Creamy Garlic Dressing (Low Oxalate RECIPE)


Dairy-Free, Nut-Free, Egg-Free, Low oxalate, Paleo, SCD/GAPS


  • ½ cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • ½ cup + 2 Tablespoons of water
  • ¼ cup sunflower seed butter
  • 4-5 cloves of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • ½ cup of lemon juice, sauerkraut juice, or apple cider vinegar (one lemon is about 3 T)
  • ½ cup olive oil (or other oil such as MCT oil)


Ideally, soak pumpkin seeds in water the day before. If you have not done so, use the pumpkin seeds dry (however, the oxalate value is lower if they are soaked).

Place pumpkin seeds and water in blender and blend until smooth. Add sunflower seed butter, garlic and salt and blend well. Next add lemon juice (or sauerkraut/vinegar) and blend. Finally, slowly drizzle oil into the blender, emulsifying it to a creamy dressing.

Makes 1 pint, or 16 oz of dressing

If you only want one cup, you can half the recipe – however, I find a certain volume is necessary in the blender to get it to spin properly.

16 servings, 2.35 mg oxalate per one ounce serving

Drizzle this over a low oxalate salad.  Here’s the recipe for the Low Oxalate Kale Salad recipe pictured above.

Recipe by Julie Matthews, ©Cooking to Heal

16 servings
15 minutes


Julie Matthews is a Certified Nutrition Consultant who received her master’s degree in medical nutrition with distinction from Arizona State University. She is also a published nutrition researcher and has specialized in complex neurological conditions, particularly autism spectrum disorders and ADHD for over 20 years. Julie is the award winning author of Nourishing Hope for Autism, co-author of a study proving the efficacy of nutrition and dietary intervention for autism published in the peer-reviewed journal, Nutrients, and also the founder of Download her free guide, 12 Nutrition Steps to Better Health, Learning, and Behavior.


  1. I found your site while searching for low oxalate recipes. My husband has had a multitude of kidney stones, attacks and procedures. Also has respiratory reflux. Cooking is not easy as I am just now opening this chapter of life. Your salad dressing with the sauerkraut juice option is amazingly delicious. I hope to find more possibilities on your site. Thank you.

    • Thank you so much for the feedback Sher! Best of luck and please stay connected as Julie puts out new content and recipes related to the low oxalate diet and even plans for a free, online learning event dedicated to this topic coming up in the future. ~Terri, Team Nourishing Hope

  2. This looks and sounds like a delicious salad dressing, especially with the sunflower seed butter/pumpkin seeds with garlic – yum. I’m looking to print out the recipe now and share with my clients. I love avocado in my salad. Thanks for sharing Julie.

    • Thanks Donna! I’m super addicted to this recipe. Let me know how you like it.

  3. Super Darling!

  4. This looks so amazing I am going to have to make some this evening! I love pumpkin seeds and love that soaking them means low oxalates! I also LOVE garlic so may even add extra!

    • Wonderful Trudy. Let me know when you try it. As the garlic-lover you are, I’d love to hear your thoughts!


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