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Creamy Pumpkin Seed Dressing

When you have leftover pumpkin seeds after roasting and enjoying, or you have more raw pumpkin seeds than you know what to do with, try making this Creamy Pumpkin Seed Dressing.

Pumpkin seeds

When you’ve already enjoyed your roasted pumpkin seeds but still have a lot more to spare, you might think it’s finally time to toss them into the trash—wait! Not so fast! Make this Creamy Pumpkin Seed Dressing next!

The awesome thing about pumpkins is that there are a lot of creatively delicious ways you can cook its parts. Nothing goes to waste; whatever you make, you’d still have enough ingredients for another recipe,

Raw or roasted pumpkin seeds can easily be transformed into a delectable Pumpkin Seed Dressing that’s sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike. It is creamy, absolutely easy to make, and a breath of fresh air when you want to have something more than your typical salad dressing or dip. It only takes five minutes to prepare a delicious pumpkin seed dressing, making it perfect for people on the go.

Aside from being a quick recipe, making your very own Creamy Pumpkin Seed Dressing with leftover roasted or raw pumpkin seeds can let you add variety to your everyday snacks and meals. You can use it as a dip for chips, a dressing for your favorite salad, or drizzle it on some crunchy roasted vegetables for added flavor. Feeling like those hash browns are kind of boring? Put pumpkin seed dressing over them! Want to put a twist on your kid’s usual lunch? Add some pumpkin seed dressing! Itching for a quick midnight snack? You know the drill!

What’s great about this recipe is that you can have a delicious mix of sweet, salty, tangy, earthy, and creamy with that extra punch of garlic. If you’re using roasted pumpkin seeds, you get a subtle but delightful smoky flavor underneath that creamy goodness. This pumpkin seed dressing is best served cold, but it could also be served right after being made.

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Pumpkin seeds

Creamy Pumpkin Seed Dressing

When you have leftover pumpkin seeds after roasting and enjoying, or you have more raw pumpkin seeds than you know what to do with, try making this Creamy Pumpkin Seed Dressing.

  • Author: Norann Oleson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 8 1-ounce servings 1x
  • Category: Salads & Dressings

Ingredients

Scale
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds, raw or oven-roasted
  • 1 clove of garlic (or to your taste)
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup boiled or filtered water

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth and creamy. Add more water, if needed.
  3. Store dressing in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Notes

Have you tried this Creamy Pumpkin Seed Dressing recipe? It’s so easy and perfect for your next salad or slaw—please tell us how it turned out for you.

Comments
  • Ken W.

    Too much Cumin for my taste. Dressing blends perfectly in my Vitamix and is smooth and creamy.

    Reply

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