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Blueberry Bonanza — Summer Blueberry Recipes

By Callie Leahy 5.5.14

Like the bold blue of the Texas flag, blueberries stand out among the crowd of summer fruits for their rich flavor and impeccable sweet-but-tart taste. Blueberries go perfectly with just about every classic recipe — from muffins to pies — but here are five summer blueberry recipes that you probably haven’t tried before.

  • Chilled Blueberry Soup – This spectacular dish is served chilled. Like a cross between a sorbet and a Greek yogurt, this fruity combination of blueberry, orange, and lemon with a hint of cinnamon is the ideal summer party appetizer or entrée!
  • Blueberry Vanilla Chia Seed Jam – This jam is sweetened with maple syrup and vanilla extract and is perfect for any occasion. Spread it over toast at breakfast or atop a cookie for a sweet homemade treat,
  • Blueberry Lime Salsa – Spice up your summer get-together with this fruit salsa that is sure to be the life of the party. Combine blueberries, strawberries, red onion, lime, cilantro, and avocado for a sweet-and-spicy unexpected appetizer!
  • Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream – Cool off from those hot days poolside with this homemade ice cream that is as good as the real thing! Top with crushed graham cracker crumbs for a creamy, frozen take on this delectable dessert.
  • Blueberry Mint Ice Tea – Nothing says summertime in Texas like a mason jar full of freshly brewed sweet tea. Add some ripe blueberries and a sprig of mint and you suddenly have a fruity, blueberry mint ice tea that’s perfect for all of your summer activities. To keep your drink ice cold without watering it down, throw a handful of frozen blueberries at the bottom of the jar before serving.