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What is a good "subtle" oil for salad dressings and mayo?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 01, 2013 at 12:23 AM

I don't like the strong taste of EVOO in salads and mayo. What is a good oil that doesn't add a lot of taste? I also don't like the taste of coconut in these things. I don't mind cooking with these, but to eat them raw really bothers me.

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on January 01, 2013
at 12:42 PM

No, but I'm not going to get a peer pressure badge by answering mct oil or advising her to make an acv+olive oil+honey dressing.

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on January 01, 2013
at 11:42 AM

You will probably develop a taste for it after a while. Its a valuable source of 'hard to get' MUFA's

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on January 01, 2013
at 07:40 AM

You think An industrially processed seed oil high in inflammatory omega-6 fats is appropriate for any consumption?!

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on January 01, 2013
at 02:20 AM

Avocado oil is good too.

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on January 01, 2013
at 01:34 AM

I also made mayo with toasted almond oil once and had to force myself to stop eating it with a spoon. It tasted amazing in chicken salad, too! I should point out that I *never* liked the taste of store bought mayo.

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on January 01, 2013
at 12:34 AM

MCT Oil is great and you can flavor it with many spices. Perfect for dressing.

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on January 01, 2013
at 01:12 AM

Macadamia oil is quite subtle in salads

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on January 01, 2013
at 01:10 AM

I like avocado oil and almond oil, on very rare occasions. I learned to eat salad without dressing and don't miss it!

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on January 01, 2013
at 01:34 AM

I also made mayo with toasted almond oil once and had to force myself to stop eating it with a spoon. It tasted amazing in chicken salad, too! I should point out that I *never* liked the taste of store bought mayo.

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on January 01, 2013
at 02:20 AM

Avocado oil is good too.

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on January 01, 2013
at 02:37 AM

There are light tasting olive oils. Have you tried those?

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on January 01, 2013
at 01:39 AM

MCT oil was the first to come to mind, but I also agree that macadamia nut oil and avocado oil would be good options as well.

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on January 01, 2013
at 12:32 AM

MCT oil has no flavor and is liquid at room temp.

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on January 01, 2013
at 12:34 AM

MCT Oil is great and you can flavor it with many spices. Perfect for dressing.

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on January 01, 2013
at 03:32 AM

MCT Oil FTW! I make MCT Oil Mayo, delish.

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on January 01, 2013
at 02:45 AM

If you can't find an oil to suit you, try eating your salads with an over easy egg or two. The runny yolk mixes well with vinegars, and the fat+protein makes it even more satisfying.

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on January 01, 2013
at 07:41 AM

Regular olive oil (from the second pressing) has a milder flavor. The problem is finding such oil. Anything sold as just "olive oil" is likely to be adulterated.

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on January 01, 2013
at 02:57 AM

My 2 fav salad dressings (though a bit off topic) are:

  • salsa

  • hot sauce (like tabasco or others more interesting) and lime

No oil required. :)

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on January 01, 2013
at 02:40 AM

I use an avocado oil that has lime added. I find it light.

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on January 01, 2013
at 02:29 AM

Soybean oil .

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on January 01, 2013
at 12:42 PM

No, but I'm not going to get a peer pressure badge by answering mct oil or advising her to make an acv+olive oil+honey dressing.

00cd3b6f51530a6832fcda1712edbec3

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on January 01, 2013
at 07:40 AM

You think An industrially processed seed oil high in inflammatory omega-6 fats is appropriate for any consumption?!

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