Thursday, July 4, 2013

Red, White and Blueberries

Red, white and blueberries
Blueberries photo public domain, courtesy of World News

Happy Fourth of July! Here are some delicious recipes for showing your patriotic colors.


Of these colors, red is the easiest to find in food. During summer, there are three particularly great seasonal choices: tomatoes (Nachos with Fresh Tomato Salsa), strawberries (Strawberry Shortcake) and watermelon (Watermelon and Watercress Salad). Lots of options here.


White might not be the most common naturally occurring food color, but it is quite common to sweet confections like Gin & Tonic Cake or Baked Alaska. Dairy is another route to go, like a Grilled Cheese Sandwich with white cheddar or this creamy Rainbow Chard Dip.


Blue is perhaps the most challenging color to capture in food. Apart from blueberries, blue corn and blue curaçao, there aren't a lot of common blue foods, and each of those present their challenges. Luckily, summer is blueberry season, the perfect time for a blueberry pie, blueberries in salad (Rocket Salad with Blueberries) and even entrees (Salmon with Blueberries).

What are you making to celebrate Independence Day today?

1 comment:

  1. Ah, salmon with blueberries. Watermelon with watercress salad. Grilled cheese. I have fond memories of them all.