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!


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, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, coconut flakes 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


Blueberries with Coconut Cilantro Dressing

Blueberry Salad with Coconut Cilantro Dressing
Serves: 2
Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Vegetarian & Vegan
Author: Amie Valpone
Recipe type: Entree



  1. In a large bowl, combine salad greens and blueberries; set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk lemon juice, melted olive oil, sea salt, pepper, cilantro and coconut flakes; 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 Facts
Blueberry Salad with Coconut Cilantro Dressing
Amount Per Serving (3 g)
Calories 368 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Sodium 272mg12%
Potassium 442mg13%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 2015IU40%
Vitamin C 32.1mg39%
Calcium 51mg5%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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

  2. Actually a pretty awesome giveaway! 🙂 Just one of many benefits of following your blog! 🙂

  3. 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!

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

  5. 5 stars
    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!

  6. 5 stars
    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!

  7. 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!

  8. 5 stars
    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!!!

  9. 5 stars
    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!

  10. 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?