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How long does a homemade salad dressing (olive oil, garlic, lemon zest & lemon juice) last in the fridge?

asked by XXX-XXX-6138 over 5 years ago
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added over 5 years ago

It's best to make the simple dressings fresh for the salad, right in the bowl, especially with lemon juice.

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Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

added over 5 years ago

I agree with susan -- if it were a vinegar-based dressing, I'd say 3 or 4 days, but the flavor of lemon juice really degrades after a day. Better to make it fresh.

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added over 5 years ago

And I agree with both Susan and Amanda, but if it's good-quality extravirgin olive oil, I would never, ever put it in the refrigerator.

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pierino

pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.

added over 5 years ago

Also, the emulsion is going to break down. It's best to make it in smaller quantities for immediate use, as opposed to larger batches. You don't want your salad swimming in dressing anyway.

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added over 5 years ago

Any dressing made with fresh garlic should be used quickly. If you want to keep it in the refrigerator for quite a while substitute shallots.