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creamy sunflower seed dip

sunflower seed dip
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creamy sunflower seed dip

this delicious and creamy dip makes a light and healthy appetizer when paired with chips and veggies!

Course Appetizer, dip
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Keyword dips, party dip, sunflower seed dip, sunflower seeds
Prep Time 10 minutes
refrigerate 2 hours
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Author Lauren Toyota


  • 1 C raw sunflower seeds (soaked for 20 minutes in hot water)
  • 1/2 C fresh water
  • 1/4 C olive oil
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper
  • 1/3 C packed fresh dill
  • 1/3 C packed fresh basil
  • 1/3 C packed fresh parsley


  1. Put all ingredients except the herbs in a high-powered blender. Blend until very smooth. You may need to stop the blender to scrape down some of the sunflower seeds from the sides. Do that and then just run the blender again. Pour the mixture into a bowl and stir in the fresh herbs.

  2. Refrigerate the dip for 1 to 2 hours before serving.


  • Kathryn Grace 4 years ago

    I never heard of such a combination, but I’m eager to try it, as we are working to reduce our reliance on dairy at our house. Your photograph surely makes it look delicious, and the ingredients in the recipe make my taste buds tingle.

    This is today’s Recipe of the Day on a Facebook page I manage called Cooking with Whole Grains & Real, Whole Foods. Maybe it will bring you a few extra hits today.

    Thanks for a most intriguing recipe!

    • Lauren Toyota 4 years ago

      I will go check it out on FB! Glad you stumbled across the recipe. It’s delish! Thanks!

  • Emily 3 years ago

    I have a giant container of roasted sunflower seeds that I really need to use. Do you think this recipie would work with roasted ones as well?

  • mo 3 years ago

    I made Jenny Mustard’s creamy cremini one-pot-pasta using this instead of the tahini and oh my fucking god!!!!!!
    P.s. Loving the new ‘comments’ font

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