Very Berry Recipes
Blue & Black Galette
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A galette is a flat French pastry. This one is filled with blueberries and blackberries—hence the name—and it's so easy to make, you'll want to keep this recipe all summer long.
Ingredients: refrigerated piecrusts, blackberries, blueberries, whole-wheat flour, lemon juice, turbinado sugar, apricot preserves, egg, vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt
Try this recipe: Double-Berry Shortcakes
Spelt flour gives these cakes a nutty flavor, but the strawberries and cream lend it a very classic touch.
Ingredients: spelt flour, baking powder, kosher salt, baking soda, unsalted butter, whole buttermilk, egg, strawberries, lemon juice, raspberries, fresh mint, heavy cream, honey
Caribbean Chicken Tacos
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Antioxidant-rich blueberries top these tacos with a delightful pop of sweetness.
Ingredients: blueberries, pineapple. cilantro, mango chutney, lime juice, jalapeño, kosher salt, chicken cutlets, olive oil, Caribbean jerk seasoning, corn tortillas
Roasted Pork with Strawberry-Balsamic Sauce
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Aside from just offering a boost of vitamin-C, fresh strawberries make for a luscious topper on this savory pork tenderloin.
Ingredients: olive oil, pork tenderloin, kosher salt, black pepper, minced garlic, white balsamic vinegar, strawberry preserves, strawberries, fresh tarragon
Fresh Berry & Herb Salad
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This refreshing salad will be a summer staple, whether it's served as the main dish or alongside some grilled fare.
Ingredients: white balsamic vinegar, honey, minced garlic, kosher salt, black pepper, extra-virgin olive oil, spring mix, parsley, mint, basil, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, almonds
Try this recipe: Blackberry Cooler
Citrus joins sweetness from fresh OJ and blackberries. And this tasty drink can just as good as a moketail if you prefer to hold the rum.
Ingredients: granulated sugar, fresh blackberries, fresh lime juice, fresh orange juice, tequila or rum, sparkling water
Go wild for berries
Berries are a sweet addition to salads, desserts, and breakfasts. However, these fruits are more than juicy toppings—they're loaded with antioxidants and phytochemicals that may help prevent certain cancers.
Fresh Berry Napoleon
This simple—but somewhat messy—dessert combines the creamy texture of yogurt with a perfect cookie crunch. It's consistency is similar to an ice cream sandwich, but without any of the saturated fat. Because this recipe uses three antioxidant-rich berries, you get maximum health benefits for minimum calories.
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Black and Blue Berries in Ginger Syrup
Sometimes a rich chocolate dessert is just too much on a warm summer day. The citrus flavors and tangy ginger make this a satisfying, but not-too-sweet, end to your meal. And blueberries are as refreshing as they are healthy—several studies show their ability to protect against cardiovascular disease and age-related conditions.
Try this recipe: Black and Blue Berries in Ginger Syrup
This summertime dessert weighs in at less than 1 gram of fat per serving. Most heavy syrups up the calorie intake, but this winning combination of orange juice, vanilla extract, and calorie-free sweetener makes for a light, sweet topping. And strawberries are rich in cancer-fighting antioxidants.
Try this recipe: Strawberry Shortcakes
Chocolate Chip Pavlovas With Raspberries and Apricots
Tart raspberries are the perfect complement to the delicate and sweet Pavlova. Though this recipe cuts the amount of sugar in half, the semisweet chocolate chips help to keep the rich flavor. Topping with a dollop of yogurt adds a creamy texture, and raspberries are an excellent source of vitamin C and manganese.
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