Hot summer days and juicy blackberries warmed from the sun are a few of my favorite things. Served up for breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert, I love it all. If you're looking for some ways to use blackberries in your meals, here are the very best savory blackberry recipes to try this season.
While great made into blackberry cobbler or pie, or served over vanilla ice cream, blackberries are especially delicious in savory dishes.
Make a quick pickled blackberry recipe or berries baked with brie cheese. Try them in a crispy grilled cheese sandwich or wrapped up in an appetizer or your choice of salads. Try the rich flavors of blackberry chutney, barbecue sauce, steak, roasted salmon or duck. And for more unique recipes, there are sliders and pizza with tangy blackberries. Yum!
Starters + Condiments
Who doesn't love a good appetizer or punchy condiment?! These savory blackberry recipes are perfect starters and accompaniments that take advantage of sweet-tart berries and savory elements like cheese, bread and herbs.
No water bath or canning needed. Just store in the freezer or refrigerator. Made with fresh blackberries and jalapenos, it only takes about 30 minutes to make!
While not technically just savory, a cocktail isn't really dessert either. This blackberry smash recipe with mint and gin makes a refreshing, aromatic cocktail with good depth and flavor.
Salads + Dressing
Perfect for summer time, these salads embody all that is summer. Sweet, bright, tart, light and creative. Adding nuts, cheese or tofu takes them into main course territory and will bring smiles to the table.
Using blackberries in a grilled cheese sandwich is one of my favorite savory blackberry recipes. With a buttery crisp exterior, soft, ooey gooey cheese and the sweet tart flavor of blackberries, it's a combination that can't be beat. (Try them dipped in nutty Creamy Hazelnut Soup or Roasted Sweet Pepper Soup)
Wild salmon and blackberries are harvested at the same time of year and they go so well together. Make a fresh berry glaze, roast them together or toss them in a salad for an amazing Pacific Northwest taste treat. (Love salmon? Try Roasted Miso Salmon, Salmon Carpaccio or simple Easy Salmon Patties.)
Chicken + Duck + Steak
The sweet, tart and aromatic flavors of blackberries go particularly well with savory grilled and fried proteins like poultry, pork and beef. These meals are easy enough for weeknights but fancy enough for any weekend company.
Pizza + Sliders
I love the unique and fun flavor combinations of blackberries in sliders and on pizza! So fun, unique and unexpected. Wow your guests with one of these savory blackberry recipes and I promise you won't be dissappointed.
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Cheers and happy cooking, Friends! Sabrina