Apr 10, 2010

Low Fat Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing




Nothing beats the flavor of homemade salad dressing. Making your own salad dressing gives you control of what ingredients go into it. Serve this with a wedge of iceberg lettuce, as a dip for skinny buffalo wings or one of my favorite ways to enjoy this is on a roast beef sandwich on a good whole wheat crusty bread with arugula.




Low Fat Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: Serving Size: 2 tablespoons Old Points: 1 pt Points+: 1 pt
Calories:
46.8Fat: 3.0 g Protein: 2.8 g Carb: 2.2 g Fiber: 0.3 g 
 
Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 6 oz fat free Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp light mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions:

In a small bowl, mash blue cheese and yogurt together with a fork. Stir in mayonnaise, lemon juice, vinegar, and garlic powder until well blended. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Makes 1 cup.

111 comments :

  1. I love blue cheese dressing! Thanks! :)

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  2. This sounds fantastic - and so simple to make! Blue Cheese is one of my favourite dressings - it has such a flavour punch

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  3. I am excited to try this. I make your green goddess one all the time!

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  4. Thanks for sharing this low fat recipe. It's no doubt we both love blue cheese!

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  5. Yum! Can't wait to try this!

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  6. this looks real good....I love blue cheese dressing

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  7. MMM, looks great. Easy too! Tried your Chipotle Rice today. Hubby and I loved it!!

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  8. I *love* blue cheese, but I don't love the calories. I can't wait to try this. It looks and sounds delicious!

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  9. i make one similar but reduce make it healthier. it's amazing! skip the mayo. mix in olive oil. also, use non-fat greek yogurt instead of plain yogurt.

    sometimes if i plan ahead, i actually roast spring onions (chopped) or green onions (chopped) w/ olive oil and then mix that into the blue cheese dressing (no need to double up on the EVOO). i always get rave reviews on that one!

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  10. Wow it looks really really good and healthy. I wanna try this one.

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  11. I'm going to try this with grilled buffalo chicken breast tonight! Yummy!

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  12. This looks AMAZING!! I will definitely be making it soon. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  13. OMG! I'm going to try this out right away! I only want to ever have blue cheese dressing...with everything!

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  14. Wow!! This sounds yummy! My husband is on WW, and his all-time fav dressing is Bleu Cheese, so... he'll love this!
    I'm loving your blog, and am a subscriber. Keep the yummy goodness coming!

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  15. I am a huge Blue Cheese fan! Just made this recipe and it was amazing!

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  16. Is such a delicious recipe. I love it !

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  17. I like the idea of added roasted spring onions!! This is a much healthier alternative to traditional blue cheese dressing. Hope you all like it!

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  18. Gina, you are a genius!! This dressing is so good and doesn't taste one bit low fat. Thanks!

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  19. It's even better the next day!

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  20. THANK YOU GINA FOR THIS RECIPE!! I TRIED IT AND IT IS AWESOME (LIKE YOU!!)

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  21. I LOVE wedge salads with blue cheese! This looks delicious, can't wait to try it!

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  22. low fat has never looked so good! fantastic photo.

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  23. I made this tonight and I thought it was a good start but too 'yogurty'. Another low fat recipe uses 2 oz yogurt, 2 oz fat free sour cream and 2 oz buttermilk. I may try that variation next time. I also added fresh tarragon as new shoots are just poking up.

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  24. I made this and it tasted great. The problem was I mixed it, covered it and placed it in the fridge while I made the salad. Some kind of chemical reaction occurred and when I took it out (about 30 minutes later), the conisstency had broken down and it was now as thin as water. Did I do something wrong?

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    1. myra — I was having the same problem. I found a tip somewhere that said you should keep your dressing in a mason jar, or any glass jar for that matter, and it has since worked for me! Not sure what the reasoning is...

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  25. @Sharon, yes! Buttermilk and sour cream work well too.

    @myra- that's strange, it should remain creamy, even the next day. Not sure what went wrong. I never had that problem, in fact I have a fresh batch in my fridge from yesterday and it's fine.

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  26. Maybe I'll try Greek yogurt next time.

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  27. Made this tonight and loved it! Tasted light but decadent. Can't wait to eat leftovers with veggies tomorrow at work! Yum!

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  28. I just made this for tonights dinner...buffalo chicken drumsticks and I am going to make a wedge salad! So excited and it tastes sooooo good!

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  29. I'm coming to your house for dinner!! ;)

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  30. I read this recipe yesterday...and knew I wanted to make it last night. I ran to the store and got "all" the ingredients so I could make it. BUT I forgot the vinegar. So I made it as you suggested with adding the same amount of water as you would vinegar. Turned out delicious. AND, I added only 1/2 of the blue cheese and left out the salt. I was awesome. No doubt that Gina's recipe made properly is better, but I thought mine was tasty...and probably an smidge less in points :)

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  31. Is that correct on the carb amount? Seems like a lot to me. So will this not work with a low carb diet?

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  32. It does seem high in carbs, I'll double check that.

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  33. I'm very excited to see this recipe, thank you for posting it! Will try it soon!

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  34. Mmmm I just made this!! It is DELISH! I have Buffalo skinless Chicken Breasts baking in the oven and made a nice bath of Blue Cheese to with. I also made a yummy Spinach Salad as well because I don't typically keep iceberg on hand. Dinner will be yummy tonight! (if I stop dipping carrots in it!!)

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  35. I just made this and it is awesome! Being on WW I miss the creamy dressings. This is fantastic. I used ff greek yogurt since I didn't have the other and it was great! Made our favorite salad, the wedge. Thanks again Gina!

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  36. Gina, what do you think about using feta instead of blue cheese? I thought it would be pretty comparable in flavor, but have some doubts. Thanks!

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  37. This was so delicious. I added just a bit of non fat milk to make it a little thinner. I also used FF greek yogurt.

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  38. Fabulous recipe and definitely going to try it, but recheck the carb count. If it's 41 calories it couldn't be 29 carbs (that's 116 calories alone). Maybe 2.9?

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  39. This is in response to the break down of the dressing - did you have it in a metal bowl or leave a metal spoon in it?
    Love this - thank you! I could never stick to a diet and because of your site and sparks I am satified!

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  40. Red Head, Feta would make a nice Greek dressing!

    Let me recheck the carbs, it's probably a typo...

    Blossom, glad I can help! I don't recall about the metal, why do you ask?

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  41. I made this with feta last night and a friend made the blue cheese! We shared - Both delish and wonderful - out for some iceberg and tomatoes and bacon - for a beautiful wedge salad. Thanks for all these great recipes!

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  42. I make this salad dressing at least once a week. Your website is a Godsend!

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  43. This is dressing is amazing. I made it the other night and let it sit for 24 hours so it can all mix well together. Oh wow I will make this again for sure. Thank You for the recipe, I have been trying to find a low point dressing but could not find one that I like.

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  44. Love this dressing. I'm using it tonight to dunk the zucchini sticks

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  45. Thank you, I just made this and completely impressed my in-laws.

    : )

    Made mini wedge salads as a fantastic side to the Kalua Pork sandwiches.

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  46. It's "bleu" cheese, not "blue" cheese.

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  47. This dressing is fabulous! I love your website and tell everyone about it.

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  48. Used this on iceberg wedges. It was super tangy! Maybe I measured something wrong? I used a bit of sugar to counter the sour and my family was able to eat it along with me. Thanks for all your wonderful posts!

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  49. My husband and I LOVED this recipe, and he usually hates "low-fat" versions of dressings. I used nonfat Greek yogurt and a vegan low-fat mayo. He did comment on the tanginess, but I think the minor modifications I suggest on my blog would take care of that. I'm looking forward to trying more of your recipes!

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  50. I am a HUGE blue cheese dressing lover....but trying to watch my calorie intake kind of makes this dressing a non-option.....UNTIL NOW!! Made this dressing today and it was AWESOME!! Can't wait to have a salad again tomorrow for lunch to add this deliciousness to it!

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  51. I'm new to your blog, tonight we made 3 of your recipes! They were awesome! My husband can't stand blue cheese dressings, and I LOVE it, but not the low cal ones! This one was so good! Even approved by my blue cheese-hater husband! I did use fat free greek yogurt, and it was perfect! Thanks for the great website!

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  52. This is a keeper! My husband loves blue cheese and he couldn't believe it was low fat. As did other reviewers, I made this with Greek FF yogurt. We had this with carrots and celery as a dip - the only hard part is stopping at one serving size :)

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  53. This dressing is divine. Made it for Super Bowl dinner to go with carrots and celery. Unreal! Hard to stop at one serving though. Used FF Greek yogurt as others suggested. If you like blue cheese, you have to try this! Does not taste low fat at all.

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  54. I made this today and it is unbelieveable. I made it with FF Greek yogurt and reduced fat blue cheese crumbles. It was so good on my salad tonight. I can't wait to try it with wings!! thanks!! I love this website!!

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  55. I made this to go with my dinner salad and I am just floored! So yummy and flavorful. The low calories and fat grams are just an extra feature. Yum Yum Yum

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  56. To say that this dressing is amazing is a total understatement! I am in love!!

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  57. Gina, how long can this be kept in the fridge? I know fresh dressings don't last as long as their preservative-filled counterparts, but I'm not sure how much shorter their life-span is.

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  58. @ gina - do you think i could use red wine vinegar instead of the white wine?

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  59. Reading the above comments makes me LOL because after I made and tried this dip last night i thought "this is the best blue cheese dressing I have ever had and I have had them all." Kudos to you, seriously.

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  60. Hi Gina, New to your blog and really can't wait to try lots of recipes. I did try the bleu cheese dressing last night, and like another commenter, it was very tangy and it was thick. Do you have any suggestions for how to counter those two things? Thank you so much! I just love bleu cheese dressing but couldn't eat it before due to high fat and calories!!

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  61. Made this the other day. It is the best blue cheese dressing I have ever tasted. I had it three days in a row on lettuce wedges. My whole family loved it . From now on it will be the only blue cheese dressing I will ever use. Followed the recipe to the letter and it did not separate even after being in the fridge for three days.

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  62. Michelle L.5/14/12, 3:19 PM

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this dressing! I've been using it as a dip for my veggies, as well as a dressing for my salads. It tastes great, is low in Points and I don't even miss my fat-filled dressings with this recipe around. Thank you SO much for all your fabulous recipes. You're quite amazing! :)

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  63. I made this today with the Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps - AMAZING!!!!!

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  64. Also good with a splash of worsteshire sauce!

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  65. I kind of cringed when I read that it used both 1 Tablespoon of vinegar and lemon juice. It was just way too sour for me. I thinned it out with a little milk, but the flavor just did not do it for me. I guess I'll try the milk and sour cream idea. Sorry, Gina.

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  66. I made this tonight and it is outta sight!!! Delicious, and doesn't taste low fat funky at all!! Thanks again, Gina.

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  67. I made this dressing last night and was totally blown away by how much it tastes like full fat, luscious bleu cheese dressing. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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  68. This dressing is delicious, does not taste lo cal at all!! And only 1 WW point for 2 TBS. I've finally found my dressing!

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  69. This was delicious with your Buffalo Chicken Wraps, and with a salad the next day. We'll definitely make this again!

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  70. I just made this to go with your buffalo stuffed chicken breast and am floored!! I will never eat bottled blue cheese dressing again! Thanks again for another hit that's full of flavor and easy on the hips!! :)

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  71. Thank You Thank You Thank You! Another amazing recipe!

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  72. This dressing it fantastic!! Even my boyfriend agreed that it's the best blue cheese dressing he's ever tasted. I went back to the grocery for more yogurt today so I can double the recipe tonight and have plenty to have on hand for salads and dip!!

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  73. I thought this came out very tasty. I halfed the recipe and used this on a buffalo chicken wrap that I made. Definitely better than the store bottle at 120 cal for 2 tbsp and so much more fresher.

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  74. I made this the other day and it was very good!

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  75. Gina, what is the sodium content, I am trying to watch my sodium.

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  76. This is excellent! I even went lower and used low fat blue cheese crumbles from Sunny Select and it was fantastic! Thank you Thank you Thank you

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  78. I've made this dressing before and it is delicious! Makes you think you're indulging, when you really aren't. I do have a question though: how long do you think this will last in the refrigerator after it's made? I'd like to make a batch and have it on hand.

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  79. I would be lost without your recipes - thanks!!!!

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  80. I make this all the time and I have to say thank you thank you thank you for a low fat salad dressing that tastes amazing and is made of ingredients i always have around!

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  81. I've always loved blue cheese the cheese but not the dressing, and this is so fresh it had completely won me over! must be because it tastes just like blue cheese, rather than preservatives :)

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  82. This was DELISH! Your blog is, by far, the best thing I have found on pinterest!

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  83. Made this exactly as recipe states - it was nice and thick so I added just about 1 - 2 tsps of low fat buttermilk to stretch it. It is wonderful! I was looking for a good low cal/fat alternative blue cheese dressing and I believe I've found it!

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  84. I only got 6 tablespoons instead of 8. Anyone else have this issue?

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  85. Hi Gina. Thanks for the amazing recipe! I was just wondering about the Fridge Shelf life of the dressing? Would it last 1 week in an airtight container?

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  86. This dressing is absolutely delicious!! I had company over last Sunday and my guests loved it!!! I'm actually going to be making more as we speak to go with my dinner.. Thanks for a great recipe!!!

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  87. This was wonderful with the Buffalo Chicken lettuce Wraps and this is coming from a non Blue Cheese Dressing fancier

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  88. This dressing is delicious, it tastes very fresh and refreshing.

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  89. Amazing dressing! Made it to go along with the Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps and I am shocked and amazed at how much it tastes like a regular, full fat dressing! So hard to not eat it by the spoonful! :)

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  90. Can't wait to try this! I always make my own dressing, but using full fat may and sour cream. Blue Cheese is my favorite!

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  91. Gina,
    How long can this dressing be stored for after it is made?
    Thanks!!

    Love your site! Always recommending to to people who talk about their love for comfort food and how hard it is to eat healthy!

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  92. Delicious! I had just enough blue cheese to make half of this recipe. I didn't have the vinegar so I used skim milk to thin it to dressing consistency. Using this recipe will save me one point compared to the light blue cheese I've been eating, but I'm not sure how budget friendly it'll be.

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  93. It's wonderful, I did it and it turned out so great and tasty and so light for health, thank you!!!

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  94. what is the sodium content?

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  95. My favorite wing place uses Red Wine vinegar in their dressing. Dying to make this version with red wine vinegar now!!

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  96. You can use Plain Yoghurt if you don't want the thickness of the Greek version!

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  97. I adore blue cheese dressing so this is right up my alley. Can't wait to try it and stop buying the bottled stuff.

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  98. My husband loved it! We made it for the Buffalo Turkey Burger recipe but then my husband asked to have a salad (he rarely does that!) just so he could have more blue cheese! I'm not a big blue cheese fan but I thought it was good too

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  99. What can I substitute for the Greek yogurt? I'm allergic to Greek yogurt, I can eat regular yogurt though!

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  100. How long will this dressing last once it's made?

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  101. How long will this dressing last once it's made?

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  102. I made this last night to go with cobb salad. It is so good! Thank you.

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  103. Made this tonight to go with your Buffalo Cauliflower Bites and it was awesome! Forgot to buy a lemon at the grocery store, but I just doubled the vinegar and it was still delish.

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  104. This sounds delicious; I love blue cheese. How long do you think it would keep in the fridge?

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  105. This was delicious but I think next time I will cut the vinegar in half

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