The Keto-Friendly Delight: Homemade Italian Dressing

Are you tired of store-bought Italian dressing that is packed with unnecessary additives? Look no further! We’ve got you covered with a simple and delicious homemade Italian dressing recipe. With just six ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen, you can create a zesty dressing that will elevate any dish.

Homemade sugar-free Italian dressing with monk fruit sweetener

The Perfect Blend

Creating your own Italian dressing is a breeze with these super simple ingredients:

  • Olive oil: Our top choice is extra virgin for that extra burst of flavor.
  • White wine vinegar: Don’t worry, you can also use red wine vinegar if that’s what you have on hand.
  • Besti Powdered Monk Fruit Allulose Blend: Get that touch of sweetness without the sugar! (You can find alternatives in the FAQs section.)
  • Italian seasoning: Who knew making your own homemade Italian seasoning mix could be so easy?
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Sea salt
  • Black pepper

Ingredients for keto Italian dressing

A Whisk Away from Perfection

In just five minutes, you can have a zesty Italian salad dressing that will instantly bring your greens and veggies to life. Simply whisk together all the ingredients in a bowl or, for added convenience, use a glass jar or dressing shaker and shake until emulsified.

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Whisk together zesty homemade Italian dressing ingredients

FAQs: Your Burning Questions Answered

Is Italian dressing gluten-free?

Absolutely! Our keto-approved Italian dressing is gluten-free, just like all of our recipes. However, it’s always a good idea to double-check the label or ask when it comes to store-bought or restaurant versions.

Can Italian dressing be keto-friendly?

While many Italian dressings on the market are loaded with added sugars and sweeteners, our homemade Italian dressing is keto-friendly and keeps the carb count low.

How many carbs does Italian dressing contain?

Enjoy peace of mind with our easy Italian dressing recipe that has just 0.6 grams of net carbs per serving (2 tablespoons).

Is it spicy?

No, our dressing is not particularly spicy, but you can customize it to your taste by adding more black pepper or crushed red pepper flakes.

Can I use a different sweetener?

Certainly! However, make sure the sweetener is powdered. Granulated options tend to result in a gritty texture. For the best results, we recommend using powdered monk fruit sweetener with allulose. It not only dissolves better but also tastes great.

Can I omit the sweetener?

If you prefer your Italian dressing less sweet, you can omit the sweetener altogether. It won’t drastically affect the taste, though a hint of sweetness does help balance the flavors.

Homemade Italian dressing in a small carafe with salad in the background

Storage Instructions for Homemade Italian Dressing

Make It Ahead

You can easily make this keto Italian vinaigrette dressing ahead of time. Store it in a glass jar that can also be used for serving.

Refrigeration is Key

To preserve the freshness and deliciousness of your homemade Italian dressing, store it in the refrigerator for up to 2-4 weeks.

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Embrace the Versatility

There are endless ways to enjoy this zesty Italian dressing recipe. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Marinade: Tenderize your chicken breast with a flavorful Italian dressing bath.
  • Dip: Pair raw veggies with this dressing for a delightful snack.
  • Salads: Transform basic greens into a mouthwatering antipasto salad or artichoke salad.
  • Roasted vegetables: Take your keto vegetables to the next level with a drizzle of this dressing.

Check out our recipe index for more low-carb salad ideas.

Easy Italian dressing recipe in a small bottle with cherry tomatoes and lettuce

Elevate Your Salad Game

If you love this zesty Italian dressing recipe, you’ll definitely want to try these other keto salad dressing recipes:

  • Caesar Salad Dressing: Perfect on a Caesar salad or drizzled on grilled chicken!
  • Keto Blue Cheese Dressing: Give your wedge salad, chicken wings, or buffalo meatballs a flavorful kick.
  • Keto Ranch Dressing: Ranch makes everything better. The possibilities are endless.
  • Low Carb Thousand Island Dressing: An ideal fit for a classic chef salad.
  • Creamy Balsamic Dressing: Just like our homemade Italian dressing, this balsamic dressing is incredibly versatile.
  • Sugar-Free “Honey” Mustard Dressing: A delectable option from our Easy Keto Cookbook.

For your convenience, we recommend using a dressing shaker to effortlessly mix your homemade zesty Italian dressing, keeping it fresh and ready to serve. And if you’re looking for a complete salad-on-the-go solution, check out meal prep salad containers that will keep your greens, proteins, toppings, and dressing separate until you’re ready to enjoy them.

So, why settle for store-bought when you can create your own keto-friendly Italian dressing that’s bursting with flavor? Give it a try and experience the difference today!

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