My salad dressing has extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), raspberry wine vinegar, chives, sugar, salt & pepper, lemon juice and lemon zest. Can I keep it un-refrigerated for 18 hours?

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    Who downvoted - this is not a stupid question I'd say. Needs more quantities to determine whether it qualifies as a vinegar pickle or just a random mixture of stuff :) Commented Apr 23, 2018 at 8:35
  • Can you provide your recipe?
    – moscafj
    Commented Apr 23, 2018 at 10:39

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Me think you should be OK.

The dressing does not contain garlic which can be an issue in regards of botulism.

I don't know if chive has the same botulism problem as garlic, you might check that out

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