Blueberries & corn salsa? Blueberry pizza with honeyed goat cheese and prosciutto? These odd pairings may seem out of the ordinary, but are sure to leave your tastebuds tingling with their quirky – but delicious! – flavour collisions. Here are 3 great blueberry recipes. Enjoy!

 

Blueberry & Corn Salsa (main picture)

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

How to make Blueberry & Corn Salsa:

  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. Best eaten same day it’s made.

 

 

Blueberry Creamsicles

blueberry creasicles

 

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

 

How to make Blueberry Creamsicles:

  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!

 

Blueberry Pizza with Honeyed Goat Cheese & Prosciutto

blueberry pizza

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

 

How to make Blueberry Pizza with Honeyed Goat Cheese & Prosciutto:

  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.

 

Recipes:  Blueberries New Zealand  www.blueberriesnz.co.nz

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