An easy low-carb keto Italian dressing recipe with tasty Italian flavor, creamy texture, and 0.5 grams of net carbs per serving.
Bonus, this 5-minute low-carb salad dressing recipe is also gluten-free with a dairy-free vegan keto option provided!
You can eat Italian dressing on a keto diet, but it’s not recommended to use store-bought Italian dressing!
Most of the store-bought recipes are not keto-friendly. They contain one or more of the non-keto ingredients below:
What about creamy Italian dressing? Is creamy Italian dressing keto-friendly? Actually, creamy or not, they both contain the same basic additives that are not keto-approved.
So creamy or not, store-bought Italian dressing is most of the time not keto-approved.
Great news, it’s very easy to make homemade keto salad dressing with Italian flavors! All you need is just 5 minutes and an airtight jar like a glass mason jar to store the dressing in the fridge.
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The ingredients you need to make a keto-friendly Italian salad dressing are:
In a small mixing bowl, whisk oil and vinegar. Next, whisk in mayonnaise, parmesan cheese, garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasonings, salt, and pepper.
You can also bring all ingredients into a glass mason jar and shake vigorously until your Italian salad dressing is well combined.
This Italian dressing keto-friendly recipe is creamy, cheesy, and can form a gritty layer at the bottom of the jar after minutes. This happens because the dressing contains grated Parmesan.
If you really want to avoid layers in cheesy salad dressing like keto ranch dressing or creamy Italian dressing, is to blend to quickly pulse all the ingredients in a blender.
This Italian dressing recipe contains parmesan cheese, so you can store the recipe until the use-by date of your Parmesan. Usually, this dressing lasts up to 6-8 days in the fridge.
Before using, give a good shake to the jar to bring oil and vinegar together.
Yes, you can use this recipe to make a dairy-free vegan keto salad dressing. To do so, you have two options,
Any lettuce-based salad recipe goes very well with Italian dressing. You can use this dressing on any lettuce blend or one of my keto salad recipe below:
You can also drizzle Italian dressing on half avocado for a quick keto savory snack or dip in raw keto vegetable sticks like celery or cucumber.
Below I listed some other tasty and easy keto salad dressing recipes to make at home.
Have you made this keto Italian salad dressing recipe? Share a comment or review below to tell me how you used your dressing!
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