Savory Berry Recipes

Fresh summer berries make these delicious dishes just ripe.

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Grilled Sirloin with Blackberry Sauce

Grilled Sirloin with Blackberry Sauce
Makes 6
Prep 5 m
Cook 15 m
Grill 10 m
Stand 10 m

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Strawberry Salsa

Strawberry Salsa
Makes 6
Prep 15 m

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Blueberry-Blue Cheese Salad

Blueberry-Blue Cheese Salad
Makes 6
Prep 15 m

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Strawberry-Basil Lemonade

Strawberry-Basil Lemonade
Makes 8
Prep 15 m
Stand 10 m

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Pork Chops with Raspberry Sauce

Pork Chops with Raspberry Sauce
Makes 4
Prep 15 m
Cook 20 m
Bake 10 m

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Sugar Snap Pea & Berry Salad

Sugar Snap Pea and Berry Salad
Makes 4
Prep 15 m
Chill 30 m
Cook 2 m

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Curried Chicken Salad with Blackberries

Curried Chicken Salad with Blackberries
Makes 4
Prep 15 m
Cook 10 m
Chill 30 m

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Berry Basics

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—Nutrition-wise, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries rule—they're high in fiber, packed with antioxidants and vitamins, and have a low glycemic index (dietician-speak for how quickly any given food is likely to raise your blood sugar). For maximum health benefits, aim for one serving a day.

—To store raspberries and blackberries, place in a shallow, paper-towel-lined pan, uncovered, in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 days tops. Leave blueberries in the plastic pack or transfer to a covered bowl; use within 10 days.

—Never wash berries until just before you plan to eat them.

Originally published in the August 2010 issue of Family Circle magazine.