While you can now buy low carb salad dressings from the supermarket, preparing it from scratch is highly recommended. When you make the dressing yourself, you are certain that the ingredients are low in carbs.
Also, as with most products from the supermarket, some of these store-bought dressings may contain unhealthy chemicals and preservatives.
Making your own salad dressing is easy and won’t take too much of your time. Therefore, you don’t have any excuse not to prepare one. Best of all, you’ll find many recipes of delectable low carb salad dressings that can be a great addition to salads. Here are some recipes to consider.
Low Carb Salad Dressings
1. Easy Keto Ranch Dressing
Made by Ioana from Low Carb Spark, this Keto Ranch Dressing is full of flavor and can make for a great addition to your favorite low carb veggies, as it goes well with almost everything.
The recipe will remind you of the regular ranch dressing. However, it doesn’t contain buttermilk, which is common in most ranch dressing and is slightly high in carbs.
All the ingredients in this recipe are keto-friendly, such as sour cream, heavy whipping cream, and low-carb mayonnaise. And with only one gram of net carbs, it’s definitely safe for keto.
2. Zesty Keto Italian Dressing
A typical Italian salad dressing contains white wine vinegar, just like this Zesty Keto Italian Dressing Recipe made by Maya of Wholesome Yum.
This homemade dressing is super easy to make and requires only six ingredients. While most Italian dressings have added sugar to give them a sweet taste, the recipe uses a powdered monk fruit allulose blend to make it keto-friendly.
Of course, you can use any powdered sweetener of your choice. This low carb salad dressing is versatile, as it can also work as a marinade for chicken.
3. Keto Salad Dressing (8 Flavors)
Created by Arman of the Big Man’s World, these low carb salad dressings feature eight different flavors, including Italian, Caesar, Blue cheese, Thousand Island, Russian, and French.
Each option is a fantastic addition to a ketogenic diet since all ingredients are low in carbs. The Italian and French dressings work great for salads with many different ingredients, while the Blue Cheese and Caesar Dressing are more suited to mixed green veggies.
4. Fat Burning Salad Dressing
Made with olive oil and MCT oil, this Fat-Burning Salad Dressing recipe from Martina of Keto Diet App is the perfect choice for the keto diet. The olive oil has zero carbs, is made of a hundred percent fat, and is rich in heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids.
Meanwhile, MCT oil helps boost the production of ketones, which are needed to reach the state of ketosis. The dressing is so delicious and can work well with any salad. Drizzle over crunchy lettuce or other low-carb veggies. You can make a big batch and keep the rest in the fridge.
5. Low Carb Sesame Ginger Dressing
Ginger dressing is traditionally made with seasoned rice vinegar and other East Asian ingredients, including soy sauce and sesame seeds. If you’re looking for a low carb version of this dressing, check out this tasty Low-Carb Sesame Ginger Dressing from mother and daughter Annissa & Harper Slusher, bloggers at Simply So Healthy.
The recipe makes use of real garlic and ginger. It also has soy sauce and rice vinegar. Unlike the store-bought Asian salad dressings that contain added sugars, this recipe is absolutely low in carbs.
6. Homemade Keto Caesar Salad Dressing
The Caesar salad is one of the most delicious salads out there. Unfortunately, some of its ingredients are high in carbs, such as croutons and the dressing.
If you want to include this salad in your keto diet, you can omit the crouton and create a low carb version of the dressing.
You can follow this Homemade Keto Caesar Salad Dressing recipe from the Wholesome Yum, which has zero grams of net carbs, making it a perfect addition to your low carb diet.
7. Blue Cheese Dressing
The blue cheese dressing is popular in the United States, made with a combination of blue cheese, mayonnaise, buttermilk, sour cream, and other spices and seasonings. Here’s a low carb version of the Blue Cheese Dressing from Barbara Nowakowski on Taste of Home.
It doesn’t have the buttermilk, which has a whopping 12 grams of naturally occurring sugar and could kick you out of ketosis. This low carb salad dressing contains only 2 grams of carbs, so it’s safe enough for your keto diet.
8. Low Carb Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe with Olive Oil
The vinaigrette salad is a favorite of many, and the dressing is prepared by mixing oil with mild acid, either lemon juice or vinegar. It is further made flavorful by adding herbs, salt, and spices.
Lisa from Low Carb Yum made a low carb version of this dressing, Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe with Olive Oil. Unlike the conventional vinaigrette dressing loaded with unhealthy carbs, this low carb dressing is high in heart-healthy fats.
9. Keto Yogurt Salad Dressing
Yogurt is a good choice for your keto diet, as long as you stick to plain and low carb varieties. You can eat yogurt on its own or make it into a salad dressing, such as this Keto Yogurt Salad Dressing from Uliana of Hungry for Inspiration.
It’s great for summer salads or any simple garden salad. Made with plain Greek yogurt, this dressing is sugar-free, low in carbs, and is guaranteed keto-friendly, having only 2.3 grams of net carbs per serving. And just like with the other low carb salad dressings, it’s so easy to prepare. You just prep the ingredients and mix them well.
10. Keto Avocado Lime Cilantro Ranch Dressing and Dip
If you love the taste of avocado, this Keto Avocado Lime Cilantro Ranch Dressing from Julianne of Keto Cooking Christian is the perfect dressing for you. The recipe is inspired by the avocado ranch dressing of Chick-Fil-A’s, but it has none of the added sugars.
Instead, this low carb dressing is rich in healthy fats and is very flavorful, thanks to the combination of avocado, fresh lime juice, and cilantro. As one of the most versatile low carb salad dressings out there, this dressing can also be used as a dipping sauce. And if you’re looking for a dressing to go with a taco salad, this is the dressing you need.