I’ll Take a Side of Strange

Happy Friday, loves!

So, by the look of the comments on yesterday’s post, it seems I have quite a few blueberry out there! I really can’t blame you. Now that we are at the peak of summer, they are SO good right now! I’ve found those little blue beauties popping their way into more and more of my eats lately, but earlier this week, I had a stroke of genius…

Blueberry Lavender Coleslaw 1

A strange but GOOD stroke of genius!

Of course, I can’t take all the credit here…I’ve been dreaming of Sarah’s blueberry lavender dressing for weeks now, then Michelle got me thinking coleslaw. Then I thought, well WHY NOT combine the two?! I mean, blueberries and mustard has always been one of my favorite pairings…

Blueberry Coleslaw 2

So I did…and it was good…and now I’m sharing here to convince you all to make this RIGHT NOW! 😀

Blueberry Lavender Coleslaw

By: Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour chill time

Keywords: raw side salad blueberries cabbage summer

Ingredients (Serves 4-6)

  • 1/2 medium head red cabbage, shredded or chopped
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 1 Tablespoon agave syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon lavender (optional)
  • juice from 1/2 a lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/8 cup chopped fresh parsley (optional)


1. Place cabbage, onion, and blueberries in a large bowl and toss to combine.
2. In a small blender, add vinegar, mustard, blueberries, agave, lavender, lemon juice, and salt and pepper and process until smooth.
3. Pour mixture over stir to coat and garnish with fresh parsley.
4. Cover and place in refrigerator for 1-2 hours to allow flavors to fully develop.

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Wrap & Coleslaw

A perfect summer side dish…crisp, cool, and crunchy cabbage, juicy blueberries, coated in a sweet, tangy, and an oh-what-is-that-little-extra-flavor dressing! The lavender really takes it to a whole new level, but if you don’t have any, feel free to leave it out…

I promise it’s still good…strange but AND good! 😉

Strange But Good S2TT

What is one of your favorite summer sides?
As if this recipe didn’t give you a clue, I’m ALL about some fruit/veggie salads!

Any fun plans this weekend?
The man-friend and I are hosting another BBQ tomorrow…can’t wait!

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22 Responses to I’ll Take a Side of Strange

  1. I think that this is one of the prettiest things I have ever seen!!

  2. Emily says:

    Oooh…this may be my favorite Strange but Good combination you’ve ever created! I lovelovelove coleslaw and am a sucker for anything with blueberries…I’ll have to give this a go! <3

  3. I had been eyeing that dressing too, I absolutely love anything lavender, and after trying it with blueberry a few times I am hooked!

  4. Your salad looks good! I don’t think it looks strange; every thing in it sounds yummy to me! 🙂

    My favorite Summer sides are either a grilled cabbage salad with fresh tomatoes, cilantro and grilled onions, a grilled corn salad or a grilled peach and walnut salad with feta cheese and a balsamic vinaigrette.

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Thank you, Melissa! And I have to say, I love a girl who loves her grill! That grilled peach salad sounds incredible!!

  5. I just can not get over how pretty your food always looks! This one really tops it all! Especially in that cute wooden bowl. It sound so yumm, I love lavender and of course obsessed with blueberries.
    But I am also intrigied by that perfect looking wrap – this needs to happen soon. fruit/veggie salads are definitely a favorite summer side, so are baked sweet potatoes or grilled asparagus!

  6. definitely with you on the summer salads with fruit – I love a spinach salad with berries, goat cheese, slivered almonds and balsamic in the summer!

  7. how fun! i would totally love this and i love the lavender in there, babe!

    one of my fav summer sides is grilled corn on the cob. or just corn on the cob. that screams summer to me.

    i am already having a really fun weekend. eddie and i went out last night and watched a few bands play and today we both work night shift. it’s so sunny here today, so i want to get going! maybe farmers market?!

  8. Blueberry and lavender together… that’s something I’ve never tried! I actually don’t cook/bake with lavender that often (read: never), but I would love to start experimenting with it more.

    My favourite summer side is some sort of tomato/soft cheese/basil/balsamic salad. You can never go wrong with that combination!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Haha, me NEITHER! This was actually my very first experiment…I’ve had the container of lavender in my spice cabinet since November! 😯

      And AMEN! I am on a huge tomato, basil, and cheese kick right now!

  9. I LOVE this!!! And it will 100% be happening here soon. Thanks for linking up, my strange but good friend. 🙂

    What do I have to do to get an invite to one of these BBQs???

  10. I have blueberries and a cabbage in my fridge right now!! Your timing is impeccable. Thanks love because I plan to make this.

  11. That recipe looks great!! Very nice and bright 🙂

    This weekend I went with my boyfriend on a wine tour as well as spending some time catching up with a friend and generally eating lots of delicious food!

  12. Oh, I bet this is good! Isn’t it great to have so many inspiring foodies?! This slaw just LOOKS beautiful–great combination!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Thank you so much, Michelle! And really, it IS great!! Though sometimes, I swear I get OVERWHELMED with the inspiration! #foodbloggerproblems! 😉

  13. I’m all about cold salads for summer… This looks amazing girl!

  14. Oh my goodness, this looks amazing! I pinned it- totally can’t wait to make it!

    xx Kait

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Awesome! I’d love to know what you think when you make it! I had leftovers for a WEEK and didn’t get sick of it! Lol

  15. It’s pretty…it’s purple…and I was part of the inspiration! How could this NOT make me happy? 🙂

    [OK, I actually don’t like the color purple all that much. (The actual color, not the book.) But it certainly is beautiful.]

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