January 18, 2017 By Leanne Vogel December 27, 2018
A salad just isn’t a salad without the dressing. Am I right? Well, here you can take a look at all the salad dressings that I’ve found that are not only low-carb and keto, but paleo with dairy-free options as well.
Okay, let’s get real. Salads can be boring (gasp!). Especially if you’re trying to stay low-carb by avoiding all of those pesky sugary carb-heavy dressings.
Salads don’t have to be boring, though! There are so many variations that you can do, allowing the salad to be your canvas as you create a masterpiece of keto art! It’s all about having fun with it. If you’re not having fun, then something is wrong.
Another great thing about salads is the fact that they can be as easy or complicated as you wish. It just takes a few simple ingredients to throw a salad together. Of course, you could go a little crazy with it too with an all-out elaborate salad meal, too. Whatever you decide to do, always try to have fun with it.
Creativity can be hard work, so if you think that the meal planning is taking out all the joy out of your keto life, then you should check out my Balanced Keto Weekly Meal Plans. It takes the stress out of the process, so you can focus on being happy and healthy in your fat-fueled body!
So if you’d like to shake things up with your keto salads, here’s a list of great low-carb keto salad dressings for you to enjoy.
Like to keep it simple? This dressing is all about the simple! With just three easy ingredients, you’ll be able to throw this salad together in a jiffy. It’s the simple things that count, right?
Burn, baby, burn that fat! Salad dressings are actually really great for keto because they are another opportunity to add some extra healthy fat to your meals without much work at all. Primal Kitchen Mayo (use FAT coupon code for 15% off) would be great in this recipe.
Speaking of classics, it doesn’t get much more classic than good ol’ ranch dressing! Now, you can enjoy the classic taste of ranch, but while staying dairy-free and keto. For the non-dairy milk, I would recommend this full-fat coconut milk.
Gotta have that bacon! Of course, it wouldn’t be a complete keto roundup without a recipe with bacon, now would it? This recipe can either go sweet or savory depending on your preference (I recommend this keto sweetener).
Now this dressing has got it all: uncompromisingly deliciousness, full flavor, and it’s super healthy! Childhood is here once again, and there’s no guilt involved. Save 15% with the Primal Kitchen coupon code FAT at checkout.
I’m all about those MCT oil, and this dressing is a perfect time to use it. This dressing is full of flavor (thanks to this awesome fish sauce) and ready to help you rock this whole keto lifestyle!
Did you know MCT oil also comes in powdered form? Ya! In its powdered state, it's much easier to use, travel with, and incorporate into your favorite recipes. Plus, if you've experienced digestive issues with MCT oil before, MCT oil powder is a lot gentler on the gut. Check out my favorite brand of MCT oil powder here.
Creamy avocado, basil, and hemp hearts… this recipe’s on the right track if you ask me! With ingredients like that, this dressing is a mouthwatering keto treat that you can feel great about.
Ready to spice things up? This is the keto salad dressing for you with a little jalapeno pepper to add a little heat.
Basil fans, this one’s for you. It’s also another very simple keto and dairy-free dressing recipe, so it’s fantastic if you’re in a rush or simply not in the mood to cook anything elaborate.
While this is delicious on meat or fish, it is also delightful as a keto salad dressing. To keep it dairy-free, coconut cream (i.e., cream from the top of a chilled container of full-fat coconut milk) should do the trick.
Another classic, as well as super easy to prepare, Caesar salads are one of my absolute faves! The best part is you can enjoy a nice fresh Caesar salad that is dairy-free and tastes pretty darn close to the original.
There’s more than one way to have an awesome keto Caesar salad! Here’s another recipe that uses a few different ingredients, so feel free to experiment and find out what you like best. This recipe is also found in my digital book, The Keto Beginning, along with tons of other great recipes and info for those starting out on keto. So check it out or share the love with a friend starting their own keto journey.
Excellent for all types of salads, this dressing is going to rock your socks off, or at least your tastebuds will be doing a little dance. My mouth is watering just reading the recipe! Primal Kitchen Mayo (use FAT coupon code for 15% off) would be great in this recipe.
It wouldn’t be a complete list without some keto balsamic vinaigrette. This dressing recipe sounds delicious and keeps those carbs at bay! To stay keto, I would use this alcohol-free stevia instead of honey to sweeten. Also, please note that the salad recipe will need to be adjusted to stay low-carb.
Yum! That pretty much sums up this keto dressing recipe. It’s awesome, but what’s even more awesome is that you can get so many other keto recipes like this one from my Fat Fueled digital book (or audiobook) and 30-day meal plan.
If you’re in the mood for a little keto Asian cuisine, this dressing won’t disappoint. This dressing is yet another easy addition to a simple salad that makes a nice quick meal. If you choose to sweeten the dressing, I would recommend 1-2 drops of this alcohol-free stevia to keep it keto.
Keep the ginger coming! If you like a little spice, this is where you can crank up the heat. However, if you prefer the milder option, you can simply de-seed the serrano pepper instead. Enjoy!
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Hi! I’m Leanne
a Keto Nutritionist, host of The Keto Diet Podcast, and best-selling author of The Keto Diet & Keto for Women. I want to live in a world where every woman has access to knowledge to better her health.