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Jan 30, 2011 06:25 PM

How long should this dressing keep?

If I make a dressing in the following proportions, how long should it keep refrigerated? Forever?

2-3 Tbsp rice vinegar
1 Tbsp soy sauce
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp sesame oil

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  1. i'd say pretty close to forever -- at least in my fridge. LOL.

    but why make larger quantities than needed?

    mmm, i'd like that dressing on some cellophane noodles just now, with some sauteed mushrooms and green onions -- and maybe some ground chicken, cilantro, fresh chilies, and peanuts, too. (can you tell that i'm a bit hungry?).

    2 Replies
    1. re: alkapal

      I thought it might be nice to mix a batch for lunch salads so that it's always ready.

      1. re: megmosa

        oh, it'll be absolutely fine! in my opinion, there is nothing in the dressing that in combination with the other ingredients will degrade or age much differently than were it alone in your fridge.

        were you to add fresh minced onion or garlic, it would have a shorter fridge life. but as it stands now, your dressing will last much longer than two weeks in the fridge.
        happy eating!

    2. Couple of weeks for sure....

      1. According to, homemade salad dressing made with a commercial dry mix should last about two weeks. I imagine that homemade dressing made without a mix would last the same amount of time.

        1. as long as any of those ingredients unmixed last in your fridge. the sesame oil is the only thing in there that might go rancid, but it should take a good long long long time

          1. Awesome. All of this makes perfect sense...I just wanted to double check. I am really liking this combination (with sprinkled sesame seeds on top).