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Toasted Walnut Vinaigrette

Toasted Walnut Vinaigrette is the perfect seasonal & tangy dressing for so many different salads.   With very few ingredients & time needed to make this, you're gonna want to put it on everything! 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Author PLVNTFOOD by Chef Brianna Gallo


  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1 tbsp celery leaves
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tbsp fresh shallot
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup sherry vinegar
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup walnut oil
  • 1 1/2 cups extra virgin olive oil
  • salt / pepper to taste


  1. In a dry pan over medium heat, add your walnuts.  Toast gently until just fragrant, then add to a blender with all of your other ingredients except the walnut & olive oil. 

  2. Once blended, turn the blender on medium speed, and while its running, drizzle in both the walnut oil & olive oil slowly until the vinaigrette is completely emulsified.  This will also help it become nice and creamy.  

  3. Serve on top of your favorite salad.  My favorite combination to go with this vinaigrette is mixed greens, granny smith apple, vegan cheddar cheese, dried cherries, & chopped toasted walnuts.