Check out These Delicious Blueberry Recipes for Lunch and Dinner
I bet you probably thought blueberries were only eaten for breakfast or dessert. Right? Well think again! While blueberries certainly are delicious for breakfast, dessert, and snacks, they are also perfect for a variety of lunch and dinner menu items. Below, you'll see blueberries being used in some tasty recipes to make sauces, pizza, sandwich wraps, tacos, guacamole, couscous, quinoa, salads, and much more!
Thanks to Sarah Koppelkam and Greatist.com, here are some blueberry recipes for lunch and dinner that will change your way of thinking about blueberries.
Salmon Tacos with Blueberry-Habañero Sauce
Once again, salmon makes a splash when paired with blueberries—this time with a Mexican twist. Habañero means these little bites are hot. Serve open faced to enjoy the colors of the pinky-orange salmon, purple blueberries, and green zucchini.
Grilled Chicken with Blueberry Guacamole
Blueberry guac is just about the most genius thing we’ve ever heard of. It’s got sweet berries, tart lemon juice, and a bit of spice from the jalapeños. This recipe also includes a grilled chicken breast marinated in Greek yogurt, lime, and chili powder, but if you scoop this whole dish up with chips we’d understand!
Vegetable Couscous with Wild Blueberries
This recipe calls for couscous, but it’s simple to sub in any of your favorite grains for a lighter take on pasta salad. The wild blueberries, zucchini, carrots, and chickpeas add antioxidants and protein. Cooking your grain in vegetable stock punches up the flavor. Our favorite grainy base? Quinoa or bulgur wheat.
Minted Watermelon, Cucumber, and Blueberry Salad
It doesn’t get juicier than a salad made with these three water. Simply season with lime and mint leaves!
Blueberry Barbeque Sauce
Blueberry makes a dynamic barbeque sauce while coffee deepens the flavors even more. This is about to become your new cookout staple—it would work on chicken breasts, grilled fish, ribs, and pulled pork equally well.
Watermelon-Blueberry Quinoa Salad
Feta, watermelon, and basil salad has become a warm-weather favorite, but this recipe will fill you up a lot more with red quinoa, sun-dried tomatoes, and blueberries.
Grilled Salmon with Blueberry-Chile Sauce
Salmon, blueberries, and hatch chiles might sound like a weird combo, but don’t knock it 'til you try it: Fruit and salmon are definitely friends—on your plate, that is. This sauce is made with blueberry jam and fresh blueberries.
Red Leaf Salad with Blueberry-Pomegranate Vinaigrette
Raspberry vinaigrette is ever popular, but blueberry pomegranate is a fantastic alternative. With a dressing this yummy, keep the salad simple, with greens, walnuts, goat cheese, and dried cranberries (or dried blueberries).
Blueberry Chicken Salad Wraps
Lighten up your chicken salad with plain Greek yogurt, fresh blueberries, and some crunchy celery. Try this on a whole-wheat wrap, in romaine leaf “boats,” or on top of greens.
Grilled Kale Salad With Blueberries
Grilled kale is the intersection between kale chips and sautéed kale: It’s a little crispy and a little tender, making a unique base for salads like this one, which is topped with goat cheese.
Blueberry and Ricotta Pizza
Cheese and fruit often come together on a cheese plate, but what about on a pizza? This recipe calls for a puff pastry crust, but change it up with a whole-wheat, quinoa, pita bread, or even cauliflower crust.
Mushroom and Blueberry Balsamic Pot Roast
When you don’t feel like cooking, crock-pots are your best friend. Here, the roast is cooked with tomatoes, balsamic, and blueberries, resulting in a savory flavor with just a hint of sweetness from those berries. (Vegetarians: Try slow cooking just the veggies with extra mushrooms. Their meaty texture picks up the flavor in the same way.)