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.

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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 fat-free vanilla or strawberry Greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh mint
  • Unsweetened shredded coconut, optional

Directions

  • Place strawberries and blueberries in separate bowls. Drizzle each with 2 teaspoons vinaigrette; toss to coat. In a small bowl, mix yogurt and mint.
  • Spoon strawberries into four parfait glasses. Layer each with yogurt mixture and blueberries. If desired, top with coconut.

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