Greek Yogurt Parfait with Fresh Figs


Happy birthday parfait

This recipe was deveoped back in 2012 to celebrate the first year of Erin Gleeson’s website, The Forest Feast. She’s come a long way since then, with multiple cookbooks and many, many more recipes. We love coming back to this simple, celebratory one which doubles as such a beautiful tribute to the Jewish holiday Tu Bishvat.

Tu Bishvat is a harvest celebration that’s lovingly called the “birthday of the trees” and emphasizes the importance of growing trees and harvesting fruits and nuts that grow from trees and from the ground. It’s also a reminder that spring is around the corner. On Tu Bishvat, it’s customary to have a seder, which includes… you guessed it: lots of fruits and nuts! You can learn more about the seder and how to celebrate Tu Bishvat in this booklet. And follow these easy steps to make yourself a Tu Bishvat-themed fig parfait.

Fig parfait ingredients

Ripe figsIngredients:

  • Greek yogurt
  • Halved figs
  • Pecans
  • Dried cherries
  • Honey



  • In a glass, simply layer the ingredients, starting with the yogurt, to your desired ratio. Happy Tu Bishvat!

This recipe was reprinted with permission from The Forest Feast


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