Healthy Blueberry Recipes
Blueberries are the hallmark of summer. From breakfast to dinner and everything in between, we have recipes to help you make the most of the season's bounty.
We'll start you off with a delicious sipper, Blueberry Thrill. Sweet blueberries infuse spicy gin for summer’s most refreshing sipper. For a fizzy cocktail, pour gin, cardamom syrup, and lemon juice over crushed ice in a glass; top with chilled club soda.
A time-honored pancake filler, blueberries not only add natural sweetness, but pack in antioxidants as well.
Blueberry Power Smoothie
Power up with delicious seasonal blueberries before you hit the gym. Surprise ingredient: firm silken tofu. Just combine, blend, and enjoy.
Fresh Blueberry Sauce
Serve this sauce chilled over low-fat pound cake or ice cream. It's also nice warm over pancakes or waffles for breakfast.
Blueberry and Maple-Pecan Granola Parfaits
Blueberries and maple-pecan granola make this a sweet morning treat. Whether enjoying at home, in the carpool line, or at the office, you won’t regret making time for our breakfast parfait.
Blueberries bring a pop of color and flavor to this delicious cocktail. Top with a mint sprig for a fragrant garnish and serve a big batch for a summer evening gathering.
Sweet blueberries and spicy chipotle chiles are a combination that can't be beat. Consider using this chutney as a barbecue sauce, basting it onto meat on the grill. Or spread it onto a tortilla, top with sliced grilled chicken and goat cheese, and roll up.
Pain Perdu—literally "lost bread"—was traditionally a simple breakfast of day-old French bread dredged in beaten eggs and pan-fried in butter. Our lightened version is a 5-star hit with the addition of blueberry sauce.
Serve with poppy seed muffins from the bakery. We love all the fresh flavor in this recipe and we bet you will, too.
Lemon-blueberry muffins, with a sour-sweet glaze and hint of nutmeg, are perfect any time of day. Nutritional bonus: A mere half-cup of berries provides as much antioxidant oomph as five servings of peas, carrots, apples, and broccoli.
“Royal Blueberry” Gazpacho with Lemon and Mint
This twist on gazpacho is an unexpected first course, a new idea for brunch, or a great summer dessert. Keep it simple by topping it with grated lemon zest and fresh mint, or add drama and texture with flake salt and finely diced honeydew.
Spend your time in the garden or at the farmers’ market instead of in the kitchen today: This crisp offers a quick reward with little effort. Crisps are a traditional favorite for highlighting fresh berries, and this lighter version may become your new tradition.
Glazed Blueberry Scones
Blueberry and Feta Bulgur Salad with Mint Dressing
You can make this fresh, summery picnic dish up to two days ahead. If you'd like a fresh herb garnish, pack the leaves separately, and sprinkle onto the salad shortly before serving.
Blueberry-Peach Ice Pops
An icy-fruity blueberry layer sandwiches creamy summer peach mousse for a stunning and delicious treat that children and adults will love.
Blueberry-Peach Cobbler with Pecans
Blueberry Coffee Cake
This sweet creation works well for breakfast, brunch, dessert, or a snack. It's packed with juicy pockets of berries, and the turbinado sugar on top adds a crunchy texture.
To get a half-salted rim, you'll need to start with a tablespoon of salt—but only about 1 teaspoon ends up sticking to the glasses.
Lemon-Herb Chicken Skewers with Blueberry-Balsamic Salsa
Blueberries are the standout ingredient for the sweet and sour sauce that accompanies these grilled kebabs. We used cilantro, basil, and parsley, but you can omit the cilantro. You can also serve this salsa on small toasts spread with creamy Camembert or tangy goat cheese.
Gingered Blueberry Shortcake
Blueberries signal the arrival of summer's sweetest days, and this dessert highlights them perfectly. Crumbly shortbread and homemade whipped cream elevate a simple berry to a memorably indulgent treat. The components of this dish can be made in advance, then assembled just before serving.
Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream
Cool off on a hot day with a big bowl of this creamy homemade ice cream. Perfect for entertaining, this top-rated recipe makes enough for a crowd.
Blueberry and Blackberry Galette with Cornmeal Crust
The rich, buttery pastry dough is easy and forgiving. Simply roll it out onto parchment paper with a lightly floured rolling pin, and then use the parchment to transfer it to a baking sheet. If you're lucky enough to find wild blueberries like the ones that grow in Maine, use them in this rustic summer tart.
Blueberry-Sour Cream Muffins
When our crumbly-crisp topping meets the light, fluffy belly of this muffin, you'll swoon.
Creamy Blueberry Chicken Salad
Red onion and celery add crunch to this quick chicken salad. Blueberries have thick skins, so they won't break apart when tossed with the chicken.
Glazed Lemon-Blueberry Poppy Seed Bundt Cake
Perfect for brunch, this light cake features sweet berries and a lemony glaze. Garnish with ribbons of lemon rind and fresh blueberries.
Swirl a fresh blueberry puree into the filling and over the finished cheesecake for a double shot of delicious berry flavor. Combine graham cracker and vanilla wafer crumbs for a great-tasting crust.