Meet the Good Oils
Cold-pressed extra-virgin olive oil, cold-pressed walnut oil, cold-pressed flaxseed oil, avocado oil, sesame oil, rapeseed oil, and coconut oil are all excellent for salad dressings. Eat them and thrive!
- Olive oil is monounsaturated rather than polyunsaturated—one of the safest vegetable oils you can use. It is well-suited to dressings and can be heated, but only to moderate temperatures. Make sure the Extra Virgin Olive Oil you buy is cloudy (not filtered) and a golden-yellow colour.
- Sesame oil is reasonably stable and can also be used on salads, as can cold-pressed walnut oil and avocado oil.
- Coconut oil is a highly saturated oil/fat and is the safest, healthiest choice for cooking, because it remains stable even at high temperatures. It also boasts antiviral and antibacterial properties.
Tip: Store all oils away from light and heat.