Using walnut oil in a salad dressing vinaigrette is a new ingredient for me. My friend Rose suggested walnut oil as an alternative to olive oil when making vinaigrette and I thought I would give it a try. I made a lemon and walnut oil vinaigrette and tossed the dressing in a green salad for the family, everyone wondered what that unexpected flavor was. It was walnut oil. Walnut oil has an earthy mild toasted sesame seed-oil type of flavor profile. Give it a try in your next vinaigrette dressing for a toasted nutty flavor.
Lemon Walnut Oil Dressing
recipe courtesy of Rose
makes enough dressing for a salad that seves 4
- Juice of 1 lemon – about 4 tbsp
- 4 tbsp walnut oil
- 2 tsp maple syrup
- Salt and ground black pepper
- In a bowl squeeze juice of 1 lemon, add maple syrup, salt and pepper and whisk together. Add walnut oil and whisk into the lemon juice mixture.
- Taste and adjust for salt and sweetness. Dressing is ready. Toss dressing on salad of your choice.