Blueberries are a powerhouse in the kitchen. These delicious little berries add a burst of sweet flavor wherever they’re used. It’s a guilt-free indulgence too, since they’re a well-known antioxidant superfood. I don’t know about you, but I can’t resist a meal that has blueberries, no matter for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert.
Where I live, during the blueberry season, these versatile berries are abundant wherever you look. My neighbors and I all have our bushes, so harvesting blueberries is a common activity in summer. While they’re delicious on their own, there are near endless possibilities for turning blueberries into a more elaborate dish.
Are you looking for some inspiration for using up an abundance of blueberries? You’re in the right place. Check our 21 blueberry recipes below to find something tasty for yourself.
Blueberry Breakfast Recipes
The saying goes that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Following that logic, breakfast is the perfect time to pack your meal with some delicious superfoods. Start your day the right way with these blueberry breakfast recipes.
1. Blueberry-Banana Overnight Oats
Make-ahead breakfasts are time savers and game-changers, especially if they’re healthy and full of energy. You’ll find all of the above in this blueberry-banana overnight oats recipe. It’s vegan, and you can make a big batch that will last up to a week in the fridge.
2. Breakfast Blueberry Oatmeal Cakes
Sticking with the make-ahead and oatmeal themes, this recipe will give you a warm blueberry and oats-based breakfast. Bake ahead of time and keep in the freezer. Put them in the microwave for about a minute for a hot and healthy breakfast on the go.
3. Blueberry Yogurt Parfait
A blueberry yogurt parfait is a quick and easy breakfast to rustle up when you have fresh blueberries on hand. This recipe adds maple syrup for extra sweetness and lemon juice for a bit of zing.
4. Healthy Blueberry Smoothie
A breakfast smoothie is an excellent way of getting a nutrient-dense meal without having to start your day with something heavy. This recipe uses either fresh or frozen blueberries and comes together in about 10 minutes.
5. Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes
Nothing defines a Sunday more than a stack of pancakes steaming in the morning light. Why not level up your pancakes in taste and nutrients by adding some blueberries to the batter? The buttermilk in this Blueberry Buttermilk Pancake recipe results in the fluffiest pancakes around.
Blueberry Lunch Recipes
Did you skip your blueberry serving at breakfast? That’s OK. Try one of these recipes for a delicious and nutritious lunch.
6. Thai Chicken Salad Wrap
This Thai Chicken Salad Wrap is refreshing, healthy, and can be made ahead of time for a packed lunch. The addition of blueberries adds a burst of sweetness and flavor that makes this recipe shine.
7. Blueberry Chicken Chopped Salad
Are you looking for a delicious and healthy salad that you can make for lunch? Try this blueberry chicken chopped salad. Just remember that it won’t be easy to resist it, so make yourself a large portion.
8. Steak And Bleu Cheese Salad With Blueberry Balsamic Dressing
This salad adds a touch of class to the standard lunchtime salad. The pairing of steak and bleu cheese will have any carnivore salivating, while the combination of the blueberry balsamic dressing adds some bright sweetness to the dish.
9. Pickled Blueberry Panzanella Salad
Have you ever heard of pickled blueberries? Whether you have or not, this pickled blueberry Panzanella salad should have a place on your lunchtime menu. It’s also a great way to use up yesterday’s loaf of bread in a delicious dish.
10. Spring Superfood Bowl With Blueberry-Ginger Dressing
The blueberry ginger dressing is the star of this dish. It’s paired with a healthy, grain-filled salad and topped with fresh blueberries. The truth is, the dressing alone would taste good on anything.
Blueberry Dinner Recipes
As you can see from the list above, blueberries are some seriously adaptable little berries. But we’re not done yet. Keep reading for some dinner recipes, including blueberries.
11. Orange Basil Butter Chicken With Blueberry Sauce
At first glance, orange and blueberries might be an unexpected flavor combination. The truth is, they complement each other perfectly. Especially when they are paired with basil and butter chicken. Keep your family satisfied with this delicious orange basil butter chicken with blueberry sauce.
12. Wild Blueberry Turkey Burgers
That’s right, these burgers are made with turkey meat and added blueberries. The result is a burger that’s lower in fat than your average beef burger while being packed with antioxidants and flavor.
13. Pork Tenderloin With Blueberry-Bacon BBQ Sauce
Another dish pairing meat and blueberries. This time we have pork tenderloin drizzled with a blueberry-bacon BBQ sauce. Blueberries show off their versatility here and really bring this dish together.
14. Blueberry Balsamic Chicken Recipe With Rosemary
The acidity of the balsamic vinegar and rosemary is cut with the sweetness of the blueberries and maple syrup. The result is a complex sauce for this roasted chicken dish.
15. Salmon With Wild Blueberry & Basil Sauce
Get ready to impress your dinner guests with this fancy salmon dish. An added benefit is that it comes together in just 30 minutes. The combination of blueberries and basil brings a fruity and fragrant element to the well-loved flavor of salmon.
A handful of fresh berries is a dessert in its own right. So it’s only natural that there are a plethora of dessert recipes that call for blueberries. Read on for a list of blueberry desserts.
16. One Bowl Blueberry Brownies
Any recipe that has “one-bowl” in the title gets my attention. Especially if the recipe calls for blueberries and the result is brownies. With half an hour of total prep and bake time, this recipe promises to be a hit!
17. Best Ever Blueberry Cobbler
Cobbler is a classic dessert that has stood the test of time. There are various fruits you can use for cobbler, but blueberries are one of the best. This dish comes together in about an hour and pairs well with cream or ice cream.
18. Blueberry And Lemon Crumble
Everyone knows about apple crumble, but have you heard about blueberry crumble? I think this dish is better than apple crumble. Why don’t you try it out and decide for yourself? If you can’t get enough of the blueberry and lemon combination, give blueberry lemonade a shot.
19. Vegan Blueberry Cheesecake Bars
These no-bake vegan cheesecake bars will satisfy your sweet tooth with guilt-free indulgence. Make the day before to get dessert out of the way and if I’m honest, I think it tastes better after a day in the fridge.
20. Spiced Pear, Blueberry, And Almond Shortcake
With a title like that, how can you not want to try this recipe tonight? This shortcake pie is basically autumn in a dessert and the spiced pears will add that element of coziness. Best enjoyed around a fireplace.
21. Blueberry, Mango, And Praline Truffle
This praline truffle will go well with any fruit or fresh berries, but the combination of sweet mango and blueberries is a standout. They look fancy too, if served in nice glassware, and you layer the different elements.
The Bottom Line
With this list of recipes in your kitchen, no berry will go to waste during blueberry season. Whether you have frozen berries or fresh ones, there’s a dish for every meal of the day.