Almond Oil Substitute
Take whatever amount of almonds your using for the salad and cook in 4 Talbs. of extra-virgin olive oil in a skillet over moderately low heat, stirring constantly, until golden, about 3 minutes, then season with salt and pepper. Pour almonds and oil into a fine-mesh sieve set over a bowl and cool. You now have almond oil, and your almonds will be toasted for your salad.