7 Homemade Low-Carb Keto-Friendly Salad Dressings

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On a low-carb diet, salads and bowls are the easiest and best option for a quick lunch. You can load them up with veggies, protein, and fat – the perfect keto diet combination. But then you also need a low-carb dressing that isn’t packed with sugar that tastes great.

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These are our 6 favorite keto-friendly salad dressings, all of which have just 1 net gram or less of carbs per serving. Some of the dressing recipes have sugar substitute in them to add a bit of sweetness.

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Keto Italian Dressing

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This Italian dressing has a nice balance of olive oil to vinegar and is vibrant and citrusy.

Makes 4 servings of 2 tbsp

  • 1/2 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1.5 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup light olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Approximately 1/8 tsp powdered erythritol sweetener (add more or less to taste)

Combine all of the ingredient, except the olive oil, salt/pepper and erythritol, in a food processor. Blend until smooth. With the food processor on low speed, drizzle in the oil in a slow, steady stream until fully combined. Add salt and pepper, then powdered erythritol, to taste.

Net carbs per serving: < 1

Keto Blue Cheese Dressing

blue cheese dressing

Here’s our full recipe guide.

Blue Cheese Dressing is low in carbs and has a higher fat content than other dressings, so it can be very good for a keto diet. I particularly like it on a wedge salad.

Makes 6 servings of 2 tbsp

  • 2 oz blue cheese, crumbled
  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 3 tbsp buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp sour cream
  • 2 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp sugar substitute like Erythritol or Allulose
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste

Mix all the ingredients together in a small mixing bowl. Stir well to combine, making sure to fully incorporate the blue cheese. Some of the cheese should be mashed in, while some pieces remain whole.

Net carbs per serving: 1

Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing

avocado, cilantro lime dressing

This creamy dressing has a Greek yogurt base with fresh avocado and cilantro. It can be used on a salad, or as dip.

Makes 4 servings of 2 tbsp

  • 1/8 cup lime juice (juice from 1 lime)
  • 1/2 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • 1/4 cup natural Greek yogurt
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1/8 tsp powdered erythritol sweetener (more or less, to taste)
  • Handful of cilantro

Combine all of the ingredients except the cilantro in a food processor. Blend until smooth. Once fully combined, add the cilantro and pulse for 15 seconds to combine.

Net carbs per serving: 2

Creamy Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing

caeser salad dressing

Here’s our full recipe guide.

Caesar Salads can still be made low-carb with the addition of this keto-friendly Caesar dressing and low-carb seeded bread croutons that you can easily make at home by toasting in the oven.

Makes 4 servings of 2 tbsp

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/8 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp anchovy paste, optional
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and whisk together until smooth.

Total net carbs per serving: 0

Keto Honey Mustard

keto honey mustard dressing

I love honey mustard dressing so one of the first things I did was create a delicious creamy low-carb honey mustard. In this dressing, you can substitute honey with a xylitol honey alternative, or use an allulose simple syrup.

Makes 3 servings of 2 tbsp

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp prepared mustard
  • 1 tbsp honey substitute (like this xylitol honey)
  • 1/2 tbsp lemon juice

Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and whisk together until smooth.

Total net carbs per serving: < 1

Note about honey substitute: A honey substitute like xylitol honey contains mostly sugar alcohols. Sugar alcohols provide a sweetness and mouth feel similar to sugar, without all the calories and unwanted metabolic effects.

As it isn’t absorbed by the gut, you would subtract the number of sugar alcohols from the total carb count to get net carbs.

Homemade Low-Carb Ranch Dressing

keto ranch dressing

Here’s our full recipe guide.

If you’re like me and prefer to dip your veggies in Ranch dressing, then this homemade recipe is for you, which is just as creamy and tasty as the store-bought option, without preservatives or sugars.

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp dried chopped onion
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp dill weed
  • 1/8 tsp chives
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Combine all of the ingredients in a food processor. Blend for 20 seconds. Add salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate for at least 10 minutes before serving.

Total net carbs per serving: 1

Keto Thousand Island Dressing

thousand island sauce

Here’s our full recipe guide.

This easy keto thousand island dressing is sugar-free and so simple to make at home that you won’t bother buying it at the store again. Add this creamy dressing to your salads or use it as a dip.

Makes 4 servings of 2 tbsps

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons no sugar added ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dill pickles minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon shallots minced, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon allulose syrup or powdered allulose optional

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir together until well blended. Serve over salads or with veggies as a dip.

Total net carbs per serving: Less than 1 net carb per serving.

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