Do you love blueberries? We know we do. Sweet, tart, and packed with nutrients and antioxidants, these little fruits are the perfect summer snack. Plus, they're perfect for adding into all kinds of unique and delicious recipes — in more ways than you might think. Are you looking for mouthwatering meals, dips, dried blueberry snacks and other dried blueberry uses to try for yourself? Here are some delicious dried blueberry recipes to whip up for picnics, get-togethers, dinners and just craveworthy snacks.
Blueberry Cheese Dip
Looking for a delicious dip to try with chips and the fresh addition of fruity flavor? This tempting blueberry-based dip combines multiple blueberry ingredients for a sweet and savory flavor that will tempt your taste buds. Here's what you'll need to make your own:
- 1 package blueberry sausage
- 2 pounds of Velveeta cheese
- 2 jars of blueberry salsa
- 1 package of dried blueberries
Start by uncasing your blueberry sausage and cutting it into small pieces, then cooking it in a small frying pan over medium-high heat. Next, chop your Velveeta cheese into large pieces and place in the bottom of a slow cooker. When your cheese starts to melt, add in your sausage, salsa and dried blueberries. Stir over low heat until all the ingredients are well-mixed and dip is warm. Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy at your picnics and parties!
Dried Blueberry Arugula Pesto
Do you enjoy unique spreads for your bread, crackers and snacks? If you're looking for something different and fresh with a tart twist, this arugula pesto with dried blueberries is a delicious way to enjoy a fruity, summery snack or an exotic flavor addition in your dishes. Here's how to make yours, starting with the ingredients you'll need to gather:
- 4 cups arugula
- 1/4 cup roasted walnuts
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup dried blueberries
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 clove of garlic
- Salt and pepper
Combine arugula, roasted walnuts, extra-virgin olive oil, dried blueberries, grated Parmesan cheese and garlic in a blender and blend to your desired level of smoothness. Add salt, pepper and extra parmesan cheese to your liking. Serve spread on crackers, as a dipping option, or mixed into your pasta and rice dishes for a delicious flavor burst.
Do you love the combined and complementary flavors of sweet and spicy in your dishes? This sweet, savory and spicy chili with dried blueberries will keep you coming back for seconds. Here's what you'll need:
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cups chopped onion
- 4 stalks of celery, thinly sliced
- 1 1/2 cans green chilies
- 1 package chili seasoning
- 3 teaspoons cumin
- 2 32-ounce cans chicken broth
- 12 ounces dark chocolate blueberries
- 1 1/2 jars white beans
- 2 packages blueberry sausage
- 1 cup dried blueberries
- 1 tablespoon blueberry concentrate
- Fresh parsley, chopped
Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat, then saute onion and celery and stir two to three minutes until tender. Add in chilies and chili seasoning and cook for another two minutes, then add in cumin and some of the chicken broth to mix with the vegetables. Next, stir in dark chocolate blueberries, white beans and part of the blueberry sausage. Add in the rest of chicken broth and sausage, then stir in dried blueberries and blueberry concentrate and mix together. Last, add fresh parsley, cover and cook on low for half an hour to 45 minutes, stirring frequently. Serve when hot and thickened.