Luscious, Juicy Fruit in a Savory Dish? Yes! 22 Dishes That Will Change The Way You Eat Fruit Forever

Two of our most popular recipes are our Maple Balsamic Chicken With Roasted Blueberries, and our Balsamic Chicken with Peaches with Rosemary. What they have in common are luscious, juicy fruit in a savory dish. If you have always thought fruit was for sweet preparation only, this collection of 22 recipes will be eye opening. From roasts to ribs, salsas to braises, savory galettes to stir-fries, to a crowd pleasing Peach Burrata Bacon Quesadilla! Which will you make first?

Maple Balsamic Chicken With Roasted Blueberries

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People will ask for this recipe – and you won’t believe how easy it is. Just mix blueberries, maple syrup, balsamic vinegar, and sage for a tasty sauce for roast chicken thighs. Get the recipe for Maple Balsamic Chicken With Roasted Blueberries.

Balsamic Chicken with Peaches

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Juicy chicken thighs, peaches, balsamic vinegar, maple syrup and rosemary come together in our one-pan Balsamic Chicken with Peaches. This recipe is based upon our incredibly popular Maple Balsamic Chicken with Roasted Blueberries. If you love that dish, you gotta try this one. CLICK FOR RECIPE.

Papaya Salsa

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Papaya Salsa is a little sweet (the ripe fruit), a little tart (lime juice) and a little bit spicy (jalapeño) – or very spicy depending on the amount of jalapeno that you add. It is as simple as stirring everything together in a bowl. Lots of cilantro rounds out the flavors. Get the recipe for Papaya Salsa.

Duck Breasts with Peaches & Red Wine

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Duck breasts might be pricier than chicken, but they are so easy to make and are a great choice for a fancy dinner for guests, when time is short. Our Duck Breasts with Peaches & Red Wine is very straightforward and will impress your lucky diners. Get the recipe for Duck Breasts with Peaches & Red Wine.

Grilled Tomato Peach Salsa

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This Grilled Tomato Peach Salsa came about after we had been grilling fruit (to great success) and had some extra peaches around. The smoky flavor from the grill elevates the simple ingredients. Get the recipe for Grilled Tomato Peach Salsa.

Kale Quinoa Salad With Blueberries, Green Beans, Feta & Pecans

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This salad has it all going for it. The title says it all: Kale Quinoa Salad with Blueberries, Feta & Pecans. I served this at my wedding and believe me, even kale “haters” were smitten. Get the recipe.

Blackberry Peach Chutney

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Our Blackberry Peach Chutney is super easy to make and is a perfect accompaniment to pork or poultry, in particular. Blackberries, peaches, brown sugar, scallion greens, apple cider vinegar and allspice make a sweet, sour and tangy chunky condiment that even non-cooks can prepare. Keeps well, too. We also like this chutney offered on a cheese board; try some with brie! Or schmeared on a grilled-cheese sandwich! Get the recipe for Blackberry Peach Chutney.

Blackberry Maple BBQ Sauce

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The puréed blackberries create a rich purple color and the maple syrup adds balanced sweetness to the smoked paprika, Worcestershire sauce and cayenne. This will become a family favorite. Get the recipe for Blackberry Maple BBQ Sauce.

Strawberry Salsa

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Condiments can elevate a dish from just okay to company-worthy WOW! Our Fresh Strawberry Salsa is easy to make, a nice option from classic salsa, and we particularly love it with pork, fish or chicken – and of course, corn chips. You can whip this up while your protein is grilling and then just spoon some right on top before serving. Use the reddest, sweetest berries you can find. Get the recipe for Strawberry Salsa.

Olive Oil Muffins With Goat Cheese And Raspberries

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These moist muffins are a bit sweet and a bit savory. Quick to whip up using olive oil, the batter is then dotted with bits of goat cheese, toasted walnuts, and raspberries for an unexpected but delectable combination. Get the recipe for Olive Oil Muffins With Goat Cheese And Raspberries.

Oven-Roasted Pineapple Whiskey BBQ Ribs

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Our Oven-Roasted Pineapple Whiskey BBQ Ribs feature a zesty dry rub highly spiced with cumin and allspice, a long, slow roast in the oven and then they are run under the broiler with a light coating of our flavor-packed Pineapple Whiskey BBQ Sauce.

Peach Honey Grilled Lamb Chops

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These grilled lamb chops are glazed with sweet peach honey and served with a simple watercress and grilled peach salad for the perfect summer meal. Get the recipe.

Harissa Rubbed Grilled Pork Chops with Tomato Peach Salad

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Harissa rubbed grilled pork chops are a simple, spicy summer meal perfectly paired with a ripe peach and tomato salad and glass of sweet red wine. Get the recipe.

Peach Burrata Bacon Quesadilla

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This peach burrata bacon quesadilla is served open faced and topped with crunchy pistachios and fresh basil. Get the recipe.

Five-Spice Ribs with Plum Sauce

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These Asian-inspired Five-Spice Ribs with Plum Sauce have a flavorful dry rub in addition to a glossy, sweet and tangy plum-based sauce. A little different and incredibly tasty. Get the recipe.

Grilled Pineapple & Kiwi Salsa

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Did the recipe title, Grilled Pineapple & Kiwi Salsa, pique your interest? Have you only had tomato-based salsa? You are in for a treat! Both fresh pineapple and kiwi are brushed with our Onion-Infused Oil and then these fruits hit the grill until char marks form. Chop them up and combine with scallion greens, cilantro, lime juice and jalapeno and you will be enjoying a whole new taste experience. Get the recipe for Grilled Pineapple & Kiwi Salsa.

Cranberry Salsa

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This Cranberry Salsa blew our minds and our palates, and we couldn’t stop eating it. Finely chopped fresh cranberries, scallion greens, cilantro, chiles, lime, sugar and salt come together to be more than a sum of their parts. Tart, crunchy, a tad sweet, a hit if hot and spicy; juicy too. Try this. Trust us. You will be thrilled. Get the recipe for Cranberry Salsa.

Pineapple Salsa

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We LOVE this Pineapple Salsa! It is incredibly versatile, working well with seafood, poultry or meats – even tofu! Most well-stocked supermarkets these days will offer fresh pineapple cored and ready-to-use. We highly recommend going this route for ease and as a time saver. Get the recipe for Pineapple Salsa.

Savory stuffed dates with Feta

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Savory stuffed dates with Feta cheese is one of the best snackable vegetarian appetizers there is – and all you need is 5 minutes to make them and 15 to bake! Perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas and all your other dinner parties, it’s a quick & easy dish that’s a sure crowd pleaser every time. Get the recipe.

mini kale and cherry galettes

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These mini kale and cherry galettes are a sweet and savory bite perfect as a side or even a light vegetarian summer meal. Get the recipe.

sweet and spicy mango shrimp

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This sweet and spicy mango shrimp dish is ready in just 20 minutes and has a nice kick of spice that is balanced out by the sweet mango. Get the recipe.

Blueberry White Bean Salad with Tahini Turmeric Dressing

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A creamy, anti-inflammatory tahini turmeric dressing coats this simple white bean salad with blueberries, basil, mint and pickled red onions while broccoli sprouts, pumpkin and sunflower seeds bring a nutritious boost and crunchy texture. Get the recipe.

57 Ways To Use Strawberries That You Have Never Thought Of

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We love strawberries. We will eat them out of hand as a snack, slice into a fruit salad, dip them in chocolate (of course), and every year we make strawberry shortcake, but this berry is so versatile, for both sweet and savory dishes. READ: 57 Ways To Use Strawberries That You Have Never Thought Of

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  • Dede Wilson

    Dédé Wilson is a journalist with over 17 cookbooks to her name and is the co-founder and managing partner of the digital media partnership Shift Works Partners LLC, currently publishing through two online media brands, FODMAP Everyday® and The Queen Zone.

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