3 unexpected ways to use blueberries

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3 unexpected ways to use blueberries

Blueberries are pretty much perfect eaten as is, but they also make a great addition to other dishes, too. Here are some of our favourite, unexpected blueberry recipes.

Blueberry pickle

If you’re someone who can’t resist a good bulk deal then you might also need a good recipe to use up a lot of blueberries – especially when they’re in season. This simple pickle recipe is a good way to preserve blueberries. Serve the pickle on your next cheeseboard or incorporate them into a gin cocktail for a zesty upgrade. Keep the leftover liquid for salad dressings.
Blueberry pickle recipe
Get the recipe for blueberry pickle here.

Ceviche-style blueberry trout

Ceviche might sound scary but this clever cheat’s version uses smoked trout, which takes out all the hard work. If the addition of blueberries sounds a bit odd, trust us when we say their bright flavour is the perfect accompaniment for the savoury smoked trout. Serve alongside croutons or Melba toast and you’ve got yourself the easiest summer starter ever.

Get the recipe for ceviche-style blueberry trout here.

The best chopped salad

With a bold title like that, you know we’re not kidding around. Putting fruit into savoury salads might be old hat, but this combination of blueberries with creamy goat’s cheese and earthy lentils is spot on. Serve with roast chicken or grilled fish or just as is for a hearty lunch.

Get the recipe for the best chopped salad here.

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Jess Spiro Article by: Jess Spiro

Jess Spiro is a freelance food writer, chef and restaurant critic based in Cape Town, who can often be found in search of the next great plate of food. Follow her on Instagram @jess_spiro to see what she's eating.

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    Sam Venter
    September 11, 2020

    Blueberries also make an incredible sauce for grilled chicken or pork fillet – blueberries, rosemary, balsamic vinegar, honey – amazing!