Walnut Oil

"So much cheaper than store bought. A delicately flavored oil usually used to infuse flavor on already cooked food. There are quite a few recipes on Zaar using Walnut Oil."
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Ready In:
16 tablespoons




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Drop walnuts into boiling water in small saucepan; boil 3 minutes; drain.
  • Spread walnuts in a single layer on a shallow baking sheet.
  • Bake 15 - 25 minutes or until golden brown; stirring once.
  • Cool to lukewarm.
  • Place warm nuts in a plastic bag and crush with mallet or rolling pin.
  • In large jar, combine nuts with oil.
  • When ready to use, strain walnuts from oil.

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  1. Debbwl
    OK you have me sold! This was easy, the walnuts smelled wonderful while they were toasting, and here comes the best part of all the walnut oil gives a great new demotions to what ever you use it in. The only recommendations I would make is to make the walnut oil at least a day a head, the first day it was good how ever the dressing I made on the second day with what was left over from day one was really great. If you like using flavored oils, giving them as gifts, or would like to try giving new depths to your recipe this recipe is a must try. I will be using this a lot. Thanks for the post.
  2. littlemafia
    Now the little wheels are working in my head and wondering if I can make peanut oil as well using this method. I cannot even get my hands on walnut oil here in the land of Dracula so I'm even more thankful for this. Very flavorful and oh so easy. Made for Zwt 6.
  3. WiGal
    Excellent, easy! I actually did make this a few days ago. Now I do wonder how long it keeps? Used this in Recipe#381946. Thank you gailanng for sharing. Made for Everyday.
  4. Chef Kate
    This is super! Infusing the walnut flavor into (in my case) canola oil makes a simply delicious, healthier and way less expensive version of pure walnut oil. This in a salad of watercress, bleu cheese, roasted beets--heaven! And it gave fabulous flavor to Wicked's Classic Walnut Boule (#349732). Many thanks for sharing this!
  5. MarraMamba
    i cut this in half, and it was delicious. I used it on some salad, it gave a lovely lift to it.


  1. Heywardeasterchild
    Roasted in cast iron skillet, added pure olive oil and funneled into old Boyle's green soda bottle while warm. Let cool about an hour then corked. FYI: while warm drizzled over green salad with light dusting of parmesan formaggio...a glimpse of heaven on earth.



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