Pumpkin Seed Cilantro Dressing

By January 21, 2019 Gluten 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

  • Author: Ingrid DeHart - EatWellEnjoyLife.com
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • 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.

  • Category: Dressing, Sauce
  • Cuisine: Paleo, Vegan, Raw, Gluten-Free


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