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Thread: Oils for salad other than olive?

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    Oils for salad other than olive?

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    Are there any oils out there good for salad dressings other than olive oil that may be healthier? I am going to do a big shop tomorrow.

    Thanks!

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    I love bacon grease on my salads. I usually mix it with a bit of vinegar.

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    Walnut oil is great on salads, too.

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    Cannot use bacon anything, but the walnut oil sounds excellent. Is it as good (in terms of mono/polyunsaturated fats) as olive oil?

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    +1 to both bacon fat and Walnut oil.....

    My favorite salad as of late is sliced Avocado, HB eggs, crispy salad greens, bacon, green onons, tomatoes. I add white wine vinegar to the bacon drippings, season with black pepper, and the slightest drizzle of local honey and that the dressing. AWESOME. Loaded with good fat.

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    The specialty oils: walnut, macadamia, and avocado have pretty good ratios. These are ridiculously expensive though. I used to buy the small dark bottles of flax oil that has to be refrigerated, but it seems that the omega-3s can't be absorbed in a high ratio.

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    I keep seeing walnut oil on these forums, but I never hear anyone talk about Macadamia Oil. Is it pretty good on salads and nutritious to warrant using?

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    The walnut oil probably has too many PUFAs so I would not recommend using it often. How about dressing your salad with coconut milk?
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    Coconut milk? That sounds horrible on salad, to be quite honest!

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    Raw egg yolk is traditional, but not recommended these days due to fear of salmonella in commercial eggs. Mashed cooked egg yolk is also traditional. Blend with fresh lemon juice and season with salt, pepper, garlic and tarragon.

    Hot dressings of red wine vinegar and bacon fat are traditional, too. Include bacon bits, sliced green onions and garlic.

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