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5 Hemp Oil Substitutes: Add Some Zing

Running low on hemp oil and need a quick fix? We’ve all been there, staring at the pantry in disbelief. Don’t sweat it, we’ve got your back. There are plenty of great alternatives for hemp oil that’ll still add that needed zing to your dish.

We’ll share some everyday options that you might already have at home. Each one has its unique twist, and we’re here to make sure your meal turns out just right.

Skip the stress and let’s get straight to the good stuff. Your next substitute might just surprise you!

5 Easy Substitutes for Hemp Oil

As always, we’ve got to start with an honorable mention. While it’s not technically a substitute for hemp oil in cooking, we have to give a shoutout to CBD-infused products.

1 – Flaxseed Oil

First, let’s talk flaxseed oil – it’s our number one hemp oil substitute. It’s nutty with a slightly bitter aftertaste, just like hemp oil but milder. We can vouch for its versatility, especially in salad dressings and smoothies.

Have we mentioned that time we swapped it in our morning smoothie? The taste was quite similar to hemp oil. However, flaxseed oil’s rich and nutty profile can sometimes overpower. If you’re curious, find more details in our article about flaxseed oil substitutes.

It blends well with other oils creating a balanced flavor. This means it’s never too out there, just right for most dishes.

2 – Walnut Oil

The taste of walnut oil is mild with a subtle nuttiness. It’s smoother and less intense. We found it perfect for baking and sautéing. Flaxseed oil can get bitter, but walnut oil stays gentle.

One time, we swapped walnut oil for a stir-fry, and it was a hit. The flavor balanced well with our veggies. Heads up: walnut oil has omega-3 fatty acids and is great in cold dishes. Check more tips on using walnut oil in our favorite walnut oil substitutes article.

No bitter aftertaste with walnut oil. Great for both savory and sweet dishes.

3 – Avocado Oil

When we need a versatile and mild substitute, it’s avocado oil all the way. This oil has a buttery flavor and light texture, making it excellent for dressing salads.

We’ve used it in high-heat cooking, and it holds up well. It’s perfect for frying because of its high smoke point, which means no burnt oil taste.

We once sautéed veggies with avocado oil, and the flavor stayed clean and fresh. Wondering about its uses? Check out more ideas for avocado oil substitutes.

Avocado oil never overpowers; it enhances.

4 – Pumpkin Seed Oil

Pumpkin seed oil has a rich, earthy flavor with a hint of nutty undertones. It’s great for adding depth to salad dressings and sauces.

We swapped it for hemp oil in a vinaigrette, and it was outstanding. The taste stood out without being overpowering.

It’s perfect for drizzling over roasted vegetables or as a finishing oil. Just remember, its strong flavor can dominate if overused.

We’ve added it to dips and gotten rave reviews. Try it where you need a robust, unique touch.

5 – Sesame Oil

Last on our list is sesame oil, with its warm, nutty aroma. This oil adds a distinctive, toasty note to dishes.

We whipped up a quick stir-fry with it, and the flavor was unbeatable. Its bold, robust taste can transform any dish into something special.

We’ve also drizzled it on salads, giving them a unique zing. For an in-depth look at alternatives, check out our guide on sesame oil substitutes.