Low-carb Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette is a delicious and versatile keto salad dressing recipe that you’ll reach for again and again. Plus, you can whip it up in less than 5 minutes!
Easy Keto Salad Dressing Recipe
Looking for an easy keto-friendly salad dressing that you can make at home? This simple balsamic vinaigrette is the answer. Whether you use it on a delicious grilled steak salad or a simple garden side salad, you’ll love the bold, tangy flavors. Sure, you could find a keto-friendly version at the grocery store — but the homemade version always tastes better!
When you make your own salad dressing at home, you control the ingredients and the flavor! Stay away from those store-bought dressing loaded with sugar. It only takes 5 minutes to make, so it really doesn’t get easier than this easy low-carb dressing!
Ingredients in Keto Balsamic Salad Dressing
This Balsamic Dressing is super easy to make — you probably have all the required ingredients on hand. And, you can even shake it up in a mason jar if you don’t have an immersion blender handy.
You’ll need just a handful of common pantry ingredients to create this easy keto salad dressing.
- balsamic vinegar
- extra virgin olive oil
- a touch of dijon mustard
- fresh or dried herbs
- fresh minced garlic or garlic powder
- salt and powder
- optionally, a bit of mayonnaise will turn this basic vinaigrette into a creamier style of balsamic dressing
Carbs in Balsamic Vinegar
If you read the nutrition labels like I do, you’ll notice that different balsamic vinegar brands contain different amounts of sugars and carbs. When you are shopping, look for a vinegar that doesn’t contain any added sweeteners or colorings.
Aged balsamic contains a little sugar, so be mindful of how much you consume and skip any other added sugars in your salad recipe.
If you want to reduce carbs even further, you can use other types of vinegar. Substitute any kind of vinegar you like, such as red wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar.
How to Make the Best Keto Balsamic Vinaigrette
Place all the ingredients in a small mixing bowl and whisk to combine. If you have an immersion blender, you can blend the ingredients together to keep them emulsified for longer. If you prefer to make the dressing in a mason jar, you can put on the lid and shake everything to combine.
Seriously, that’s all there is to it.
How to Store Keto Balsamic Salad Dressing
One thing I like to do is make a big batch of homemade salad dressing that I can use throughout the week. This balsamic dressing is perfect for hearty spinach salads, romaine salads, and even as a dressing for oven-roasted vegetables.
If you can make larger batches of this recipe, you can store it in the refrigerator for a week or two. It might separate, but that’s okay. Just shake it up before using.
More Keto Salad Recipes
If you love salad, I think you’ll enjoy these other keto recipes:
- 1/2 cup light-tasting olive oil
- 1/4 cup Balsamic vinegar
- 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
- 2 tbsp mayonnaise
- 1/2 tsp Garlic powder
- ½ tsp. dried oregano
- 1/2 tsp Sea salt
- 1/4 tsp Black pepper
- Whisk all ingredients together. You can also use an immersion blender to emulsify the dressing.
Store in the fridge for a week.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 152Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 220mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g
The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. Carb count will vary with different ingredients and brands. It should not be considered as a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.