Walnut Oil Vinegrette

I first made this variation of a simple vinaigrette when I had a vegan coming for dinner. The strong nutty flavor of the walnut oil added depth to the salad and made the side stand out on the plate. I have made it many times since. It goes well with all types of leafy greens from arugula to radicchio.



  • Small bowl
  • Small whisk


  1. Add walnut oil to the bowl
  2. Add roughly ⅓ as much balsamic to the bowl.
  3. Throw in a pinch of salt and a pinch of pepper.
  4. Whisk well.
  5. Taste.
  6. Adjust.
Re: Walnut Oil Vinegrette

I like to add a little bit of garlic to this dressing. It goes well with the full flavor of the walnit oil.

Re: Walnut Oil Vinegrette

Re: Walnut Oil Vinegrette

I found the walnut flavor very intense and goes a long way. Therefore I adjusted the recipe and used more vinegar and less oil.

Re: Walnut Oil Vinegrette