Opposites Attract With Delicious Blueberries

| March 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Have you had your fill of blueberries this year yet? They are still on the grocery list in this house, and when the season is over I always make sure we have some stocks in the freezer.  I have even been known to add a few blueberries to my plate of scrambled eggs and bacon. Mmmm!

These odd pairings may seem out of the ordinary, but are sure to leave your taste buds tingling with their quirky – but delicious – flavour combinations.

BlueberriesBlueberry Creamsicles

INGREDIENTS:
• 2 cups frozen blueberries
• ½ cup frozen strawberries (partially defrosted)
• 1 cup plain low fat yoghurt
• 1/4 cup sugar
• 1 tsp vanilla
• 1 tsp lemon juice
• 1 tsp lemon zest
• 1/3 cup cream

DIRECTIONS:
1. Put berries & yoghurt into a blender & mix.
2. Add sugar, vanilla, lemon juice & lemon zest & blend further until mixed.
3. Whip cream until soft peaks form. Fold into blueberry yogurt mixture.
4. Pour blueberry mixture into small popsicle containers.
5. Freeze for 1 hour until mixture is lightly frozen. Put wooden sticks or plastic spoons in mixture.
6. Let freeze for several more hours before eating. Enjoy!

BlueberriesBlueberry Pizza with Honeyed Goat Cheese & Prosciutto

INGREDIENTS:
• 1/2 cup goat cheese
• 2 tbsp honey
• 3 flatbreads (naan/pita)
• 1/2 pint fresh blueberries
• 4-5 slices thinly shaved prosciutto
• 3 tsp fresh thyme leaves

DIRECTIONS:
1. Preheat oven to 220C. In a bowl, combine goat cheese & honey until well blended.
2. Place flatbread on a baking sheet & spread the goat cheese evenly on top, then add the fresh blueberries.
3. Place in the oven & bake for 15 minutes until the flatbread is toasted & the blueberries softened.
4. Remove from the oven & add prosciutto and 1 teaspoon of thyme to each pizza. Slice & serve.

SalsaBlueberry & Corn Salsa

INGREDIENTS:
• 1 punnet fresh blueberries
• 1 1/2 cup corn kernels (fresh or grilled)
• 1/4 cup diced cucumber
• 1/4 cup diced red onion
• 1 tablespoon diced jalapenos, seeds & ribs removed
• juice of 1 fresh lime
• 1 tbsp fresh chopped coriander (or basil or parsley)
• salt & pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS:
1. Toss the blueberries, corn, cucumber, red onion & jalapenos together in a large bowl.
2. Add the lime & coriander, toss again, & season to taste with salt and pepper.
3. Refrigerate. Best eaten same day it’s made.

Recipes courtesy of Blueberries New Zealand

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