Pour this raw, vegan, and gluten-free Garlic Sunflower Seed Dressing over bowls or salads, use it in wraps or tacos, or make it into a dip for veggie sticks or crackers! It’s versatile and easy to make.
As a non-salad-eating person, this vegan blog seriously lacks salad dressings. But when I have lots of weird leftovers, I tend to make a bowl or wrap and this is the perfect time to drench everything in a delicious dressing.
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, bowl, taco, wrap, or you can make it thicker by adding less water and use it as a dip for veggie sticks or crackers. I’m a sucker for versatile recipes!
Sunflower seeds are such a great alternative to cashews (because they are cheaper and considered a superfood because of their health-promoting effect). And it’s always good to switch things around every now and then and eat a wider range of foods.
How to make this Garlic Sunflower Seed Dressing
You’ll only need 6 ingredients:
- sunflower seeds (hulled)
- lemon juice
- garlic clove
- maple syrup
The ingredients are pretty basic, you probably have all the ingredients for this dressing at home already!
The basic steps
I love my small blender for making sauces. It’s one of the best investments ever because it wasn’t expensive and it’s especially great if you don’t want to make a massive amount of sauce/dressing.
Serve it with…
- Vegan Taco Salad Bowl with Walnut Meat
- Pulled Jackfruit Wrap
- Baked Samosas filled with potatoes and spinach (vegan)
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I hope you enjoy this Garlic Sunflower Seed Dressing as much as I do! Let me know if you give it a try!
Garlic Sunflower Seed Dressing
- 1 cup sunflower seeds (raw, hulled)
- 2/3 cup water + more for soaking
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
- 1 garlic clove peeled
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- Soak the sunflower seeds in water for about 1-2 hours. Then rinse and drain.
- Add the soaked sunflower seeds, garlic, salt, maple syrup, lemon juice, and fresh water into a blender.
- Blend until completely smooth. Now you can adjust the consistency. You might want to add more water for a thinner dressing or leave it as it is for a dip.