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Honey Lime Citrus Parfait with Pistachios

I am out-of-control-hooked on red grapefruit.  I will dig at it for an hour making sure every last piece of sweet-juicy goodness is consumed and then proceed to squeeze all the juice out and slurp that down as well.

honey lime citrus parfait // edible perspective

I haven’t really explored many [or any?] citrus recipes before, so I’m challenging myself to come up with a few this year.  I want to keep the recipes simple and focus on highlighting their flavors, colors, and textures.

honey lime citrus parfait // edible perspective

Today, Chris and I headed out for a brisk winter bike ride.  The roads we rode on were [finally!] clear of ice, the sun was out, there was minimal wind, and it was about 35 degrees.  With the warm winter sun it actually didn’t feel too cold.  So we bundled up and headed out for a 15 mile ride.  The views were gorgeous and we stayed perfectly warm once our hearts were pumping.

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When we arrived back home I quickly started on this snack that had been brewing in my head during our ride.  I knew it was going to be the perfect pick me up.  And it was.  Citrus fruit is one of my very favorite things to eat after a workout.

honey lime citrus parfait // edible perspective

The fruit was tossed with honey and lime juice then spooned over creamy Greek yogurt and topped with chopped pistachios.  The nutty crunch was a nice contrast to the incredibly juicy fruit and the honey added just the right amount of sweetness.

honey lime citrus parfait // edible perspective

But the lime is what made this simple snack shine. 

honey lime citrus parfait // edible perspective

You will most likely find me eating this every single day until red grapefruit vanish for another year.

honey lime citrus parfait // edible perspective

Print this!

Honey Lime Citrus Parfait with Pistachios [serves 2-3]

  • 4 teaspoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest, divided
  • 1 orange
  • 1 red grapefruit
  • 1 1/2 cups plain 2% Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup roasted/unsalted pistachios, chopped
  1. Whisk together the honey and lime juice until smooth, then stir in 1/2 teaspoon lime zest.  Set aside.
  2. Peel the orange then pull apart the segments and cut each piece in half.
  3. Slice a grapefruit around the center [not end to end] then scoop out each segment of grapefruit.  It helps if you cut along the pith lines with a sharp knife before scooping.  A smaller spoon or grapefruit spoon will also help.
  4. Place the orange + grapefruit pieces in the honey lime bowl and lightly toss to coat.
  5. Add about 3/4 cup of yogurt into 2 glasses or bowls then top with half of the fruit mixture in each including some of the juice from the bowl.  Use more yogurt if splitting into 3 servings.
  6. Top with chopped pistachios and a pinch or two of lime zest.  Serve immediately.

notes: You can prep the fruit mixture ahead of time and store it in the fridge until ready to top on the yogurt.  But I would use it within one day.  This would be a great snack to serve at a brunch!

My very favorite Greek yogurt is from Wallaby.  I recommend using a 2% Greek yogurt for the best taste and creaminess.

honey lime citrus parfait // edible perspective

This isn’t the last you’ll be seeing of citrus around here.  Hope you can deal. 


Reader Comments (23)

Love these beautiful photos!!! This really does look like a great post-workout pick-me-up - so simple and lovely.
January 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJess
This post is like a ray of sunshine on a dreary Monday morning, I love everything about it!
January 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKathryn
Another wonderful idea is to make a little syrup with water, sugar and fennel seeds, which you cook for about fifteen minutes until the fennel flavor has been absorbed by the syrup, and when cooled, strain and serve over pink grapefruits. Delicious!
January 7, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersandra zwollo
I never would have thought of combining grapefruit + Greek yogurt, but wow, it sounds so refreshing! Jealous of your winter biking… it's far too icy and cold in MPLS to be on the road :)
January 7, 2013 | Unregistered Commentererin
I am loving citrus right now! And pistachios and grapefruit is such a beautiful combination.
January 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLauren
I was craving something warm this morning but this is looking too good to pass up! I always forget about pistachios, but love love love them!
January 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAbby @ The Frosted Vegan
If you're big on grapefruit I'd suggest trying a pummelo. They're so much easier (and tastier) than grapefruit. They section out like a giant orange. I think you'd enjoy them.
January 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLola
This looks amaaaazing! I'm a huge grapefruit fan, and this parfait looks to die for! Your photos are so pretty as well!
January 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLiz
Ashley these look delicious and your pictures are beautiful!!
January 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLori @ forkfuloffreedom
looks yummy!!! love the pistachio addition! :)
January 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTina | My Life as a Mrs
Gaaah! The pictures in this post are making me SWOON.
January 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKatie
that looks delish! Gorgeous pictures as always, friend!
January 7, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterdana
@Kathryn - Aw, I'm so glad it helped brighten up your Monday morning!

@Sandra - Wow! That sounds like a delicious idea. Thanks!

@Erin - It sort of surprised me too but in the best way possible. :)

@Abby - I am the same. Always forget pistachios but love them!

@Katie - Thanks, love!
January 7, 2013 | Registered CommenterAshley
Wow! Your pictures are truly breathtaking!
January 7, 2013 | Unregistered Commenteralexe
I am in love with red grapefruit right now, too! I had one for breakfast yesterday and told my husband it was the best grapefruit I'd ever had! Thanks for the idea of making something with it rather than just eating it out of the rind.
January 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBeth
I am alllll about citrus. Usually in the summer, but maybe if I had some now I could trick myself into thinking it's summer ;)
And these photos are beautiful! Love the contrast of the bright fruit against the green pistachios!
January 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKatie @ Blonde Ambition
I love grapefruit, but I haven't found the easiest way to eat it, do you have any suggestions? I always feel like I'm wasting some of it....
January 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEmily
This looks beautiful and so refreshing! I haven't been able to get enough citrus lately - one orange is just never enough. I love the use of lime zest, it adds such a nice bright flavor to any dish, and you can't go wrong with pistachios!
This looks absolutely mouth watering. I love your taste in food. I am so glad I came across your blog. I will definitely be following you on bloglovin. xx. McKenna Lou
January 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMcKenna Ryan
Uum...I'm pretty sure I will be eating this every morning for the rest of my life. I just want to dive in right now. Beautifully nutritious and delicious!
I've been scarfing down red grapefruits too lately! I hope the season lasts longer. Can't wait to try your variation :)
January 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDessertForTwo
What a great way to dress up my favorite breakfast food: grapefruit! When red grapefruit isn't available, substitute the regular oranges with blood oranges for that beautiful burst of red. I've also successfully substituted toasted walnuts or pecans for the pistachios and added a sprinkle of toasted unsweetened coconut for extra texture.
January 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCassie Damewood
I made these this afternoon for a snack. Wow! Beautiful color combination. And the flavor - the lime really brings the citrus to life! Sweet, tangy, so good!
February 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDiana

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