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Blueberries: The Best Thing to Buy, the Best Way to Eat It—NOW!

Julia Bainbridge

We keep our eyes peeled for the freshest, most in-season vegetables and the best deals on store shelves. And we do it for you, in the name of making everyday eating unicorn-sighting-exciting. (At least, we try.) Here’s what to buy, and the very best ways to eat it—now! 

They’re pinkie nail-sized blue orbs. They’re at once sweet and earthy. Their flesh is plum-colored, and they bleed a deep magenta.

They’re blueberries, and they’re in season now.

Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes

Blueberries: The Best Thing to Buy, the Best Way to Eat It—NOW!

There’s a reason you see blueberry pancakes on every diner menu in the country.

Cucumber-Blueberry Smoothie

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Cool cucumbers tone down blueberries’ natural sweetness, making this a good breakfast smoothie for those who don’t like sugar in the morning.  

Blueberry Slab Pie

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Just look at that blueberry lava oozing out of the pastry cracks. Oh, what a seductress you are. 

Blueberries with Maple Whipped Cream

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Really, this is all you need when your blueberries are as perfect as they are now. In this recipe, classic berries and cream gets a little next-level treatment with sour cream and maple syrup.

Double Blueberry Muffins

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These are called “Double” Blueberry Muffins because the little blue fruits get blitzed into the butter and also folded whole into the resulting batter. 

Blueberry-Grape Relish

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We love blueberries gone savory with a dose of black pepper and red wine vinegar. 

Blueberry Pops

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Four ingredients—blueberries, sugar, water and lemon juice—three hours in the freezer and you’re done. 

Blueberry Tart

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We’re with Everyday Food on this one: “We like to pretend the super-healthy blueberries counteract the sugar in this delectable tart.” 

Blueberry Sauce

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While this sauce is great on waffles, as shown, it’s super versatile. Try it on top of ice cream, with your morning yogurt, or even with pork

Photo credit: All, Everyday Food