting sugar and something sweet, yet unlike most popular desserts, it’s natural and thus easy for your body to process. It’s also healthy for you, too.
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Sprinkle a liberal portion of Granola over the yoghurt and hey presto a healthy breakfast recipe.
One thing that really makes a difference to this dish is the quality and freshness of the ingredients. I prefer Goats Milk Greek Yoghurt to any other variety. And if you are adding nuts to the dish make sure they are not stale particularly with Walnuts as they become bitter with age.
gualdo10112th June 2019 at 6:52 pm
If you fancy experimenting and have some extra time to spare, try toasting the walnuts for that extra nutty flavour and add just a tiny bit of vanilla extract to the yogurt for that delicious little twist! Enjoy!