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Old 06-26-2006, 09:12 PM   #1
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Should I Refrigerate Salad Dressing?

I made a salad dressing with Olive Oil, Vinegar, Lime Juice, juice of one small orange, green onion, garlic and cilantro. Should I refrigerate this? I didn't really think there was anything that could go bad in it. I'm using it to pour over my tomato and avocado salad.
Thanks for any advice I can get.

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Old 06-26-2006, 09:25 PM   #2
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Absolutely refrigetrate it.
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Old 06-26-2006, 09:48 PM   #3
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I made a salad dressing with Olive Oil, Vinegar, Lime Juice, juice of one small orange, green onion, garlic and cilantro. Should I refrigerate this? I didn't really think there was anything that could go bad in it. I'm using it to pour over my tomato and avocado salad.
Thanks for any advice I can get.
Most of your ingredients in that dressing are subject to spoilage at room temperature once exposed and introduced to other ingredients: the garlic, cilantro, scallion, and citrus juices.

Like Andy said, refrigerate it.
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Old 06-26-2006, 11:00 PM   #4
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Definitely... just let it sit a little bit before you serve it so that the flavor is fine...

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Old 06-27-2006, 06:35 AM   #5
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Ya, in agreeance with the other posters, refridgerate until an hour before use. Can't tell where you live, but I live pretty far north, and the temperature's cracked 95 for four days in a row.
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Old 06-27-2006, 07:35 AM   #6
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Ya, in agreeance with the other posters, refridgerate until an hour before use. Can't tell where you live, but I live pretty far north, and the temperature's cracked 95 for four days in a row.
I live in the South Texas heat--although in my home it's a cool 75 deg.

Thanks for the advice all. I will refrigerate it. It has sat out overnight, but the house is cool so I think I'm okay.
Thanks again.
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Old 06-27-2006, 08:12 AM   #7
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Also to go one step further, use it up within about 10 days or so. You do not want to keep something like that around too long.
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Old 06-27-2006, 09:56 AM   #8
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The tomato and avacado salad sure sounds good! Do you put anything else in it?
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Most of your ingredients in that dressing are subject to spoilage at room temperature once exposed and introduced to other ingredients: the garlic, cilantro, scallion, and citrus juices.

Like Andy said, refrigerate it.
I agree, and also oil can spoil too.
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Old 06-27-2006, 08:53 PM   #10
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The tomato and avacado salad sure sounds good! Do you put anything else in it?
That avocado and tomato salad are great--I just put my mixture of lime juice, green onion, cilantro, garlic, vinegar and olive oil over the tomato and avocado. I add salt & pepper. Sometimes I add the juice of an orange (as I did in this case) as well.

And thanks again all for the advice. Glad I asked.
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