Recipe: Balsamic Strawberry Yogurt Parfait

by Cate on March 5, 2012

Balsamic Strawberry Parfait
First, before we dig in, can I just say how much I love the pictures I’m sharing today? I am my own worst critic when it comes to photos. I probably like more of them than I love, so when I come across a few that I love, I’m okay with proclaiming that.

Lactose-free recipes are not something that I need to look out for, but if it describes you, then this one’s for you. If you don’t have to eat lactose-free, there’s no reason why you can’t make this recipe too. I certainly did.

Did you know that Yoplait has a line of lactose-free yogurts? Yeah, I didn’t either. But when the folks at Betty Crocker asked for recipes featuring the new lactose-free yogurt, I was all about the research.

Balsamic Strawberry Parfaot - Aerial View

And when it comes to yogurt, we eat a ton of it in this house. Between me and the kids, we usually have one a day, and vary it with different flavors, brands, and such. Milk just doesn’t agree with my after-kids stomach, so I get most of my dairy from yogurt and cheese.  Yogurt parfaits? Oh yes, please. Especially when it has a little something extra like balsamic macerated strawberries. Yum to the yum-o.  Yogurt, delicious full-flavor strawberriesm, and granola.  A perfect way to fuel you in the early hours of the morning.

Want to know more about the behind-the-scenes of this photo?  You can check out the details on my photography website right here.

Tomorrow?  March goals.

Lactose-Free Balsamic Strawberry Yogurt Parfait
Recipe courtesy of Cate O’Malley

Ingredients:
1 6 oz container Yoplait Lactose-Free strawberry flavored yogurt (found at Wal-Mart)
1/3 cup strawberries, stemmed and quartered
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon sugar
sprinkle of salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 granola bar, crushed

Directions:
Place the strawberries in a bowl. In a separate bowl, mix together the vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper. Let stand for 15 minutes, until sugar is dissolved. Pour the marinade over the strawberries and gently toss to coat. In a clear glass, alternate layers, starting with the yogurt, then the strawberries, followed by the granola. Repeat the layers.

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Joanne March 6, 2012 at 7:27 am

I agree, these pictures are amazing! I especially love the up-close-and-personal one of the strawberry/top of the parfait!

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Ramona March 6, 2012 at 10:22 am

Great pics.

I did see the LF yogurt at the store.

Looks good.

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Shannon March 6, 2012 at 3:34 pm

oh wow. i have balsamic syrup sitting in my pantry. why don’t i use it more often?? fabulous idea :)

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Maureen March 8, 2012 at 10:30 pm

OOOooooh yum! This looks so good and I have everything to make this. Might not be this beautiful but I bet it tastes good!

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