31 Blueberry Recipes to Make Your Summer the Sweetest
Blueberry-Lavender Yogurt Pops
These just might be the most sophisticated ice pops we've ever had. Reach for regular whole-milk yogurt here instead of Greek yogurt; the texture is looser, and the flavor is richer and less tart.
Ricotta Lemon-Blueberry Waffles
A sweet berry mixture tops these ricotta cheese-flavored waffles. Seriously, what's not to love?
Quinoa-Blueberry Breakfast Salad
A little bit of fragrant lemon rind adds just a whisper of sweetness to complement the tart-sweet berries in this salad. If you’d like a little more overt sweetness, you can add 1 teaspoon honey to the dressing (it’ll add about 20 calories).
Cornmeal Waffles with Fresh Blueberry Compote
Whole buttermilk is the key to fluffy, tender cornmeal's waffles. For an even quicker a.m. meal, make the batter the night before.
Blueberry-Strawberry Smoothie Bowl
A study published a couple of years ago suggests that the thicker your smoothie, the more satiating it is (i.e., the more staying power it has, helping you feel satisfied for hours). So a smoothie that’s thick enough to eat with a spoon is bound to keep you fuller longer. This one gets its richness and creaminess from avocado, which also provides fiber and heart-healthy fats to keep you full.
Blueberry-Mint Frozen Gimlet
Dazzle guests with this made-to-order icy beverage that couldn't be easier. This recipe was developed to go in the Magic Bullet--that inexpensive blender that whips up one drink at a time. (If you don't have one, use a regular blender; just start with 2/3 cup ice and add more as needed.) Use bagged, small-piece ice over large, hard chunks. For kids, nix the liquor.
Blueberry, Lemon and Thyme Chia Jam
Forget pectin—relying on chia seeds to thicken jam is quick and easy. In just 15 minutes, you’ll have homemade fruity goodness on the table. Spread it on whole-grain bread, swirl in your yogurt, or serve alongside salmon.
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.
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.
“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.
We give this hearty whole grain breakfast a double dose of blueberry flavor using fresh blueberries and blueberry preserves.
Glazed Blueberry Scones
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.
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.
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.
Blueberry-Peach Cobbler with Pecans
It's best to make this cobbler during the summer months when fresh blueberries and peaches are at their peak, but you can enjoy it year-round if you use frozen fruit.
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.
Blueberry Power Smoothie
Power up with delicious seasonal blueberries before you hit the gym. Surprise ingredient: firm silken tofu. Just combine, blend, and enjoy.
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.
Healthy Blueberry Recipes
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.