How to Store Homemade Salad Dressing

by Tanya Brown

Use glass containers to store homemade dressing.

Salat anmachen image by Yvonne Bogdanski from

Homemade salad dressing is a healthy alternative to commercially sold dressings. Because it is made from scratch, you do not consume the synthetic ingredients and preservatives included in store-bought brands. These artificial ingredients are only added to prolong the dressing’s shelf life and can poorly affect your health. Homemade dressing may not last as long, but it is healthier and stays fresh for a reasonable amount of time when stored properly.

Step 1

Place the dressing in a glass jar. Glass jars are ideal for storing liquid items. Unlike plastic containers, they are nonporous, so they will not absorb the dressing. Cover the jar with a tight lid.

Step 2

Refrigerate your dressing. Homemade dressing should always be stored in a cool, dry place.

Step 3

Discard your dressing within two weeks. Monitor your dressing and throw it away when its color starts to change.


  • Homemade dressing is freshest when used within three days.

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  • Salat anmachen image by Yvonne Bogdanski from

About the Author

Before starting her writing career, Tanya Brown worked as an eighth-grade language arts teacher. She also has a background in nursing, with extensive experience in urology, neurology and neurosurgery clinics. Brown holds a bachelor's degree in psychology and is pursuing her master’s degree in educational psychology.