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28 Keto Salad Dressing Recipes That’ll Spruce Up Any Veggie!

Louise Hendon | June 14
28 Keto Salad Dressing Recipes That'll Spruce Up Any Veggie! https://ketosummit.com/keto-salad-dressing-recipes

From the classic oil and vinegar to luscious Green Goddess, a good salad dressing can do wonders! But even when dressings are full of healthy oils and fats, it’s always a good idea to keep an eye on the ingredients in a salad dressing. So many store-bought versions are chock full of sugars and other preservatives.

Why not make a healthier and tastier version at home? I’ve put together a sure-fire list of over 25 salad dressing recipes, all guaranteed to be Keto friendly.

From simple blends of oil and lemon juice to decadent keto-friendly versions of classics like the Caesar, Vinaigrette, Green Goddess, and Ranch, you’ll find yourself looking forward to the salad course!

And why not try a few inventive twists like a basil lime vinaigrette or even avocado cilantro lime mayonnaise? There’s no reason not to love salads with so many dressing options!

Homemade salad dressing is so easy to make! Don’t believe us? Give this a try.

Here are just a few of the Keto Salad Dressing Recipes we’ve included:

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Creamy Keto Salad Dressing Recipes

Paleo Caesar Dressing (2 Methods)

– Paleo Flourish

Low Carb Caesar Dressing (2 Methods)

Ingredients: egg yolks, apple cider vinegar, coconut oil, anchovies, Dijon mustard, garlic cloves, salt, ground black pepper.


Traditional Caesar dressing usually involved some dairy products, so here is a great paleo alternative that is completely dairy free but still has all the flavor you would expect from this creamy condiment. Don’t worry about using anchovies in this dish – they don’t make it taste fishy, they are only there to give the savory flavor a big boost!

Keto Butter Salad Dressing

– The Nourished Caveman

Keto Butter Salad Dressing

Photo Credit: Vivica from The Nourished Caveman

Ingredients: Keto butter (or almond butter), MCT oil, Keto Collagen, Lakanto Sweetener, lemon juice, water, powdered ginger, powdered turmeric, sea salt.

The first thing you will notice about this great salad dressing is the rich color and texture and you will find it hard to believe that it is keto-friendly! It contains more healthy fats and less sugar than other dressings and is a great source of slow release energy. With the warming note from the ginger and the zingy citrus tang, this recipe can liven up any dish with fish, chicken or just on a salad.

Paleo Caesar Salad Dressing

– Paleo Effect

Caesar Salad Low Carb Dressing

Photo Credit: Meghan & Angel from The Paleo Effect


Ingredients: anchovy paste, egg yolks, sea salt, white pepper, lemon juice, garlic cloves, Paleo Mayo, Stoneground mustard, olive oil.

If you enjoy Caesar salad but can’t tolerate dairy then this is the recipe you’ve been looking for! You have all the flavors of garlic, anchovy and lemon melded together in paleo mayonnaise and it tastes great served on crisp lettuce and cooked chicken. This dressing only takes five minutes to prepare, so it would be a good ingredient for a speedy lunchtime salad.

Super Simple Salad Dressing

– Ditch the Carbs

Super Simple Salad Dressing for Keto

Photo Credit: Libby from Ditch The Carbs

Ingredients: eggs, extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, mustard or garlic.

Have you ever had a really boring salad and wished you could have something to make it shine? Then try this amazing but really simple salad dressing and your dull salads will be a thing of the past! It is rich and creamy but can be made in minutes and it is packed with wonderful flavor and it goes well with any meat or fish. Adding garlic gives this the taste of a good Caesar dressing.

Creamy Paleo Salad Dressing, Three Ways

– Empowered Sustenance

Creamy Low Carb Salad Dressing, Three Ways

Photo Credit: Empowered Sustenance

Ingredients: mayonnaise, coconut milk, olive oil, rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar, toasted sesame oil, green onion, clove garlic, coconut aminos, ginger, salt, lemon juice, mild dijon mustard, onion powder, basil, avocado oil mayonnaise, fresh Italian parsley, fresh dill, fresh chives.

With this wonderful ketogenic recipe you get three totally different dressings in one, so you can pick your favorite depending on what kind of salad you are eating. There is a dairy-free ranch version, one flavored with basil for extra freshness and one with ginger for a bit of a kick. The choice is yours, but I recommend the basil one for lighter salads as the aromatics lift the flavor of the dish.

Paleo Ranch Dressing

– Cook Eat Paleo

Keto Friendly Ranch Dressing

Photo Credit: Lisa from Cook Eat Paleo

Ingredients: paleo mayonnaise, lemon juice, full-fat coconut milk, garlic minced, fresh herbs – parsley, basil and chives, sea salt, black pepper.

Like many creamy paleo and keto salad dressings, this one has a paleo mayo base. You can either make your own or buy it, but don’t be afraid to try making it as it’s easier than you think. Just take your time when adding the oil and everything will work fine. Once you’ve mastered that, you can add different ingredients and make your own range of dressings like this tasty ranch.

In this recipe, coconut milk makes a great alternative to dairy, with lots of potential health benefits.  Registered Dietitian Franziska Spritzler, RD says, “There’s some evidence that the medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) fats in coconut milk may benefit weight loss, body composition, and metabolism.”

Paleo Ranch Dressing

– Healy Eats Real

Low Carb Ranch Dressing

Photo Credit: Hannah from Healy Eats Real

Ingredients: coconut milk, apple cider vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, sea salt, black pepper, parsley, dill, chives, garlic powder, onion powder.

The ranch dressing in this recipe is thinner than some so it is easier to pour over salads, but it is still really tasty thanks to the garlic and herbs. This dairy-free dressing is also quite low in calories so it would fit well with a weight loss plan too. Drizzle this over salads or use it as a dip with vegetable sticks and it is sure to become a family favorite!

Dairy Free Ranch Dressing

– Savory Lotus

Dairy Free Ranch Salad Dressing for Keto

Photo Credit: Katja from Savory Lotus

Ingredients: homemade mayonnaise, coconut milk, apple cider vinegar, garlic, fresh parsley, fresh dill, fresh chives, salt, pepper.

This dairy-free recipe uses fresh herbs to enhance the flavor of the ranch dressing, but if you only have dried ones you can still use them. There is also a link for a mayo recipe that you could use as a base for different dressings. It’s rich and thick and could easily be used as a topping for burgers or as a dip with vegetable sticks when you have friends over.

Dairy Free Vegan Ranch Dressing

– Coconut Mama

Dairy Free Vegan Ranch Dressing

Photo Credit: Tiffany from The Coconut Mama

Ingredients: vegan mayonnaise, coconut cream, red wine vinegar, fresh parsley, fresh chives, garlic powder, onion powder, sea salt, black pepper.

If you have chosen to be vegan for health or other reasons, creamy dressings can be a thing of the past, but not with this amazing recipe! It is dairy and egg free but still has the rich texture you expect from a ranch dressing. It is definitely better if you can use fresh herbs in this recipe as the flavors are more intense. If you are not too keen on using wine vinegar you can sub it with apple cider vinegar.

Creamy Green Goddess Dressing

– Savory Lotus

Creamy Keto Green Goddess Dressing

Photo Credit: Katja from Savory Lotus

Ingredients: avocado, tahini, olive oil, water, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, salt, clove garlic, toasted sesame seeds, parsley leaves, chives.

A really good green goddess dressing definitely livens up even the dullest salad and brings vibrant colors and flavors to your meal. This creamy low carb dressing uses avocado which makes the texture rich and smooth and is full of healthy fats. The dressing can be used with any type of meat or fish and also makes a lovely dip for keto veggie chips.

Keto Vinaigrettes Salad Dressing Recipes

Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar Salad Dressing

– Low Carb Yum

Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar Ketogenic Salad Dressing

Photo Credit: Lisa from Low Carb Yum

Ingredients: balsamic vinegar, garlic, black pepper, salt, dijon mustard, olive oil.

One of the world’s most popular salad dressings is a mixture of oil and vinegar and using balsamic can give this dressing a really vibrant flavor. This is such a simple low carb recipe and can be made in just two minutes because you don’t even need a blender! Just put all the ingredients into a jar with a lid and shake! You never have to have a boring salad again and this will store in the fridge for ages!

Italian Vinaigrette Dressing

– Peace, Love and Low Carb

Low Carb Italian Vinaigrette Dressing

Photo Credit: Kyndra from Peace Love and Low Carb

Ingredients: olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic, shallot, dijon mustard, dried onion flakes, red pepper flakes, garlic salt, Italian seasoning.

If you prefer a lighter salad dressing then you will love this low carb dairy free recipe. It has a real authentic Mediterranean flavor and would be great with olive-based salads. This dressing is best if you leave it to sit in the fridge for a day before using it but remember that the ingredients will separate after a while so just give it a quick shake and you will be good to go!

Italian Dressing

– Cook Eat Paleo

Keto Friendly Italian Dressing

Photo Credit: Lisa from Cook Eat Paleo

Ingredients: fresh herbs, dried oregano, clove garlic, sea salt, black pepper, red wine vinegar, organic extra virgin olive oil.

Now that you are eating the keto way and enjoying real, clean foods without additives, I am sure you will love this quick and easy dressing recipe. It is dairy and gluten free and vegan-friendly but packed with flavor from the garlic and herbs. This lovely low carb dressing can also be used as a marinade for chicken or fish, giving the meat a true taste of Italy.

Blue Cheese Vinaigrette Dressing (Contains Dairy)

– Low Carb Yum

Blue Cheese Vinaigrette Dressing

Photo Credit: Lisa from Low Carb Yum

Ingredients: avocado oil, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, dried oregano, salt, pepper, blue cheese.

With only one gram of carbohydrate in every serving, this is definitely a keto-friendly dressing, specially designed for blue cheese lovers! This one goes well with fish and chicken and the balsamic vinegar gives it a lovely rich flavor, complementing the tangy blue cheese. Like all oil-based dressings, this one will separate after sitting so just give it a good whisk up or shake it to mix.

Balsamic Shallot Vinaigrette

– Peace, Love and Low Carb

Ketogenic Balsamic Shallot Vinaigrette

Photo Credit: Kyndra from Peace Love and Low Carb

Ingredients: balsamic vinegar, avocado oil, dijon mustard, lemon juice, shallot, red pepper flakes, onion salt.

With the rich flavor of the balsamic vinegar, the zingy lemon, and finely chopped shallot, this amazing dressing can add not only taste but texture to your next salad. This low carb recipe can be stored in the fridge, and if you keep it in a jar with a lid you will find it easy to shake up before serving to mix the ingredients together. This dressing also packs a bit of a punch from the red pepper flakes!

Basil Lime Vinaigrette & Marinade

– Zenbelly

Ingredients: shallot, fresh basil leaves, lime juice, white balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, sea salt, ground black pepper.

Even the ingredients in this amazing dressing scream of freshness, from the fresh aromatic basil and the zingy lime, so this would be a great summertime salad partner. It is really quick to make and will keep in the fridge for up to a week. The bright vivid color of this dressing would also make it a good one to serve on St. Patrick’s Day to go along with a salad appetizer.

Healthy Keto Italian Dressing (Contains Dairy)

– Keto Diet Blog

Ingredients: extra virgin olive oil, red wine vinegar, water, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning, sea salt, black pepper.

In the summer it is a good idea to always have a supply of homemade dressings that can encourage even the picky eaters to enjoy a salad, yet still keeping things ketogenic and low carb. It’s oil-based and also makes a great marinade for chicken. If you want to make it dairy free, just skip the parmesan and you can use balsamic instead of the red wine vinegar for a different taste.

Fat Burning Salad Dressing

– Maria Mind Body Health

Ingredients: SkinnyFAT MCT oil, coconut vinegar, stevia glycerite, Celtic sea salt, ground pepper, fish sauce.

Here is another low carb salad dressing recipe that uses fish sauce to let you achieve the delicious umami taste we love. It will not make your salad taste fishy, it is simply there to boost the savory flavor. This dressing is designed for those of us who are in the first stages of the ketogenic diet and it can help with burning body fat and is also helpful for weight loss.

Other Keto Salad Dressing Recipes

Paleo Raspberry Salad Dressing

– Meatified

Low Carb Raspberry Salad Dressing

Photo Credit: Rach from Meatified

Ingredients: raspberries, coconut butter, coconut oil, lime juice.

If you are fed up with ranch dressing and oil-based ones, why not give this fruity alternative a try! It adds a boost of flavor and a wonderful color to offset the green salad leaves. This amazing dairy and egg free dressing is so quick and easy to make and can help to enhance even a dull salad. If you can find raspberries that are sweet you can even make this sugar free too!

Avocado Cilantro Lime Mayonnaise

– Ketogasm

Avocado Cilantro Lime Mayonnaise - a Keto salad dressing

Photo Credit: Tasha from Ketogasm

Ingredients: mayonnaise, avocado, cilantro, lime juice.

Limes always make me think of summer with their fresh zingy flavor, and they make this mayonnaise a refreshing change to plain ones. This lovely keto mayonnaise can be ready in minutes and makes a great partner for burgers or chicken drumsticks at a family barbecue, but it can also be used as a dip with low carb chips or veggie sticks for a party.

Dairy-Free Avocado Ranch Dressing

– Fed and Fulfilled

Ketogenic Dairy-Free Avocado Ranch Dressing

Photo Credit: Fed and Fulfilled

Ingredients: avocado, full-fat coconut milk, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, fresh chives, fresh dill, garlic powder, oregano, thyme, sea salt, pepper.

Using avocado as the base for this great ranch dressing means that it is totally dairy free but still has the creamy texture of a mayo-based dressing. With the fresh herbs and garlic, it has all the flavor you expect from ranch but without any unwanted ingredients. You can use this as a dressing, as a dip for chips and veggie sticks or to heap onto burgers and chicken – the choice is yours!

Simple Salad Dressing

– Ditch the Wheat

Simple Keto Salad Dressing

Photo Credit: Carol from Ditch The Wheat

Ingredients: extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper.

A good olive oil can be the making of a great salad dressing, and in this easy recipe, it is the star of the show. This is such a simple low carb ketogenic recipe it only has two instructions, so even the most novice cooks will be able to get this one right. Drizzle oil over the salad and add salt and pepper to taste – it doesn’t get much simpler than that, but sometimes simplest is best!

Paleo Green Goddess Dressing

– Healy Eats Real

Low Carb Green Goddess Dressing

Photo Credit: Hannah from Healy Eats Real

Ingredients: mayonnaise, avocado, anchovy fillet, clove garlic, fresh parsley, fresh chives, lemon juice, sea salt, black pepper, nutritional yeast.

Here is another great dairy-free recipe for keto-friendly green goddess dressing that uses avocado to give the creamy texture and nutritional yeast to boost the nutrients, however, if you don’t have the yeast you can miss it out and the dressing will still taste great. If you prefer to have a runnier dressing you can add some avocado oil to water it down to your chosen consistency.

Paleo Ranch

– Zenbelly

Ingredients: egg, lemon juice, avocado oil or light olive, sea salt, garlic powder, red or orange bell pepper, parsley leaves, chives.

Here is a twist on traditional ranch dressing as it uses bell peppers for added flavor and freshness. The trick with this dressing is not to use a strongly-flavored oil like EVOO as it will totally dominate the flavor. Light olive oil or avocado oil works best here. You can add in different herbs to vary the taste – dill works well and makes this ideal to serve with fish dishes or shrimp salads.

The BEST Blue Cheese Dressing (Contains Dairy)

– Maria Mind Body Health

Ingredients: blue cheese crumbles, sour cream, cream cheese, beef broth, red wine vinegar, MCT oil, swerve confectioners, clove garlic.

If you are a fan of blue cheese dressings you are going to love this one! It is rich and indulgent and so creamy and can be used to brighten up any salad. It also makes a great dip with chicken wings or celery and carrot sticks for the film night. Although this is a keto-friendly recipe, it does involve quite a lot of dairy, so this is best used occasionally as a treat rather than a regular dressing.

Spicy Cilantro Dressing (Contains Dairy)

– Keto Connect

Ingredients: jalapenos, cilantro, sour cream, lime juice, clove garlic, olive oil, pink salt.

With the freshness of lime and cilantro and the added flavor of garlic, this dressing works well with salads or as a side for salmon and fish dishes. Because it is spicy, this also makes a great addition to tacos and other Mexican dishes, although you can tone down the spice if you don’t like too much heat. This also tastes amazing served with eggs and greens at breakfast time!

Crumbled Blue Cheese Vinaigrette (Contains Dairy)

– Low Carb Maven

Ingredients: Champagne vinegar, olive oil, water, garlic clove, salt, pepper, dried oregano, dried basil, dried thyme, dried marjoram, erythritol powdered, blue cheese crumbled.

If you like the tangy taste of blue cheese and how well it goes with steak, you are going to be impressed with this very low carb dressing recipe! It is packed with flavor from the herbs and has crumbles of blue cheese to add flavor and texture. It stores in the fridge for a couple of weeks so next time you are having a steak salad you can have this great dressing alongside.

Keto Avocado Lime Salad Dressing & Dip (Contains Dairy)

– My Keto Recipes

Ingredients: avocado, sour cream, lime juice, cilantro, olive oil, heavy cream, salt, pepper.

This amazingly fresh dressing takes only a few minutes to prepare and would be a really impressive dip to serve when you have friends over. It goes well with vegetable crudités like celery and carrot or with low carb chips like kale or spinach. This dressing is also low in calories and could be used on a weight loss plan to jazz up your salads.

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Louise Hendon

Louise holds a Bachelors and Masters in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University (UK). She attended Columbia University for her JD and practiced law at Debevoise & Plimpton before co-founding Louise's Foods, Paleo Living Magazine, Nourishing Brands, & CoBionic. Louise has considerable research experience but enjoys creating products and articles that help move people just a little bit closer toward a healthy life they love. You can find her on Facebook or LinkedIn.