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

Julia Bainbridge
Food Editor
Yahoo Food

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

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

Cucumber-Blueberry Smoothie

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

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

Blueberries with Maple Whipped Cream

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

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

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

Blueberry Pops

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

Blueberry Tart

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

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