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This delicious and vibrant Spirulina Dressing is creamy, vegan, and full of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals.  This delicious and nutritious Spirulina Dressing is full of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Creamy, vegan and flavorful! #spirulina #spirulinadressing #spirulinabenefits

Introducing my new favorite salad dressing… Spirulina dressing! I realize this may be a stretch for some of you, but for those of you already on the spirulina bandwagon, I think you’ll love this tasty use for it. Toss it with your favorite greens or spoon it over healthy Buddha bowls. Not only is full of healthy nutrients, but it is also deliciously addicting!

What is Spirulina?

Spirulina is a type of dark green algae that is considered by many to be a superfood.

Research shows it has many health benefits: lowers cholesterol, supports immune function, lowers blood sugar, and is a powerful antioxidant, and full of vitamins and minerals.

Here we are using spirulina in the powder form in the dressing. Not only does it add great flavor- it’s packed full of nutrients.

Health benefits of Spirulina:

How to use Spirulina: 

  • Add to smoothies
  • Add to green juice
  • sprinkle over salads or add to soups
  • add to hummus or dips
  • make a spirulina dressing!

To make the Spirulina dressing, blend the simple ingredients in a blender until creamy and smooth. I love the glorious emerald color.

Note: I intentionally used cilantro as the herb here, not only for flavor but for its ability to help rid the body of heavy metals.

FYI: I’ve found that even people who typically taste cilantro leaves as “soapy”,  don’t notice this when cilantro is blended into sauces and dressings.

Start conservatively with the spirulina, adding more to the taste.

spirulina dressing in a blender

To give it a creamy consistency, add a few tablespoons of hemp seeds or raw sunflower seeds.

The leftover Spirulina dressing will keep up to 5 days in the fridge.

How to store Spirulina:

Store Spirulina in a cool, dark, dry place… like the fridge! You can also freeze spirulina. If freezing in a bag, remove as much air as possible.

How to source Spirulina:  

  • Check labels to see where it is grown. Countries like China and India are less regulated and can be more polluted with heavy metals, and often contain less nutritional values-. In contrast, Californian, Hawaiin, and Taiwan-grown are much better regulated.
  • Check for contaminants. Look out for 3rd party verifications, confirming there are no heavy metals, additives, or pesticides.
  • Here are 3 highly-rated and recommended brands: Earthrise Spirulina (grown in California), Pure Hawaiian Spirulina, and Microingredeints Pure Organic Spirulina.

This delicious and nutritious Spirulina Dressing is full of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Creamy, vegan and flavorful! #spirulina #spirulinadressing #spirulinabenefits

Give the Spirulina Dressing a try and tell us what you think!

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This delicious and nutritious Spirulina Dressing is full of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Creamy, vegan and flavorful!

Spirulina Dressing


This delicious and nutritious Spirulina Dressing is full of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Creamy, vegan and flavorful!


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Place water, olive oil, seeds, vinegar,  garlic clove, salt and pepper in a blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. Add the cilantro and spirulina, blend until smooth.

Store in an airtight jar in the fridge for up to 1 week.


Start conservatively (1 teaspoon) with the spirulina, taste, add more if you like.


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 111
  • Sugar: 0.1 g
  • Sodium: 222.5 mg
  • Fat: 11.8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0.8 g
  • Fiber: 0.3 g
  • Protein: 1.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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  1. Yum! I love a vibrant dressing. I just learned so much about the health benefits of algae- excited to share this recipe!

  2. It’s as delicious and nutritious as you say! I really love this! It turned my plain green salad into a super salad!! I just had arugula, spinach, radishes and some toasted sunflower and pumpkin seeds … topped it with this creamy goodness of a dressing and wallah!! Instant Yummy! It’s a great way to get some spirulina into my diet! Thank you!

  3. Thank you for this recipe. I didn’t have seeds on hand, so I substituted macadamia nuts. Turned out great!!

  4. Amazing – I sometimes use a bit extra ACV for tang and throw some parsley in there. So good!

  5. I have made this dressing twice now and absolutely love it. So do our 3 teenagers!

Hi, I'm Sylvia!

Chef and author of the whole-foods recipe blog, Feasting at Home, Sylvia Fountaine is a former restaurant owner and caterer turned full-time food blogger. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest and shares seasonal, healthy recipes along with tips and tricks from her home kitchen.

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