Orange Greek Yogurt Parfaits

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Indulge in irresistible Orange Yogurt Parfaits that combine the flavors of a nostalgic childhood treat elevated with dark chocolate and pistachios. With simple prep and many ways to customize it, this easy Greek yogurt dessert or breakfast recipe is as delicious as it is versatile.

A stemmed dessert glass filled with yogurt, orange slices, dark chocolate chunks, and pistachios with a rolled cloth napkin and spoon next to it.

Why You’ll Love These Orange Yogurt Parfaits

  • Cuisine Inspiration: American
  • Primary Cooking Method: No-cook
  • Dietary Info: Gluten-free, Dairy-free option
  • Skill Level: Easy

Creamy, juicy, sweet, tart, crunchy…  and a pretty color combination. What’s not to love? But there are even more reasons to enjoy these parfaits:

  • The delicious flavors and varied textures are a harmonious blend of creamy Greek yogurt, juicy orange segments, rich dark chocolate, and crunchy pistachios.
  • This is a recipe you can enjoy for breakfast, dinner, lunch, snack, and even an elegant dessert.
  • Besides being perfect for any time of the day, you can easily substitute any of the ingredients based on what you have on hand, or to create your favorite flavor profile.
  • It’s made with simple ingredients, is naturally gluten free, and can easily be made dairy free.
Looking down at an orange yogurt parfait topped with chopped pistachios and chocolate in a glass.

Ingredients and Variations

You only need four ingredients to make these orange parfaits. But the best part is that this is just a guideline – you can easily substitute any of the ingredients. Here’s what you need and some ideas to switch things up. The full amounts are listed in the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

  • Greek yogurt. You can use plain, vanilla, or honey yogurt depending on how sweet you want it and what flavor you are looking for. You can also try a fruit flavor, or use a nondairy yogurt alternative for a dairy free option.
  • Orange. Cut into segments using the method described below. Feel free to substitute the oranges with anty other fruit such as raspberries, chopped strawberries, pineapple tidbits (fresh or canned), or banana.
  • Dark chocolate. Coarsely chopped. You can also use mini chocolate chips, or replace the dark chocolate with chopped milk or white chocolate.
  • Pistachios. I like to use roasted and salted nuts for a contrasting flavor, but you can use raw or simple toasted. Or try almonds, macadamia nuts, pecans, or your favorite nuts.
Orange and pistachio greek yogurt cups with dark chocolate in stemmed dessert glasses.

How to Segment an Orange

I like to use orange segments or supremes because you get the best, sweetest, juiciest part of the orange. The bitter rind and chewy membranes are completely removed. Here’s how you do it.

  • Remove the rind. Using a sharp serrated knife, cut off the top and bottom of the orange all the way to the flesh. Then place the orange on one of the flat sides and begin slicing off the rind, completely removing all of the white pith. Work your way around the orange until you’ve cut off the entire peel.
  • Cut the segments. Using the serrated knife, cut as closely to the membranes as possible and remove each of the segments, leaving the membrane.
  • Capture the juice. If you need any fresh juice for your recipe, squeeze the remaining membranes that should still all be attached to collect the juice in a cup or bowl.

How to Make Orange Yogurt Parfaits

It doesn’t get any easier. Simply divide all of the ingredients between two small bowls or glasses, layering and garnishing just how you like. You can also double or triple the ingredients if you need to make more orange parfaits.

Two stemmed dessert glasses filled with yogurt, orange slices, dark chocolate chunks, and pistachios with rolled cloth napkins and spoons next to them.

More Easy Parfaits

I love layered treats at all times of the day. While these orange yogurt parfaits add a touch of elegance, you can make your parfaits fun, festive, fruity, and so much more. Here are a few more ideas for you…

A stemmed dessert glass filled with yogurt, orange slices, dark chocolate chunks, and pistachios with a rolled cloth napkin and spoon next to it.
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Orange Yogurt Parfaits

Indulge in irresistible Orange Yogurt Parfaits that combine the flavors of a nostalgic childhood treat elevated with dark chocolate and pistachios. With simple prep and many ways to customize it, this easy Greek yogurt dessert or breakfast recipe is as delicious as it is versatile.
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 parfaits

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt (plain, honey, or vanilla), or two 6 oz. containers
  • 1 orange, cut into segments and extra juice squeezed and reserved
  • 1 ounce dark chocolate, chopped (or a couple tablespoons mini chocolate chips)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped pistachios

Instructions

  • Place 1/2 cup Greek yogurt in each of two cups or bowls.
  • Place half of the orange segments on top of the yogurt in each bowl, and pour the reserved juice over the oranges and yogurt.
  • Divide the chocolate and pistachios over the top of each.
Nutrition Facts
Orange Yogurt Parfaits
Amount Per Serving (1 parfait)
Calories 223 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Trans Fat 0.01g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 49mg2%
Potassium 258mg7%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 234IU5%
Vitamin C 35mg42%
Calcium 173mg17%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimers: Please discuss your individual dietary needs (i.e. gluten free) with a physician. Even when not specified, be sure to verify all ingredients are gluten free, if needed, by reading labels on all packaging and/or confirming with the manufacturer this varies by brand and can change at any time. Nutrition information shown is an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.

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38 Comments
  1. Nancy @ gottagetbaked

    Thanks for sharing this, Brianne, and for the full disclosure. You’re such an honest gal. I totally would’ve taken full credit for it 😉 I love that you use the Greek yogurt as a healthy base for what probably tastes like a rich, indulgent dessert. I want to run out right now to buy the ingredients to make this!

  2. Haha, my thoughts exactly on being a food blogger! Recipe ideas pretty much ONLY pop into my head in the middle of the night when I’m struggling to sleep (gah!). However, I don’t even bother Googling things to see if they’ve already been invented. I totally delude myself and just pretend that I’ve invented them. Until somebody tells me otherwise, I just roll with it. hahaha.

  3. Diana @EatMoveShine

    This is such an elegant and delicious looking dish. And yes, I agree it would be great for dessert too! I adore chocolate and orange together, and with the Greek yogurt? Wow, sounds heavenly.

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