Lime Blueberry Compote

By: Ben Tenner, Chef de Cuisine at Espita in Washington, D.C.


  • 500 g fresh blueberries
  • 5 g lime zest
  • 112 g sugar
  • 23 g vanilla extract
  • 1 g salt
  • 87 g lime juice
  • 7 g cornstarch
  • 15 g water

How to Make

1. Place the lime juice and zest in a pan with the sugar, vanilla, and salt and bring to a simmer.
2. Add the blueberries and bring back to a simmer.
3. Mix the water with the cornstarch to make a slurry, and add to the compote to thicken.
4. Simmer for a minute and then immediately place on ice to cool quickly.