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anastatia
Vancouver, WA
(Zone 8a)

October 30, 2009
9:24 PM

Post #7224686

I just printed a recipe off The Pioneer Womans tasy kitchen site. It's a winter salad w/ a vinaigrette that calls for 2 Tablespoons pectin. Pectin? Have you ever heard of pectin in salad dressing?
smileymom343
Kenmore, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 30, 2009
9:32 PM

Post #7224718

Isn't that was they use in canning? For jams & jellies?

If so, it could be a "surfactant", which is something that binds other things together. Maybe to make the dressing stick to the ingredients better.
treelover3
Minneapolis, MN
(Zone 5a)

November 6, 2009
8:27 PM

Post #7248105

Or it could be added to simply thicken the dressing so it's not quite so runny. This also fits with SM's suggestion that it helps the dressing stick to the ingredients better.

Can you share the recipe? I'd love to see what's in it.
Thanks,
Mike
OhioMimi
Batavia, OH

November 6, 2009
9:10 PM

Post #7248222

Hi ana, pectin is a thickener. I make my own salad dressing and I have never used any thickener except pureed fruits or mayonnaise.
daugenet
Simpsonville, SC
(Zone 7b)

November 11, 2009
3:00 AM

Post #7261954

This is a little off topic...but still dealing with pectin

In the past few months when I was buying pectin I bought the ball brand. (didnt really care about the brand, just wanted powdered pectin) Much to my surprise when i opened the box there was a 50 cent coupon. I bought some surejel the next week and no coupon inside :-( Not a big deal but when stores double coupons it starts to add up!

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