Grilled Apricot Quinoa Parfaits

Sweet and salty? Hot and cold? GIMME!

Lately I have been cooking big batches of quinoa and eating it straight out of the pot with some cold Greek yogurt. It is the best snack ever and satisfies my hot/cold craving! Today’s recipe is inspired by just that.

Ever grilled apricots before?

Grilled Apricot Quinoa Parfaits via FitFoodieFinds.com

 It’s so easy! 

  • Slice em
  • De-Pit em
  • Heat your grill to 400F.
  • Place a piece of tinfoil on grill and spray with coconut oil spray
  • Slap em on their face down for just a few minutes until they get gorgeous grill marks
  • Drizzle with honey

Grilled Apricot Quinoa Parfaits via FitFoodieFinds.com

Grilled Apricot Quinoa Parfaits via FitFoodieFinds.com

Grilled Apricot Quinoa Parfaits via FitFoodieFinds.com

Gahhhhh!

Gotta love warm fruit. The flavors intensify and everything is SO JUICY!

Grilled Apricot Quinoa Parfaits via FitFoodieFinds.com

I layered my grilled apricots with chilled quinoa and Vanilla Fage Greek Yogurt (and a few raspberries!). This is the most absolute perfect breakfast, snack, lunch, or dinner a girl could ask for! I was eatin’ parfaits for days.

Grilled Apricot Quinoa Parfaits via FitFoodieFinds.com

I was also lucky enough to have a hand model that day, my girlfriend BROOKE! Let me tell you a little bit about Brooke. She is a nurse, works nights and weekends, and has random days off in the middle of the week. It’s been great to find a friend with an odd schedule just like me…who just so happens to love to workout and photography. We are a match made in heaven!

Plus she always has the most perfectly manicured nails. Hand model career? YES. 

5 Ingredient Grilled Apricot Quinoa Parfaits

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 1 minute

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

5 Ingredient Grilled Apricot Quinoa Parfaits

Ingredients

  • 4 apricots
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 4 cups vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup quinoa, uncooked (+ 2 cups water)
  • Raspberries

Instructions

  1. First, place 1 cup of quinoa and 2 cups of water in a medium size pot. Bring to a boil. Then, reduce to low and cover. Let simmer for about 15 minutes or until all water is evaporated. Place in a tupperware and let chill.
  2. Then, preheat grill to around 400 degrees F.
  3. Wash and pat dry apricots. Then slice down the middle and remove pit.
  4. Place a piece of tin foil on grill and spray with non-stick cooking spray (such as coconut oil spray). Place apricots on grill face down and cover. Let cook for about 5 minutes. I suggest checking after 5 minutes to see how intense the grill marks are. You may need to let them stay on a little longer.
  5. Drizzle apricots with honey, and thinly slice.
  6. Then, in a glass, layer grilled apricots with Greek yogurt, cooked quinoa, and raspberries. Repeat 3 more times.
http://fitfoodiefinds.com/2014/06/grilled-apricot-quinoa-parfaits/

Grilled Apricot Quinoa Parfaits via FitFoodieFinds.com

Grilled Apricot Quinoa Parfaits via FitFoodieFinds.com 

Don’t like apricots? Give this a try with nectarines, peaches, pears, etc.

HAPPY FRIDAY!

Love quinoa recipes? Check out some of my other favorite FFF quinoa recipes! 

Are you a fan of mixing hot and cold foods?

Comments

  1. Cara says

    Hi cuz, just added fresh apricots to the shopping list! Great change from the oat/yogurt/berry combo that I usually have…..hope your summer is going well <3

  2. says

    First, hot + cold = YES.

    What’s exactly the difference between apricots/peaches/tangerines/nectarines? They are all the same to me! This looks so amazing and the pics = per.fec.tion. Pinned!!!

  3. Rachel says

    Awesome recipe (as always!)
    Just wanted to let you know I read your blog on bloglovin on my iphone and recently there has been a “subscribe by email” pop up at the top that takes up 1/3 of the screen and I can’t get rid of it (beyond my abilities anyway!). It makes it much harder to read your posts. Thought you might like to know. Love your blog. X

    • says

      Thank you thank you! I just went in and optimized that for mobile. When you scroll down, it should now go away! Thanks for letting me know and please do again if it goes back to how it was!

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