Summer salad camelina oil dressing – farmer’s shop

The best thing about summer? All fresh ingredients for great salads. But this always requires an outfit that looks perfectly tasteful.

Summer salad with camelina oil. ©Andrea Knura

My favorite dressing for colorful summer salads made from fresh herbs, tomatoes, cucumbers, cauliflower and berries? Camelina oil with balsamic vinegar, mustard, honey, chili and garlic. Basically, salad dressing is an emulsion, that is, a combination of immiscible liquids such as oil and vinegar. Making this complex requires two things: an emulsifier and a mixer for mixing. This keeps the liquids together. Mustard and garlic are the emulsifiers of this camelina oil dressing. Yes, camelina oil. Its taste is very fresh, it is rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids and contains a lot of vitamin E. I like to use balsamic vinegar for the acidity of the salad, but for the mustard and hot chili, they call it a sweet honey.

“It takes four people to prepare a salad dressing: a wise man for salt, a fool for vinegar, a spendthrift for oil, and a madman for seasoning.”
– François Coppée, French writer (1842-1908)

And salad

You get what you want. Salad, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, herbs, cauliflower, pumpkin or pineapple and walnuts. So blueberries or dried raspberries. In the fresh summer I will drink fruit juice with salad.

Salad dressing camelina oil

  • 10 tbsp camelina oil
  • 5 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
  • 1 spoon of mustard
  • 1 tsp honey
  • chilli
  • Garlic (1 clove) or powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • flowers or pine nuts


  1. Mince a little chili and garlic. Alternatively, chili and garlic powder can also be used.
  2. Add ten tablespoons of camelina oil and five tablespoons of balsamic vinegar to a bowl and mix well.
  3. Add mustard and honey.
  4. Season with salt and pepper, stir.
  5. Cut lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, … herbs and put them in a salad bowl.
  6. Fry a handful of coconut or pine nuts in a covered pan without oil.
  7. Sprinkle the seeds over the salad with the dressing, mix and serve.

Tip: The farmer’s bread from Weingut & Brothof Atschko on Klapotetzstraße goes really well with this.

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