12 Best Keto Salad Dressings

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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.

Keto homemade salad dressing

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

  1. Oils: avocado oil, coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, macadamia nut oil, sesame oil
  2. Fats: avocado, coconut milk, egg yolks, tahini and other nut butters. Homemade raw milk yogurt is great too! 
  3. Acids: lemon or lime juice, raw apple cider vinegar
  4. Herbs: basil, dill, oregano, rosemary, shallots, thyme, chives
  5. 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!

What salad dressings are keto?

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.

What store-bought salad dressings are 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:

Slow Cooker Keto Pot Roast

Ground Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry

Cheesy Ground Beef Taco Skillet

Beef Shank Slow Cooker Recipe

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.

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.

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