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Star-Spangled Parfaits Recipe

Star-Spangled Parfaits Recipe

The best time for this dessert is mid-summer, when the blueberries are thick in our northern woods. Red raspberries can be added to the mixed berries, too, to brighten up the patriotic colors.—Anne Theriault, Wellesley, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 4 teaspoons reduced-fat raspberry walnut vinaigrette
  • 3/4 cup (6 ounces) fat-free strawberry Greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh mint
  • Finely shredded unsweetened coconut, optional

Directions

  • 1. Place strawberries and blueberries in separate bowls. Drizzle each with 2 teaspoons vinaigrette; toss to coat. In a small bowl, mix yogurt and mint.
  • 2. Spoon strawberries into four parfait glasses. Layer each with yogurt mixture and blueberries. If desired, top with coconut. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: Look for unsweetened coconut in the baking or health food section.

Nutritional Facts

1 parfait equals 172 calories, 7 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 41 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fruit, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.