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Pumpkin Seed Cilantro Dressing

By January 21, 2019Gluten Free, Paleo, Raw, Vegan

Pumpkin Seed Cilantro Dressing is a SUPER NUTRITIOUS creamy, zesty, high protein dressing that’s perfect for salads, fritters, burgers, wraps and more.  

The best thing about this dressing is it contains whole pumpkin seeds full of protein, fat and fiber to nourish your body.

Pumpkin seeds are a nutritional powerhouse. They contain vital minerals (especially zinc and magnesium), B vitamins and vitamin E.

These powerful seeds contain omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, antioxidants, and fiber. This combination has benefits for both the heart and liver.

Pumpkin seeds are truly a gift from nature. They taste great and are a good source of protein.

Their green color indicates their high amount of natural chlorophyll. Chlorophyll alkalizes the blood, which prevents inflammation that can occur from acids building up in our system.

Since pumpkin seeds are good for the adrenals we include this dressing in our Nourishing Foods Adrenal Cleanse.

Pumpkin Seed Dressing Bowl

This little seed will soothe your nervous system, improve your mood and help you sleep. They are high in  tryptophan, which in combination with the zinc they contain assists the brain in converting tryptophan into serotonin.

The dressing is easy to make with simple ingredients;  fresh lemon juice, garlic, cumin and fresh cilantro. Put everything into a blender and blend until creamy.

Soaking the pumpkin seeds overnight makes them easier to digest but it’s not necessary.

Pumpkin Seed Cilantro Dressing is a creamy herby sauce that transforms a salad into a hearty meal. It’s the perfect blend of creamy, zesty and herby.

Pumpkin Seed Cilantro Dressing


Pumpkin seed dressing salad

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Pumpkin Seed Cilantro Dressing

Pumpkin Seed Cilantro Dressing

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  • Author: Ingrid DeHart -
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x


Pumpkin Seed Cilantro Dressing is a creamy herby sauce that’s perfect for salads, steamed vegetables, fritters, wraps, and more!


  • 1/2 cup hulled pumpkin seeds, soaked overnight*
  • 1 small garlic clove, chopped
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon Celtic sea salt
  • 1/2 cup lightly packed fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil


  • Put all ingredients in the blender. Blend until smooth.
  • If the dressing is too thick, add more water to thin it out.


Dressing can be made without soaking pumpkin seeds.

Nutrition information is for 1/4 cup.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Dressing, Sauce
  • Cuisine: Paleo, Vegan, Raw, Gluten-Free


  • Lori says:

    Loved this! I am doing a parasite cleanse and told to eat a lot of pumpkin seeds. Found this and just love it! Thank you for the recipe!

    • Ingrid says:

      Hi Lori,

      How great to know that this pumpkin seed dressing is helping you get rid of parasites and it’s delicious. Thanks for sharing. Sending you love and healing.

  • Yvette says:

    An this be stored in the fridge for a few days? Or will it brown?

  • Callie says:

    Thank you for the great tasting vegan recipe! I did omit the oil and added more water as I stay away from oils and eat whole foods. I liked this recipe so much that I also made it another time substituting the garlic with ginger and it was really good too! Saved my guests from garlic breath with using ginger yet kept the yummy spicy flavor. 😉

    • Ingrid says:

      Hi Callie, Thank you for sharing the wonderful adaptations you made to this recipe. I’m sure everyone will love hearing about it. HAPPY COOKING!

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