Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Honey Drizzled Watermelon and Yogurt Parfait

Honey Drizzled Watermelon and Yogurt Parfait

Did I mention that we're having a heatwave? In New York, the hot sticky mess usually happens in July and by August we get a reprieve. But the months got confused this year because July was cool and rainy and so far August is steam bath. Oh, well, it can't last forever but in the meantime I'm in need of refreshing things to eat and drink.

Honey Drizzled Watermelon and Yogurt Parfait
Years ago I was visiting Israel in summer and I noticed that many of the restaurants and hotels served cold breakfasts. No fried eggs and potatoes on the breakfast buffet. Instead there was yogurt, fresh fruit and raw vegetables.

It made sense to me then, in the summer heat, and I find myself craving it now. Icy cool watermelon spooned together with thick, honeyed Greek yogurt for a lovely contrast. Very refreshing. Now... loose clothes, hair up in a ponytail, cool breakfast and I'm ready to face the heat. OK, I'm ready to face it for a short time while I run errands and walk the dog. Then I'm ready to face the air conditioner. Enjoy!

Honey Drizzled Watermelon and Yogurt Parfait
by Hungry Couple
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Ingredients (2 Servings)
  • 2 Cups Greek style yogurt (I used 2%)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon honey plus extra for drizzling
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • 1/2 Cup cubed seedless watermelon
Honey Drizzled Watermelon and Yogurt Parfait
Stir the yogurt and salt together and spoon into a piece of cheesecloth over a strainer. Place in a bowl to catch the drips and leave on the counter for 1 hour or in the refrigerator overnight. When ready, spoon into two serving bowls.

Mix together the honey and water and stir half into each bowl of yogurt. Top with the watermelon and drizzle on additional honey as desired.

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For more information about watermelon, nutrition and recipes visit the National Watermelon Board.

This recipe was sponsored by the Watermelon Board. Thank you for supporting the products and foods I love and use in my kitchen.


  1. This looks sooo delicious! What is the purpose of straining the yogurt?

    1. Thanks, Stephanie! Straining the yogurt gives it more of a custard texture, especially when mixed with the honey. You can skip it but I think it adds to the flavor.

  2. Ooh I have to make these yoghurts! A lovely breakfast recipe.


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