Pine nut oil is a popular cooking and medicinal oil used in Mediterranean, Russian and Chinese cultures. Pine nuts contain 60 percent oil and are cold pressed to produce a nutty-flavored, golden yellow oil that is rich in antioxidants. To preserve the high levels of antioxidant activity, use this oil in uncooked recipes. Pine nut oil is best used in salad dressings and drizzled in simple pasta dishes.
Create a delicious Caesar salad dressing with pine nut oil. With fresh, everyday ingredients, pine nut oil can transport an ordinary salad green into a Mediterranean delight.
Smash together in a large wooden salad bowl the garlic and anchovy fillets with a fork to make a paste. Add Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard and lemon juice and blend thoroughly. Add in the pine nut oil and whisk with the fork. Right before adding romaine, toss in the Parmesan to the salad dressing. Serve this dressing over romaine.
Serve a refreshing and healthy spinach citrus salad featuring a dressing with pine nut oil. This salad is bright in color and flavor.
Dump all the dressing ingredients (pine nut oil, champagne vinegar, lemon juice, lemon zest, brown sugar, kosher salt and white pepper) into a jar and shake until incorporated. In a salad bowl, add spinach, orange, red onion and goat cheese. Pour dressing over salad and sprinkle with toasted walnuts. Serve immediately.
Cook a simple and delicious pasta salad featuring pine nut oil and everyday Italian ingredients.
Add pasta to rolling boiling water. Cook the pasta till it is soft but still firm. Drain the pasta, then rinse with cold water. In a large bowl, toss into the pasta the oil, pine nuts, sun-dried tomatoes, feta cheese, Parmesan cheese, parsley and rosemary. Toss all ingredients thoroughly and season with salt and pepper as desired.