Blackberry, citrus, and thyme topping for skyr
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Blackberry, citrus, and thyme topping for skyr

5 min
If you need a fresh start to the morning or a flavour boost in the afternoon, a fresh bowl of skyr with blackberry, citrus, and thyme topping will give you everything you want and need. Made with the intent to please both eyes and taste buds, this delicious breakfast or snack option is bursting with flavour, aromas, and colours.

Instructions

  • Remove the peel from the orange. 
  • Separate orange segments and place them in a separate container.
  • Divide skyr between two bowls and top with the orange segments, fresh blackberries, thyme, and a little lemon zest. Serve immediately.
Enjoy!
Tips

Choose the best berries, fruit, and herbs to get the best flavours! Ripe blackberries have a deep, blackish colour, and they are plump and firm to the touch. Ripe oranges are bright in colour, but the best way to check is to feel for the weight, texture, and shape. They should be heavy for their size, have firm and smooth skin, and be uniform and round. Fresh thyme has a strong, fragrant aroma when you crush its leaves slightly. The leaves should be vibrant green, and the stem should be firm.

Questions about blackberry, citrus, and thyme topping

To help you make the best blackberry, citrus, and thyme topping for skyr, we go through some of the most popular questions about it below.

What types of citruses are delicious as a topping for skyr or yoghurt?
You can use many types of citruses for skyr or yoghurt, but we recommend a fresh and tasty orange along with the zest of a lime. These citruses bring bright flavours and a bit of sweetness as well as tanginess to the dish. You can also use citrus fruits like grapefruit, mandarin, clementine, and tangerine if you like.
What does thyme taste like as a topping for skyr or yoghurt?
Thyme tastes like a wonderful mix of earthy, herbaceous, and citrusy notes with a bit of mint in the mix, making it delicious in both sweet and savoury cuisine. It works wonderfully with fresh blackberries and citrus fruits like oranges to give the skyr bowl a fresh and inviting flavour profile.
Do you use fresh or frozen blackberries as a topping for skyr or yoghurt?
You can use both frozen and fresh blackberries as a topping for skyr or yoghurt, but we suggest using fresh ones if possible. They tend to have a plump and juicy texture along with vibrant colour and potent flavours. But if the berries are not in season, you can easily go with frozen, either using them frozen on top for a cold burst, letting them thaw, or boiling them down to a compote.

Ingredients

Orange
1
Arla® Skyr natural
450 g
Blackberries
6 - 8
Thyme
1 tsp
Grated lemon zest

Colourful and tasty breakfast with blackberry, citrus, and thyme topping

Imagine that the first meal of the day is a colourful and tasty breakfast with blackberry, citrus, and thyme topping. Truly, there is no sight more wonderful than the creamy, tangy skyr topped with beautiful blackberries contrasted with juicy orange. Adding fresh thyme introduces a subtle, earthy note, adding depth and balancing the sweet and citrusy flavours. This delightful breakfast is full of fresh, sweet, and citrusy flavours and aromas, simply impossible to resist.

If you are looking for other ways to decorate your bowls with incredible ingredients, consider trying the tropical pineapple coconut topping or mango and passion fruit topping for skyr!

Shake things up with other types of citruses

Try something different with the recipe by using other types of citrus fruit. For example, a grapefruit with its beautiful colour and perfect bitter notes. You can use its zest or cut the segments into smaller pieces to lend a stunning visual aesthetic along with delicious flavours.

Another idea is to go with mandarin or clementine. They look like oranges, but they have a distinctly sweeter taste. To balance that added sweetness, lime zest is always a great way to provide extra citrusy notes to the mix.