Papaya Mango Parfait & cooking with astrology

Cooking with Astrology “Leo” is coming to a close with this delicious Papaya Mango Parfait.  It was inspired by the sunshine colors of papayas and mangoes, and…..continued the Greek theme with thick, rich Greek yogurt!  This was my very first parfait, but definitely not my last…..

Papaya Mango Parfait with Greek yogurt, granola, and honey from cookingwithcurls.com

I served them in 14.75 oz wine goblets, because they were the only glasses that I could find at Target.  It only made 3 parfaits….so plan your glassware accordingly.  It would also be very simple to cut the recipe in half if your only need 2.  Adjust the measurements for the honey and vanilla according to your taste preferences!

Papaya Mango Parfaits from cookingwithcurls.com

I cheated by combining the honey and vanilla in the actual yogurt container…..

Papaya Mango Parfait with FAGE Grek yogurt from cookingwithcurls.com

I am just lazy like that.  No, this post is not sponsored by FAGE…..it just happens to be the yogurt that I like and I know that I can eat it (lactose-intolerant) without any issues!  Now peel your mango and papaya, and chop into bite sized pieces…..

Papaya Mango Parfait from cookingwithcurls.com

This is Iowa, so the papaya was not ripe, and they were out of mangoes…..so these are frozen mango chunks that I defrosted.

Since we are looking out for our Leo friend’s heart, I chose a vanilla, almond organic granola.  We could all use the heart healthy benefits of the entire Leo meal!  Almonds are packed with fiber, plant omega-3’s, calcium, folic acid, phytosterols, vitamin E, magnesium, and potassium. The papaya is packed with vitamins A, C, E, and K, which are all antioxidants that benefit the cardiovascular system and prevent atherosclerosis.  The tomatoes in the Tomato Pilaf are extremely high in vitamin C and a good source of vitamins A and K.  Tomatoes are also loaded with lycopene, an antioxidant that prevents heart disease.  Yes, there is a method to my madness!

In an attempt to not break any copyright laws, I am going to point out that the recipes for the Lamb and Vegetable Kabobs, the Honey and Lemon Tart, and the Cucumber and Yogurt Dip {tzatziki} came from, or were modified, from this awesome cookbook:

Next month…..Virgo.  Enjoy!

Papaya Mango Parfait

Serves 4
Prep time 10 minutes
Meal type Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Start your morning off with this luscious Papaya Mango Parfait with Greek yogurt, granola, honey, and of course chunks of papaya and mango.

Ingredients

  • 17.6 ounce container Fage Greek yogurt
  • 2 Tablespoons pure vanilla extract
  • 6 Tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 cup granola
  • 2 Cups papaya chunks
  • 2 Cups mango chunks

Directions

Papaya Mango Parfait cookingwithcurls.com
Mix the yogurt, honey and vanilla together until smooth and well combined.
Papaya Mango Parfait Yogurt cookingwithcurls.com
Spoon yogurt into the bottom of a glass, or bowl.
Papaya Mango Parfait Granola cookingwithcurls.com
Add 2 Tablespoons of granola.
Papaya Mango Parfait cookingwithcurls.com
Add papaya and mango chunks.
Papaya Mango Parfaits from cookingwithcurls.com
Cover with additional yogurt mixture.
Papaya Mango Parfait with Greek yogurt, granola, and honey from cookingwithcurls.com
Top with 2 Tablespoons of granola and any remaining papaya and mango. Garnish with mint leaves if desired.

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Comments

  1. says

    I’ve been cooking/creating with Mango’s a lot lately and so happy I found this. I found you over at Two Cup Tuesdays and love your recipes!! I am co-hosting Tasty Tuesdays this week and would love for you to link up this recipe.

    Lori
    Lori’s Culinary Creations

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