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 and Educator, globally respected nutrition expert, published researcher, and accomplished author. Her guidance is backed by over twenty years of clinical experience and scientific research with complex neurological and physiological needs; particularly autism, ADHD, and related disorders. Julie is the award winning author of Nourishing Hope for Autism and also the founder of Download her free guide, 12 Nutrition Steps to Better Health, Learning, and Behavior.


  1. 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.

  2. Super Darling!

  3. 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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