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12 Savory Blueberry Recipes and Ideas

Jump to RecipeSix photos of savory blueberry recipes.

We all know and love blueberries for their sweet and slightly tart flavor. They are a common fruit in sweet dishes and desserts as well as something to enjoy on their own.

Less common, they are used in savory dishes as a great complementary flavor.

What flavors go well with blueberries?

Blueberries have a sweet and tart flavor profile that can go well with a lot of dishes. You will often see blueberries paired with citrus like lemon or orange. They also go really well with anything creamy like yogurt. The blueberries bright a brightness to the rich creamy flavor.

In savory dishes, you will often see it paired with goat cheese (which is one of my personal favorites). You will see it with other creamy cheeses or even a flavorful addition to savory breads.

How to use blueberries in savory dishes

There are many ways to bring the sweet flavor of blueberries into your savory dishes this blueberry season. You can also add your sweet blueberries to your summer salads, a fruit salad, or add them to a cheese board. If you want to get even more creative there are some great recipe ideas below.

The Best Savory Blueberry Recipes

Whether you are looking for a main meal, a side dish, or a sauce there is a little something for everyone. These recipes will help you think of new ways to enjoy this wonderful fruit.

Bright Blueberry Cobb Salad with Homemade Dressing

by Sigsbee Street

A fun way to add fresh blueberries to your meals is by adding them to a salad. This classic Cobb salad has everything you love about a Cobb salad with the addition of the bright burst of blueberry flavor.

A blueberry cobb salad.

Blueberry Cornbread in a Cast Iron

by The Typical Mom

There are many types of mix-ins when you are making cornbread, but my guess is you might have not made it with blueberries. This is a different way to bring some summer flavor to your cornbread.

Cornbread in a cast iron with blueberries on top.

Fresh Blueberry Salsa

by Cooking with Mamma C

The blend of sweet, savory, and spicy makes this such a unique salsa to try during the blueberry season. This salsa has a mix of peppers, lime juice, and even a little hot sauce.

A bowl of blueberry salsa

Blueberry and Honey Caramelized Onion Naan Pizza

by The Forked Spoon

The sweet blend of blueberry and honey with the sweet and savory caramelized onion makes this naan pizza so flavor-packed.

Two blueberry naan pizzas.

Blueberry Brie Phyllo Bites

by The Foodie Physician

If you are looking for ways to use up some blueberries for an appetizer or party treat, you've got to try these blueberry brie phyllo bites.

A platter of blueberry phyllo bites.

Blueberry and Thyme Focaccia

by Brunch and Batter

This recipe isn't just flavorful but also beautiful. having that bright blueberry color throughout homemade focaccia gives the dish a visual appeal that will make you want to dive in.

A few slices of blueberry and thyme focaccia.

Mini Blueberry Corn Muffins

by Garlic and Zest

A fun and easy way to serve a crowd. These mini blueberry corn muffins are a savory version of your classic blueberry muffin.

A couple of mini blueberry corn muffins.

Blueberry Goat Cheese Salad with Candied Pecans

by Sungrown Kitchen

Blueberry and goat cheese is such a perfect flavor combo. It pairs well in this blueberry salad and the addition of the candied pecans makes it the perfect combo of sweet and savory.

A salad topped with blueberries and goat cheese.

Blueberry Goat Cheese Spread

by Three Olives Branch

If you are looking for something new to bring to your next summer picnic party you should give this blueberry goat cheese spread a try. The top of the blueberry spread is a mix of blueberries, fresh thyme leaves, and honey so add even more flavor and color to the dish.

Blueberry goat cheese spread next to crackers.

Blueberry BBQ Sauce

by Food Wine Sunshine

Nothing says summer quite like fresh blueberries and BBQ. This combines those flavors into a unique barbecue sauce that will impress any of your guests.

A spoon going in to a jar of blueberry bbq sauce.

Blueberry Pistachio Brie en Croute

by Carries Experimental Kitchen

Creamy brie cheese with a blueberry and pistachio topping is a sure way to make a flavorful impression. This is a great one to bring to your next party or add to your cheese plate.

A wheel of brie topped with blueberries and pistachios.

Roasted Peach Sandwich with Blueberry Balsamic

by Planted 365

The pairing of berries and peaches makes for a delicious summer combination. This recipe actually uses blueberry preserves so you can enjoy it all summer long.

A close up of a peach and blueberry sandwich.

Other Ways to Use Blueberries

If you are swimming in blueberries and trying to find some other recipes to try check out this post on the best blueberry breakfast recipes.

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