This keto-friendly dressing recipe combines the heat of wasabi with the freshness of cucumber for a unique and delicious dressing.
If you are looking for a dressing that's just that little bit different - and also fits nicely within your keto diet - then this recipe for Keto-Friendly Wasabi-Cucumber Dressing is just what you need!
You can toss it with your favorite leaves or raw, chopped veggies for a nicely spicy salad, or throw in a few extra ingredients for a mere substantial meal.
You could also try ahi, or sushi-grade salmon which is safe to eat raw (but be sure that it is marked 'sushi grade').
What's in this Keto-Friendly Wasabi-Cucumber Dressing?
The basis of this dressing is avocado. We just LOVE avocados - they bring a creaminess to food but are far healthier than other 'creamy' ingredients (like mayonnaise!).
Yes, avocadoes are pretty calorific, but these are good calories, along with plenty of nutrients too.
This recipe also uses avocado oil. Unlike olive oil, it is not particularly widely used, but it is starting to grow in popularity thanks to all the vitamins and minerals it contains, along with a good dose of healthy fats.
Avocado oil is really easy to use - like olive oil, you can enjoy it cold, but because it's so stable you can cook with it, too.
Replacing less healthy oils with avocado oil when baking, grilling and roasting is a great way to improve your diet!
Another ingredient in this dressing is apple cider vinegar.
Have you ever wondered why some varieties of apple cider vinegar are cloudy and others clear? Well, that's because it is either sold filtered or unfiltered.
Filtered apple cider vinegar is clearer and lighter in color, whereas unfiltered vinegar has bits in it.
These 'bits' are known as the 'mother' and are made up of probiotics that are good for your digestion.
So whilst unfiltered apple coder vinegar might not look as appetizing, it's the best option to go for!
What Exactly is Wasabi?
It's a very popular ingredient and many of us just love the heat that it brings to a dish - but have you ever wondered what wasabi actually is?
Well, it is part of the same plant family as watercress and horseradish and is a pale green root known as a rhizome.
You can find it in all different forms, including fresh, grated, in a powder, or - as in this recipe - as a paste.
You can use it for all kinds of things - so if you need to buy some paste especially for this salad, here are a few ideas for using up the leftovers...
- Mix it with butter for a fiery flavor you can add to anything
- Add it to your marinades for meat and fish
- Mix a little into hummus
- Use it in your deviled eggs
- Be daring and stir a little into vanilla ice cream for a sweet and spicy treat
Favorite Keto Recipes
If you're looking for keto recipes, give this Keto Poori a try - it's so good!
For a dessert option, don't miss these Keto Sugar Cookies.
And for a keto twist on a classic favorite, check out these Keto Sloppy Joes. Yum!