10 Keto Salad Dressings
Salad dressing is one of the most important condiments for improving the overall nutrition and health in your diet. Salad dressing enhances the flavors of vegetables, but also adds nuance and variety to a daily intake of vegetables that may become repetitive or boring. Even better, salad dressing can also be used as a dip or sandwich dressing, making it useful and versatile to have on hand, especially when entertaining.
However, store bought pre-packaged salad dressings are often loaded with unhealthy fats, excess salt, unwanted sugars, and are sometimes even an unexpected source of gluten or chemical stabilizers. When you read the label carefully, it's clear that many packaged salad dressings are not only compatible with a keto lifestyle, but they are unhealthy for any lifestyle. Here are some delicious, nutritious recipes for homemade salad dressings with no unwanted ingredients:
This low carb, keto-friendly salad dressing has the traditional bright flavors of lemon and mustard, along with olive oil, garlic, and fresh herbs. It's a bright, light, flavorful addition to many salads and vegetable dishes. Even better, the inclusion of MCT oil adds healthy fats and lasting energy, helping your body to achieve and maintain a state of ketosis. This salad dressing adds healthy fats to salads.
This creamy salad dressing isn't just for salads. It can also be used on meat, fish, or any dish to add flavor and healthy fats. It's not only low carb and keto friendly, but it's packed with healthy fats, micronutrients, and anti-inflammatory ingredients, so it enhances flavor and boosts the nutrition of every meal. It comes together in just minutes, and lasts in the fridge for two weeks.
This low-carb, keto-friendly paleo salad dressing has all the flavor and creamy texture of an authentic Caesar salad dressing. To make it vegetarian, you can omit the anchovy paste, but remember that anchovies add authentic flavor and are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. It's a very good source of healthy fats and protein, and classic Caesar salads can be a great addition to the keto lifestyle.
As this article points out, bottled salad dressings bought at the supermarket are often a source of unwanted sugar, and many restaurants serve unhealthy salad dressings with their salads. The classic oil and vinegar salad dressing goes nearly anywhere and complements nearly all foods, and is frequently served in Italian restaurants. Oil and vinegar dressing can even go with you when you eat out to avoid unwanted ingredients.
This low-carb ranch dressing recipe is ketogenic and ideal for the keto lifestyle, while still having the entire creamy ranch flavor you crave. Ranch dressing is perfect for salads, but of course it's a wonderful vegetable dip, ideal for chicken wings and often used in snack and party recipes. Making it yourself allows you to control the ingredients, but also perfectly customize the seasoning to your taste.
#6 Keto-Friendly Caesar Salad Dressing
This keto-friendly Caesar salad dressing has virtually no carbs at all, and is fast and easy to make in a food processor. Adding herbs and parmesan cheese enhances the flavor without losing any of the characteristic tangs of a Caesar dressing. This thick creamy dressing is delicious and ideal for nearly any vegetable or salad, and can last in the fridge for up to five or six days.
Apple cider vinegar has a number of powerful health benefits. It is rich in vitamins and micronutrients, including potassium, calcium, and magnesium. Evidence suggests that apple cider vinegar helps to balance blood sugar levels. It's a flavorful and healthy ingredient, and this salad dressing recipe is a great way to get more apple cider vinegar into your diet. The dressing is low carb, keto friendly, and full of flavor.
This Parmesan lemon vinaigrette is simple and delicious, with bright, fresh flavors that will go perfectly on nearly anything. The low-carb, keto-friendly vinaigrette can be whipped up in a blender, but it's also fast and easy to simply shake it up in a mason jar, and then use the same jar to store it in the fridge. It's a zesty taste that goes brilliantly on salads.
This roasted red pepper salad dressing is rich and decadent, but is also low carb, vegan, keto friendly and dairy free. Smoky roasted red peppers, avocado oil, fresh basil, and a hint of cayenne pepper combine for an incredible taste experience that adds richness and flavor to any salad or vegetable dish. This salad dressing is also an excellent complement to red meat dishes and Italian-inspired meals.
Sometimes you just want a simple, classic Italian salad dressing. Making it yourself is the best way to keep it keto friendly and make sure you are using fresh, high quality ingredients. And making it yourself will save a little money as well. This recipe is for a low carb keto friendly salad dressing with the Italian dressing flavor you remember, and the natural healthy ingredients you want.
While every healthy diet includes some amount of nutritious vegetables, the simple fact is that salads can sometimes get boring. These salad dressings not only perk up a salad or vegetable tray, but could also be used as marinades or sauces on other dishes as well. Plus they are fast and easy to make, so there's no reason to not have a variety on hand to please yourself and your family while staying in ketosis.