Updated: Mar 7
Before the full-with-flavors yogurts overtook the shelves in grocery stores - these that already include fruit jam on the bottom of the jar, flavoring extracts, and sweeteners - there was the plain, simple yogurt made with whole milk and characterized by a smooth texture and a natural sour flavor.
It makes a lot of sense to blend something sweet into your yogurt, it balances the sourness (created by the bacterial fermentation on the milk protein), adds another layer of flavor and texture. Back in the day, my father used to open a yogurt cup, eat out one scoop in order to make room for a spoonful of homemade jam, my mom cut fresh strawberries into mine, and I then top it with a drizzle of honey. These days, when my pantry is regularly stocked with tahini, date syrup, and sweet dukkah, all these three became my go-to addition to the breakfast bowl.
Make 1 serving
½ cup of plain Greek, Icelandic or Mediterranean yogurt
1 Tablespoon of tahini
1/2 Tablespoons of date syrup or any other natural sweeteners.
½ banana, 2 cut strawberries, or any fresh fruit of your choice
1 Tabelspoon sweet dukkah
Place yogurt in a bowl
Top with tahini and date syrup.
Add in cut fruit.
Sprinkle sweet dukkah on top.