Creamy Garlic Dressing (Low Oxalate RECIPE)


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Creamy Garlic Dressing

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

Hi, I’m Julie Matthews, a Certified Nutrition Consultant, Author, and Published Researcher. I teach parents and practitioners that children with autism, ADHD, and related disorders can improve and heal, and that there’s hope for their children. Then I educate and empower them to make strategic dietary changes that positively affect children’s health, which in turn helps their learning and behavior. With 17 years of experience and my unique range of knowledge, from nutrition research and clinical experience to cooking in the kitchen for my own family, I’ve created a much-needed community for parents and practitioners looking to help children with autism live happy, healthy lives. Join us.

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5 responses to “Creamy Garlic Dressing (Low Oxalate RECIPE)”

  1. 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!

  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.

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