Coconut Greek Yogurt with Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Pecans

March 25, 2014
Author Notes

Let's be serious - french toast with ricotta is amazing, three-egg omelets are delish, but on the weekdays, I want to start the day with something a bit more basic, but tasty and filling nonetheless. The idea for this came while I was brewing my essential morning coffee and rubbing extra virgin olive oil on my elbows; it occurred to me: why not add some EVOO to my yogurt? I'm a big fan of olive oil gelato, and also a fan of adding olive oil to everything, so it was a logical breakfast creation.

For this recipe, I blend plain, full fat greek yogurt with raw coconut, then sprinkle with pecan pieces and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, finished with a touch of sea salt. It's sweet and salty and filling. I also sometimes use plain yogurt, and drizzle with honey and EVOO - even more medi-delicious. —Caitlin Raux Gunther

  • Serves 1
  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup organic raw shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup pecan pieces
  • drizzle of extra virgin olive oil
  • sea salt
  • honey (optional)
In This Recipe
  1. If using coconut yogurt, pulse plain (I prefer full fat or 2%) greek yogurt with shredded coconut until semi-blended, not completely smooth.
  2. Sprinkle with pecan pieces.
  3. Drizzle with a teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil, sprinkle with sea salt. Drizzle with honey if you prefer your breakfast a bit sweeter or if using plain yogurt .

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Caitlin is a Paris-based writer and editor. She wrote about food and wine while living in Madrid after college, and had a brief career as a lawyer before moving back to Spain to work in restaurants and attend culinary courses at the Basque Culinary Center in San Sebastian. She has worked or staged at Septime in Paris, Mina and Nerua in Bilbao, and Bien Cuit in Brooklyn. In 2018, she and her husband launched a pop-up sandwich shop in Mallorca, Spain. Caitlin now lives in an ovenless apartment in the 9th arrondissement with her husband, Guillaume, and daughter, Mimi. Update: we have an oven now.