I saw a lot of questions on food forums and blogs about what is the difference between salad oil and cooking oil.
Because salads aren’t cooked you will feel the taste of every ingredient including the taste of oil. This is why you must use a good quality oil in the salads.
When you are cooking with oil you eat only a small part of this oil mostly absorbed by the cooked foods. So the main taste will be from the food and not from the oil. This is why it is recommended that you use a good oil for cooking and to keep the best for salads.
What oil use for a healthy salad?
You can use any type of vegetable oil or canola oil you like but the most popular choice is the extra virgin olive oil. The extra virgin olive oil is an essential part of Mediterranean cuisine and it is most used for preparing salad dressings because it possesses the best organoleptic characteristics.
Also very good for salads are:
- sunflower olive
- canola oil
- sesame oil
- a mix containing different types of oils
To make the best salad dressing you can combine different types of oils until you find the ideal combination for you.