Savory Pesto Chickpea Yogurt Parfait

closeup view of savory pesto chickpea yogurt parfait in a clear jar with a wooden spoon next to it.

A healthy and delicious savory pesto chickpea yogurt parfait packs 17 grams of filling protein for a lower sugar afternoon snack!  (gluten-free, vegetarian)


  • 1 cup nonfat plain greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup cooked chickpeas
  • Small handful arugula leaves
  • 2 tbsp arugula pesto (see recipe below)
  • 1/4 cup savory granola (or plain granola)

Arugula Pesto:

  • 1 small clove garlic
  • 1/4 cup arugula leaves
  • 3-4 large basil leaves
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tbsp water


  1. Make pesto: Combine arugula, basil, garlic, lemon, oil and water in a small food processor or Bullet. Blend until it forms a thin paste. Set aside.
  2. Assemble parfaits: In 2 small glass jars or bowls, layer yogurt then arugula and chickpeas, then more yogurt, pesto and granola. Repeat layers, topping with granola.
  3. Enjoy!

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