Cilantro Lime Parfait

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Cilantro Lime Parfait
Cilantro Lime Parfait Recipe

I discovered this recipe quite by accident last night after dinner.  Our recipe called for 1/4 unsweetened plain yogurt.  Since I’m frequently cooking for just two people, we usually have odd leftovers of some ingredients.  In this case, I still had 3/4 cup plain, boring, unsweetened greek yogurt.

I didn’t want it to go to waste and realized that the same sauce I used on our Mexican-inspired dinner would make a yummy snack if modified just a bit.

Make this creamy cilantro lime parfait the night before and enjoy a tasty, high protein breakfast in the morning!
Make this creamy cilantro lime parfait the night before and enjoy a tasty, high protein breakfast in the morning!

Cilantro Lime Parfait for Breakfast

So, it was time to get creative.  I wanted something with flavors that complemented our main dish, but creamy to help tone down the heat – and these Cilantro Lime Parfaits were born.  This recipe is very high in protein and low in calories.  It’s slightly sweet and, when combined with a piece of fruit, this parfait makes a delicious breakfast.

Don’t have time for morning meals?  Don’t skip breakfast.  Skipping breakfast makes it more likely that you will become hungry later and make poor eating choices.  Take 5 minutes to throw this together the night before.  Let the flavors meld overnight, and treat yourself to a healthy on-the-go Cilantro Lime Parfait with a powerful protein punch.

Prepare ahead and make a healthier decision. Take 5 minutes to throw this together the night before.  Let the flavors meld overnight, and treat yourself to a healthy on-the-go Cilantro Lime Parfait with a powerful protein punch.  It’s a light breakfast for those that don’t want heavy morning meals – but has protein to help get your through your morning.

5 blade Chefast scissors
5-Blad Chefast Herb scissors

It does call for fresh cilantro (as opposed to dried coriander).  While I love fresh herbs, I hate snipping them.  I find it tedious work.  So, I broke out my new herb snipping scissors.  Have you ever seen anything like this five-blade Chefast scissors?

Have you ever seen anything like this five-blade Chefast scissors?  Not that snipping cilantro is all that hard, but we all have our pet peeves, right?

These scissors, which come with a lifetime warranty have easy to grip handles and come with two canvas herb storage bags.  Woohoo!  I am no longer sealing up my fresh herbs into BPA-infested plastic bags.  I hear my basil plants thanking me already. Here is a video I made of these unique kitchen scissors in action.

So, are you ready for that recipe?

Cilantro Lime Parfait

  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Total time: 5 minutes

Yields: 1

This Cilantro Lime Parfait is a nutritious alternative to sugar-laden yogurts, but still full of flavor. If you leave out the honey, it’s also a unique alternative to sour cream in your favorite Mexican dishes.

  • 1 5.3 oz container plain, unflavored greek yogurt (I like Chobani)
  • 1 TBSP chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tsp agave (or honey)
  • 1/4 lime, zested and juiced

Mix yogurt with 1/2 cilantro, agave, honey, zest, and juice.

Pour into dishes.

Garnish with cilantro and serve.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 109
  • Carbs: 13 grams
  • Protein: 15 grams

I did receive a discount in exchange for my honest opinion, but I never recommend products I don’t use

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Alicia Taylor

Happily married to the love of my life. It’s just us, our 5 cats, and our beautiful woods. I’m loving living back in the Florida panhandle being close to family. I love cooking, living a healthy lifestyle, taking care of our cozy home, and trying new things.

We enjoy hosting parties and my husband and I are both avid gamers. You can find me on PS4 as SunshineFlaGirl. We also play tabletop RPGs and eurogames.

40 Comments

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    September 26, 2016 - 1:18 pm

    […] Also, Sam Kuma includes garlic and cilantro as optional ingredients.  To me, they make the avocado creme sauce! Many people do not enjoy cilantro, but it’s one of my favorite flavors.  I’m even prone to mix it up in plain greek yogurt in my Cilantro Lime Parfait! […]

  • Marie M. Nygard

    August 14, 2016 - 5:46 pm

    Alicia, based on your review of the Chefast Herb Scissors in your Cilantro Lime Parfait blog post, my mom, Pat Mallette, bought us a pair of the scissors. They are amazing!! We’ve used them for cilantro, chives, sage, tarragon — to name a few. We absolutely love them! Thanks for the suggestion!

    • Alicia Taylor

      August 14, 2016 - 7:01 pm

      Marie, I am so glad you like them so much. I love them! I used them for cilantro last night for dinner – and for mint for after dinner drinks. They definitely simplify all that chopping.

  • Tiffany VanSickle

    June 29, 2016 - 9:34 am

    My husband eats a crazy amount of plain Greek yogurt. I’ll have to tell him about this idea!

  • Christina

    June 28, 2016 - 10:24 pm

    I love the idea of a savory/sweet parfait. I do like cilantro and I think I need to get a pair of those scissors. Seems like it would make using fresh herbs much easier!

    • Alicia Taylor

      June 30, 2016 - 1:36 pm

      I was actually surprised I liked it. I call it a successful experiment! The scissors are great for cilantro, but you should see what they do with rosemary!

  • Tami

    June 28, 2016 - 4:29 pm

    My daughter likes to put cilantro on so many of her dishes. She’ll find this parfait interesting.

  • Ellen Christian (@ellenblogs)

    June 28, 2016 - 3:06 pm

    Those scissors would definitely be easier than chopping them by hand. How neat!

  • laura londergan

    June 28, 2016 - 3:00 pm

    wow what a combo of flavors! I love the lime added and those scissors . . .gonna have to find a pair 😉

    • Alicia Taylor

      June 30, 2016 - 1:37 pm

      They are great for crafting, too – just get a different pair for the kitchen.

  • amittenfull

    June 28, 2016 - 2:25 pm

    Wow, what an interesting combination. I love Cilantro, I may have to give this a try!

  • Ashley S

    June 28, 2016 - 12:37 pm

    You have me at lime! What a unique flavor combo, I’d love to try it!

  • Emily, Our house now a home

    June 28, 2016 - 9:39 am

    Oh this is a new idea, I love finding new ideas and this is a new one for me to try. Thanks!

  • Kristin

    June 28, 2016 - 9:37 am

    Mmmmm that looks so refreshing! Perfect for summer. I love super simple recipes that are pretty to serve!

  • rememberkimverizonnet

    June 28, 2016 - 7:42 am

    I totally just cut some herbs from my garden yesterday and was wondering what to do with them. I believe I have scissors like these. Cool!!!

  • Jennifer

    June 28, 2016 - 7:33 am

    That looks so good, but what I keep coming back to are those scissors! I love fresh herbs, but I rarely use them because it’s so much easier and faster to just use dried. Thanks for sharing those!

    • Alicia Taylor

      June 30, 2016 - 1:39 pm

      Fresh has so much better flavor. These scissors will definitely have me using more.

  • milenabarrett

    June 28, 2016 - 6:36 am

    I need those scissors! That sounds like a wonderful refreshing combination of tastes. I’ll have to try it!

  • Jennifer

    June 28, 2016 - 4:19 am

    Yummmmm! I would have never thought of using cilantro in a yogurt for breakfast but it looks great!

    • Alicia Taylor

      June 30, 2016 - 1:39 pm

      It was an experiment – and honestly, I’m surprised it worked – but it did.

  • Hip Mama's Place (@HipMamasPlace)

    June 27, 2016 - 7:07 pm

    I have never heard of this recipe. Thanks for sharing! I love yogurt parfaits and this is right up my alley!

    • Alicia Taylor

      June 30, 2016 - 1:40 pm

      I made it up 🙂 I’m sure someone else has done it before, but I had some leftover homemade mexican dip and added a little sweetener to try it for breakfast. It worked.

  • Brandy

    June 27, 2016 - 6:14 pm

    What an interesting mix up – I will most certainly be trying this!

  • loisaltermark

    June 27, 2016 - 5:15 pm

    I totally have to try that! I love cilantro, and that looks delicious!

  • Brandy M

    June 27, 2016 - 5:13 pm

    I would have never thought about making that for breakfast or really any time! I am intrigued and need to try it!

    • Alicia Taylor

      June 27, 2016 - 5:17 pm

      If you leave the sugar out, it makes a great sour cream substitute on Mexican foods

  • Lori Bosworth

    June 27, 2016 - 4:49 pm

    Those are different flavours for breakfast, but I would definitely try this recipe! I agree that it’s so important to have a protein-packed breakfast. Love those herb scissors too!

  • Katie

    June 27, 2016 - 4:44 pm

    This looks yummy! I don’t I’ve ever tried cilantro. This looks like a great summer treat!

  • wheelchairmommy

    June 27, 2016 - 3:59 pm

    This looks super yummy and refreshing!! I love the idea of adding zest to my yogurt 😀

  • tamaralikecamera

    June 27, 2016 - 2:49 pm

    I like Chobani too. This looks refreshing! I’m not a cilantro person, but I could still appreciate this.
    The scissors are amazing.

    • Alicia Taylor

      June 27, 2016 - 5:16 pm

      You could just leave the cilantro out of it. Substitute some freshly grated coconut!

  • Chelley @ A is for Adelaide

    June 27, 2016 - 2:19 pm

    I AM FREAKING OUT OVER THESE SCISSORS! I have an amazing herb garden, but chopping them suuuuucks! And I have all of these ingredients, and NEVER would have put them together… I can’t wait to get home and make this as a dessert- the kids will never know it’s good for them!

    • Alicia Taylor

      June 27, 2016 - 5:15 pm

      If you want it for a dessert, you may want to add more sweetener. It’s not very sweet as it is.

  • Lory Robinson

    June 27, 2016 - 12:19 pm

    What an interesting idea for breakfast, using the cilantro! Looks good. Also, the herb scissors look awesome!

    • Alicia Taylor

      June 27, 2016 - 12:20 pm

      Thanks Lory! I get tired of the same ole, same ole sometimes. It’s still slightly sweet – but maintains that greek yogurt tang I love so much. It’s also a great post workout protein refresher!

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