Creamy Raw Hemp Cilantro Dressing

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

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.

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

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



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
  • blood purifier
  • excellent for detoxification
  • balances blood sugar levels
  • contains powerful antibacterial properties

5 Fast Facts About Pink Himalayan 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




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

Tip #2:  I  haven’t ever tried to add the cayenne pepper, but have added a jalapeno before  and it was really good.


Creamy Raw Hemp Cilantro Dressing (Raw, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-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 cilantro
  • 1 handful organic dill
  • 1 teaspoon organic cumin
  • 1 organic lemon (juiced)
  • pink himalayan salt (to taste)


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



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8 comments to Creamy Raw Hemp Cilantro Dressing

  • Nicole

    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!

  • 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

      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 :)

  • darkchocolatekryptonite

    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

      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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