Flaxseed oil is the nutritional oil that comes from the plant Linum usitatissimum. Flaxseed oil contains the essential omega-3 fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid. It is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and can be useful in easing the symptoms of arthritis.
It is also linked to the reduction of incidents of auto-immune disease such as multiple sclerosis. It is also linked to the reduction of risk of developing heart disease and high blood pressure and has been used to treat carpal tunnel syndrome and diabetic foot ulcers.
Serves 2-3 large salads
5 minPrep Time
5 minTotal Time
- ½ cup flax oil
- ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablepoons peanut butter
- 2 teaspons hot English mustard
- 4 tablespoons maple syrup
- Put all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.
- Store in air-tight container or glass jar in the fridge.
Vegan. Plant-based. Dairy-free.
Personally, I am a big fan of flax oil and think it is just one of the things that have been beneficial for me, in terms of managing my multiple sclerosis. This dressing is one of my ‘go-to’ recipes and it honestly makes anything taste good!
My children Archie and Rissie are happy to use it as a dipping sauce for vegetables, it goes beautifully with every salad imaginable and it is heaven over roast vegetables.
It is super-easy to make too, taking only minutes to put together and it keeps beautifully in the fridge.
Courtesy of Lara Flanagan.
Lara is the author of My Notes from New England, a blog that takes a humorous look at the adventures of a single mum with two young twins who enjoys cooking, eating well, living in the country and travelling the world looking to inspire and be inspired.