Low carb & keto sauces,
dressings and dips
Dairy-free sauces and dips
Don’t skip on the sauce!We guess you’ve been told all your life that it’s the sauce that will make you fat and give you a heart attack, right? Well, the good news is that it has been proven over and over again that fat won’t make you fat and will not clog your arteries, either. There’s no reason to fear natural fat, saturated or otherwise. It’s an old and failed theory that natural fat is anything but a healthy, satiating and great food, full of vital fat-soluble nutrients. Learn more.
So, now that we’ve got that issue out of the way, it’s time to say no to flavorless low fat products packed with sugar, artificial sweeteners, food colorings and flavors. Stock up your fridge with clean, natural ingredients full of flavor like:
- Dairy: Heavy whipping cream, sour cream, crème fraiche and cream cheese will make the perfect base for a tasty creamy sauce or dip.
- Dairy free: Mayonnaise is a great base for cold dips and dressings. You can easily make it yourself or, if you buy it, we recommend mayo made with avocado oil, or light olive oil.
Other dairy-free options without egg are coconut cream, oil and veggie-based sauces like satay sauce, pesto, romanesco sauce, sugar-free ketchup, guacamole and chimichurri.
A great tip for thickening your sauce or gravy without using flour — add some cream cheese and let it simmer for a couple of minutes until it thickens.
Top 8 flavored mayonnaise recipes
Recipe collection A good quality mayonnaise is a staple in a lot of low carb and keto households. It’s a delicious way to add fat to your meal. Store-bought mayonnaise often contains both low-quality fats and sugars so be sure to check the ingredients. Or better yet – make your own!
Fats and sauces – the best and the worst
Guide What are the best and the worst fats and sauces on a low carb diet? It’s an important question as a low carb diet needs to be high in fat to be sustainable. Fortunately, there are tons of great options (for example all the recipes on this page), plus some not-so-good ones.