Dress your meal with these amazing keto salad dressings! From Thousand Island to Italian Dressing and more, you can remake your favorite store-bought dressing at home with healthy sugar-free and low-carb ingredients. These are simple homemade dressing recipes for fat loss on keto and family-friendly meal prep.
Meal Prep Keto Homemade Salad Dressing
You could eat the same thing every day but never be bored just by mixing and matching which salad dressing gets poured over it.
From chicken breast to a simple salad, everything is better with sauce. Slather these low-carb recipes on protein, vegetables, or greens, then kick back and enjoy keto. Serving dressing on the side of any meal is a quick and easy way of adding instant variety, flavor, and delicious creamy texture.
Not only does your meal taste better, but you’ll feel better when you make the dressing yourself. These homemade dressings are 100% free from hydrogenated oils, artificial flavorings, preservatives, added sugar, food coloring, and other less than desirable ingredients that lurk in bottles of most store-bought dressings.
In addition to all that, you’ll save money too! Homemade versions are often cheaper than store-bought. So, whip these recipes up in just a few minutes, then have your DIY keto dressing on hand in the fridge for the whole family to grab whenever they want.
How to Make Keto Salad Dressing Recipes
Choose one of these mouthwatering, lettuce-transforming dressings. But, of course, if you’re like me, you’ll probably want to try every one of them.
Gather the ingredients each recipe calls for. There is nothing too fancy about the ingredients, just everyday items like healthy oils, vinegar, herbs, spices, etc.
I said it before, and I’ll repeat it here: these recipes are easy to make! Usually, the directions don’t require anything more than a blender. The exception is Keto Soy Sauce, which reduces on the stovetop at a slow simmer. But even so, that’s not too hard, is it?
Your payoff is huge after investing meal prep time in these dressings. Make one a week and see how convenient it is to have a salad dressing on hand. You don’t have to worry about macros or running out because you’ll know everything is keto and when you get low, just make your favorite again!
Main Ingredients for Keto Dressing
- Oils: avocado oil, coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, macadamia nut oil, sesame oil
- Fats: avocado, coconut milk, egg yolks, tahini and other nut butters. Homemade raw milk yogurt is great too!
- Acids: lemon or lime juice, raw apple cider vinegar
- Herbs: basil, dill, oregano, rosemary, shallots, thyme, chives
- Spices: ginger, horseradish, mustard, turmeric; salt and pepper
Homemade Keto Salad Dressing FAQ and Tips
You might be asking these common queries if you’re new to low-carb meal prep or don’t have much experience with cooking from scratch. Let me help!
You can give practically any traditional salad dressing a keto spin by tweaking the recipe slightly. Vinaigrettes, creamy blue cheese, and classic Ranch dressing are just some types you can eat on keto.
Always read the label before you buy a dressing or any food for that matter! Avoid vegetable oil, added sugar, and soy-derived ingredients. As long as it’s a whole-foods ingredient list, you’re probably fine because many store-bought salad dressings are naturally keto-friendly. However, note that while macros may be in line with keto, it can be hard to find options with quality ingredients, for that reason, I recommend making dressing at home.
What to Serve with Homemade Keto Salad Dressing
A simple side salad is the easiest thing to serve with any dressing. Make a bed of lettuce or pick up a Spring mix from the farmer’s market, then serve with your favorite entree.
Here are some ideas to get you started:
Ground Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry
Cheesy Ground Beef Taco Skillet
Best Low-Carb Salad Dressing Recipes
Let’s be honest; salad dressings make the salad! This round-up will give you ideas to liven up any dish, whether you have lettuce, a plate of vegetables, or meat. Of course, since dressing makes everything better, you’ll want the best one you can get. These easy homemade keto salad dressing recipes make that possible.
Keto Soy Sauce Alternative is our answer to soy sauce when on a keto diet. Use this as a substitute for soy sauce or tamari in Asian dressings. This low-carb recipe is sugar-free, soy-free, and wheat-free, so feel free to pour it on!
Thousand Island Dressing
There are a thousand ways to enjoy Thousand Island dressing. Dress your salad with it, use it as a dipping sauce for wings, or even add on a burger!
Featuring crisp cucumber, tangy Greek yogurt, and flavorful herbs, this sauce is the perfect dip or dressing to accompany your favorite low-carb snacks or meals.
Easy Greek Vinaigrette
Greek Vinaigrette is a versatile dressing that can go with any salad. Plus, you can use it as a marinade for meat too. So you'll never tire of this classic salad dressing.
Is it salsa, or is it guacamole? Tomatillo Avocado Salsa is the best of both worlds. Try this creamy dressing with a kick on burgers, tacos, omelets, greens, and more.
Creamy Keto Green Goddess Dressing
Liven up a salad or vegetable crudités with Creamy Green Goddess Dressing. Avocado and fresh herbs make it a rich, flavorful accompaniment to your dish. Whip it up in minutes and see how delicious it is.
Blend olive oil, vinegar, herbs, and spices to make a zesty Italian dressing. This homemade recipe pairs well with vegetables, chicken, and seafood. It is a healthy salad dressing that you'll want to keep stocked in your kitchen all the time.
Keto Ranch Dressing
Keto Ranch Dressing can be yours in only three minutes! Never again skip on the condiment that you grew up with. Have it now and feel great about it.
Avocado Cilantro Dressing
Avocado Cilantro Dressing is just what your salad needs. Drizzle this creamy, savory dressing over meat, chicken, roasted vegetables, you name it! Best of all, you can make it in five minutes with simple ingredients.
Keto Tomatillo Dressing (Cafe Rio copycat)
Have all the flavor of Cafe Rio at home with this copycat Keto Tomatillo dressing. It's creamy and tangy, thanks to avocados and tomatillos. Don't stop at the salad; try this with any Mexican-inspired meal.
Almond Butter Salad Dressing
This savory Almond Butter Dressing is the vegan version of ranch dressing. Throw almond butter together with herbs, spices, and lemon in five minutes for the perfect combo! It’s a great dressing to have on hand, and it keeps in the fridge for a week.
Keto Blue Cheese Dressing
Homemade keto blue cheese dressing is so satisfying and only calls for 5 ingredients. You can literally make this in minutes. Enjoy it with everything from salads to wings and fresh vegetables.
Test a dressing on this Beet Green Salad with Cranberries and Goat Cheese. It’s delicious!
Originally published Aug 11, 2015. Updated April 20, 2022.