Need ideas for a tasty keto dressing? We've got you covered! Find out what makes a dressing 'keto' and try these simple recipes.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Keto-Friendly Caesar Dressing
With all the savory tanginess of a classic caesar dressing, this keto-friendly dressing will leave you wanting for nothing.
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.
Cyd is a native of Upstate New York, born to a family of women who love to cook and host parties. She shares her love of all things food, home and entertaining on her blog, The Sweetest Occasion and on Instagram.Tags: Salads, Keto, Low Carb, Dressings