Blueberry Salad with Coconut Cilantro Dressing

by Amie on June 17, 2013

Blueberry Salad with Coconut Cilantro Dressing

This is one of those summer recipes that you can whip up in under five minutes.

It’s an incredibly simple dish and I’ve been enjoying it (beyond words) over the past few weeks.

I just can’t help but share the love here, folks … I make easy vegetarian recipes every week- but this one’s a keeper!

Blueberries

Sheeehhhh- it’s been hot in Manhattan and all I want is salad. How’s the weather by you? I’ve been dodging the heat for the air-conditioned food stores here in NYC every day.

And after spending hours soaking up the cool air in Whole Foods Market last week, I landed upon their fabulous organic berries that looked so plump and perfect. Next thing I knew it was an hour later and I was at the register purchasing four pints of their pretty organic blueberries.

Ha. Time flies when you’re having fun.

Blueberry Salad with Coconut Cilantro Dressing Lunch

Am I the only one that has fun in Whole Foods Market? I swear I could live there. I’d pull up a sleeping bag right between the avocados and the zucchini.

Not kidding.

Blueberry Salad with Coconut Cilantro Dressing Recipe

Anyway, back to this healthy salad recipe … I’ve been craving this sweet salad every afternoon since I bought those berries.

All you need is some fresh lettuce (I love Earthbound Farms), organic blueberries, coconut flakes, lemon juice, flax seeds and fresh cilantro!

Blueberry Salad with Coconut Cilantro Dressing Ingredients

I know I’ve chatted with you before about my love affair with summer salads.  Sweet, fresh, organic summer salads….Ahhhhhhh.

Blueberry Salad

Aren’t they the best?

Grab a large bowl and a whisk away.

Fill up your bowl with these simple organic ingredients and you’re on your way to salad heaven.

That’s it.

Now, don’t forget your sunscreen!

Blueberry Salad with Coconut Cilantro Dressing.

Have a great week. I hope the sun is shining for all of you today. (I’m headed back to Whole Foods Market for more organic blueberries and air conditioning!)

And if you wanna get in on the Whole Foods Market goodness, head on over to my facebook page today for a $75 Gift Certificate Giveaway to any of their stores. You can leave a comment on this post to enter! I’ll be picking a winner tonight.

Fresh Organic Blueberries

xo

Blueberries with Coconut Cilantro Dressing

4.7 from 64 reviews

Blueberry Salad with Coconut Cilantro Dressing
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Recipe type: Appetizer
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Serves: 2
 
Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Vegetarian & Vegan
Ingredients
  • 4 cups organic mixed salad greens
  • 1 pint fresh organic blueberries
  • 1 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. melted coconut oil
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt
  • ¼ tsp. freshly ground pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 Tbsp. pumpkin seeds
  • ½ tsp. sesame seeds
  • ¼ tsp. fresh lemon zest
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, combine salad greens and blueberries; set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk lemon juice, melted coconut oil, sea salt, pepper and cilantro; pour over salad greens. Add pumpkin and sesame seeds; toss to combine.
  3. Transfer to a serving bowl. Garnish with fresh lemon zest.
  4. Serve chilled.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 3 cups Calories: 264.8 Fat: 15.5 g Carbohydrates: 33.7 g Sugar: 22.9 Sodium: 264.3 mg Fiber: 33.7 g Protein: 2.7 g

 

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Allison June 17, 2013 at 8:53 am

This looks really yummy! And not to mention I LOVE World Market so much! Would love a gift card to there.

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Amanda B June 17, 2013 at 8:53 am

I love Whole Foods and wish there was one closer to me. It’s about a 2 hour drive but worth it. They have so many gluten free items.

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Mary L June 17, 2013 at 8:54 am

sounds delicious!

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Tori L June 17, 2013 at 8:54 am

I love whole foods and would definitely appreciate a gift card!

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Heather Jones June 17, 2013 at 8:55 am

OMG, this looks delicious! I have a pot of cilantro on my porch that is just right for trimming to make this salad. And with that $75 gift certificate I could get some extra blueberries and strawberries to freeze for winter :)

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Lisa S. June 17, 2013 at 8:55 am

I’ve put strawberries and orange slices in salads before, but never blueberries…definitely will have to try that. And the dressing sounds delectable! Cannot wait to try it!

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Amy field June 17, 2013 at 8:55 am

This recipe contains all my favourites and the winner of the fats: coconut!!!!!! And mixing the antioxidant sweetness into this green dish is superb!!! Can’t wait to try it myself!!! Xxx

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Christopher Sorel June 17, 2013 at 8:56 am

Yum love blueberries in salad as much as bacon. Organic blueberries strawberries and apple just taste better. Love wholefoods

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Samantha June 17, 2013 at 8:56 am

I LOVE Whole Foods! On my student budget, I don’t get to shop there as often as I’d like, so this gift card would be amazing and getting me into the kitchen to make some fresh, healthy summer recipes!

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Marlies June 17, 2013 at 8:56 am

I love Whole Foods…I can spend hours (and so much money) there! Also, this salad looks amazing! I love blueberries, and I bet the coconut oil really makes the salad :)

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Wendy Hudson June 17, 2013 at 8:57 am

This looks amazing! I just went and picked blueberries Saturday. One of my favorite fruits! Thanks for sharing. :)

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Rene D. June 17, 2013 at 8:57 am

Would love to win!! Might have to travel to use the gift certificate, but oh well…worth it. :)

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Kim June 17, 2013 at 8:57 am

This salad is so beautiful I want to cry.

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Stephanied June 17, 2013 at 8:57 am

Wow…. looking fresh and tasty! ;) ..you know what looks awesome? … a gift card to Whole Foods Market! … haha

Hmm never seen blueberries in a salad… all I’ve got is frozen ones… maybe I’ll use them for a dressing :3 for this salad.

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Donna June 17, 2013 at 8:58 am

Gracious…this salad looks amazing. Oooh…a chance to win a gift card to one of my favorite markets? Love Whole Foods…and would LOVE to win this!

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Katie June 17, 2013 at 8:59 am

My husband would love this salad! I was just telling him I needed to find some “cold food” recipes for the summer since the oven makes the kitchen so hot. Thanks for sharing :-)

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Kay June 17, 2013 at 9:00 am

What a great summery salad! I love Whole Foods too, I could spend so much time in there, haha.

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Gretchen W June 17, 2013 at 9:01 am

Whole Foods is the only place I will buy my blueberries, they would be PERFECT for this salad!

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Ally M. June 17, 2013 at 9:01 am

That looks so tasty!

I’m sure I could get all the ingredients at Whole Foods ;)

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Jessica June 17, 2013 at 9:01 am

I live in Austin and would LOVE an excuse to blow some money at Whole Foods!!

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Lara Harris June 17, 2013 at 9:01 am

Looks amazing and I love Whole Foods!!!

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Amelia June 17, 2013 at 9:03 am

MMMM. Entree Salad! Whole Foods is even yummier.

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Tamarae Ellis June 17, 2013 at 9:03 am

I love blueberries on salads! People always give me funny looks but yummy and healthy! Aloe love whole foods! Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

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Shannon S June 17, 2013 at 9:03 am

Love adding fresh blueberries to salads too and never thought of using a coconut cilantro dressing! I am going to have to make the dressing! I love Whole Foods too, their selection of produce and foods is outstanding!

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Manda June 17, 2013 at 9:03 am

Love the giveaway. Only get my milk at whole foods!

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Shannon June 17, 2013 at 9:05 am

sounds yummy!

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Shannon June 17, 2013 at 9:06 am

Would love the chance to go on a veggie spree at Whole Foods. I don’t make it over there too often as it is a bit of a drive, but this would make it soooooo worth it!

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Lynn June 17, 2013 at 9:07 am

A, this recipe looks delicious! And B, I would LOVE to win that Whole Foods gift card! :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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Janice June 17, 2013 at 9:09 am

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE fresh blueberries so this is right up my alley. If no fresh blueberries available, I’d switch to mandarin orange slices

(FB fan / like. My FB profile: https://www.facebook.com/janice.wei.39)

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Martha June 17, 2013 at 9:10 am

Our blueberries are just beginning to ripen. I’ll definitely save this recipe and make it as soon as I have enough. Thanks!

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Laura Gay June 17, 2013 at 9:12 am

Our nearest Whole Foods is a 5 hour drive away…I love road trips AND also check to see if there’s a Whole Foods whereever I’m at. Please give me a reason to head to Omaha or Denver!

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Brittney June 17, 2013 at 9:13 am

This salad looks amazing! I love Whole Foods, I was there over the weekend and couldn’t get near as much as I wanted because I’m sticking to a budget so I would definitely appreciate a gift card!! Thanks for all your yummy recipes :)

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Jenny @ Creative Cooking Gluten Free June 17, 2013 at 9:16 am

This looks delicious. I have never been a huge blueberry fan (unless in pancakes or muffins) but this year I gave them a try again on their own, and I have to admit they were rather delicious. I have also been adding them to my smoothies as well. Will have to give this a try at some point. Thanks for sharing your delicious recipes.

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Susan Legge June 17, 2013 at 9:17 am

I love whole foods! I’ve been experimenting with cooking for my vegan/GF friends and could really stock up on goods :)

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Jody Haller June 17, 2013 at 9:19 am

Blueberry salad! I am definitely going to make this today, without the cilantro. Sadly, I’m one of the 20% that can’t eat the stuff. And I live in Austin, so that makes it a pretty difficult affliction! But, everything else about this salad sounds perfect to me. And I live a mile from the flagship Whole Foods!

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Cheryl Christian June 17, 2013 at 9:20 am

Blueberries are my favorite. I have trouble getting them to grow here in our soil. Three attempts failing so I have to buy my berries. Love Whole Foods because it is like I grew them myself in my garden with their freshness, and organic. The salad looks wonderful for a great meal.

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Carmen C. June 17, 2013 at 9:23 am

I love whole foods and this recipe sounds amazing!

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Janet Gross June 17, 2013 at 9:26 am

This is “What’s for dinner tonight”! Looks yummy!

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Marcy June 17, 2013 at 9:27 am

This looks amazing. I know what I am having for dinner tonight! The photos are outstanding. As far as Whole Foods, love love love it. I will be camping out right there with you. I bought a great peach there the other day that reminded me of summer when I was a kid. The produce is always so fresh, the prepared items are so tasty, and lets not even get into the hot and cold bars.

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Rose June 17, 2013 at 9:28 am

Ohmygosh yet another delish looking recipe! The dressing sounds fab, I’ve been obsessed with coconut lately so I can’t wait to make it! :)

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Nicole M. June 17, 2013 at 9:31 am

Only recently have I found coconut tolerable, but I have to say that coconut oil for cooking has some amazing properties. (However, I still cannot stand to smell it in my shampoo or sunscreen). My husband and I have been ramping up on our salad intake, but he complains when I add fruit and also he is one of those people who think cilantro tastes like soap. (It has been proven that a certain segment of the population actually does experience the flavor of cilantro as a soap taste). Personally, I love fruit in salads. My favorite features of this salad recipe are the seeds and the dressing is part of the recipe and not just “top with dressing of your choice.”

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Tara Chin June 17, 2013 at 9:31 am

OMG, looks DIVINE! I adore summer fruits in my salads and coconut oil cilantro dressing couldnt be more perfect…thanks for sharing and you’re beautiful website!! I also could camp out and live in Whole Foods….we live in Austin, TX and have the honor of going to the HUGE headquarters store…it’s HEAVEN!! Crossing fingers for the $75 gift card giveaway!!! :) God bless.

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Barbara Ecker June 17, 2013 at 9:34 am

This salad looks super duper delish! I shop at Whole Foods regularly & love it!

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Rosie June 17, 2013 at 9:36 am

I love Whole Foods, too, I feel like I’m on a safari, adventuring through the isles, discovering and learning about new foods and products all the time! The recently had a great sale on organic blueberries, and I indulged!! But my creations pale compared to this yummy recipe – it sings with sunny cheer! I love the idea of pairing cilantro with a summer salad that includes fruit! Nice idea. I laugh b/c I’m at Whole Foods almost every day, not always buying, but it is soooo much fun! I love the flowers, too. I have taken so many pictures of the flowers, even some of their creative artwork made by their signmakers from repurposed materials. I love that my local Whole Foods store will get new items that I’ve learned about on the web. Their cheese department is sooo amazing. I just finished reading their recent book Conscious Capitalism, you MUST read it! The name and cover look a little staid/boring, but it is very interesting, and if you already love Whole Foods, you will be even moreso. I can’t stop chatting up Whole Foods!!! I used to have access to a huge amount of blueberries, from someone who grows organic blueberries, but I’m thrilled I can still have them from Whole Foods and find a few knock-your-socks off recipes like this one! Thank you!!

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Elaine June 17, 2013 at 9:36 am

Yummy! 3 of my favorite ingredients: blueberries, coconut, and cilantro. I’m definitely going to try this one.

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Kyra Bussanich June 17, 2013 at 9:38 am

Amie, fantastic photos! I don’t even like cilantro and I want to try your salad (preferably if you make it for me!)

Xoxox

(And for some reason the ap won’t let me rate the recipe more than 3 stars but I KNOW it is! And I have taken whole foods trips w you and know how you tear through the place. Ha.)

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Bobbie June 17, 2013 at 9:40 am

Oh. My. Yum! I cannot wait to make (and eat!) this. Awesome photos too!

(BTW – Last night I made the Almond Encrusted Salmon with Homemade Raspberry Salsa (http://tinyurl.com/lapyf5j) and it was simply delish!)

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Kristin June 17, 2013 at 9:46 am

Love some blueberries! And salad! So combining them would be amazing! Must try this!

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shannon June 17, 2013 at 9:50 am

this looks amamzing

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Rochelle June 17, 2013 at 9:51 am

I have resisted adding blueberries to salad, but I may just give this a go!
I have always thought that Whole Foods does the best job (in my town, at least) of showcasing their vegetables the best. It is literally eye candy to look through the produce section!

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Castle June 17, 2013 at 9:53 am

YUMMY…. and topping it off with a whole foods gift card would be awesome ….!!!!!!!!

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Sheila June 17, 2013 at 9:59 am

This salad/dressing combo looks delicious. Can’t wait to try it!

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Cat June 17, 2013 at 10:01 am

This salad looks amazing & so colorful! I love fruit in salads & cannot wait to try the coconut dressing!

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Monique C. M. June 17, 2013 at 10:02 am

Coconut cilantro dressing – how cool. I never would have thought of that. Making this tonight, except with spinach. Thank you!

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Kerry Wise June 17, 2013 at 10:02 am

I used to wander aimlessly in Target. Now I wander in Whole Foods. LOVE!!

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Norita Bridges June 17, 2013 at 10:30 am

I think I am going to try making with without the cilantro. I hate cilantro, but everything else sounds so good!

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Cindy Santa Ana June 17, 2013 at 10:41 am

LOVE Whole Foods! It wipes out my paycheck, but I love the variety and organic selection.

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PainterGirl June 17, 2013 at 10:41 am

WF is my favorite. It’s 1-1/2hrs there but so worth it, even if I only get there teice/mo. Oh, to have an extra $75 to spend there! That would get me in the car yet today!! ;)

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Amber June 17, 2013 at 10:42 am

YUM! This looks delicious!

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Donna L June 17, 2013 at 10:45 am

This recipe is heaven! If have to make this dressing. I have everything except three sesame seeds which I can get from whole foods with the gift card. Fingers crossed on this one! Thanks Aime

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Donna Lobel June 17, 2013 at 6:33 pm

lots of typos…my smartphone is not so bright.
Should have read I have to make this dressing
the sesame seeds (not three)

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April June 17, 2013 at 10:46 am

We love Whole Foods, and often spend an hour or more just browsing their wonderful selections. Would love to win and actually buy some of their great products! :)

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Debra Lee June 17, 2013 at 10:52 am

Still having trouble grasping the savory with the sweet concept!

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Natalie J Vandenberghe June 17, 2013 at 10:52 am

This salad is beautiful and it sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe (I’d probably omit the cilantro ;)
Thanks for the giveaway.

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Beth June 17, 2013 at 11:05 am

You had me in mind when you made this, didn’t you?? ;) I can’t wait to go to Whole Foods (leaving in 5 minutes) to get the fixings for this!! Thanks! I love all your recipes. They are always so fresh and beautiful.

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Amber Dickerson June 17, 2013 at 11:11 am

This salad looks and sounds delicious. I am definitely planning to make it this week for my family. Of course, I will go to Whole Foods to buy my groceries as it is conveniently located near my house. I LOVE going there and could easily spend a few hours browsing, shopping and enjoying free samples.

Thank you for having this giveaway!

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Erin June 17, 2013 at 11:32 am

Yum! I’m going to try this, this summer with my little chefs! They just had a couple months w their father to whom gave up on the healthy eating trek. I’ve got work cut out for me, redesigning their little taste buds and this looks like a great start! -We break the bank over organics, but I can’t help it at this point! :)

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Nicole Trevisan June 17, 2013 at 11:36 am

i LOVEEEE Whole Foods! =)

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Amanda Hernandez June 17, 2013 at 11:41 am

Thanks for the great giveaway! This salad looks great.

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cecelia p June 17, 2013 at 11:43 am

This looks so amazing! I’d looooove a Whole Foods gift card!

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Ashley D June 17, 2013 at 11:47 am

The salad look amazing ! Thanks for such an awesome giveaway !

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Donna June 17, 2013 at 11:51 am

We are moving close to Whole foods market, and hope to try all their products…Gift card would make it possible…and make my day! Yeah

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Suzanne June 17, 2013 at 11:54 am

I’ve never used coconut oil in salad dressing before. Sounds like a delicious recipe!!

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Amy Martinez June 17, 2013 at 11:59 am

Amie- I love your recipes and website. Just found you and so very happy I did! Can’t wait to try this salad….I just bought 2 pints of blueberries yesterday and was wondering just what I would do with them. NOW I KNOW!

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Karen June 17, 2013 at 12:17 pm

It’s berry season again. Great recipe.

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Linda Viner June 17, 2013 at 12:24 pm

That sounds so good! I never would have thought of coconut and cilantro! Will be making this soon!
And a WF gift card would be fabulous! They are about a mile down the road so I spend a lot of time there as well!

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sabeha June 17, 2013 at 12:24 pm

a friend posted a link to this website. i decided to visit, and plan on staying awhile. very interesting ways of doing things to food to make them different from my normal fare. i’ve already bookmarked several pages, and can’t wait to get started. ha! baked radishes! indeed. who’da thunk it? not me. thanks for your great ideas! oh, and cilantro is great with everything!

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Mara June 17, 2013 at 12:33 pm

Love Whole Foods, hate fruit in salads.

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Mai June 17, 2013 at 12:39 pm

I love, love cilantro! And paired with coconut oil sounds so delicious! Thanks for the new recipe!

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Rachel G. June 17, 2013 at 1:09 pm

This salad looks awesome! I am definitely looking forward to fixing this yummy, refreshing salad!

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Beth F June 17, 2013 at 1:18 pm

Sounds like a refreshing, delicious berry salad! Thanks for sharing this recipe. Love berries, too and love getting new recipes to try with them.

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Jennay June 17, 2013 at 1:20 pm

This recipe is def a keeper! I love adding fresh fruits to my salads year round…especially in the summer! Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe…can’t wait to try out the dressing!

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Leni June 17, 2013 at 1:33 pm

This recipe looks so refreshing and delish! Can’t wait to try it!

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Alisa June 17, 2013 at 1:34 pm

I love blueberries! This looks great and can’t wait to try. Thanks for all the great ideas :)

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Laura @SuperGlueMom June 17, 2013 at 1:39 pm

LOVE LOVE this recipe! i have a ton of blueberries and this is definitely a winner! the photos are stunning. xo

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Karen D June 17, 2013 at 1:44 pm

That looks sooooo good! Giving a rating based on visual appeal! Would love to have a Whole Foods card to purchase ingredients! :)

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Jodie June 17, 2013 at 1:51 pm

This salad looks awesome, its a great way for to incorporate coconut oil. Thanks for sharing. Whole foods is my fav store.

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Terrilee June 17, 2013 at 2:08 pm

The salad looks delicious. Perfect for a hot day. And money to spend at Whole Foods would be perfect too!

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Laura S. June 17, 2013 at 2:09 pm

Looks scrumptious! I love Whole Foods and trying out your delicious recipes! I’ve found that my dietary limitations have made me more adventurous and creative in the kitchen. Thanks for sharing!

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stefania June 17, 2013 at 2:34 pm

Love Whole Foods. Thanks for the giveaways. and the salad – so up my alley. I think I will be making after my run tonight. refreshing.

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Yana June 17, 2013 at 2:43 pm

I have all the ingredients for this one! Perfect! And thank you for the giveaway!

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Heather Terhune June 17, 2013 at 3:03 pm

This looks great!!! Gonna make this one tonight!!!!

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Mary Smith June 17, 2013 at 3:28 pm

I’m expanding my use of fruits in salad thanks to your reminders! Thank you! It is nearly blueberry season here!

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Julie June 17, 2013 at 4:07 pm

This recipe looks awesome and am excited for another way to use cilantro! I sprinkle it on top of my salads, but only haphazardly. I now have a real salad recipe that calls for it….this one! And, I too love Whole Foods and would love to win the gift card. Thank you for your dedication to health and all the seasonal recipes you post!

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Joni June 17, 2013 at 4:33 pm

Whole Foods, Woo Hoo!

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Brenda June 17, 2013 at 6:14 pm

This salad looks delicious! I can’t wait to try it! A trip to Whole Foods is always a good time! Thanks for the chance to win a gift card ..

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Christa June 17, 2013 at 6:15 pm

This recipe looks so great! I made something very similar last night with a honey citrus vinaigrette! Love your site…and love whole foods

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sstrick June 17, 2013 at 6:49 pm

This sounds like the perfect lunch on a hot afternoon.

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Michelle S. June 17, 2013 at 7:43 pm

Those blueberries look absolutely delicious! I might have to walk down to the WF in Foggy Bottom to get some asap!

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Kaitlin Ostrowski June 17, 2013 at 8:20 pm

I love, love, love experimenting with different tastes and coming up with new salads and dressings! Thanks for sharing this one – sounds perfectly refreshing for the Summer months; can’t wait to try it!

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Kelly Martinek June 18, 2013 at 8:29 am

Blueberries, coconut, and cilantro. 3 of my favorite things! Sounds great!

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Ron_L June 18, 2013 at 8:44 am

Sounds good! I’ve bookmarked it.

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Jessica Dennis June 18, 2013 at 8:50 am

wow this salad sounds yummy!! perfect for summertime

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Lynn June 18, 2013 at 9:09 am

I saw your giveaway for the Dreamfarm items on Facebook. I would love to win some of their contraptions!! Thanks for the opportunity. :)

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Deb Burghgraef June 18, 2013 at 9:10 am

What a beautiful, delicious looking salad! Can’t wait to try it!

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Karen D June 18, 2013 at 9:23 am

Like to try the kitchen items…I’m a real gadget fan!

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Mindy June 18, 2013 at 9:34 am

This looks amazing. I’ve never tossed blueberries into a salad before. I’ll have to definitely add this to my shopping list!

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norita bridges June 18, 2013 at 9:41 am

love the giveaway!

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Kayla June 18, 2013 at 9:59 am

Saw this link on Facebook and decided to check it out! This salad looks amazing and would definitely be a great option for the huge container of blueberries currently sitting in my fridge that need to be used ASAP! Yum!

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Patti June 18, 2013 at 10:04 am

I saw that amazing Smood and I would love to win it. Your recipes are simply amazing. I was introduced to your site by a friend of your Mother’s…small world! Keep the wonderful recipes coming :)

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Jennifer Grimm June 18, 2013 at 10:14 am

Wow that looks awesome! I wonder what coconut dressing would actually taste like?

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Stephanie June 18, 2013 at 10:24 am

So.. I think this is the most recent post? Those gadgets seem so handy! Haha, I need creamier mashed potatoes :) The little Vebo Steamer sounds handy too!

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Laura Gay June 18, 2013 at 10:56 am

I do need those kitchen gadgets…anything that makes cooking healthy easier!

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Debra Lee June 18, 2013 at 11:30 am

I am definately a gadget person!

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Jody Haller June 18, 2013 at 1:26 pm

Gadgets! I love them! These look fabulous.

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julie June 18, 2013 at 3:11 pm

I would love to win, thanks for another great giveaway

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Donna Lobel June 18, 2013 at 3:50 pm

Love trying new kitchen gadgets~ Thanks again Aime for another grand giveaway!

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Wendy Hudson June 18, 2013 at 4:57 pm

Never seen this awesome gadget before! Would love to add it to my gadget drawer!!!

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yummychunklet June 18, 2013 at 9:08 pm

Those blueberries look so vibrant and plump!

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Aggie June 20, 2013 at 7:05 am

Those blueberries (and salad) are gorgeous!! Never thought up use coconut oil in a dressing! Love this!

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Amie June 20, 2013 at 12:15 pm

Thanks Aggie; so great to hear from you! xoxo Hope you are having a fabulous week.
xox

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Laura Dembowski June 20, 2013 at 2:57 pm

I am so using the excuse of wanting to get out of the heat the next time I want to go to the grocery store ;) I can’t get enough fruit this time of year. Luckily, it’s so good for you.

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Amie June 20, 2013 at 3:02 pm

I agree Laura; the food stores are the coolest places to be in the heat!!

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Rene D. June 21, 2013 at 10:05 am

Would soooooo love the blender!!! Thank you for these continued healthy giveaways!!

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Staci Wells Mefford June 21, 2013 at 10:08 am

This sounds tasty.. thank u for the giveaways

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Kristy June 21, 2013 at 10:08 am

I love this recipe Aime! I have been in a food-rut lately and looking for new, fun, healthy recipes (especially for lunch) and this fits the bill! Thank you!

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Kim June 21, 2013 at 10:08 am

Blueberries + greens = heaven :)
Would love to win the Ninja Mega Kitchen System! Always fun to have new kitchen gadgets :)

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Margaret Clegg June 21, 2013 at 10:09 am

Never thought of putting coconut or blueberries in a salad, although i love fruit in just about anything. I’m interested in your Ninja giveaway…not sure if this is where i was supposed to comment…..

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Emily @SinfulNutrition June 21, 2013 at 10:12 am

YUM! I’ll take blueberries any way I can get them, which will include this salad. Thank you for the great recipes as always, and the giveaway!

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Julia Jensen June 21, 2013 at 10:12 am

I have been thinking of experimenting with a number of salad dressings with coconut as its base. Coconut cilantro sounds divine! Especially with blueberries. I am definitely going to try this recipe!

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Wioleta June 21, 2013 at 10:15 am

delicious!!

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Katie June 21, 2013 at 10:15 am

Would love LOVE the Ninja system! I live for smoothies, especially in the summer time in the South! Thanks for all the great recipes AND giveaways. Love!

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Laura Gay June 21, 2013 at 10:20 am

The Ninja looks amazing! My blender has seen better times… time to upgrade…Thanks for doing all these givaways!

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Lynn June 21, 2013 at 10:22 am

I saw your post on Facebook about the Ninja blender giveaway. I would LOVE to win one! I have a cheap, little blender I’ve been using for years now, and I’m pretty sure it’s on its last leg. This would really help me out. :) Thanks for the giveaway offer!

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Lesley F June 21, 2013 at 10:22 am

This salad looks so good & the colors are amazing. This would be wonderful for those hot summer days!

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Cheryl Christian June 21, 2013 at 10:22 am

The Ninja system looks awesome. Smoothies are so nice with all the fresh fruit, not to mention it keeps the kitchen cool. Love your site.

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Nicole June 21, 2013 at 10:23 am

This salad looks amazing and I have been shopping around for the ninja system at a good price. I think it will really help me with my eating-makeover! Fingers crossed!

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Monica June 21, 2013 at 10:27 am

I love your recipes and tossing fruit in the salad is a must in the summer ! Blueberries sounds like a brilliant idea! ( so far I’ve only used melon cantaloupe or apples) – I haven’t tried the coconut dressing yet as I see coconut oil as quite fat and if there is one thing I don’t need right now is calories!! ;o))) but then again olive oil is fat too…..but I am italian and olive oil is a must everywhere…
LOVE the Blender set by the way!!! But I guess I live to far (Czech Republic, Prague) to even think of winning this competition ;o) …or…maybe not!!!!!

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Lori Williams June 21, 2013 at 10:30 am

Yummy!! I would never think calantro and coconut, but it is amazing!! I wonder how long it would stay in the fridge if I make a bottle of it? Oh, never mind, it wouldn’t stay in there very long anyway because its soooooo good!! And thanks for the $75 Whole Foods Gift Certificate Giveaway and the Ninja Kitchen System Giveaway!! Winning one or both of these would be a huge blessing!! Thanks for sharing!

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Debra Lee June 21, 2013 at 10:32 am

The ninja would be lovely with all those blueberries!

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Michelle June 21, 2013 at 10:44 am

This looks AMAZING! I’m going to make this for lunch. It’s a beautiful sunny day here in CA so perfect weather for a salad. Thanks for sharing

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Brittany T June 21, 2013 at 10:55 am

YUM. I follow your blog religiously and am forced to make all things by hand since i can never afford a nice blender. Sure would love that NINJA! Thanks for all your great recipes, i feel better than ever. :) <3

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Kim June 21, 2013 at 10:59 am

Looks yummy!

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Bree June 21, 2013 at 11:02 am

Your recipes are always fantastic, but your pictures are inspiring as well!

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Cristi June 21, 2013 at 11:05 am

This looks wonderful! Can’t wait to try it this weekend. Love your site!!!

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Millie Burgin June 21, 2013 at 11:06 am

This looks amazingly good. My husband loves blueberries and I hope will love this salad. Thank you.

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Megan L June 21, 2013 at 11:13 am

Mmmm. That looks so good. Would you be my personal chef?

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Liz June 21, 2013 at 11:23 am

Looks delicious!!! Can’t wait to put that together!

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Anne June 21, 2013 at 11:42 am

Wow! I’d love to WIN you summer giveaway. What an awesome system!

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Amelia June 21, 2013 at 11:44 am

As always I love your recipes! I also just went sugar free– so a Ninja would really assist me in making my own sugar free dressings, smoothies, soups, etc!

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Billie Jean June 21, 2013 at 11:45 am

I love the mix of fresh fruit and seeds ir nuts, very refreashing! Oh how I miss Whole Foods! The closest one for me is in Dallas! 3 hours!

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lesa June 21, 2013 at 11:49 am

Just found you. So happy I did.

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Terri Cole June 21, 2013 at 11:53 am

That’s a lovely salad! Of course, I would have to sub another herb for cilantro (basil maybe). I’m one of those people who thinks cilantro tastes like soap!

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Renee S June 21, 2013 at 11:53 am

like following you here on the blog and FB–and love blueberries :)

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Kelley Zak June 21, 2013 at 12:00 pm

I need to make this for dinner one night! Sounds and looks so good!

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ellen briggs June 21, 2013 at 12:10 pm

OH Yes – a perfect summer salad with in season, all time favorite, fresh blueberries. My blueberries bushes did not flower much this year so no blueberries from my yard. Better fertilizer them better. In the meantime, I’ll fertilize my family with this recipe! THANKS

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Melissa S June 21, 2013 at 12:15 pm

Yummy!! Just made a TON of Elderberry Jam! Is there anything that says “Summer” more than berries and/or melon? I don’t think so. I’ll definitely give this recipe a try!

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Charlotte Briefs June 21, 2013 at 12:32 pm

I have been following this website for some time now and all I can say is I am becoming quite the recipe addict!! Thank you for sharing so many awesome recipes!!

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Julie June 21, 2013 at 12:43 pm

The dressing alone sounds like it would be fabulous on so many other things too! Chicken, tilapia, quinoa….Yum!!!

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April June 21, 2013 at 1:14 pm

I would LOVE to win the Ninja mixer! would love to make both smoothies and soups!!

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Sher June 21, 2013 at 1:26 pm

This looks so refreshing and yummy!!1 I can’t wait to pick up some fresh blueberries and make this!!!
Thanks for sharing!!!

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Jessica June 21, 2013 at 1:30 pm

The Ninja mixer looks like a perfect addition to my new apartment! We are in the process of looking for blenders and food processors so this is perfect! Appreciate your healthy, yet delicious blog as I am a huge health fanatic. (:

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samantha June 21, 2013 at 1:42 pm

love this! its the transition to summer, salad! :)

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Autumn Daily June 21, 2013 at 1:43 pm

I have almost all of the ingredients for this delicious salad in my garden…except the blueberries….some varmint took them right before they were ready to be picked!

Looks healthy and light…which is great for summer…

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Joni June 21, 2013 at 1:43 pm

How do you do it, have all these amazing give-aways ? I’m in again for the blender gift set. Got my fingers and toes crossed!

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Gaby June 21, 2013 at 1:49 pm

I love whole foods! I try not to shop there much because I spend way too much money on unneccesary things. I could totally live there though and explode from endless rounds of sampling trail mixes and granolas :)
I’d love this ninja system! Can you make nut butters in it?

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Kristy June 21, 2013 at 2:10 pm

This salad is beautiful and I bet it tastes amazing!! My blender AND food processor both died within 24 hours, so I need to win that Ninja system!! :)

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Athena R June 21, 2013 at 2:18 pm

This looks like the perfect summer salad…yum. Would love to win the blender to make my own baby food.

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Emily June 21, 2013 at 2:19 pm

Wow, this salad looks delicious :) I do love Whole Foods, but don’t shop there often. Their produce section is fantastic! I can spend hours in there, just wandering up and down the aisles :)

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Debbie June 21, 2013 at 2:41 pm

This looks delicious….and easy!!! Wonderful for the 1st day of summer!! I’ll be making it ASAP!!

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Bonny June 21, 2013 at 2:56 pm

oh my – looks amazing! Pinned it – gonna make it!

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cindy June 21, 2013 at 3:29 pm

Love the recipe. Love coconut oil!! Would love to win the Ninja give away! My kids could live on smoothies!

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Tori L June 21, 2013 at 4:07 pm

Such a great giveaway, I’d love to win!

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Sandy Reynolds June 21, 2013 at 4:08 pm

the salad looks great!! wonderful summertime food! great giveaways too!!

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James Latham June 21, 2013 at 4:21 pm

1) I live in Tallahassee, FL, and I swear I think the sun is trying to kill us (and the swamp bugs are certainly trying their hardest too).

2) My favorite day of the week is Saturday cause I go grocery shopping that day (people joke and say that one day I’ll just move into Earthfare)

3) Salads are the cornerstone of my meal plan. Thanks for an additional one to place on my repertoire.

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May Soas June 21, 2013 at 4:34 pm

one word….YUUUUMMMMMM….I love salads in the summer! Sometimes I even eat them for breakfast; AND these are three of my top foods. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU :D

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Emily June 21, 2013 at 4:40 pm

Never thought of putting blueberries in a salad. It looks great!

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Jennilee Hogancamp June 21, 2013 at 4:41 pm

This sounds delicious! I can’t wait to try it! Here’s hoping I win that Ninja Mega Kitchen System!!!

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hunter June 21, 2013 at 5:50 pm

Can’t wait to try this one! and the blender would sure help a new vegan!

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Donna Lobel June 21, 2013 at 5:52 pm

Ninja Kitchen System…..awesome, fantastic…..fingers crossed!!!
Made this salad the other day YUM! Going to be my go to salad dressing!

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Dan Doherty June 21, 2013 at 6:25 pm

This looks fantastic – especially on a hot day like this!

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Bri June 21, 2013 at 8:19 pm

This salad is ideal for a hot summer night when looking for something “refreshing” to eat, I certainly will keep this recipe handy.

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Amie June 21, 2013 at 9:30 pm

Great recipes!! I enjoy your enthusiasm for clean eating! :)

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Julia June 21, 2013 at 10:05 pm

Wow, never thought of putting even half that into a salad. Yum!

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Jessica June 22, 2013 at 8:15 am

The picture alone makes me want to eat this salad! And like quite a few other people my Whole Foods is about 1 1/2 hrs away :( But sooo worth the drive there and to Trader Joes :) Hope I can win the super awesome blender you have featured!!!

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Kim L June 22, 2013 at 10:23 am

You have some amazing recipes on your website and some great giveaways as well. I would love to win the ninja set

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Jessica D June 22, 2013 at 10:25 am

I made this salad last night and I loved it! I hope I win the blender giveaway I need a new one desperately ! I’ve been missing my morning smoothies and juices.

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Teresa F June 22, 2013 at 10:32 am

This looks AMAZING!! And perfect for summer

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sheena hamilton June 22, 2013 at 10:32 am

Blueberries are amazing in everything! I love the blueberry and pumpkin seed combo you have goin’ on here. If I win that Ninja, I’ll sure as heck use blueberries in my first blend sesh. :)

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Beth June 22, 2013 at 10:34 am

Love anything with blueberries. Think I will try this salad!

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Susan Legge June 22, 2013 at 10:40 am

Ninja! I would LOVE one. I’ve been doing a lot of juicing, but I don’t have a high powered blender for smoothies. Thanks so much for sharing all the freebies!

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Andrea June 22, 2013 at 10:42 am

This looks delicious and perfect for hot summer dinners! I can’t wait to try it!

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Andrea June 22, 2013 at 10:46 am

Are strawberries part of the salad? I see them in the picture but not in the recipe.

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Kara June 22, 2013 at 10:50 am

Looks delicious! Only way to make it better would be free ninja! Love your giveaways!

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Harini prAsad June 22, 2013 at 10:55 am

Hope to win!!

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Shari Bonnin June 22, 2013 at 11:09 am

This looks like a fantastic salad. I’m definitely making this one

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Sunny June 22, 2013 at 11:13 am

Sounds yummy! Especially for Summertime!

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Janice June 22, 2013 at 11:14 am

refreshing, sweet, and delicious (thanks for the chance for the ninja system!)

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John Martin June 22, 2013 at 11:34 am

Sooooo you had me at cilantro!

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Beth F June 22, 2013 at 11:38 am

Love berries! Thanks for another delicious sounding recipe!

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Christine geary June 22, 2013 at 11:40 am

Love berries in a salad! I love how you incorporate so many flavors in your recipes. I never would of thought to mix coconut and cilantro- cant wait to try this salad!! And I would be right next to you sleeping in whole foods- so many great things under one roof!

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Sami June 22, 2013 at 12:04 pm

you had me at coconut cilantro! yet another amazing recipe from the healthy apple ;) xo.

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Stephanie June 22, 2013 at 12:08 pm

I’m excited to try coconut oil as a dressing ingredient! I use it for cooking/baking but never thought for a dressing! Thanks for the great idea!
P.S. This salad looks delicious!

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Gayle Honu June 22, 2013 at 12:15 pm

Sounds amazing..!!

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Chrissy Lynn June 22, 2013 at 12:21 pm

Thanks for sharing- this is delicious! I just made the salad for a graduation party and it disappeared before I knew it! Even the 18 year old graduate who has never agreed to eat fruit in his salad enjoyed it. Love the coconut mix in the dressing-and it is such a refreshing and tasty meal. Thanks for continuing to make living gluten free and vegetarian so stress free, wonderful and delicious! And thanks also for posting such wonderful give aways. I’d love to stop fighting with my blender and enjoy the endless smoothies and treats from the ninja!

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Alyssa P June 22, 2013 at 12:43 pm

This looks so fresh and delicious. I just bought coconut oil from Trader Joe’s, knowing that there are hundreds of uses for it, but haven’t opened it. Maybe this will be my first dish with it! Thanks for the recipe.

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Carla June 22, 2013 at 1:26 pm

This looks delicious! A great summer recipe!

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Kristin Troska June 22, 2013 at 1:39 pm

YUM! Thanks for the chance to win a Ninja. My sad blender sounds like a dying spaceship from another land.

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Elizabeth N. June 22, 2013 at 3:03 pm

The salad looks amazing. I wish fresh organic berries weren’t so hard to get in Hawaii.

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Kristine Rudicle June 22, 2013 at 3:14 pm

This salad looks amazing. What a great option for dinner when it is hot outside.

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Jennifer C June 22, 2013 at 3:32 pm

Beautiful, and I bet it tastes amazing!

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Allison June 22, 2013 at 3:47 pm

I hope to win the lender :)

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Allison June 22, 2013 at 3:48 pm

I hope to win the blender :)

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Terri June 22, 2013 at 4:41 pm

Looks delish!

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Donna D June 22, 2013 at 8:19 pm

I am hoping this is the most recent blog post for the Ninja giveaway, my friend bought one and adores hers! And this recipe rocks, how did you know I love blueberries???

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Vanessa June 22, 2013 at 8:21 pm

Definitely not the only one who has a great time at Whole Foods… It’s my stress reliever to shop there! Lol. Love the addition of pumpkin seeds to this salad, too.

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Araceli June 22, 2013 at 10:43 pm

Would love the $ 75 gift card to try this salad out!

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Ally M. June 23, 2013 at 10:07 am

Yum!

I bet I could make lots of tasty things like this and more with the Ninja! ;)

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Sarah Elizabeth June 23, 2013 at 10:08 am

Beautiful colors! What a great salad. Thank you!

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Marcella June 23, 2013 at 10:08 am

I never thought to add blueberries to my salad. This looks so good!

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Nicole Daniels June 23, 2013 at 10:09 am

That looks and sounds amazing! I can’t wait to try this recipe

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Tami June 23, 2013 at 10:17 am

Wish we had a Whole Foods market in our small town. Love the giveaway! Trying to eat healthier for better health!

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Janet Point June 23, 2013 at 10:23 am

Who could look at this one and not break into a smile? I love the addition of cilantro.

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Michelle S. June 23, 2013 at 10:32 am

I love fresh blueberries! This recipe is going on my list of new recipes to try, thanks!

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Ashley P. June 23, 2013 at 11:12 am

I love summer salads with berries. Thanks for the idea- wouldn’t have thought to put cilantro and coconut oil together for dressing. Any ideas for preparing kohlrabi, hakurei turnips, Swiss chard, kale, and/or fennel?

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Annette sheriff June 23, 2013 at 11:53 am

Looks yummy, I need a ninja to make a smoothie to drink with it :)

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Colleen June 23, 2013 at 11:55 am

Oh that recipe sounds so great! I have tons of strawberries in the garden right now, I bet it would be good with those too! I hope to win the ninja so I can get some smoothies going!

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Sarah f June 23, 2013 at 1:04 pm

It’s looks delicious!!!! I think I’m going to try to make this tonight!!!! :) making a banana and blueberry smoothie with the ninja would be fabulous with it!!!

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Natash Matveev June 23, 2013 at 1:50 pm

I don’t like cilantro but know it had lots of great health benefits. Maybe combined with my favorite fruit (blueberries) it just might be tasty. Have to try this!

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pat pelland June 23, 2013 at 4:02 pm

Whole Foods had a great Friday sale on blueberries a few weeks ago. Now I’ve seen this recipe I hope they have another very soon!

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melinda zing June 23, 2013 at 5:17 pm

Love Whole Foods Market almost as much as I love blueberries! And adding cilantro into the mix well that’s just about heaven. Adding fresh herbs into my diet as an anti-aging measure for the past year or two. I’ll be incorporating this recipe into my diet!

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Brent June 23, 2013 at 6:18 pm

looks mighty tasty – blueberries are always a favorite

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Tish Schaefer June 23, 2013 at 8:15 pm

love blueberries in anything! Whole foods had a sale on them recently–wish I had bought 2 cases.

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Sarah June 23, 2013 at 9:14 pm

Evening! I am a new follower of your website. It looks like you have some quality recipes, I am eager to continue to eat more gluten free, dairy free, and sugar free (I’m thinking about eating Paleo…but still I”m looking what it all is and such). Any way, your webpage looks great! I am going to get a lot of ideas and tips from you, I’m sure of it. Thanks! PS – Also, I’d love to enter the giveaway, the blender looks amazing! Wow! I’d love to own such a quality piece of equipment, just imagine what I could do with it! Keep up the good work!

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Mary Smith June 23, 2013 at 9:29 pm

Actually a pretty awesome giveaway! :) Just one of many benefits of following your blog! :)

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Beth Chaan June 23, 2013 at 10:14 pm

Great recipe and exciting Ninja give away….thanks!

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Claire June 24, 2013 at 11:51 am

I love berries! Such a great summer food :-)

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Janet July 24, 2013 at 10:55 am

Looks like a great salad. I love all the ingredients! Thank you!

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Kathryn February 9, 2014 at 1:02 am

Amie your food photos are so stunning! As are your recipes. Will you share what kind and model of camera you use? Thanks!

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Amie February 12, 2014 at 4:32 pm

Thank you Kathryn; yes I use a Nikon D3100 and I LOVE it! oxx

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