Seven different berry recipes to put summer strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries to good use.
Hey guys! I’m taking some time off so no new recipe this week. Instead, I thought it’d be fun to recap some of my favorite party-worthy ways to cook with berries this summer. Happy Fourth of July!
I can’t talk about berry recipes without mentioning this vibrant dragonfruit smoothie, which has been one of my most popular recipes on the blog lately. Sweet and tart raspberries and blackberries add tons of flavor, while the color is all dragonfruit. If you can’t find frozen dragonfruit (also called pitaya), you’ve still got smoothie options. Try wild blueberries with beets or blend berries with blood oranges and ginger. Serve in a melon bowl for a creative twist!
A pile of fresh raspberries and strawberries make this chai-spiced quinoa bowl equally refreshing and cozy for summer mornings. I like to use my homemade chai spice mix, but you can also use premixed tea. If you don’t have quinoa, try sweet-tahini oatmeal bowls.
If you’re looking for a refreshing mocktail or cocktail mixer to serve at a party this summer, try blueberry hibiscus sparkling iced tea. This recipe works with any mix of fresh or frozen berries. If you prefer something blended, try adding frozen raspberries to these mango matcha margaritas.
This seasonal salad recipe features fresh strawberries alongside asparagus, green beans, chickpeas, and the ancient grain, farro. I love using fresh berries to brighten up almost any green salad over the summer. My favorite dressing to pour on top is a creamy, lemon-tahini sauce. This farro salad may be my favorite recipe of the year so far!
Add a flavorful twist to your next batch of brownies with sliced strawberries and pitted cherries baked right into the center. I used whole wheat flour to give these brownies an extra boost of fiber. They’d also be great with blueberries or raspberries!
This herbaceous chia jam with lemon and rosemary makes use of frozen blackberries, but fresh berries (all kinds) also work. I like this jam no matter the season but especially when it’s cooler out. If you come home from the market with a fresh-berry surplus, freeze them to make jam-filled thumbprint cookies come winter.
You only need four ingredients to make these sweet and creamy yogurt-dipped strawberries. Dip them in chopped pistachios like I did or get creative. I’d love to try these with cacao nibs, coconut, or ground cinnamon!