7 Ways With Blueberries
Celebrate the bright flavors of summer with recipes that bring out the best in fresh blueberries.
Story by Maureen Callahan
Bananas for Blueberries
They may be ranked as one of the most antioxidant-rich foods on the planet, but most of us love blueberries for the lush color and flavor they add to both sweet and savory dishes. Try them in sauces, baked goods, salads, and more to add the freshness of the season to almost any dish on your table.
Blueberry-Cream Cheese Coffee CakeA hint of lemon, fresh blueberries, gooey cream cheese, and a crunchy almond topping create a wonderful contrast of textures and flavors that make this sweet stunner look and taste out-of-this-world good. If you plan to serve it to company, you better hide it from the family.
Blueberry-Passion Fruit SmoothieFrozen blueberries pair with bananas, passion fruit juice, and plain yogurt to make a thick sweet smoothie with an appetite quenching four grams of fiber in a lean 126 calorie package. Healthy and light never tasted so good.
Blueberry CornbreadCornbread purists may be aghast, but something amazing happens when you pair savory cornbread with sweet blueberries. It's one of those outstanding flavor matches that almost defy description until you try it for yourself. Serve it alongside chili, roasted meats, or for any brunch meal.
Spicy Blueberry-Citrus MarmaladeCitrus rinds steep together with pinch of crushed red pepper to make a thick blueberry marmalade that's both sweet and a touch spunky. Give it as gifts, or savor it on scones, pancakes and homemade toast.
Blueberry Buttermilk PancakesButtermilk makes them light and fluffy, but it's the blueberries that elevate these easy pancakes to the rank of family favorite. Since the recipe's versatile, go ahead and whip up a full batch or a half batch using fresh, frozen, or canned berries.
Chicken-Blueberry SaladBold flavors and a stand out presentation make this a perfect meal for company. To make it even easier, marinate chicken breasts early in the day and grill them right before serving. If you do that, the elegant main course salad comes together quickly.
Blueberry Angel Food CakeFresh or frozen berries and a sweet lemon glaze elevate plain old angel food cake into that heavenly dessert category guaranteed to please any sweet tooth. Even better, this popular cake is light on calories and fat which makes it a perfect sweet ending to just about any meal.
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