Stick to the basics with common ingredients, yet crazy good taste, with this keto Italian dressing recipe! Perfect for your salad or as a meat marinade!
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Keto Italian Dressing
My goal for this easy keto Italian dressing was simple. That's right, simple. I wanted to make a tasty, yet simple dressing that could be made with common staple ingredients and still taste like the fancy kind!
Sometimes we just want to make something and not have to think about a million ingredients. 3 main ingredients and a few spices. That's all!
I've never really been a salad person, but I made this crazy good keto Italian Salad (recipe coming soon) and this dressing to go along with it. I have a million more ideas of what to use it with because it is so versatile and easy.
Have you ever marinated chicken in Italian dressing? Let me just say - if you want a DELICIOUS chicken that takes no time to prep, but tastes like you spent all day prepping, then dip some in Italian dressing and bake it.
How to Make Keto Italian Dressing
In a small bowl, add all ingredients and whisk together.
I like to add to a mason jar, tightly seal the lid and shake for 30 seconds.
Store in an airtight container.
Will Homemade Keto Italian Dressing Separate?
Yes, it can separate! No biggie, though. Just think of natural peanut butter and how you have to shake and stir it each time before use!
Same concept here. If it separates while storing, simply shake it and stir it until well combined again! Problem solved!
Is Italian Dressing Healthy?
Let's look at the main ingredients: olive oil, red wine vinegar, sweetener and spices.
Olive oil is, of course, high in healthy fats. Perfect for a keto diet. Also high in antioxidants and is known to be anti-inflammatory.
Red Wine Vinegar
Just like olive oil, red wine vinegar is known to be anti-inflammatory. What is awesome for me, in particular, is that it is also known to potentially lower blood sugars. And as a Type 1 Diabetic myself, that rocks!
Let's add weight loss to that and BAM! Awesome!
You get to choose your own low carb granular sweetener. I like to use Lakanto monkfruit. This is simply a blend of natural monkfruit and erythritol. 0 carb.
And then we have the spices! Italian Seasoning, salt and pepper. Be sure to check out this keto Italian seasoning recipe to make your own!
So if you look at just the sum of ingredients, this recipe is super basic with only the required ingredients. None of which are crap ingredients. Now, is this a "health food"? Nah. But is it junk food or even close? Not a chance!
This is a great keto dressing to support a healthy lifestyle.
How Long Will Keto Italian Dressing Last?
It will vary a bit, but usually keto dressing will stay nice and fresh for 1-2 weeks. Always use common sense and judgment!
How to Store Homemade Italian Dressing?
The best way to store keto Italian dressing is in mason jars such as these. You can not only make them in the jars, but store them in the jars as well.
And when/if the dressing separates during storage, it is super simple to just shake it up quickly before using it.
Other Keto Dressings From The Keto Option
- In a small bowl, add all ingredients and whisk together.
- I like to add to a mason jar, tightly seal the lid and shake for 30 seconds.
- Store in an airtight container.
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Serving Size:1 tablespoon
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 81Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 89mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g
Nutrition is calculated using a third party plug-in. It is best to always validate!
Trina Krug is a Holistic Nutritionist, Integrative Health Coach and host of the Carbless Conversations Podcast. With a Master’s Degree in Complementary and Alternative Medicine, her single mission in life is to facilitate self-healing in herself and those around her through awareness, lifestyle shifts and low-carb eating. As a current Doctor of Science student, she continues her studies in functional nutrition.