We love blueberries. They’re packed with vitamin C, antioxidants and fiber. They’re in season for most of the summer. They’re one of those fruits that live up to being called nature’s candy. They have come up in a lot of our recipe blogs. We even devoted a whole blog exclusively to sweet blueberry recipes.
Now, it’s National Blueberry Month. We wanted to celebrate, but we wanted a new angle for the blog. Sure, we could have shared more sweet recipes with blueberries, and we will in the future. But today, for a change of pace, we are looking at savory blueberry recipes.
Everyone has heard of a bowl of berries and yogurt for breakfast. But, have you ever had sausage with fruit in it? The blueberries make the sausage have little bursts of juiciness. That’s especially nice in these patties made with lean ground turkey that doesn’t have much juice from fat. The berries are also a little sharp, but that is counterbalanced with a touch of maple syrup in the recipe. A serving has 193 calories, 5.8 grams of carbs and 0.4 grams of fiber. Get the recipe.
This chicken meal is pulled together with an easy blueberry pan sauce. The sauce is made with the chicken’s drippings, vinegar, mustard and tarragon. So, despite starring blueberries, you won’t be pouring the leftovers over ice cream. But, it does make a great salad dressing. This fast and easy dinner could become a go-to in your kitchen. If you can’t get fontina cheese, a shredded Italian blend would easily stand in, or you could use provolone. A serving has 180 calories, seven grams of carbs and one gram of fiber. Get the recipe.
We are big fans of salsa, and we love a twist on the classic. This one is filled with fresh, bright flavors. The blueberries add a little sweetness without adding any sugar. Many jarred salsas are loaded with added sugar, so it’s great to have a healthy alternative! Blueberries, two types of peppers, red onion and spices mix to make a wonderful salsa you won’t be able to resist. The best part might be that, with its low carb content and low calories, you don’t have to resist. A serving has 33 calories, eight grams of carbs and one gram of fiber. Get the recipe.
With an almond flour crust, this low-carb pizza won’t upset your blood sugar. It may, however, spoil you as far as fancy pizza toppings go. Yes, pepperoni may be king, but we love fun combinations. The sweetness of the blueberries, the creaminess of the gorgonzola and the saltiness of the prosciutto all marry together to make a wonderful dish you will return to time and again. The creator of the recipe says it’s a breakfast pizza. Some people on our team think gorgonzola isn’t a breakfast food. We will leave that up to you. No matter what time of day you have this, you’re sure to enjoy it. A serving has 511 calories, 10 grams of carbs and three grams of fiber. Get the recipe.
We hope you enjoy these recipes as much as we do! Have fun celebrating National Blueberry Month!