Thousand Island dressing has always been a favorite! There are so many ways to enjoy keto thousand island dressing – use it on your salad, as a dipping sauce, or even on a burger!
Keto Thousand Island Dressing
When you sit down with a salad, what do you grab for? A keto dressing, of course!
Traditional Thousand Island dressing was always my favorite when I was younger. Followed closely by blue cheese.
What better low carb dipping sauce than a recreation of my previous favorite? So off I went to create the perfect keto Thousand Island Dressing recipe!
I also needed a delicious sauce that I could dip my avocado fries into and this low carb dressing acts as both a sauce and a dressing. So make a delicious batch of low carb keto avocado fries and dip, dip, dip!
Thousand Island Dressing Ingredients
Mayo – the main ingredient is mayonnaise. I recommend using REAL mayo, not the “healthier” ones like avocado mayo.
The reason is that there is often higher carbs in the non “real” mayo products. And what’s better than real mayo?
Dill Relish– Many recipes use sweet relish. I did not. I chose to use dill relish. And honestly, I was going to get some dill pickles and blend one up. BUT, I am not a pickle eater and did not want the waste.
So Dill Relish it was!
Apple Cider Vinegar – Just a tiny bit. Just enough to give it a healthy vinegar kick.
Tomatoes – Many recipes use ketchup. I opted against this. I chose to use tomato paste and Rotel! Rotel is basically petite diced tomatoes with a kick. Super yummy!
A smidge of sweet – I opted for a few drops of liquid stevia to just barely give it a sweet component. This is FAR from sweet, but it does add a great twist.
Kitchen Essentials to Make Low Carb Thousand Island Dressing
The fantastic thing about this recipe is that the only major kitchen device you need is a food processor.
It has a ton of attachments for whatever I need.
The great thing about this thousand island recipe is that you throw it all in the food processor and mix it up! That’s it!
How Many Carbs in Thousand Island Dressing?
Keto Thousand Island Dressing comes in at 1g of total carbs. Not bad at all!
Traditional thousand island dressing made with high sugar ketchup will certainly be higher in carbs. But that is why we have the keto version!
How can I use thousand island dressing?
You can use this as a dressing or as a dip, as I’ve mentioned. It is versatile and the texture is smooth enough for anything!
Other Low Carb Sauces and Dipping Sauces
If you are a fan of dressing and dip combos, make sure to also make this Whole30 and Keto Ranch Dressing. It is ALSO both a dressing and a dip! FANTASTIC!
What about blue cheese? YUM! Check out this keto and low carb blue cheese dressing!
And of course, there is keto pizza sauce!
How to Minimize Carbs in Thousand Island Dressing
Many people use ketchup or tomato sauce in their keto or low carb thousand island dressing. This automatically increases carbs right from the start. I use Rotel and then you grind it up yourself! This will save you lots of carbs!
Additionally, I would suggest using mostly the chunks from the Rotel in the measurement, rather than the liquid. If you use too much of the liquid, it will make the sauce runnier than you might expect.
Lastly, if you like a sweeter thousand island dressing, you can control this with the liquid stevia!
Other Sauces You Might Like
- Mix everything together in your favorite blender and blend away!
- Store in the fridge in an airtight container
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Serving Size:1 tablespoon
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 76 Total Fat: 8g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 7g Cholesterol: 5mg Sodium: 98mg Carbohydrates: 1g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 0g Protein: 0g