This raw, vegan and gluten-free Garlic Sunflower Seed Dressing can be used as a delicious dip or as a salad dressing. The consistency can be easily adjusted.
For years, I’ve had a hard time with salad dressings. But no more. This Garlic Sunflower Seed Dressing is not only vegan but also gluten-free and raw. It’s super easy to make and the perfect garlic-y addition to any salad or you could use it as a dip for veggies or crackers. I love such versatile recipes!
The Ingredients for this Garlic Sunflower Seed Dressing
You’ll only need 7 ingredients:
- sunflower seeds
- lemon juice
- garlic clove
- ground pepper
- and chives
You probably have all the ingredients for this dressing at home already!
Ever since I’ve bought a high-speed blender, I have been enjoying being able to make all kinds of dressings, dips and vegan cheese sauces with it. I love how creamy they turn out. My old, cheap blender wouldn’t have been powerful enough and the last thing I want is having chunks of raw garlic in the dressing, ugh!
How to make Sunflower Seed Dressing – the basic steps
- Soak, rinse and drain the sunflower seeds.
- Place all the ingredients (except the chives) in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Sprinkle with the chives. Done and done!
You can find the whole recipe at the end of the post!
I’ve had the Garlic Sunflower Seed Dressing with a simple green salad (lamb’s lettuce), fresh tomatoes and cucumber strips (they hide under the green salad, they are shy) and a delicious walnut tofu. It was amazing – and that comes from a person who practically never eats salad for lunch. I love salads now!
- 1 cup sunflower seeds (raw, hulled)
- 2/3 cup water + more for soaking
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1 large garlic clove , peeled
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- ground pepper
- 1 tablespoon fresh chives , finely chopped
Soak the sunflower seeds in water for about 1-2 hours.*
Rinse and drain the sunflower seeds, pour them in the blender and add the 2/3 cup fresh water, lemon juice, garlic clove, salt and ground pepper. Blend until completely smooth for about 2 minutes. Now you can adjust the consistency. You might want to add more water for a dressing or leave it as it is for a dip.
- Pour the dressing into a glass jar, top with finely chopped chives and you're ready to use it in a salad or as a dip!
*If you have a high-powered blender you can skip this step. But add another 1/3 cup more water for easier blending.
Did you make this creamy, dreamy Garlic Sunflower Seed Dressing? Let me know! Leave a comment or post a picture on instagram, use the hashtag #elephantasticvegan and tag me via @elephantasticvegan to make sure I’ll see it ^.^ I love to see all your lovely creations! Thanks! <3