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Keto Caesar Dressing

Did you know there’s sugar and hidden carbs in most commercial Caesar salad dressings? There sure are, but you can make your own easily and quickly and without the carbs. Plus, homemade keto Caesar salad dressing is way tastier!

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Who doesn’t love Caesar salads? With a rich, thick, cheesy and garlicky dressing and plenty of greens, this hearty salad can be a meal or side dish.

But most commercial salad dressings have hidden carbs and sugars in them! Some of the leading brands of dressing are loaded with soybean oil, corn syrup, maltodextrin, straight up sugar, and other undesirables that’ll bust your keto diet.

When you make your own keto Caesar dressing, you control the ingredients! This easy-peasy dressing is made with just 7 wholesome ingredients. It tastes better, is way fresher, is easy to make, and the best part is that it is totally keto. Plus, this is an anchovy-free dressing, so it’s seafood free.

Homemade keto Caesar salad dressing can be made by hand, in a blender or food processor, or with an immersion blender. See how below.

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How Many Carbs are in Caesar Salad?

That all depends on the dressing and what you put on top of your salad! For this salad, you’re looking at 2 net carbs per hearty serving. Load up on the greens – good fiber in there!

Ingredients

  • Egg yolks – You’ll need 2 yolks. You can buy pasteurized eggs if you’re concerned about raw egg yolks.
  • Parmesan cheese – Use the good stuff! Freshly grated Parmesan has much more flavor.
  • Garlic cloves – Grate them finely on a microplane grater.
  • Lemon juice
  • Dijon mustard
  • Soy sauce
  • Avocado oil – Or olive oil.
  • Salt and freshly cracked black pepper
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How To Make The Best Keto Caesar Salad Dressing by Hand

  1. Add the egg yolks, Parmesan cheese, grated garlic cloves, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, and soy sauce to a bowl and whisk well to combine.
  2. Drizzle the avocado oil into the bowl in a thin stream while whisking vigorously to create a thick emulsion.
  3. Season with salt and pepper and serve over lettuce.

How To Make Keto Caesar Dressing in a Blender or Food Processor

  1. Add the egg yolks, Parmesan cheese, grated garlic cloves, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, and soy sauce to a food processor or blender and pulse until well combined.
  2. Leaving the blender or food processor on medium-high, slowly add the avocado oil in a drizzle until the mixture is thick and emulsified. Season with salt and pepper and serve over greens
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Ingredients in a blender.

How To Make The Dressing With An Immersion Blender

  1. Add the egg yolks, Parmesan cheese, grated garlic cloves, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, and soy sauce to a bowl.
  2. Use the immersion blender to combine all the ingredients, and while it is still running, slowly drizzle in the oil until a thick dressing has formed.

Chef Jenn’s Tips

  • If your dressing is too thick, thin it with a tablespoon or two of water.
  • Adjust the lemon to taste, but go easy on the garlic because garlic is higher in carbs.
  • This dressing is a GREAT source of fat for when you need to get your macros in line.

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Serving Suggestions

You can smother just about any kind of greens with keto Caesar Dressing, but my favorite – and the most traditional – is romaine lettuce. Wash, dry, and tear the lettuce and toss it with the garlicky dressing. Top your salad with shredded Parmesan and crispy bacon, and instead of croutons, try Whisps for some crunch. I also love this dressing on baby kale.

You can also use this dressing as a dip or smother it on grilled chicken for a tasty meal.

Of course, this keto Caesar Salad Dressing recipe is perfect on greens as a side salad along with heartier meals of stuffed peppers, tender salmon with lemon herb sauce, or a simple meal of turkey and peppers.

Storage

Store any unused salad dressing tightly covered in the fridge for 1-2 days. Note that the garlic flavor will intensify over time. This dressing will not freeze well.

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Keto Caesar Dressing

Thick, creamy, garlicky and pretty nearly perfect keto Caesar Dressing will transform your greens into a masterpiece! Make your low carb Caesar salads with this dressing and add some flavor to your day!
Course Sauces / Spices / Dressings
Cuisine European
Keyword caesar, caesar salad dressing, keto caesar dressing, low-carb caesar dressing, salad dressing
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 300kcal
Author Chef Jenn

Ingredients

  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic grated
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup avocado oil

Instructions

  • Add the egg yolks, Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, grated garlic, Dijon mustard and soy sauce to a bowl and mix well.
  • While whisking vigrously, streadm in the avocado oil until all combined in a thick emulsion.
  • Season with salt and cracked black pepper and serve over greeens.

Notes

Chef Jenn’s Tips

  • If your dressing is too thick, thin it with a tablespoon or two of water.
  • Adjust the lemon to taste, but go easy on the garlic because garlic is higher in carbs.
  • This dressing is a GREAT source of fat for when you need to get your macros in line.

Nutrition

Serving: 3tablespoons | Calories: 300kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 101mg | Sodium: 202mg | Potassium: 34mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 0.3g | Vitamin A: 180IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 0.4mg | Net Carbohydrates: 2g

A Note on Nutritional Information

Nutritional information for this recipe is provided as a courtesy and is calculated based on available online ingredient information. It is only an approximate value. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site cannot be guaranteed. Erythritol carbs (sugar substitutes) are not included in the carbohydrate counts as they have been shown not to impact blood sugar, and they have zero calories and zero carbs. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.

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6 thoughts on “Keto Caesar Dressing”

  1. 5 stars
    I’ve been craving a Caeser salad lately. Thank you for this delicious keto dressing! So much better than store bought!

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  2. 5 stars
    I stopped buying Caesar salad because of all the additives and sugar it has. I tried this recipe and absolutely loved it. It’s so easy to make and tastes so much better than the store-bought ones.

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  3. 5 stars
    I love Caesar salad but usually can’t eat the croutons, so I love using the dressing in other places. This was really easy to make in the blender and to use everywhere I want something creamy.

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  4. 5 stars
    Not only was this easier and tastier than any storebought Caesar we’ve ever had, but you also would NEVER guess that it is keto! Another winner in our books!

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  5. 5 stars
    I am so happy to see a keto version of Caesar dressing. Thank you for using avocado oil in it. It’s now my favorite oil. This salad and dressing is super easy and delicious.

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  6. 5 stars
    I love Caesar salad. This dressing was so easy to put together and super happy that it did not have all those hidden sugars that the store bought stuff has. This was my first time making this dressing. Will definitely be making it more often from here on.

    Reply

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