Frozen wild blueberry recipes you’ll be wild about
Did you know wild blueberries are our official provincial berry? You’ve probably enjoyed them fresh in the late summer, but here’s another question. Did you know they are available frozen year-round? And, they are equally nutritious and delicious. So, that inspired us to share some of our most interesting ways to enjoy wild Nova Scotia blueberries any time of the year.
A handful of frozen wild blueberries on your oatmeal or blended with your smoothie will add a tasty and healthy blast. But if you really want to rock breakfast, we recommend our wild blueberry and peach crepe recipe. The recipe calls for fresh, but as we already mentioned, frozen are just as good.
Salads aren’t just for summer. And frozen wild blueberries make for the ultimate vinaigrette dressing. Just a few ingredients and a little bit of shaking and you’re ready to take any salad to the next level. Try Chef Renée Lavalée’s great recipe for spinach salad with blueberry maple vinaigrette. Bonus. She’s included a number of different blueberry vinaigrette dressing twists.
Wild blueberry chutney is a condiment that will add a layer of local flavour to anything you pair it with. A little bit sweets, a little bit savoury. It’s a winner. You crack this jar open around friends, and they’ll be asking you to make them some.
Five ingredients and a pinch of salt is all you need to put this creative blueberry salsa together. And the best part is no cooking is required. Mix the ingredients and let them hang out for a couple of hours. We love the versatility, and as the recipe says, you can change it up by adding garlic cloves, chopped red pepper or lime juice.
Main Dish Delights
Want to impress family or friends the next time you host dinner? Well then, our pork tenderloin with wild blueberry & apple compote will get the job done and then some. Blueberries and meat are an amazing combination. You’ll see. And to add even more local, use local red wine, honey and apple in the recipe.
The next time you find yourself in the frozen food section, find yourself a package of wild blueberries and keep them on hand at home. You’ll find plenty of ways to use them. You can find more wild blueberry recipes on our site and lots of information and recipes at the Wild Blueberry Producers Association of Nova Scotia.