berry recipes

It’s berry season and what does that mean for our favorite berries? Time to gather a few recipes and enjoy the freshness of the picked berries. When you eat berries in season, you are able to purchase more of the fruits and spend less than you would during off season. Strawberries are one of the berries that are in season that are popular. Other berries that are growing for the summer season from June to August include:

  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Boysenberries
  • Eldenberries
  • Loganberries
  • Mulberries
  • Olallieberries
  • Raspberries

Fresh Berry Recipes

Ice Cream Pie with Warm Blueberry Sauce via Real Simple

If you prefer a little elegance this summer instead of the ice cream being served in cones, this simple treat can be put in mini-tarts giving you an added twist.

Grilled Chicken and Polenta with Nectarine-Blackberry Salsa via EatingWell

A summary salsa is created with the fresh blackberries and grilled nectarines. This recipe is great when you are having summer weeknight meals with a few guest or just for yourself. Nectarines are also available during the summer season with the blackberries, so you don’t have to look hard for them.

Blackberry Fennel Pizza via Scaling Back

This pizza seems a bit unusual, yet the ingredients definitely works well together. This pizza would be categorized in the dinner part of the day more than a dessert. A great way to do a bit of experimenting this summer if you are looking for a new type of pizza.

Healthy Raspberry Oatmeal Bars via Driscolls

Ingredients

1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup toasted unsweetened flaked coconut
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
2 large egg whites
1 package (6 ounce) Driscoll’s Raspberries

Directions

The oven should be preheated to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a 9 x 9 inch baking pan with aluminum foil and allowing it to hang over the sides of the pan.

Mix together all-purpose flour, wheat flours, flaked coconut, oats, sugar, salt and nutmeg until it is well blended.

Stir in the egg whites and coconut oil until a moist dough forms. Reserve 3/4 cup of dough. Press the remaining dough evenly into the pan.

Mash raspberries in a separate bowl and then spread over the dough in the pan. Crumble the remaining dough and sprinkle over top the raspberry layer.

Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Use the overhand and transfer to a cooling rack. Allow it to cool completely before cutting.

Tips

  • View our Seasonal Eating Guide to find what other produce are in season for your region.
  • Frozen produce are and alternative to use in place of fresh produce.

What are your favorite berries to use for the summer season?

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