Top 8 Low-Carb Salad Dressing Recipes

Being on the keto diet comes with a few challenges. Thankfully, making tasty salad dressings isn't one of them. If you are looking for low-carb dressing options, you will be amazed at the variety. All you have to do is watch the ingredients.

Even if you aren't on keto but just want to reduce the number of carbs you consume, these salad dressings are an excellent choice. Coupled with tasty veggies, low-carb dressings can improve your digestion, fill you up with energy, and help you reach your weight goals.

Let's take a closer look at 8 top low-carb salad dressings.

1. Olive Oil and Garlic

Olive oil is one of the healthiest ways to improve your salad. However, people on the keto diet can get a little tired of it. To make a low-carb dressing, you can diversify your favorite olive oil with salt and garlic.

  • Put two tablespoons of olive oil into a bowl
  • Add some salt
  • Crush two cloves of garlic and mix it with the oil

Let the mixture sit for a few minutes and then use it. You can also add black pepper or other seasonings to change the taste.

Some people prefer adding vinegar. It offers a sweet and tart taste that turns any salad into a masterpiece.

2. Italian Salad Dressing

Italian salad dressings are the best because they have tasty Italian ingredients and almost no carbohydrates. To make this special dressing, you will need to mix:

  • One cup of olive oil
  • Quarter of a cup of white wine vinegar
  • 3 cloves of crushed garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder
  • One teaspoon of oregano
  • One teaspoon of dried basil
  • Half a teaspoon of salt
  • Half a teaspoon of pepper
  • One teaspoon of lemon juice

Mix all the ingredients together, stir thoroughly, cover the bowl and let the dressing sit for five minutes.

You can leave this dressing in the fridge for several days. When you take it out again, just give it a good stir. Alternatively, keep it in a jar and give it a vigorous shake before using.

3. Ranch Dressing

Just because you are going keto, you don't have to forget about your favorite ranch dressing. There is an easy recipe that can make your salad tastier and help you understand all the benefits of choosing a low-carb diet.

  • Mayo – 2 cups (avocado mayo is a great choice of mayo for ranch dressing since it has almost no carbs)
  • Dried dill – 2 teaspoons
  • Parsley (fresh or dried) – 2 teaspoons
  • Onion powder – 2 teaspoons
  • Two cloves of crushed garlic
  • White wine vinegar – ¼ of a cup

To make your ranch dressing even more similar to its high-carb counterpart, you can use some heavy cream (2 tablespoons). While this will add some carbs to your dressing, the amount can be within the allowed norms.

4. Chipotle Ranch Dressing

Ranch dressings are the best way to improve your salad. So here is another one. While ranch dressing recipes are somewhat similar, this one can really surprise you.

  • One cup of mayo (avocado mayo is great)
  • One cup of sour cream
  • Two chipotle peppers
  • Two tablespoons of heavy cream
  • Onion powder and dried dill powder (1 teaspoon each or according to your tastes)
  • Half a teaspoon of salt and pepper
  • One tablespoon of lemon juice
  • Two cloves of crushed garlic (or garlic powder)

Mix all the ingredients together and let them sit for 10 minutes in the fridge. You can also use a blender to achieve a smoother and creamier texture.

5. Herb Feta Dressing

If you like feta cheese and herbs, you'll love this dressing. The taste has Mediterranean motives and stresses the benefits of a keto diet. To prepare this dressing, you'll need:

  • One cup of avocado mayo
  • Half a cup of sour cream
  • 12 oz of feta cheese
  • Two tablespoons of heavy cream
  • Two teaspoons of white wine vinegar
  • Two cloves of crushed garlic
  • Two tablespoons of dry or fresh dill
  • One tablespoon of fresh chives
  • Salt, pepper, and oregano to taste

Put all the ingredients into the blender and run it at high speeds. You can store this dressing in the fridge for about a week. You may need to stir it again before using.

6. Greek Dressing

Olive oil is a keto dieter's best friend. Besides having plenty of health-related benefits, such as lower chances of developing heart disease and cancer, it's a great dressing base. To make classic Greek and keto-friendly dressing, you'll need:

  • One cup of olive oil
  • A teaspoon of oregano
  • A teaspoon of basil
  • Two garlic cloves
  • One tablespoon of red wine vinegar
  • Fresh lemon

Crush or mince the garlic, squeeze the juice from a lemon, and mix the rest of the ingredients together in a blender. You can keep this dressing in the fridge for at least a week. Stir it before serving.

7. Raspberry Dressing

Raspberry isn't just tasty, it's packed with vitamins. Making a keto-friendly dressing with raspberry can spice up your diet. To make this special dressing, you will need:

  • Fresh or frozen raspberries (around two cups)
  • One cup of olive oil
  • Half a cup of red wine finger
  • Tablespoon of Dijon mustard
  • Diced shallots
  • Salt and pepper to your taste

Put all the ingredients into a blender and run it at the highest speed. Don't hold it there too long. Ideally, you want tiny pieces of shallot to stay in the mixture.

8. Avocado Ranch Dressing

Avocado is an excellent addition to any keto-friendly dish. You can also use it to make the tastiest ranch dressing. You will need:

  • One ripe avocado
  • One cup of avocado mayo
  • One fresh lemon
  • Any herbs you like
  • Salt and pepper
  • Garlic and onion powder

Puree the avocado with avocado mayo in the blender. Add lemon juice, garlic, and onion powder and run it again. Then add all the herbs, salt, and pepper.

The Takeaway

Low-carb and keto-friendly dressings are so great, tasty, and healthy, you will never want to use a store-made dressing again. Enjoy!

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