Breakfast/Brunch, Dessert, Snack, Vegetarian

The Perfect Breakfast: Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait

Zesty Strawberry Rhubarb Compote Parfait

It’s rhubarb season, strawberry season AND hot summer days season. Normally I have the luxury of enjoying fresh rhubarb back home in Maine — straight out of the garden. Thank God Whole Foods in Boston delivered; you can buy individual stalks when in season. My mom and I originally found this strawberry-rhubarb compote recipe from Skinny Taste a couple summers ago. The tartness of the rhubarb is perfectly balanced with sweet and juicy strawberries to make a sauce. This time, I added in lemon zest and a juicy ripe peach. Layer over your favorite yogurt and granola for a Zesty Strawberry Rhubarb Compote Parfait — the perfect on-the-go breakfast! (Or hey — even dessert.)

Ingredients (makes 1 parfait).

For the Parfait:

  • 1/2 c vanilla yogurt of choice, divided
  • 2 T of granola of choice, divided (see idea below)
  • 1 t chia seeds
  • 1/2 c strawberry rhubarb compote (see below)

For the Zesty Compote: original recipe here

  • 1 lb strawberries, washed, hulled and sliced
  • 3-4 large rhubarb stalks, washed and cut into about 1/4 inch chunks
  • 1 T lemon zest
  • 1 very ripe white peach, washed and diced
  • 1 T water
  • Agave nectar to taste (about 2-4 T)

Directions.

  1. In a medium saucepan over high heat, combine strawberries, rhubarb, lemon zest, peach chunks, agave and water. Bring the mixture to a boil.
  2. Once boiling, allow compote to simmer over medium-low heat until the sauce has thickened. The rhubarb should no longer be “solid.”
  3. Remove compote from heat, cool, and add agave to taste.
  4. In a glass, bowl or mason jar, layer 1/4 c yogurt, 1 T granola, chia seeds and 1/4 c compote. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
  5. Enjoy!

Zesty Compote adapted from my Strawberry Rhubarb Compote.

If you’d like to make your own Granola, try:

Zesty Strawberry Rhubarb Compote Parfait

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