Will tomatoes in a pasta salad lose flavor in the fridge for 6 or 8 hours?

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  1. hank

    hank

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    Or is it ok to leave the salad at room temp for that long?  It's about 75 deg today and the salad has an oil and vinegar dressing.
     
  2. berndy

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    The time limit for any cold  food outside the refrigerator is 4 Hours
     
  3. koukouvagia

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    I wouldn't leave it out of the fridge and I don't think they will lose flavor in the refrigerator. But if you're worried about that omit the tomatoes and add them before you serve the salad.
     
  4. thatchairlady

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    Thinking you plan to serve/eat this tomorrow??  I REALLY don't like COLD tomatoes in any salad.  Would put salad in fridge for night with everything except the tomatoes.  When ready to eat, add the tomatoes and toss.