Photo courtesy of Yunhee Kim and Epicurious

Welcome to 30 Days on a Mediterranean Diet, our new blog series! It’s no secret that eating the Mediterranean way helps with heart health and weight loss. But fast-paced modern living makes it hard to stick to any diet, which is why each 30 Days on a Mediterranean Diet post will feature a healthy Mediterranean recipe.

How ‘bout a sweet treat to get the day started? You’ll be hard pressed to find a dish that’s as rich and sumptuous as this one when you are trying to eat healthier.

Featuring fresh apricot as the star – which is jam-packed with fiber, copper, potassium and vitamins C and A* – it hits all the right indulgent notes. Plus, since apricot is a carotenoid, it’s also a heart healthy** dish you can feel good about on all levels. Enjoy!

Apricots, Yogurt & Honey
From Epicurious
Makes 1 serving


1 ripe apricot, halved and pitted
4 tablespoons regular plain or Greek yogurt
Honey (try wildflower or lavender)
1 tablespoon unsalted roasted pistachios, roughly chopped

Prep & Cook

  1. Top each apricot half with 2 tablespoons of the yogurt, drizzle with the honey, sprinkle with the pistachios, and serve.
  2. While it’s not necessary, if you want to give your plain (i.e., non-Greek) yogurt a thicker consistency, line a sieve with a paper coffee filter and set it over a bowl. Empty an 8-ounce container into the sieve, cover it loosely with plastic wrap, and place it in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours.

*The World’s Healthiest Foods – Apricots. Whfoods.
**Health Benefits of Apricots. Organic Facts.