Do you love blueberries? It is a versatile fruit, that can be eaten solo or added to fruit salad, Greek yogurt, cakes, muffins, galette, and mocktails. I'm sure you have your own ideas about what goes well with blueberries. In this article, we'll find out which foods taste great when paired with them.
This post will discuss what flavors go well with blueberry in terms of vegetables, fruits, nuts, herbs, spices, and protein.
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What Do Blueberries Taste Like
Blueberry is a small round berry that is native to North America. They grow in bushes and their color varies from blue to dark purple. Blueberries taste sweet and a bit acidic. They are not overly sweet and unripe berries taste sour. They are mostly used in smoothies, baked goods, and drinks.
These are nutritious berries and have many health benefits like reducing the risk of obesity, anti-inflammatory, full of antioxidants, and fiber-rich. Read here how these berries can help your skin as well.
Blueberries have a moderate amount of sugar, 15 grams per cup. Having said that they do not have any adverse effect on blood sugar levels. Rather these berries help in regulating blood sugar and are low in calories.
Why Blueberries Are Expensive
They are expensive in general no matter in season or not. Blueberries are a delicious fruit, but they can be challenging to grow in some climates. They don't do well If the temperature is too hot or cold, and required a warm climate. That means you can not grow these all throughout the year at every place.
The next contributing factor is the harvesting costs. These little berries need to be handpicked one by one instead of using machines. Moreover, blueberries need to be stored well at the right temperature else they start forming molds. Together all these factors add to cost and make them expensive.
What Goes Well With Blueberry
You can make all sorts of delicious things with blueberries when they're in season. You might want to try making galette, scones, compote, tea, and many desserts.
Here is the list of food pairing that goes well with them.
Fruits and Vegetables
Strawberry, raspberry, blackberry, watermelon, mango, banana, spinach, lemon, limes, coconut, cherries, apple, apricot, lychees, fig, ginger, jalapeno, tomatoes, celery, artichoke, butternut squash, peach, pumpkin, beets, avocados, orange, kiwi, nectarine, Brussels sprouts, celeriac, parsnip, pear, rhubarb, pineapple
Almonds, walnuts, pecans, peanut, hazelnut, pine nuts
Herbs and Spices
Rosemary, cardamom, mint, coriander/cilantro, lemongrass, cinnamon, nutmeg, basil, allspice, clove, ginger, lavender, thyme, tarragon, sage, oregano, marjoram, parsley
Protein and Dairy
Mozzarella cheese, feta cheese, Mascarpone cheese, cream cheese, Greek yogurt, goat cheese, sour cream, crème fraîche, cream, ricotta, oats, chicken, bacon, salami, prosciutto, steak, cheddar, pork, duck, salmon, shrimp, tenderloin, tilapia, beef, seafood
Balsamic vinegar, chocolate (dark, milk, & white), maple syrup, honey, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, coffee, granola, molasses, Cognac, Kirsch, orange liqueur, port, rum, triple sec
Frequently Asked Questions
Chicken, bacon, salami, prosciutto, steak, pork, duck, salmon, shrimp, tenderloin, tilapia, beef, seafood are some meats that get along with blueberry well.
Rosemary, mint, cilantro, lemongrass, basil, lavender, thyme, tarragon, sage, oregano, marjoram, and parsley are some herbs to go with it.
Almonds, walnuts, pecans, peanuts, hazelnut, and pine nuts go well.
Strawberry, raspberry, blackberry, mango, banana, lemon, limes, coconut, cherries, lychees, fig, celery, peach, avocados, orange, kiwi, nectarine, pear, and pineapple are other fruit pairings that go well with it.
Cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, clove, and ginger are the spices that pair well with blueberry.
What To Do with Blueberries
Here are some recipes that show you how you can enjoy them when the fruit is in season.
Try this 4 ingredient mixed berry smoothie made with almond milk, which is naturally sweet and refreshing for on-the-go breakfast or mid-day snack.
Other Food Pairings
- What Goes Well With Strawberries
- What Flavors Go Well With Raspberry
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- What Goes Well With Watermelon
- What Pairs Well With Mango
- What Goes Well With Cucumber
- What Pairs Well With Cherries
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