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Walnut Dressing

This is the best walnut dressing! It has such a unique flavour and is perfect for salads, cooked vegetable or meat dishes or as a dip. It's paleo, vegan, dairy-free and gluten free.

Course Appetizer, condiment, dips, sauces
Cuisine American
Keyword paleo dressing, walnut salad dressing, walnut vinaigrette
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 306 kcal


  • 1 1/4 cups raw walnuts
  • 1 1/4 cups avocado oil (or olive oil)
  • 1/4 cup sherry vinegar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 2 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 small shallot, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt (or more to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper (or more to taste)


  1. Add all the ingredients to your Vitamix or other high speed blender

  2. Blend until smooth

Recipe Notes

  1. If you stop and start the blender when blending this dressing it will get very thick. Because of that I recommend blending it all in one go, unless you prefer a thicker type dressing with more of a dip consistency.
  2. This recipe makes a large batch of dressing. If you prefer a smaller batch I suggest cutting the recipe in half. 
Nutrition Facts
Walnut Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 306 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Sodium 126mg5%
Potassium 68mg2%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.