Creamy Sunflower Seed Dressing

Have you ever tried sunflower seed butter? With the rise of health foods also came the popularity of various nut and seed butters, including that of sunflower seeds. I bought some on a whim the other day and then was like, "wtf am I going to do with all this sun butter?!"

The answer: a creamy and delicious dressing that I am in love with.  The yogurt base gives it the perfect creamy texture and adds some protein and probiotics.  I've been using it on salads (with some fresh salmon on top!) and as a dip for carrots and snap peas. 

 

Creamy Sunflower Seed Dressing

Makes: about 6 oz. dressing

Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients: 

  • 1/2 cup cup plain yogurt (I used an organic Greek yogurt which makes it extra thick!)
  • 1/4 sunflower seed butter or tahini 
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1 Tbsp. water
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder or 1/2 garlic clove
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper

Blend all ingredients in a blender or food processor until creamy. It should be about the consistency of ranch dressing. This dressing is delicious on salads or as a veggie dip.