Creamy Raw Hemp Cilantro Dressing

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I’ve made this Creamy Raw Hemp Seed and Cilantro Dressing several times and it just seems to get better every time I make it.

My favorite way to use it is to get a big bowl of fresh kale, cover it with this dressing and sprinkle some sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, hemp seeds and/or chia seeds on top.

Another reason I love it so much is because it can be made in the spur of the moment in a matter of minutes with a Vitamix and it’s ready to go.

There is nothing like a fresh, homemade raw dressing on your favorite salad.

Store-bought dressing usually contains GMO’s, preservatives and many unnecessary ingredients.

Here’s some ingredients in a similar store-bought dressing:


S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) Litehouse Creamy Cilantro Dressing and Sauce

Ingredients: Canola Oil, Water, Cilantro, Peppers Chili Poblano, Cheese Cotija (Milk, Cheese Culture, Salt, Enymes), Maltodextrin, Garlic, Vinegar Red Wine, Pumpkin Seeds, Eggs Yolks, Vinegar Distilled, Salt, Sugar, Milk, Nonfat Powder, Blend (Whey Dairy, Sodium Caseinate, Milk Nonfat Powder), Xantham Gum, Carregeenan Gum, Flavors Natural, Turmeric (Color(s)) (source)


It contains GMO ingredients like canola oil, maltodextrin (corn), vinegar, dairy and highly processed refined sugar and salt.

This healthy, clean version is made with real, whole food ingredients and it’s raw, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo-friendly and it contains no refined sugar.

Want more healthy dressing recipes?  Check out Clean Eating Watermelon Vinaigrette , Tahini Ginger Dressing, Creamy Habanero Dressing or my Clean Eating eCookbook that contains 20 healthy, clean eating dip and dressing recipes just like this one that you will love!


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5 Fast Facts About Hemp Seeds:*

  • healthy 3:1 ratios of omega 6 to omega 3 fats
  • contains 10 essential amino acids
  • 11 grams of raw vegan protein
  • helps to reduce blood cholesterol
  • natural appetite suppression

5 Fast Facts About Zucchini:*

  • low calorie – about 94% water
  • high in manganese
  • helps to lower blood pressure
  • anti-inflammatory
  • helps lower cholesterol

5 Fast Facts About Garlic:*

  • regulates blood sugar levels
  • lowers high blood pressure
  • contains anti-bacterial and analgesic properties
  • anti-viral
  • lowers cholesterol levels

5 Fast Facts About Cilantro:*

  • powerful antioxidant
  • anti-inflammatory
  • helps to remove toxins and heavy metals
  • promotes healthy liver function
  • helps control blood sugar

5 Fast Facts About Lemons:*

  • extremely alkaline to the body internally
  • blood purifier
  • excellent for detoxification
  • balances blood sugar levels
  • contains powerful antibacterial properties

5 Fast Facts About Himalayan Pink Salt:*

  • contains 84 minerals
  • unrefined, unprocessed, raw
  • promotes stable pH balance in cells
  • controls water levels in the body
  • aids digestion and facilitates better nutrient absorption


*These statements have not been evaluated by Food and Drug Administration.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.



Creamy Raw Hemp Seed and Cilantro Dressing | The Healthy Family and Home


Tip #1:  I added a little extra lemon juice to mine so just adjust the amount to your taste.

Tip #2:  I’ve also added a jalapeno before, and it was really good.


Creamy Raw Hemp Cilantro Dressing (Raw, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Paleo-Friendly) The Healthy Family and Home


  • 1/2 cup organic hemp seeds
  • 2 cups organic zucchini (peeled and cubed)
  • 1 - 2 clove organic garlic (freshly crushed)
  • 1 handful organic fresh cilantro
  • 1 handful organic fresh dill
  • 1 teaspoon organic ground cumin
  • 1 organic lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
  • Himalayan pink salt (to taste)


Step 1 Put all ingredients into a Vitamix and blend until smooth and creamy.

Adjust seasonings to your preference.



This recipe will make approximately 1 - 2 servings.

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  1. Nicole says

    This looks so good. I can’t wait to try it!

    How much dressing does this make and how long do you think it will last in the refrigerator?

    Thank you!

  2. says

    This dressing looks and sounds too good not to try. I love kale, but until now I haven’t found a way to enjoy it in salads. This might just be the trick:) I’d better get some zucchini before I run out of hemp seeds. Can’t wait to taste the dressing. Karielyn, thank you for sharing yet another wonderful recipe!

    • Karielyn says

      Hi Adriana! I’ll tell you my little story about how I started eating kale salads. When I made kale chips in the dehydrator, I would break the kale into bite sized pieces, drizzle some olive oil over it then sprinkle some nutritional yeast, a touch of pink himalayan salt and stir it all up. Then I’d put them on the dehydrator tray and wait for the chips. But I always found myself opening the dehydrator door and eating the pieces of kale before they were ready! Then I thought, why not just eat the kale like that as a salad? Ever since, that is all I use for a salad and I could eat it everyday!

      I hope you like it if you give it a try :)

  3. darkchocolatekryptonite says

    Would flax seeds blend up and work as well as the hemp? Just wondering if I could make this with what I have on hand!

    • Karielyn says

      Hi there! I’m thinking ground flax seeds might now work well because they will do the same thing as when they are used to make a flax egg (have the same consistency as an egg yolk).

      What I would do is put everything in the blender without the hemp seeds and taste it and see if it taste ok without them.

      If not, I would add 1/2 cup of cashews to give it a little something extra. Or maybe even a couple of tablespoons of tahini.

      Thanks for your question and I hope one of these ideas works 😉

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