This vegan Sunflower Seed Dip with cilantro and lemon is flavorful, gluten-free, and nut-free. Tip: You can easily make it into a delicious dressing if you add more water!
Attention cilantro lovers (cilantro haters, move one, there’s nothing to see here for you :P), I’ve got the perfect dip for you! It’s a vegan, gluten-free, and nut-free Cilantro Lemon Sunflower Seed Dip.
Sunflower seeds are great for the base of this dip, because they are reasonably priced and they get soft, when soaked in water, quickly, which makes it easier for the blender. They are also considered healthy and a superfood.
This dip is packed with flavor, it’s perfect for chips, crackers, and veggie sticks. You can also use it in wraps and burritos. You can even thin it out a bit by adding more water and use it as a salad dressing. I just love versatile recipes so much!
How to make this Cilantro Lemon Sunflower Seed Dip
As always you will find the whole recipe with measurements in the recipe box below but I want to give you an overview of the ingredients and the process with step-by-step photos first.
You will need:
- raw & hulled sunflower seeds
- fresh lemon juice
- fresh cilantro
The basic steps
I love my small blender for making sauces. It was such a good buy because it wasn’t expensive and it’s especially great if you don’t want to make a massive amount of sauce/dressing. You can also use a regular high-speed blender but you probably have to double the recipe, depending on the size of the container.
Serve it with…
- Oven-Baked Plantain Chips with a Cilantro Lemon Dip
- Vegan Potato & Spinach Strudel
- Baked Samosas filled with potatoes and spinach (vegan)
- Potato Wedges with Za’atar
- Crispy Bread Chips with Garlic and Herbs
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I hope you enjoy this Vegan Cilantro Lemon Sunflower Seed Dip as much as I do! Let me know if you give it a try!
Vegan Cilantro Lemon Sunflower Seed Dip
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/3 cup water + more for soaking
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/3 cup fresh cilantro
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Soak the sunflower seeds in water for about 1-2 hours. Then rinse and drain them.
- Add the soaked sunflower seeds, fresh cilantro, salt, lemon juice, and fresh water into a blender.
- Blend until smooth. Adjust the consistency: You can add more water for a thinner consistency (if you want to use it as a dressing) or leave it as it is for a dip.
- Serve it with plantain chips, samosas, etc.!