We hear so much these days about the health benefits of berries. They’ve been billed as heroic antioxidants, battling on our behalf against cancer and other degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. They’re also considered a sugar addict’s best friend in the fight against obesity, diabetes, and hypertension. But let’s not forget one of the best things about berries: they’re freakin’ delicious!
As summer winds down into fall, here is a collection of recipes to help you make the most of Berry Season 2014. Cheers.
Brie with Strawberries and Honey
Rose and Raspberry Pickled Beets
Strawberry Marscapone Bruschetta
Thai Shredded Chicken and Strawberry Salad
Marionberry, Bleu Cheese, and Arugula Salad
Chilled Tutti Frutti Poppyseed Salad
Mesclun with Berries and Sweet Spiced Almonds
Grilled Shrimp and Spinach Salad with Raspberries
Quinoa with Strawberries and Buttermilk
Fig-Raspberry Crisp with Lavender-Honey Sour Cream
Honeyed Yogurt and Mixed Berries with Whole Grain Waffles
Grilled Pacific Halibut with Rhubarb Compote and Balsamic Strawberries
Almond Butter and Smashed Berry Sandwiches
Strawberry, Pistachio, and Goat Cheese Pizza
Pomegranate-Glazed Chicken with Blackberries
Peach-Glazed Salmon with Raspberries
Gingered Fruit with Honey Yogurt
Cinnamon Crisps with Blackberries and Yogurt
Wine-Poached Pears with Raspberries
Strawberry Margarita Spritzers
Hungry (or thirsty) for more fruity, healthy goodness? We’ve gotcha covered.
Featured photo credit: Jennifer Chait via flic.kr