Easy Salad Dressing, Pumpkin Seed Dressing, Weekly Meal Plans, Vegetable Recipes, Clean Eating Recipes, Healthy Dinner Recipes, Recipes for Dinner
Print Recipe

Pumpkin Seed Dressing Recipe

Makes about 1 cup of dressing.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Salads
Cuisine: California
Keyword: easy salad dressing
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 147kcal
Author: Aliye Aydin


  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup cilantro roughly chopped*
  • 1/2 cup avocado oil or other neutral oil
  • 5 Tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 clove garlic


  • Toast pumpkin seeds in a dry pan over medium heat until nutty and slightly golden. Remove from pan and cool.
  • Puree all ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth. It may be necessary to add a little bit of water if the mixture is too thick. 
  • Dressing will keep for up to a week in the refrigerator. It will solidify, so pull out a few minutes before using to let it come to room temperature.


*Use the cilantro stems too, they are full of flavor!


Serving: 2Tablespoons | Calories: 147kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 146mg | Potassium: 42mg | Vitamin A: 135IU | Vitamin C: 1.8mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.4mg