Trying to get a little in the Christmas spirit with this holiday inspired parfait!
And yes – it comes via sous chef Pedro!! Idea to execution, this recipe was all his 🙂 The theme was initially fall inspired, but the pomegranate and pistachio gave me all the Christmas feels. Even though the weather feels too warm here in Washington D.C., the cookies, decorations and *thoughts* of snow are enough to get me a little excited.
Anyway, moving on to the creation of this lovely parfait. This parfait was initially intended as a dessert, but I requested it to be moved to the morning since I was a little full that night we cooked. At first I didn’t think the pistachio would work but it totally did and was such a festive holiday touch. We had some granola on hand that I had made earlier in the week, as well as some pomegranate that Pedro had de-seeded so we used both of those. I normally wouldn’t bother to put them in a fancy glass but I’m so glad we did because it turned out so colorful 🙂 Plus, it was good to change things up with some yogurt. Love me some Fage.
So much magical holiday spirit!
These were totally a 5 minute creation once the prep was done – do it the night before! You could also buy pomegranate seeds already prepped, as well as use store bought granola and shelled pistachios. Then all you have to do is layer up! A bowl with toppings would also be great (I suspect this would travel well to work), but the layers are great to mix things throughout. Try it out and see what you think!
Pistachio Pomegranate Parfait
- 1 cup Greek yogurt*
- 1/3 cup granola homemade or other
- 2-3 Tablespoons pomegranate
- 2-3 Tablespoons shelled pistachios
- Dash of cinnamon
- Layer up the ingredients in a bowl or jar: yogurt, granola, pomegranate, repeat! Top with more pomegranate and pistachios. We saved the nuts for the top so they wouldn't get soggy.
- No judge if you add more granola at the end.