My favorite part of the ketogenic lifestyle is the salad dressings! You might think I am exaggerating but I promise you, if you follow me on social media (link to my Instagram), you know I eat a lot of salads! And I like them saucy. That is why I had to share with you the best keto dressings recipes that I have created over my journey and they are lick your lips good!
Here is my proof, a snipped section from my instagram – come check me out!
There are many ways to get extra healthy fats into your meal plan and dressings or sauces are one of them.
Some people chose to eat a fattier cut of meat but I stopped doing that somewhere around year two on the ketogenic diet because I couldn’t accurately calculate my fat intake, so I started to eat a lot of low-fat meat, i.e: eggs, chicken breast, tuna and other white fish. I would add the fat into the dish in way of sauces or avocado on the side so I knew exactly what I was putting in my body.
A ketogenic lifestyle is all about figuring out what works for your individual complex self. It is your journey, but I am just saying testing out one of the best keto dressings highlighted below might make lunch or dinner time just a little more exciting!
Before I get into the recipes, if you are not into preparing recipes at home, I’d have to say that Primal Kitchen is my favorite store-bought salad and meat dressings. You can check out there selection at Natura Market. They actually have a Keto Kit that you can purchase from them with BBQ sauce and ketchup included, along with 5 other dressings. Check it out here.
Caesar Salad Dressing
**Dressing serves 5
- ¾ cup mayonnaise
- 3 cloves of garlic or 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 & ½ tsp anchovy paste
- 1 & ½ tsp Dijon mustard
- Juice from half a lemon
- Splash of Bragg liquid aminos or coconut aminos
- salt and pepper to taste
- In a blender, add of the ingredients and blend on high until a creamy mixture is formed and all ingredients are blended well – store in refrigerator for up to 1 week.
Nutritional info on dressing, per serving: 243 calories, 29 grams of fat & 1 gram of protein
Spicy Peanut Dressing
- 1 Tbsp natural peanut butter
- 1/4 cup avocado oil
- 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar, raw unfiltered
- 1 tsp lime juice
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- a healthy dose of ground pepper
- Blend it up and is served nicely as a salad dressing but also a sauce that can be poured on chicken breast or beef kabobs.
Nutritionals per serving: Calories: 152 | Fat: 16g | Protein: 1g | Carbs: 1g
- 1 tsp red wine vinegar
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1/8 tsp garlic powder (you can substitute raw, but add 1 carb per clove)
- 1/4 tsp salt & black pepper
- 1/4 tsp dried oregano
- In a small bowl, add all the ingredients and whisk until combined. Alternatively you can add all the ingredients except the oil to a food processor or high-powered blender, and turn on high, slowly pour the oil in a light stream into the mixture and it will emulsify and be a thicker dressing.
Nutritional Information per serving: Calories: 124 | Fat: 14g | Protein: 0g | Carbs: 1g
Creamy Garlic Dressing
- ¼ cup avocado oil mayo
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1/8 tsp paprika
- ¼ tsp oregano, dried
- 1 tsp dijon mustard
- 1 tsp coconut aminos
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- Place all ingredients in a blender and process on high until a creamy mixture has formed – enjoy one serving on your salad
Dressing Nutritionals per serving: Calories: 206 | Fat: 24g | Protein: 0g | Carbs: 1g
Makes: 10 x 1 Tbsp servings
- ½ cup Japanese mayonnaise (substitute regular mayonnaise)
- 3 Tsp Sriracha
- ½ tsp grated ginger
- ½ lime squeeze
- ½ Tbsp gluten-free soy sauce
- ½ tsp sugar-free sweetener (monk fruit, erythritol or xylitol sweetener)
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp black pepper
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend on high until a creamy mixture forms – set aside while you prepare your salad
Nutritional per 1 Tbsp serving: Calories: 91, Fat: 9 grams, Carbohydrates: 1 gram, Protein: 1 gram
Enjoy! And to find more delicious recipes that I’ve created, check out my cookbook! Click Here.