10 Spices that Go with Blueberries

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Are you looking for a way to totally transform your blueberries into a dish that’s out of this world? That’s what spices are perfect for.

If you’re not sure what to spice your blueberries with, that’s okay. We’ve put together this list of spices that go with blueberries for you.

1. Basil

Basil green and purple

Blueberries have a tartness that can sometimes be overwhelming by itself. The freshness of basil can tame that tart flavor just a bit and give it some complexity.

Read Also: What Do Blueberries Taste Like?

2. Cinnamon

Ground cinnamon bark

One thing cinnamon is fantastic at is taking the sweetness in another ingredient and giving it depth. This is why it matches extremely well with blueberries, tempering their acidity with heat and a hint of sweetness.

3. Ginger

Ginger ground

Blueberries already go well with citrus, which is partly why we recommend trying them out with ginger. Sure, ginger has a bit of a burn to it, but it also has some high, zesty notes reminiscent of citrus. Blueberry and ginger is a mature, sophisticated, and daring combination that we think is worth testing.

4. Lavender

Lavender spice

If one word could describe the taste of lavender, it could be dreamy. It combines minty and citrusy into one ingredient, so we think it would go wonderfully with sweet blueberries. The herbal notes of the lavender will make the blueberries even more refreshing.

5. Lemon Thyme

Fresh thyme

As we mentioned earlier, citrus and blueberry is an excellent combo. With lemon thyme, you can get that famous citrusy flavor with a reduction to the bitterness that’s normally associated with thyme.

To see how the pairing would work, try out this lemon and thyme blueberry buns recipe.

6. Mint

Fresh mint leaves

Mint’s taste is best described as invigorating. It has a cool, almost numbing effect that will brighten the taste of your blueberries.

Learn more about it in our guide about what mint tastes like. 

7. Nutmeg

Ground nutmeg

When you’re looking to add something that gives your food a deeply aromatic and bittersweet taste, nutmeg is perfect. If you find your blueberries to be a little on the tart side, consider using nutmeg to draw out some of their sweetness, especially if you’re baking them into a dreamy dessert.

8. Rosemary

Rosemary tied

The taste of rosemary is undoubtedly savory. Sweet and savory can work really well together, though, which is why we suggest pairing them with your blueberries.

Want to try this combo out? You can click here to find a blueberry rosemary scone recipe that we think looks absolutely delectable.

9. Tarragon

tarragon tied

With its tangy and peppery tones, tarragon seems as if it would be an unusual couple with blueberry. We, however, think that’s precisely what would make the combo work. It has those zesty citrus hints that will make similar notes in your blueberry truly shine.

Read Also: What Does Tarragon Taste Like? 

10. Vanilla

Vanilla pods tied

Oh, vanilla – one of the most prized spices in the world, and we think it’s worthy of its place. Its deceptively simple woody and sweet flavor is a perfect underscore to the sweetness in your blueberries. Try it out in a scone, pie, or even cake.

Spices that Go with Blueberries