Barberries are small, tart berries that are packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. They have been used for centuries in traditional medicine and cooking, and are a staple in Persian cuisine. However, they are relatively unknown in many parts of the world. If you're looking for a way to incorporate more superfoods into your diet, barberries are a great place to start.
In this blog post, we'll share 5 quick and easy recipes that incorporate barberries. From salads to smoothies, these recipes are healthy, delicious, and perfect for any time of day. Whether you're looking for a new breakfast smoothie or a side dish for dinner, we've got you covered. So let's get started and discover the nutritious world of Best barberries!
1. Barberry Salad
1/2 cup barberries
1/4 cup dried apricots, chopped
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Combine the ingredients in a large bowl and toss gently to combine. Serve immediately or cover and chill until ready to serve.
2. Barberry Rice
- 1 cup of rice (basmati, brown or white)
- 1/2 cup barberries (dried)
- 3 cups water or broth (vegetable or chicken)
- Salt and pepper to taste
Place the rice and water in a small saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for about 20 minutes or until tender. Add the barberries and cook for 5 more minutes. Season with salt and pepper Serve immediately or cover and chill until ready to serve
3. Barberry Yogurt
- Barberries, 1/2 cup (50 g)
- Yogurt, 1 cup (250 ml)
Combine the barberries and yogurt in a bowl and stir well to combine. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
4. Barberry Soup
- Barberries (also known as golden raisins) - 1 cup
- Onion - 1, diced
- Carrot - 1, diced
- Potato - 1/2 cup boiled and cubed (optional)
Heat a pan with oil on medium flame. Add onions and saute until translucent. Add carrots and potatoes if using them, cook for another 2 minutes then add the barberries along with water or stock to cover all ingredients by about an inch.
Bring it to a boil then reduce heat and simmer until vegetables are tender and liquid has reduced slightly (about 10 minutes).
Remove from heat when done; use an immersion blender or transfer contents into a regular blender for blending until a smooth consistency is achieved!
5. Barberry Jam
- 2 cups barberries, washed and drained
- 1/2 cup sugar (or to taste)
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl until well combined. Let sit for at least 30 minutes before serving or storing in the refrigerator for up to 3 days; it will thicken as it sits!
Barberries are a wonderful ingredient to have on hand. They're easy to grow in your garden, and they make delicious and healthy food!