A few years ago, after moving from New York to Northern California, I started getting really into fruit. Citrus, in particular. It blew my mind that I could get dozens of varities of oranges, lemons and grapefruit at my local farmers market.
This simple yogurt bowl was a result of receiving weekly bags of tiny, sweet-tart mandarin oranges in my weekly farm box. The combination of dates, orange and cardamom is common in Middle Eastern cuisines. It's also a flavor profile you'll see popping up on bakery menus throughout the Golden State, like the Cardamom-Date Scones from Botanica in Los Angeles.
This bowl features Just Date Syrup, a lovely addition to your pantry alongside maple syrup and Honey. I like to swirl it into oatmeal, sweeten drinks or drizzle on roasted vegetables.
- 1 cup Greek-style plain yogurt or nondairy alternative
- 1 mandarin orange, peeled and sliced
- 2 tablespoons chopped toasted walnuts
- 2 teaspoons Just Date Syrup
- 1/ 8 teaspoon ground cardamom
Spoon yogurt into a serving bowl. Top with oranges, walnuts, date syrup and cardamom.