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A question about a recipe: Make Your Own Avocado Caesar

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I have a question about the recipe "Make Your Own Avocado Caesar" from inpatskitchen. I did everything right and when I stop the mini processor the dressing looks fine but as soon as I stir it I see it is separated. What should I do? Help!

asked by CarlaK about 1 month ago

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inpatskitchen

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added about 1 month ago

Oh I'm so sorry Carla. It's never happened to me but I id find this article on Food52 that might help.
https://food52.com/blog...
Please let me know how it goes....

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added about 1 month ago

Thanks for your quick response Pat and the possible solution. Unfortunately, the blog’s tips did not work. I still had a separated, curdled-looking dressing. That said, I did use it last night and it was delicious with no negative visual effects!

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inpatskitchen

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added about 1 month ago

Glad it worked out for you...maybe someone else will see this and help.

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Nancy

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added about 1 month ago

I was thinking along the lines of NOT blending the oils and acid (in this case, lemon juice) and just pourting them separately over the salad. That would give the same eventual tastes and maybe avoid the visual separation.
Or add more volume of emulsifier (garlic paste, dry mustard) and hope it coheres.
Found a fine article on why salad dressings separate, including suggestions of honey & tomato paste at emulsifiers. But I wouldn't use them in a Ceasar salad dressing.
So, again, maybe just emulsify the solids & fats, pour that and lemon juice separately over the salad, eat and enjoy.
https://www.sciencefriday...

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