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Keto Dressing

If you are following the Keto diet (ketogenic), you may struggle finding salad dressings that are deemed acceptable.

This diet – which is extremely low-carb, but high in fats – can make it difficult to find salad dressings that are any more exciting than oil and vinegar!

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Luckily, we have a few ideas for homemade keto dressings that come in at only 4 grams of carbs (or less!) per serving. 

When following the Keto diet, you may find that you are missing out on some of the fiber and nutrients that are usually found in low-carb vegetables, as these are not permitted when following this diet.

The good news is that a salad dressing high in natural ingredients like herbs, spices, and natural acids like lemon juice, red wine vinegar and apple cider vinegar, will help you reach your daily macro goals. 

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The benefits of making your own keto dressing

You can make your salad dressings ahead of time, as most of them can be stored for several months in the fridge.

Store-bought dressings tend to use artificial colors, flavors and ingredients as well as added sugars that make them keto-UNfriendly.

Most importantly, homemade dressings are full of flavor, making your salad taste more of a treat.

With that being said, sometimes life can be a little busy and you may just not have the time to make your own!

If you do buy commercially made dressings, always read the ingredient label carefully to ensure your dressing is Keto-friendly.

You’ll want to find a dressing where the first ingredient is listed as a type of fat such as olive oil, walnut oil, avocado oil or MCT oil. 

Keto-Friendly Italian Vinaigrette

A classic Italian vinaigrette recipe, this keto dressing features simple ingredients with zero sweeteners, making it perfectly keto-friendly.

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Keto-Friendly Italian Vinaigrette

Cyd Converse
Vinaigrette is a popular dressing and you don’t need to miss out when you can make your own Keto-friendly version!
4 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 162 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tablespoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1 cup Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard

Instructions
 

  • In a glass measuring cup or large jar, combine all of the ingredients and whisk or shake vigorously.
  • Allow to rest for at least 30 minutes before using so that the flavors are well developed.
  • Store refrigerated in an airtight container.

Nutrition

Calories: 162kcalFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 24mg
Keyword Dressings, Keto, Mustard
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Keto-Friendly Honey Mustard Dressing

The name of this dressing is a little deceiving since it doesn’t feature any honey at all, but it does pack all the same delicious flavor.

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Keto-Friendly Honey Mustard Dressing

Cyd Converse
This delicious and tangy mustard recipe has the sweetness of honey mustard, but is completely keto-friendly.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 25 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 1/4 cup Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Truvia

Instructions
 

  • In a glass jar or mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients and whisk or shake vigorously until well combined.
  • Let the dressing rest for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to fully develop.
  • Store refrigerated in an airtight container.

Nutrition

Calories: 25kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 75mg
Keyword Dressings, Keto, Mustard
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Keto-Friendly Caesar Dressing

With all the savory tanginess of a classic caesar dressing, this keto-friendly dressing will leave you wanting for nothing.

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Keto-Friendly Caesar Dressing

Cyd Converse
Nothing beats a the savory tanginess of a classic Caesar dressing – even better when it’s keto-friendly!
4 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 4 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cloves Garlic finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Anchovy Paste
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/2 large Lemon juiced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon Mustard
  • 3/4 Mayonnaise
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • In a large jar or mixing bowl, whisk together the garlic, anchovy paste, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice and dijon mustard.
  • Mix in the mayo, then whisk again until everything is completely combined.
  • Store refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition

Calories: 4kcalFat: 1gSodium: 48mg
Keyword Dressings, Keto, Salads
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Keto-Friendly Wasabi-Cucumber Dressing

This dressing packs a punch with wasabi paste, but combined with cucumber it’s so delicious. 

Be sure to adjust the amount of wasabi to suit your taste. We suggest starting with a small aount and adding more if you prefer.

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Keto-Friendly Wasabi-Cucumber Dressing

Cyd Converse
This keto-friendly dressing recipe combines the heat of wasabi with the freshness of cucumber for a unique and delicious dressing.
3.19 from 36 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 53 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Avocado
  • 4 Green Onions chopped
  • 1/2 large Cucumber chopped
  • 1/2 Lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon Wasabi Paste more or less to taste
  • 2 tablespoons Avocado Oil
  • 2 teaspoons Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher Salt

Instructions
 

  • Add all of the ingredients to a blender. Blend until smooth. 
  • Transfer to a jar for serving or storing.
  • Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Nutrition

Calories: 53kcalCarbohydrates: 2gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 33mgFiber: 1g
Keyword Avocados, Cucumbers, Dressings, Keto, Spicy
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