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Balsamic Pumpkin Seed Oil Salad Dressing

This recipe contains white balsamic vinegar, although you could switch it for brown balsamic vinegar, rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar if you want. Balsamic vinegar goes especially well with pumpkin seed oil though. You can either use a small jar to shake the ingredients together, or whisk them together in a bowl. Serve this with mixed leaves or your favorite simple salad recipe. You can top the salad with toasted pumpkin seeds, to echo the pumpkin flavor in the dressing, if you have some.

Try another specialty oil if you like, such as toasted sesame seed oil or walnut oil. Since some specialty oils have very strong flavors, you should add a small amount (a teaspoon or so) to see what the flavor is like. Perhaps you feel like being adventurous and adding some herbs or garlic to this pumpkin seed oil salad dressing. This recipe makes enough dressing for about fifteen cups of lettuce leaves, so you can serve about six people with it. It is, of course, very easy to double or triple.

This is a great recipe to demonstrate how quick and easy it can be to make your own salad dressing. There is never a good reason to choose a bottled dressing over making your own, when you can simply throw together a few ingredients to make something which boasts a delicious, fresh flavor. Make this balsamic pumpkin seed oil dressing and you are sure to enjoy the amazing taste it offers.

Pumpkin Seed Oil Salad Dressing with Honey
Summary: Including mustard, honey, two kinds of oil, vinegar, and salt, this is a delicious dressing which can be drizzled over salad leaves to offer an exquisite flavor.
Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Salad Dressing
Serves: 6
Prep time: 
Total time: 
  • ½ tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ tablespoon honey
  • 2 ½ tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin seed oil
  • 1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  1. Put the mustard, honey, olive oil, pumpkin seed oil, balsamic vinegar, and salt in a bowl.
  2. Whisk with a fork until blended.
(Makes ⅓ Cup)

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This is a versatile dressing. Teaming honey and mustard, which are typical salad dressing ingredients, with oil, vinegar and salt, the flavor is rich and uncomplicated, adding a gourmet flavor to anything you choose to serve it with. Try this drizzled over mixed salad leaves for a simple side dish, or enjoy it with chicken, shrimp or beef, adding some colorful ingredients to the salad too, such as bell pepper, corn or tomato. Such a dish would make a great appetizer served in small portions or you could enjoy this salad for lunch or your evening meal. The pumpkin seed oil gives this dressing its special, distinctive flavor.


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Christine Szalay-Kudra

Hello and welcome to Amazing Salad Recipes. My name is Christine and I'm delighted you are visiting. I started this blog because salad is such an important dish. It can be a side dish or a whole meal, and there are so many type I love to prepare and serve to my family, helping them get all their nutrients as well as having something they can really enjoy.

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