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25 Best Fresh Berry Recipes for Summer

These wonderful berry recipes are a deliciously sweet way to enjoy summer’s finest fruits. 

From the ever-popular raspberry to the lesser-known boysenberry, these are some of the best ways to use berries!

Berry Smoothies with Blackberries and Raspberries
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Whether you’re growing these berries in your own backyard or just picked up a bushel from the store, you’ll find an idea for putting your berries to good use.

Don’t let your berries go to waste! There are so many creative dishes you can make with them.

Berries are known for bursting with a sweet flavor and are the perfect natural sweetener for desserts, salads, and even main course entrees.

Whatever you are craving, make it with berries for a treat you won’t be able to resist! Here are 25 of the best berry recipes around!

25 Sweet and Savory Berry Recipes To Put on Repeat

1. Berry Cheesecake Salad

Have you heard of a cheesecake salad? Trust me, it’s not your typical veggie salad!

This deconstructed cheesecake recipe is the perfect dessert or after-school snack.

If you love making cheesecake but don’t have the time, this cheesecake salad is the perfect solution!

Keep all of your favorite cheesecake flavors, but only do half the work!

Berries are the perfect complement to the cheesecake pieces. Their sweet flavor brings a lot of natural flavor to this delicious salad.

2. Strawberry, Basil, and Balsamic Pizza

You may have had pineapple on your pizza, but have you ever thought about using strawberries?

The sugary-sweet flavor is the perfect addition to this high-end pie.

Toss traditional out the window with this pizza combination.

Tangy balsamic partners with the summer’s sweetest strawberries for a sweet pie that will have everyone begging for more.

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This is the perfect solution for extra basil. The whole leaf tops the pizza for a pop of green that packs a lot of flavor.

3. Blueberry Mozzarella Panini

Blueberry and mozzarella is the pairing you never knew you needed.

The muted cheese flavors of the mozzarella really allow the natural flavor of blueberry to shine through.

Pair this combination with a particularly crusty loaf of bread for a delicious panini. You’ll look forward to this sandwich all day!

This recipe is so simple, but the payoff is remarkable. Use a simple sandwich press to turn everyday ingredients into a delicious entree.

4. Strawberry Kale Coleslaw

Coleslaw is a staple at summer barbecues! Give this side a makeover with this strawberry and kale version!

Earthy, bitter kale pairs nicely with sweet and juicy strawberries for a coleslaw blend that’s super healthy and delicious.

Watch your dish disappear as your friends and family devour their vegetables! The tangy reduction dressing is the icing on the cake in this recipe.

This coleslaw is so tasty, you may forget how to make the original.

5. Mixed-Berry Smoothie

A smoothie is a great way to get the nutritional benefits of many different kinds of fruits and vegetables in one meal.

This mixed-berry smoothie is no different! Pack all of the antioxidants from several different types of berries into your morning with this recipe.

Start your day off right with a sip of this sweet smoothie, and who knows what you will accomplish!

It has never been easier to eat a healthy breakfast!

6. Chipotle Raspberry Pork Chops

Sweet and spicy are the perfect match in this chipotle raspberry pork chop recipe.

Tender pork chops are topped with a smoky chipotle raspberry sauce for a meal that sizzles.

This adventurous recipe takes a weeknight staple up a level with a unique and complex flavor profile.

While berries may not be the first topping you think of when it comes to meat, this recipe will change your mind.

It’s a tender, sweet meal that is reminiscent of barbecue. Your entire family will love it!

7. Blueberry Spinach Salad With Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

Spinach salads are the perfect bed for sweet toppings and dressings to rest on. This blueberry salad comes to life with this homemade poppyseed dressing.

You know what they say, when life gives you lemons, make poppyseed dressing.

Well, that may not be the traditional saying, but it will be your new go-to use for them!

The zesty lemon dressing brings out the sweetness of the blueberry for a spinach starter salad that starts the meal out on the right course.

8. Blueberry Lemon Fluff Salad 

Southerners love a good Fluff salad, and this one is just downright delectable.

Marshmallow Fluff marries tangy lemon with a sweet burst of fresh blueberry.

This may just be a side dish, but it’s so good, you could make it a meal! Bring this to your next get together for something different and exciting!

The great thing about salads is that they are so easy to just toss together. This one is no exception! Don’t even think about turning on your oven.

9. Strawberry Poppyseed Dressing 

If your salads need a little pick me up, look no further than this strawberry poppyseed dressing. It’s the creamy dressing your spinach has been begging for.

Use this dressing as a salad topper or delectable dip for a veggie tray. You can’t go wrong with a mixture that’s this scrumptious.

Keep a jar of this poppyseed dressing handy in your fridge for when the cravings hit. After sampling this dressing, you may never buy a bottle of ranch again.

10. Frozen Blueberry Margarita 

Taco Tuesdays just got a little bit better with this frozen blueberry margarita.

Artificial flavorings can step aside because this margarita is flavored with real blueberries!

Invite over your friends for a girls’ night and imagine their surprise when you serve homemade blueberry margaritas.

Your pantry will never house the pre-made margarita mix again because this recipe makes you an official bartender.

11. Mixed-Berry Crisp

Crisps are a year-round dessert that will please whoever is at your table. This mixed-berry recipe is especially sweet, with a lot of vibrant flavors.

Not only is this recipe delicious, but it can be made ahead of time and stored in your freezer for a quick fix when last-minute company shows up.

Grab all of your favorite berries and tuck them under this nutty, oat-filled, cinnamon streusel crumble topping. I can’t decide which I like more!

Bisquick Blueberry Muffins

12. Bisquick Blueberry Muffins

These blueberry muffins are homemade, with the added benefit of a pre-mixed baking mix.

Everyone loves waking up to delicious blueberry muffins, so give this recipe a try!

These delicious muffins are infused with bursts of juicy blueberry flavor. They will make you nostalgic for your grandmother’s baker’s dozen!

You don’t need a special occasion to make these blueberry muffins! Celebrate every day with this sweet treat.

13. Berry Lemonade

Be the neighborhood’s most competitive lemonade stand with this berry lemonade recipe.

The summer favorite is kicked up a notch with the infusion of fresh berry juice.

Everyone loves a tall glass of lemonade! This berry recipe takes the classic and transforms it into a seasonal berry drink.

Just when you thought life couldn’t get any sweeter, this recipe walked into your life. One sip and you are guaranteed to be hooked!

14. Strawberry Marshmallows

Store-bought marshmallows don’t stand a chance when compared to this homemade strawberry marshmallow recipe!

These sweet treats are full of strawberry sweetness and melt-in-your-mouth marshmallow goodness.

Pair a batch of them with your favorite dessert or ice cream for a sweet treat! 

Cut these marshmallows out with a heart-shaped cookie cutter for Valentine’s Day.

15. Saskatoon Berry Pie

If you’re from the northeast, you’re probably familiar with the delicious saskatoon berry. This cousin of the blueberry is delicious in all things dessert.

This pie has a thicker filling that makes a slice of this pie rich and hearty.

The melt-in-your-mouth vermouth crumb is the perfect complement to the juicy saskatoon berries.

If you don’t have saskatoon berries in your area, you can try this recipe with blueberries or boysenberries.

Stacks of Pancakes with Blueberry

16. Blueberry Pancakes

Blueberry pancakes are a delicious way to start your morning. Sweet and juicy blueberries are the perfect addition to your light and fluffy pancakes.

Hear the sizzle of the skillet as you cook your family’s new favorite breakfast food!

This recipe is the perfect blend of soft, moist, fluffy pancakes and juicy blueberries that are bursting with flavor.

Each bite has the perfect amount of each.

17. Chocolate Berry Bread

Turn your favorite chocolate-covered strawberries into a baked good!

This chocolate berry bread has the flavor of chocolate-covered berries baked into a delicious loaf.

The dried berries are the perfect addition to this chocolate bread. Not only do they taste good, but this loaf is beautiful to look at.

Rich chocolate and tart berries are the perfect combination. Try this for dessert tonight, and you will not be disappointed!

18. Strawberry Relish

When one hears relish, you normally think of pickle relish.

This recipe takes that same idea and transforms delicious strawberries into a delectable condiment.

This relish can be used to top your toast, waffles, ice cream, and even shortcake! It’s similar to strawberry preserves but has a smoother texture.

This would be the perfect addition to any brunch spread. Get creative with this strawberry relish!

19. Blackberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

Every summer salad needs a berry dressing, and this balsamic vinaigrette is the perfect one! Top your garden greens with this sweet sauce for a blackberry treat.

Tangy balsamic vinaigrette is sweetened with delicious blackberry reduction for a pairing that is out of this world!

Keep a bottle of this in your fridge, and you’ll always want to eat your vegetables!

20. Summer Berry Icebox Cake 

Icebox cakes are a summer staple and this berry version takes the… well, cake! They are so popular because they’re easy to make and easy to eat.

Icebox cakes can sit in your freezer and be ready to go at a moment’s notice. Whip up a few of these and know you always have a delicious treat on hand.

The berries are the perfect pairing for lemon icebox cake. This treat is as satisfying as it is refreshing!

21. Chicken Berry Pasta Salad

Chicken and berries may not seem like a tasty partnership, but they’re Bonnie and Clyde in this pasta salad.

Toss marinated grilled chicken with pasta and berries for a hearty side that might upstage the main dish.

Make plenty and pack the leftovers for lunch the next day. This is the perfect grab-and-go meal for busy work days.

22. Strawberry Salsa

Swap out your savory flavor for sweet in this strawberry salsa recipe! Fresh strawberries and mint are the perfect blend in this salsa.

Is it an appetizer or is it dessert? Why not both? This salsa is so scrumptious, you can eat it at any time of the day.

Dip graham crackers or homemade cinnamon sugar tortillas into the salsa. It’s the perfect snack!

23. Saskatoon Berry Muffins

The saskatoon berry is a great addition to all of your favorite baked goods, and muffins are no exception.

If you have a bushel of saskatoon berries that need baking, this sweet and moist muffin recipe is just the ticket.

Juicy berries burst in your mouth with each bite while the warm and sticky crumb fills you up. There isn’t a sweeter way to start your day.

24. Mixed Berry Chia Seed Jam

Chias are this season’s hottest superfood. Their high antioxidant content and fiber make them the perfect addition to any diet.

Sneak some in with this mixed berry chia seed jam. This jam is perfect for spreading on toast for a quick breakfast on the go.

This jam is perfectly sweet and tart, with all of your favorite berry flavors represented.

25. Frozen Berry Cream Pie

This berry cream pie is the perfect addition to any occasion. Whether you have a neighborhood block party or a quiet dinner at home, this pie is sure to be a hit.

The best part is that your freezer does all the work for you. Mix it up, pop it in, and you’ll have a pie ready to enjoy whenever you are.

25 Best Ways to Cook with Berries

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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