Granola, Yogurt, Honey, Papaya
Local fruit and granola dishes are featured on any breakfast menu on the Mayan Riviera and although I rarely order it at restaurants I enjoy making it at home now and then.
Just like we have unparalleled berries, apples, pears and stone fruits in the Okanagan, local fruits here are so ripe and full of flavour that they hardly resemble the version of these same fruits that we get at home. I am yet to eat a papaya or a pineapple that are as sweet and fresh as when you eat them here.
When we visit the Mayan Riviera I always have a couple of these fruits on the counter or in the fridge and sometime even get to pick them fresh off the trees. It’s such a treat.
This post is more about inspiration than a recipe. Slice up your the best and sweetest fruits that are local where you live or visit, spoon good yogurt alongside and sprinkle with granola. A drizzle of hone over the yogurt is nice as well. And here in Mexico you ALWAYS squeeze a wedge of lime over just about everything you serve. It is particularly good with fruits.
2 cups granola, home made or good quality store bought
2 cups plain yogurt
1 tablespoon honey or to taste
1 papaya or other fruit, cut into slices
1 lime, cut in wedges
Combine honey and yogurt and mix without truing to blend it completely.
Arrange cut fruits along on side of the plate, spoon yogurt alongside and sprinkle granola over the yogurt.
Serve immediately with a wedge of lime on each plate.