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Creamy Pumpkin Dressing

This dressing will add some festive fall flavor to your salad. It also makes a great sauce for cooked greens and other vegetables.

  • Recipe
  • My Notes
  • Nutrition Facts
  • Ratings & Comments (14)


1 cup pumpkin puree (see note)
1/2 cup raw almonds
1/2 cup unsweetened soy, hemp or almond milk
1/4 cup water
6 regular dates or 3 medjool dates, pitted
2 tablespoons Dr. Fuhrman's Spicy Pecan Vinegar or apple cider vinegar


Blend all ingredients in a high-powered blender.

If desired, add additional non-dairy milk or water to adjust consistency.

Note: Use fresh pumpkin puree or pumpkin puree packed in BPA-free tetrapak cartons.

My Notes: (Click Edit to enter your notes about this recipe)

Serves 6

Per Serving:

Calories 115
Protein 4 g
Carbohydrates 13 g
Sugars 9 g
Total Fat 6.3 g
Saturated Fat 0.5 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 9 mg
Fiber 2.5 g
Beta-Carotene 610 ug
Vitamin C 2 mg
Calcium 69 mg
Iron 0.8 mg
Folate 11 ug
Magnesium 44 mg
Potassium 261 mg
Zinc 0.6 mg
Selenium 0.4 ug

My Rating: 
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11/21/2006 01:55 AM

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This is very good. the healthy version of pumpkin pie
This comment was last edited on 12/19/2006 06:00 PM


12/08/2007 02:48 PM

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Yum!! Just had this over some steamed chopped mustard greens. I had some sweetened soy milk to use up so I only put in one date. Very creamy, very satisfying!


01/20/2008 09:25 AM

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Wow was this good! I used the Black Fig Vinegar but other than that I used the recipe as is. It tasted way more like a dessert than a salad dressing - the recipe also makes A LOT of dressing. My husband plopped it onto his (not ETL) sweet potato pie instead of whipped cream and I just ate it with a spoon. It's kind of addictive.

Georges_Canard replies:

11/14/2018 11:55 PM

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The dressing is great with hempseeds.  You can find recipes for hemp milk here.  I add the almonds, hemp seed and water and let the soak a while before blending.

This reply was last edited on 11/14/2018 11:55 PM


11/11/2010 11:37 AM

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We can't eat/drink soy. Can the soy milk be replaced with rice milk? Or cashew milk?

EllenGray replies:

10/26/2018 07:33 AM

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Yes, I do substitutions like this one all of the time.  I use hemp milk for everything, but any plant-based milk will do.


11/11/2010 11:59 AM

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Amuzon12, My experience is that you can always interchange any of the milks. I usually choose almond milk, rice is much higher in sugar.


11/11/2010 01:58 PM

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would rather just use almonds - about how many almonds would it take to make that amount of almond butter?? Thank you!


11/22/2010 04:24 PM

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To compute the amount of nuts to replace an amount of nut butter, double the amount of nut butter called for and that is the amount of nuts. So in this case, you would use 1 cup of whole almonds.


11/28/2010 11:38 AM

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We used this dressing for the three greens salad with apples and pears. It was okay--enough flavor and good creamy texture--but nothing special. The flavor of the pumpkin was very subtle (we used fresh pumpkin) so when eaten with strong flavors, it's basically lost. It's delicious by itself as a dessert (omitting the vinegar) but as a dressing/dip, I might make this again only to use up extra pumpkin, since it's so high in fat.
This comment was last edited on 11/28/2010 11:38 AM


11/26/2015 03:56 PM

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I made this dressing today, on Thanksgiving, and it is fabulous! I left the water out of this dressing.

I served this dressing with Kale, red cabbage, and tomatoes.

This dressing is so tasy, and so great for Thansgiving!!!
This comment was last edited on 11/26/2015 03:56 PM


11/23/2016 12:52 PM

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I do not like pumpin at all, but I like  this health pumpin dressing.


05/04/2019 05:06 PM

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Wow! This is really tasty!


10/27/2021 07:16 AM

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Can i use walnuts instead of almonds?

Linda P. replies:

10/27/2021 01:38 PM

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You can use walnuts but the flavor will be a bit different. 


10/25/2022 05:02 PM

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I can't have vinegar ( barrets esophagus) suggestions?

vaporz replies:

11/30/2022 07:36 PM

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Lemon juice.


05/13/2023 12:58 AM

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This is a gorgeous dressing and a littel different, really yummy