Although you may believe blueberries taste best eaten out of hand or in a scrumptious dessert, don't discount them in savory dishes until you've tried them. If you've never used blueberries in a sauce before, start with a straightforward recipe.
This one pairs just-grilled chicken cutlets with a fresh salsa made of blended blueberries, cilantro, basil, and, of course, jalapeños for a sweet-hot kick. The end result? Chicken never tasted so summery. Surprise your palate (in a good way!) when you read more. Ingredients 1/2 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for brushing grill Directions Serves 6.
Grilled Chicken With Blueberry-Basil Salsa
2 jalapeno chiles
3 cups blueberries (about 1 pound), picked over and rinsed
1/2 small red onion, finely chopped
3 1/2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice (2 to 3 limes)
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
1/2 cup loosely packed basil leaves, very thinly sliced, plus whole leaves for garnish
1/2 cup loosely packed cilantro leaves, roughly chopped, plus whole leaves for garnish
2 pounds chicken cutlets
Pinch of cayenne pepper
1/2 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for brushing grill