Roasted Walnut Oil – Huile de Noix

Organic Baby Greens, Toasted Walnuts, Kalamata Olives, Feta
Dressed with Roasted Walnut Oil and a Splash of Red Wine Vinegar
La Tourangelle handcrafts this Roasted Walnut Oil in California strictly following the 150-year-old traditional methods of its French sister oil mill. It is slowly roasted, expeller-pressed and lightly filtered.
I have to admit I was in an oil rut. Olive oil will still remain number one in my kitchen, but this flavorful roasted oil is exceptional in salads and I also look forward to using it in pasta dishes as well. I plan to try their Roasted Pistachio and Toasted Pumpkin Seed oils, too.
How do you like my fabulous new platter? 
A gift from Father Adam. Thanks FA! 
It is Mikasa China, Venice Pattern, Made in Japan.  
I especially like the way the food reflects off the black rim.

11 thoughts on “Roasted Walnut Oil – Huile de Noix”

  1. What a nice platter, indeed! I must admit I have never used any roasted walnut oil: it sounds like an interesting item to try.

  2. Lori Lynn, I buy the roasted walnut oil from Trader Joes, it has such a unique flavor, I love it.You’re right it’s great with salads.
    It’s also very good in baking, try it in muffins. I love the mirror image on your platter too!

  3. That’s my kind of salad – romantic in its simplicity, all sharp and rich. I like walnut oil, but haven’t had it from toasted nuts.

  4. HI Susan – I was just reading your post on Root Vegetable Pot Pie from Foodbuzz’s flavor of the Day as your comment came in!

    I think the roasted walnuts make all the difference. The flavor is extraordinary, so the salad of simple ingredients becomes very special.

  5. Hi Jessy – thank you, this salad is one of my favorites.

    Hi Simona – I think you will like this oil. The salad tastes completely different with it than with olive oil, a nice complement to the walnuts in the salad.

    Hi Marie – I have to look at Trader Joe’s.
    Oh, muffins? hmmm. That sounds like a great idea.

  6. Like Marie I also get mine from Trader Joes. The can and description are very similar to La Tourangelle’s. After reading your post yesterday I used my walnut oil in a sauce and it tasted wonderful!

    Great post, gorgeous salad and beautiful platter!!

  7. LL, You are very welcome. However, your food would look great on a paper plate! Thanks for sharing you artistry and your culinary expertise.
    FA

  8. Hi Laurie – I’ll have to check it out at TJ’s. I’m looking forward to experimenting with it!

    Hi FA – thanks as always 🙂

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