This creamy Lemony Herb & Hemp Dressing makes a perfect hearty addition to your salads and dip for your veggies. Try it with freshly chopped carrots, cucumber, or broccoli!
Most of the salad dressings that I make are oil-based because, well, that’s what makes ’em so good! And if you’re using the right oil (good quality extra virgin olive oil vs. vegetable or canola oil) then you needn’t fear about the intake of oil. That being said, I don’t think consuming large amounts of straight-up oil regularly is necessarily the best thing to do either, which is why this Lemony Herb & Hemp dressing (and dip!) is so great. Because it’s 100% whole foods based, thanks to the delightful hemp seeds.
Hemp seeds are quite possibly one of my favourite and most-used pantry staples. They do have a distinct flavour on their own, but they’re neutral enough to be used in so many different ways. Like Chocolate Milk, for example. They blend really nicely and are what make this dressing/dip so rich and creamy.
Plus, hemp seeds are a fantastic source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids. That means happy heart, brain, and skin 🙂
Sean and I love using this dressing on my Harvest Salad, but it works exceptionally well as a dip for fresh vegetables.
Lemony Herb & Hemp Dressing
A blend of hemp seeds, lemon and mixed herbs for the perfect creamy dressing or veggie dip.
- 1 cup hemp seeds
- 1/3 cup water Add more for thinner consistency
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (about 2 small lemons)
- 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 medjool date, pitted (OR 1-2 tbsp maple syrup)
- 1/2 tsp dried parsley
- 1/2 tsp dried basil
- 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- 1/2 garlic clove
- salt and pepper to taste
Add all ingredients to blender and blend until completely smooth.
Use as dip or dressing right away or store in refrigerator in airtight container for up to 5 days.
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