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FRESH BLUEBERRY RECIPES

1. CORN BLUEBERRY SALAD

INGREDIENTS:

6 ears sweet corn

1 cup fresh blueberries

1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

3-4 green onions, diced

1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced

2 tablespoons lime juice

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon honey

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

Kosher salt and pepper, to taste

INSTRUCTIONS:

Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat.

Husk the corn, cut off the stem at the bottom and boil for 3 minutes. Remove the corn from the pot and let cool. Once cool cut the kernels off the cob.

In a large bowl add corn kernels, blueberries, feta cheese, cilantro, green onions and jalapeño pepper.

In a small bowl whisk together lime juice, olive oil, honey, cumin, salt and pepper.

Pour dressing over corn mixture, stir to combine and keep cold until serving.

Recipe and Image from Nutmeg Nanny

2.  BLUEBERRY, FETA AND MINT SALAD

INGREDIENTS:

3 cups, about 1 1/2 pints blueberries

1 cup mint 

About 1 cup feta cheese 

4 tablespoons very good extra-virgin olive oil

Flaky coarse sea salt

1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns, crushed

INSTRUCTIONS:

Divide the fruit among small shallow bowls, then sprinkle with the mint. Crumble the cheese over the top. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of the oil over each serving. Crush several generous pinches of salt over each dish and sprinkle with the pepper.

Recipe and Image from Improvised Life

3.  CREAMY BLUEBERRY CHICKEN SALAD

INGREDIENTS:

1/2-cup thinly vertically sliced red onion (I like less)

1/3-cup diced celery

1/4-cup torn fresh basil

1 rotisserie chicken from our deli. Approx. 3 cups shredded and skin removed.

1/2-teaspoon kosher salt, divided

1/2-cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt

2 1/2-tablespoons fresh lemon juice, divided

1-tablespoon honey

2-cups fresh blueberries

1-(5-ounce) package mixed greens of choice

2-teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

1/4-teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

INSTRUCTIONS:

Combine onion, basil, celery and chicken in a medium bowl; sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt.

Combine yogurt, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, and honey in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk.

Add yogurt mixture to chicken mixture; toss to coat. Gently stir in blueberries.

Place mixed greens, remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice, oil, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, and pepper in a bowl; toss to coat. 

Divide mixed green mixture evenly among 6 plates; top each serving with about 3/4 cup chicken mixture.

Recipe and Image from Fitness Food Diva

4.  BLUEBERRY BASIL SALAD DRESSING

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup of water

1 cup of fresh blueberries

3/4 cup of basil leaves – pack them into the cup

Lemon juice from one large lemon – approximately 1/3 of a cup

1 teaspoon of sugar or sweetener of your choice (if you use anything other than sugar make sure you add slowly, tasting as you go.)

1/2 teaspoon of ground sea salt

1/4 teaspoon of fresh ground black pepper

1/4 teaspoon of ground onion powder

INSTRUCTIONS:

Put all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth and frothy. You will see tiny pieces of the blueberry skin.

Pour over your favorite salad and enjoy!

Recipe and Image from Veganosity