Did you know that salad dressing expires and that you should check the expiration dates every month? I bet if you look in your fridge right now you would have at least 1, expired salad dressing.
Checking the expiration dates on salad dressings had never even crossed my mind until a few years ago when my sister mentioned it to me. I just figured salad dressing were one of those things that lasted forever, like soy sauce.
Nope, I was wrong. A lot of salad dressing actually expire pretty quickly, especially the milk-based ones, like Ranch, Caesar, and this Champagne Vinaigrette one above.
Vegan ones, like this one above have longer expiration dates but it’s still important to check them frequently. My rule is to check the salad dressing labels once a month. It’s easy to get in the habit of doing it when you clean out your fridge right before a big grocery shopping trip. You could also do it every time you have salad with your dinner, and just toss the expired ones, instead of putting them on the table. We had salad the other night and ended up tossing a ranch dressing that had just expired.
The important thing is to make sure you are checking the labels because you don’t want anyone getting sick from expired salad dressing, and you definitely don’t want to ruin your salad with a foul tasting dressing!!!