blueberry recipes from soloberry
in collaboration with the medicinal Chef, dale Pinnock
Blueberry, Beetroot and roasted red onion salad
Ok, so this may sound like a bit of a weird combination, but it works beautifully.
2 large handfuls of mixed salad leaves
1 red onion - peeled and cut into wedges
1 cooked beetroot - cut into wedges
2 tablespoons of blueberries
For the dressing:
2 teaspoons of balsamic glaze
2 teaspoons of olive oil
Quarter of a teaspoon of Garlic Salt
1. Pre heat the oven to 180C/350F/GM4
2. Place the onion wedges onto a roasting try and drizzle with olive oil. Roast for 20-30 minutes until soft. Remove and set aside.
3. Combine the remaining salad ingredients and top with the roasted onions.
4. Combine the dressing ingredients and dress well.
spiced blueberry savoury jam
This stuff is absolute magic. This is perfect splodged on top of a toasted English muffin with soft cream cheese. This will keep you going for a while. Store in a sterilised jam jar in the fridge
300g of blueberries
1 large clove of garlic - finely chopped
Half a fresh chilli - finely chopped
Half a teaspoon of mixed spice
1. Sauté the garlic and chilli in a little olive oil for 3-4 minutes.
2. Stir in the mixed spice
3. Add the blueberries and 2 tablespoons of water. Simmer for 25-30 minutes, topping up with the occasional bit of water.
4. Let it bubble into a thick tasty jam.
BLUEBERRY CHIA SEED JAM
This simple recipe is a great alternative to regular jam because it hasn’t had the prolonged exposure to heat, which can soon damage much of the fragile nutrients in berries. This just requires a quick blast of warmth which will reduce some of the vitamin C, but leave many of the other compounds intact.
This will keep you going for a while. Store in a sterilised jam jar in the fridge
450g of blueberries
3 tbsp honey
2.5 tbsp chia seeds
1. Place the berries and honey in a pan and gently simmer for 5 minutes until softened but not cooked to death.
2. Mash the berries with a potato masher and add in the chia seeds. Simmer for another 5 minutes.
3. Stir well and transfer to a jar. Allow to cool before placing the lid on and refrigerating.
Goats Cheese and Red Onion Crostini with Spicy Chilli Savoury Compote
This is absolute comfort food at its absolute best. Gooey, flavoursome, unusual, and spicy
4 slices of wholewheat rye bread
Half a red onion - finely sliced
100g goats cheese
For the compote
2 cloves of garlic
Half a red onion - finely chopped into small pieces
1 fresh red chilli - finely chopped
2 star anise
2 sticks of cinnamon
1. Saute the onion, garlic, and chilli in a little olive oil, along with a good pinch of salt, until the onion softens.
2. Add the blueberries, star anise, and cinnamon sticks and simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring often until a jam like texture is reached.
3. Toast the rye bread. Top with the goats cheese and sliced onion and place under the grill for 3-4 minutes until the cheese is melting.
4. Top with the blueberry compote.