Ultra Creamy Hemp Salad Dressing (nut-free, oil-free) + Delicata Squash Salad

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on September 23, 2013


A blog reader recently challenged me to create a nut-free, creamy salad dressing. You know I love a good challenge and I’m always happy when you give me recipe ideas and let me know what you are struggling with. It’s not always easy cranking out an endless supple of recipes, so I always appreciate any inspiration and guidance I can get. I first asked Julie if she has tried my beloved (nut-free) Lemon tahini dressing. The only problem is, she is allergic to sesame seeds as well, so that dressing was not an option.

I was totally stumped for ideas, until I spotted my bag of hulled hemp seeds…


Yes, hemp seeds turn wonderfully creamy when blended. This could just work!

Of course, hulled hemp seeds (also known as hemp hearts) are nutritional powerhouses. Packed with omega 3 fatty acids, many say hemp seeds contain the perfect omega 3-6-9 fatty acid balance for the body, reducing inflammation and giving the skin, hair, and nails a gorgeous glow. They are also high in protein, and a complete protein to boot. This salad dressing has roughly 2.5 grams of protein per tablespoon, so it’s an easy way to boost the protein in your salad without much effort! Who knew salad dressing could be high in protein?

Making this dressing is also a total breeze. Just toss water, hulled hemp seeds, nutritional yeast, sea salt, lemon juice, and garlic into a blender and blend away. Thanks to the creamy, healthy fats that hemp seeds provide, there’s no need for a lick of oil in this dressing. I kept the ingredients very simple, but feel free to experiment with other herbs and seasonings if you want to doctor it up.

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PS- You’ll be seeing much more of this Delicata squash. It’s my absolute favourite squash and I’ve been eating it like a crazy person lately.

PPS – I put about 3 times this much salad dressing on after photographing. Salads just don’t photograph very well with lots of dressing, but that’s how I usually eat them! Now you know. :)

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Ultra Creamy Hemp Salad Dressing + Salad Recipe

Vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, no bake/raw, nut-free, oil-free, refined sugar-free, soy-free


I kept the flavours in this dressing simple to allow the earthy, distinct flavour of hemp seed to take centre stage.  This dressing reminds me of a cross between a mild Caesar dressing and a Ranch dressing, although not quite as strong. Feel free to play around with the ingredients. I'm sure fresh herbs or other seasonings would be nice to experiment with too. The dressing appears quite thin after blending, but rest assured it thickens up quite a bit once chilled in the fridge. I've also included the directions for making this salad too. It was a great combo of flavours! The Delicata squash is not to be left out.

3/4 cup + 2 tbsp dressing
Prep time
Cook time


For the dressing:
  • 1/2 cup hulled hemp seeds
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon fine grain sea salt, to taste
for the salad:
  • lettuce
  • tomato
  • shredded carrot
  • roasted delicata squash
  • petita/pumpkin seeds, for garnish
  • hulled hemp seeds, for garnish


  1. For the dressing: Add all dressing ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend on high until smooth. Adjust salt to taste. The dressing will appear thin at first, but it thickens up after being chilled in the fridge.
  2. For roasting the squash: Preheat oven to 375F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. There is no need to peel the skin off the squash, as it's thin and edible. Slice the stem off the squash and then slice in half, lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds and discard (or clean and roast for the salad). Slice each half into small, 1/2-inch half-moons. Lay flat on baking sheet and drizzle with oil (I love using coconut oil), salt, and pepper. Toss to coat both sides. Roast for around 25-35 minutes, flipping squash half way through baking. Squash should be fork tender and lightly golden when ready.
  3. To assemble the salad: Add a generous amount of lettuce into a large bowl or platter. Top with squash, shredded carrot, tomato, pepita seeds, hulled hemp seeds, and the dressing.
  4. Dressing will keep in an air-tight container in the fridge for at least a week, probably longer.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size 1 tablespoon | Calories 35 calories | Total Fat 2.5 grams
Saturated Fat 0 grams | Sodium 35 milligrams | Total Carbohydrates 1 grams
Fiber 1 grams | Sugar 0 grams | Protein 2 grams

Nutritional info is for dressing only.
* Nutrition data is approximate and is for informational purposes only.

I hope you enjoy this nut-free take on a creamy salad dressing! As always, let me know what you think if you try it out.


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Janae @ Bring-Joy September 23, 2013 at 8:32 am

Allergic to sesame seeds! I feel for her. Not that I eat sesame seeds all that often, but there’s nothing like a good tahini/lemon dressing. It’s hard to find oil-free dressings that are satisfying, excited to try this one out.

A note on hemp seeds (I learned the hard way)–they do better if stored in a glass jar in the fridge. I went on a long trip this summer & came home to find my hemp seeds (that were stored in a glass jar in my cupboard) had worms! I was sad to dump a bunch of (pricey) seeds.

“It’s not always easy cranking out an endless supple of recipes”
Isn’t that the truth! But you do it so well. I often wonder if in 10 or 15 years what us food bloggers will do, after every recipe that could ever be concocted has been done, written about, & photographed :)


Ashley September 23, 2013 at 8:33 am

I am in love with this dressing idea!!! Well, and the salad. Can’t wait to buy some squash!


Laura @fivefocus September 23, 2013 at 8:41 am

I can’t wait to try this! I love making my own dressing, so much tastier than store bought…thanks!


Vanessa September 23, 2013 at 8:43 am

I became obsessed with Delicata squash last year, eating it daily!! So I grew it in my organic garden this year so I have plenty to experiment with – thanks for this delicious recipe, I’ll try it out this week :)


Angela (Oh She Glows) September 23, 2013 at 8:45 am

Ahhh so jealous…enjoy it!


Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat September 23, 2013 at 8:43 am

Ooh yes I love delicata squash! And I totally agree with you on the dressing – I always take photos of my salads without it on first, because it just looks super messy afterwards! These photos are so gorgeous Ange! I recently made a creamy ginger dressing with chickpeas as the base (the link is bit.ly/19tfnE2 if you want to check it out), which I thought was pretty darn good but I really like the hemp idea! I might have to try that one next. have a wonderful Monday!


Ksenija @ Health Ninja September 23, 2013 at 8:53 am

This dressing sounds amazing! I will definitely get some hemp seeds soon and give it a try. I am always on the search for a good way to make my office lunch salads more filling and add some nutritional value to them.


Erica {Coffee & Quinoa} September 23, 2013 at 8:53 am

You know what, I’ve never made delicata squash! That, plus a big jar of hemp seeds in my pantry, means this needs to happen soon.


Anele @ Success Along the Weigh September 23, 2013 at 9:00 am

Wow…you never cease to amaze me! This looks awesome!


McKel Hill, MS, RD, LDN | Nutrition Stripped September 23, 2013 at 9:00 am

This sounds amazing for any salad! I actually just posted a fall harvest superfood salad that this would be perfect on this! Will try this for sure :)


Katie October 6, 2013 at 6:40 pm

I used this as m dipping sauce for your buffalo cauliflower bites!! Delicious!! Thanks to both you ladies for the awesome recipes.


Angela (Oh She Glows) October 7, 2013 at 7:54 am

I have to try this!!


RedorGray September 23, 2013 at 9:03 am

thanks so much for this delicious sounding dressing … such simple ingredients, will be preparing this today for a big lunch salad! I really appreciate your beautiful space !


Emily - It comes naturally blog September 23, 2013 at 9:10 am

Now, I’ve definitely seen those squashes at the Farmer’s Market. Looking forward to seeing what you do with it (you said we’ll be seeing more). Gotta find some hulled hemp now…???


[email protected] September 23, 2013 at 9:19 am

I never heard of delicata squash! Now I half to go and find one, that thing is huge! I love how you created a nut free dressing it must have been a challenge but it looks oh so good..


Angela (Oh She Glows) September 23, 2013 at 10:18 am

hah it’s actually very small (but the picture makes it look huge, I know!).


Erin @ An Inside Job September 23, 2013 at 9:31 am

I keep seeing these squash at the farmers market and I dont know what to do with them. They look really cool though! Now I can finally get some :)

I think I screwed up the lemon tahini dressing (too much nutritional yeast maybe?), so I may give this dressing type another shot. Fingers crossed!


Hannah September 23, 2013 at 10:18 am

LOVE ME SOME DELICATA. I’m so ready to transition into amazing, warm, fall delights :-)


Esen September 23, 2013 at 10:26 am

LOVE WHEN I HAVE ALL THE INGREDIENTS! so excited to try this angela thanks!!


Nicki September 23, 2013 at 10:28 am

Has anyone calculated calories for this yet? Can not wait to try this! Always looking for veg friendly ways to bump up the protein.


Kathryn September 23, 2013 at 11:20 am

This is exciting. I can’t wait to try this one! I LOVE it when you have oil free recipes!!! Yay!


dishing up the dirt September 23, 2013 at 11:34 am

We have hundreds of pounds of delicata squash at our farm right now. They are overlapping with the last of our tomatoes and lettuce. Cannot wait to make this salad. I am super intrigued by the dressing.


Karen September 23, 2013 at 12:13 pm

This dressing is awesome!! Thanks!!


Holly September 23, 2013 at 12:14 pm

Love the idea of a sesame-free dressing!

Here’s a question that has stumped me forever- I’d love to make a rich, creamy vegan sauce for pasta or veggies that I can share with my mom, but she’s allergic to all nuts, all seeds, soy, coconut, and avocado- I’m all out of ideas for something that would add richness to a sauce! And, unfortunately, I can’t digest cauliflower (which was my other thought). Any ideas here?


C September 23, 2013 at 3:06 pm

If you blend olive oil and honey (if you eat honey) together, they will emulsify and froth up. I would definitely start out with an olive oil or equivalent base, and balance it with, vinegar and/or citrus. For some reason I thought of roasted and skinned red peppers which can blend to an almost silky consistency and would probably made a really delicious dressing. Also well-cooked beans, especially chickpeas, can add to the creaminess factor. I haven’t tried most of these, I’m just sharing ideas! There are many various food allergies within my family as well. Good luck!


Angela (Oh She Glows) September 23, 2013 at 5:25 pm

Those are great ideas, C!
I would also suggest blending butternut squash – I have a butternut squash “mac and cheese” sauce that is great served warm over roasted veggies. Also, check my 5 ingredient cheese sauce too. I’ll keep thinking…


Meredith September 23, 2013 at 9:11 pm

Try the recipe at the end of this WSJ article! Vegan carbonara…swoon.



Diana February 4, 2014 at 9:10 pm

A vegan pesto is my pasta topping of choice. I blend any combination of basil, cilantro, parsley, sage, olive oil, garlic and salt that I happen to have on hand. You mention above that she’s allergic to seeds, but does this apply to vegetable seeds too, such as squash or pumpkin? I use raw pumpkin seeds in pesto all the time. And you can also dry seeds from butternut or other squash, grind them to a powder, and use it to thicken sauces.


Averie @ Averie Cooks September 23, 2013 at 12:39 pm

Salads just don’t photograph very well with lots of dressing – oh you are so right about that! Seriously a tiny tiny bit of oil or dressing is all they need. Any more, they look like a gloppy mess. But like you, I prefer to eat them when they are the later :)

And I love roasting delicata as opposed to say butternut b.c you don’t have to peel them and they’re softer and less of a hazard to hack into! Pinned!


Abby @ The Frosted Vegan September 23, 2013 at 12:46 pm

I am SO with you on the squash, I love it!! Also, who would have thought, hemp seeds!?


Jessica Noelle Glitterpony September 23, 2013 at 12:52 pm

Wow! That looks face-plantable. :) I’ve eaten that squash before and LOVED it, but never knew the name or what it actually looked like in the store so thank you for sharing and enlightening me!! Since I’m new-ish to the vegan way of life, I haven’t yet experimented with hemp. I’ll have to get off my duff and get some next time I’m at the store. :)


[email protected] September 23, 2013 at 1:04 pm

this looks so delish! i’ve been using nutritional yeast more & i really like the flavor that it gives certain things. i bet it works well in this dressing!


Elizabeth September 23, 2013 at 1:22 pm

This dressing sounds divine, I can’t wait to try it! I must also know where you got that gorgeous plate!


Angela (Oh She Glows) September 23, 2013 at 5:22 pm

Thanks, it’s from Anthro :)


Emma September 23, 2013 at 2:27 pm

Scrummy! I’m fairly new to hemp seeds but love them. They’re great for blending into smoothies and sauces as they’re so creamy but don’t need soaking like cashews.
What is it about roasted squash that is so darn good. I think I could probably eat a whole squash in one sitting like that!


Kiran @ KiranTarun.com September 23, 2013 at 3:12 pm

I love delicata and hemp seed dressing. So creamy and delicious :)


Emma (This Kind Choice) September 23, 2013 at 3:17 pm

This looks sooo good! Now to find hemp seeds in New Zealand… They’re not allowed to be sold as a food for humans here, and so people sell them as “Food Grade Animal Feed” which cracks me up slightly, but also makes me a bit concerned about the restrictions we have… Anyway, looks like a killer recipe!


Katie September 23, 2013 at 6:30 pm

Hemp seed dressing– love! I can’t wait to try it! I have a client with many food allergies (but she can have hemp seeds) and I’ve been looking for a creamy, non-soy dressing.
Thanks Angela!!


Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen September 23, 2013 at 8:15 pm

I had no idea hemp seeds could be made into a creamy dressing – this looks delicious! I just tried delicata squash for the first time last year and I really liked it too. The again, I haven’t met a winter squash I don’t like. ;)


Amy September 23, 2013 at 8:16 pm

mmm sounds good! I would have thought maybe a bean or an avocado base? hemp seeds are a great idea though. And I’ve never had delicata squash either! I don’t know why…I should definitely get some!


Catherine @ Chocolate & Vegetables September 23, 2013 at 11:55 pm

Looks yum! I love the salad recipes you have been posting lately :)


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Lindsay September 24, 2013 at 1:48 am

Do you think the dressing would turn out without a high speed blender? Would lve a Vitamix one day, but it’s not in the cards anytime soon.


Donna September 24, 2013 at 6:36 am

+1!!!…NO Vitamix or Blentec budget capabilities at present…Could one possibly use a stick immersion blender…or a food processor?…LOVE my hemp seeds!!!


Lindsay September 25, 2013 at 12:06 pm

I soaked the 1/2 cup hemp seeds in 1/2 cup boiling water first- then it eventually blended creamy in my regular blender.


Lucy @ Therapy Through Tolstoy September 24, 2013 at 3:58 am

Thanks so much for this! I have a bag of hemp seeds that needs using up, so this is the perfect recipe! The dressing would also spice up my work lunches :)

Also thanks to the commenter who recommended that hemp seeds be stored in the fridge!


nan @ lbddiaries September 24, 2013 at 12:41 pm

Sounds amazing – can’t wait to try it. I’d been having some problems with salad dressings because of how many of the ingredients I can’t have. Gotta get some of the ingredients that go in this first – Amazon here I come – but it sounds like it is exactly what I’m looking for!


Christine (The Raw Project) September 24, 2013 at 3:15 pm

I never get tired of hemp dressings and this one looks simply delicious, thanks!


Robyn B | Modern Day Missus September 24, 2013 at 9:06 pm

Oh my – that is genuis! Must try :-)


Barb September 24, 2013 at 10:46 pm

Hi Angela – thank you so much for this dressing idea. I can’t wait to try it! How about another challenge? I had a sunflower seed hemp crusted pizza (no dairy, of course!) at a raw foods cafe’ in Austin, TX not too long ago. I was skeptical, but it was so good! Any ideas on an at home version? Thanks again – your recipes are the best!


marlies September 26, 2013 at 10:01 pm

I hadn’t ever tried a delicata squash but after seeing this post, I snagged one at the farmers market! I had this for dinner today and it was so yummy! Not to mention how easy delicata is to prep vs butternut (which I love but HATE cutting and peeling…i swear I’m gonna lose a finger one of these days…)


Lara September 27, 2013 at 2:37 pm

Angela, I’ve been prepping this salad for tomorrow. My dressing is good but turned out a tad bitter. Could it be the garlic or the nutritional yeast? It’s also my first time to try out hemp seeds.
Thanks! And I can’t wait to order your book.


Jo-Anne Smyth September 28, 2013 at 4:29 pm

Thank you so much for your amazing recipes. You have no idea how you have helped me with a complete dietary change. Your pictures and recipes helped me see and taste that vegan is doable and enjoyable. I cannot eat wheat also and your recipes have been phenomenal. I am so excited to make soups again with this Fall weather starting. Your carrot soup is a staple in our home. Thank you again for all your hard work to make these recipes so yummy.
I do have a question? Your delicata squash salad bowl is beautiful. I am looking for that bowl and cannot find it. Would you be able to tell me where to get that please?


Melanie September 28, 2013 at 6:22 pm

Got some mixed greens and delicata in my CSA basket this morning so I made this for diner. I also added some roasted beets. Delicious! I looove delicata.


gwen September 28, 2013 at 8:54 pm

Best dressing I have ever tasted!! In love! So happy I found this recipe :)


Angela (Oh She Glows) September 29, 2013 at 2:27 pm

Hi Gwen, I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed it! :) Thanks for letting me know.


Kristy September 29, 2013 at 7:40 am

I love your website and that you are local to where I live and work! I am allergic to nutritional yeast and it is in a lot of your recipes. Any ideas for a replacement? Thanks :)


carolyn September 29, 2013 at 6:24 pm

First of all, delicata squash is my new FAVORITE!!!!!!!! The flavor is really unbeatable and I love being able to eat the skin. (Added benefit=no getting my knife stuck in The middle of it while trying to cut it, like some other squashes….ahem, spaghetti squash, I’m lookin at you!)

Second of all, this hemp dressing is also my new FAVORITE….creamy and delicious, it’s a nice break from all the tahini based dressings I usually make. Thank you for sharing, as always!!!!:-D


Jeana September 29, 2013 at 6:36 pm

This dressing is AMAZING. I made it yesterday and I’ve been eating it over greens with roasted beets – the creamy garlickiness is soooooo amazing with the sweetness of the beets. Thanks so much for sharing, this has definitely been added to my go-to quick meals!


wendy (healthy girl's kitchen) October 1, 2013 at 9:54 am

Hi Angela,
I’m putting together a printable list of oil-free salad dressings. This dressing came recommended by one of my readers. I was wondering if you would be okay with my including just the dressing portion of this recipe on the list, of course with credit to you. Thanks!


Carol October 1, 2013 at 10:35 pm

Just made this for my lunches this week and I must say this is a winner! Love the dressing and the delicate squash is delish.


Victoria October 6, 2013 at 10:19 am

Hey there! Really loving this website here in the UK!!! Quick question about the dressing – can I also use hemp seed that are still in there shell? I bought them like that and am not sure how to ‘unhull’ them….. Cheers from Scotland :-)


Angela (Oh She Glows) October 6, 2013 at 4:12 pm

Hey Victoria, I don’t know how to unhull them either and I definitely wouldn’t use them unhulled in this dressing! Might be able to find out how on Google? Good luck


Leigh (Aluminarium) October 7, 2013 at 9:38 am

Everything about this was delicious. I included it in my post this morning:


Julia October 7, 2013 at 2:16 pm

Hi Angela – this hemp dressing looks amazing and so creamy – it’s definitely on my to-try list:) thank you for the inspiration!


kimmythevegan October 9, 2013 at 7:29 pm

I am in LOVE with your lemon tahini dressing. It is by far (and hands down), my favourite dressing of all time. But a gal does like to switch it up sometimes and this sounds so fun! I’m excited to try it out =)


Kay October 10, 2013 at 11:59 pm

Tried this recipe this week, ate it for a week and didn’t get sick of it at all! I love the dressing, has a lil tang and so much better than store bought dressing. Amazing salad, delicata squash has become my favorite squash. It is absolutely delicious roasted! =)


Karen October 16, 2013 at 4:08 am

I LOVE this dressing! I make a batch and keep it in a jar in the fridge. It is YUMMY!!


Terry October 16, 2013 at 8:33 pm

I received a delicata squash in my CSA basket this week and decided to give this recipe a try since I had all the ingredients on hand…..boy, was it a winner!! Delicious mix of flavors!! I will definitely make this one over and over again! Thank you!!


Wendy October 23, 2013 at 2:29 pm

I love this dish. Spent the morning roasting my beautiful delicata squash–my first experience with these–and they’re delicious. Made my dressing and put everything away til lunch. Ooooh. What a treat! Love the combo of sweet-ish squash with the lemony-cheesiness (nutritional yeast) of the dressing. Thanks Angela.


Heidi October 24, 2013 at 7:55 am

I’m having this dressing on my breakfast salad right now and it’s awesome!!!! I love how easy it is to throw together, that makes it even awesomer! Thank you!


Diane October 24, 2013 at 12:25 pm

Any ideas for some good herbs to add to this? Thanks.


Angela (Oh She Glows) October 24, 2013 at 3:16 pm

a little bit of fresh dill might play off the flavours nicely?


Sherry October 28, 2013 at 8:51 am

I made this dressing over the weekend and really like the flavor but it’s very runny. It did not thicken up at all. Any hints on how to make it a bit thicker?


Sherry October 30, 2013 at 6:53 am

I really love the taste of the dressing but it seems a bit “runny”. What should the constancy be? Is there a way to thicken it a bit?


Michelle November 14, 2013 at 3:33 pm

I have made this dressing today. It’s the best ever! So garlicky and creamy. I love it.


Brooke November 23, 2013 at 5:14 pm

You have officially saved my life. I was so bored of salads…not anymore!!!


Alissa R December 10, 2013 at 3:35 pm

I LOVE this dressing! I added freeze dried dill and it was almost like Ranch dressing. I am going to play with adding dried garlic instead of fresh to get it a little closer to Ranch. I am also going to try to thicken it a little to use as a veggie dip. So good!


Sher January 31, 2014 at 5:13 pm

Oh my. This dressing is A-mazing!!!


Mychael McNeeley February 7, 2014 at 9:08 pm

Angela, my dear, you are a genius. So simple and yet so delicious. I actually came here looking for an Asian-inspired dressing and came across this. Definitely a keeper. Thank you.


Corri February 8, 2014 at 10:34 pm

Hi Angela! This dressing is delicious but, like a previous commenter noted, it is bitter. I don’t know why, but wonder if other fans have actually tried it and noticed this too? I can’t imagine its the hemp seeds because I throw those babies on everything…any advice you have is welcome!


Beatriz February 9, 2014 at 3:27 pm

I just wanted to thank you for this recipe! This was this first time I had ever made dressing by myself, and it turned out great :) My only alterations were that I swapped the garlic for ginger, and didn’t add and salt. I also made this in my mini food processor rather than a blender!


Noemi February 11, 2014 at 6:23 pm

I just made this… I don’t know if I’m going crazy here, but it sort of tastes like one of the beef burgers my mom used to make. I mean, I haven’t eaten meat in years, but I feel like I just but a blended up burger on my salad! Not complaining though. This dressing goes awesome with the apples in my salad, very good!


Isabelle March 12, 2014 at 1:54 pm

IN-CRE-DI-BLE! I just omit the nutritional yeast, and it was amazing! Really happy I made a double batch right away! Thank you so much for sharing!


Nicole March 23, 2014 at 5:22 pm

There was two delicata squashes waiting for me in the cold room for a few weeks. I was lacking inspiration on how to prepare them. Then I found your recipe. I cook mostly Indian and Middle-Eastern styles, and I am used to foods with herbs and spices that are full of flavors. Considering the ingredients in the recipe, I expected the dressing to be bland. But as it was a new recipe, I stuck to it and I am glad I did (except for the more generous garlic portion). It is soooo tasty! Hempseeds are not cheap to buy, but given their nutritional value and fantastic taste, are still worth buying. One hour after eatin my wonderful colorful salad, I still have the good taste of the salad dressing in my mouth. My teenage daughter loved it too. From now on, my delicata squashes will not sit in the cold room any longer. Thank you!


Wendy May 9, 2014 at 5:21 pm

My husband and I are in LOVE with this dressing! The salad looks great but I haven”t seen this kind of squash lately. I will be looking for it though. I add dill to the dressing and a little extra garlic because I adore garlic. I just received my Vitamix blender and am going to make this in it tonight. I also just purchased your cookbook and am loving what I see. I just had to have a Vitamix after reading your recipes!


Jennie May 28, 2014 at 7:17 pm

Thank you for providing so many nut free options! My boyfriends allergic and it’s incredibly difficuly to fimd vegan nut free recipes! We’ve just been eating junk food, not any more, :0)


Delilah June 1, 2014 at 9:27 am

I bought hemp seeds last week and just made dressing with it! The flavors mix so well together. I can’t describe it.. all I can do is keep eating! <3


lea August 8, 2014 at 2:09 pm

Taken me months to try this out. This dressing is exceptional. I think I will be adapting some of my other dressing recipes with the hemp seed and water combination. Thank you so much!


Mira August 21, 2014 at 6:43 am
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I loveee this recipe!!! It’s become a staple in my kitchen and sometimes I add a little extra hemp seeds and use it as a veggie dip. Soo delish!! Thank you for this!!!


Nicole September 24, 2014 at 9:15 am
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Wow, delicious!!!


Katharine in Brussels January 1, 2015 at 2:00 pm
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Thanks a lot for the Creamy Hemp Seed dressing, Angela! Two thumbs up! We had it over a version of your Big Salad since I didn’t have those dressing ingredients on hand. Even my French-chef-trained husband liked it, which was a feat in itself. Actually, I had a third trimester brain fog and forgot to add the nutritional yeast, which was why I made it (trying out nutritional yeast recipes for galactalogues after the birth), LOL. It was creamy and zesty. My toddlers said ‘mama, ça pique!’ so it was probably too zesty for them. I am pouring the rest into an ice cube tray to see how it defrosts (it’s an audition for a postpartum freezer meal).


Danna January 11, 2015 at 7:56 am

Hi Angela, love your recipes. Where I live I can’t seem to find any nutritional yeast, only brewer’s yeast. Do you think I could sub? Does it still have the nutrient profile of nutritional yeast? I want to make both this dressing and your mac n cheeze so am hoping they sub…


Daneza Martinez January 11, 2016 at 9:17 pm
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I LOVE this dressing, the taste is perfect, the consistency, I love that it has protein and omegas, and best of all I love how easy it is. Thank you so much for this! How long would you say this is good in the fridge for?!


Ibby January 18, 2016 at 9:50 pm

You are awesome Angela. I made a kale, chick pea, squash salad today with the hemp dressing. It was seriuosly delish. I am totally into having a mainly plant based diet based on your recipes.


Rare June 13, 2016 at 7:50 pm
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OMG!! I haven’t made the salad yet but I have made the dressing a few times and it’s always SO DELICIOUS! It’s my go to dressing and I use it as a dip for vegan nuggets, veggies, or oven-fried oyster mushrooms. Perfection!


Amy August 20, 2016 at 3:47 pm

Since I can’t use oil at all, would the delicate burn if I didn’t coat it? Any suggestions for what to baste it with in this situation? Thanks so much!


Margaret Ruskiewicz December 6, 2016 at 6:49 pm
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The salad dressing is amazing, tastes like a creamy ranch. But I’ll probably use some other nut or seed since hemp is $20/lb a bit too expensive fro me to use often


Tracey April 26, 2017 at 9:40 pm

This dressing is so good, it brought a tear to my eye.


Anna June 8, 2017 at 3:24 pm
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Just made this. So delish! And so easy to make!


christine lee April 24, 2018 at 7:26 pm
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I never thought to use hemp seeds for dressing. It’s awesome. Oil free and so creamy. I love it!


Angela (Oh She Glows) April 25, 2018 at 6:14 am

Hey Christine, So happy to hear that you love it so much! I had forgotten about this dressing but now I’m thinking I need to make this soon. :)


Meg September 18, 2018 at 6:31 pm

I’m so grateful for your wonderful recipes, you have helped me tackle my MS from the inside out x


Angela (Oh She Glows) September 19, 2018 at 10:21 am

Thank you Meg! That means so much to me to hear.


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