Keto Caesar dressing

Keto Caesar dressing

What’s a Caesar salad without a killer Caesar dressing? Luckily, you don’t have to find out! This out-of-this-world dressing was created specifically for the keto diet. Plus it’s downright easy to make. Enjoy it on a classic Caesar, as a marinade for chicken, meat, or seafood, or a dip with freshly cut veggies.

Keto Caesar dressing

What’s a Caesar salad without a killer Caesar dressing? Luckily, you don’t have to find out! This out-of-this-world dressing was created specifically for the keto diet. Plus it’s downright easy to make. Enjoy it on a classic Caesar, as a marinade for chicken, meat, or seafood, or a dip with freshly cut veggies.
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4 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (2¾ oz.) 240 ml (80 g) shredded Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup 120 ml olive oil
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 pinch 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • ½ ½ garlic clove, mincedgarlic cloves, minced
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ oz. 21 g anchovies
  • ½ ½ lemon, the juicelemons, the juice
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Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Whisk or blend the ingredients, except for the salt, in a bowl until the dressing is smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste. For thinner consistency, dilute with water, adding about a teaspoon at a time.

Tip!

Use it as a base for tuna or chicken salad (instead of mayo). Delish!

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20 comments

  1. Apicius
    I made this recipe tonight, but I substituted the olive oil with bacon grease instead. Oh my goodness....it was sooooooooo delicious!!! Tossed the bacon grease ceasar dressing with romaine lettuce and sliced cucumbers, with a bit extra grated parmigiano reggiano .........geeeeeeeeeezzzz it was gooooooooooooood!
  2. Michele
    Thanks for the feedback, new to this site and will try that for sure.
  3. UK
    Would love ideas for anchovies substitute please.
  4. Dave Tracz
    Sensational - great fresh flavor. Of course, taking a little extra time to toss and lightly coat each leaf in a big salad bowl before plating makes a big difference too. I'm eating like a king.
  5. Cynthia
    UK - The best substitute I've found for anchovies is anchovy paste (comes in a tube). Use as little or as much as you like to get that perfect Casesar-dressing flavor. If you don't like the taste of anchovies, then I'd just use a little more salt to taste.
  6. Gordon
    No egg?
  7. Sarah
    How long can this dressing last?
    Reply: #8
  8. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    How long can this dressing last?

    Up to 5-7 days in the refrigerator.

  9. Regina Hebert
    I love the recipes, but what are the suggested serving sizes??
    Reply: #10
  10. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I love the recipes, but what are the suggested serving sizes??

    Actual volume of serving size may vary, which is why we always list the number of servings, for more accurate portions in relation to the nutrition information listed.

  11. Jennifer
    how much does this make? Also, 33 grams of fat is a lot compared to a store bought brand of 18 grams. If I dont add anchovies what can I add to it?
    Reply: #12
  12. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    how much does this make? Also, 33 grams of fat is a lot compared to a store bought brand of 18 grams. If I dont add anchovies what can I add to it?

    This makes 4 servings. I am unsure of the total volume it makes. Yes, this is higher fat, which is what we want! Keto is very low carb, high fat. I do not know a good substitute for the anchovies.

  13. Darla
    What are the nutrients on the salad dressing
    Reply: #14
  14. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    What are the nutrients on the salad dressing

    You can click the Nutrition tab under the list of ingredients for the full nutritional information.

  15. Margaret DeHaven
    Love this dressing! Perfect as is...I may give it a whirl in my food processor to chop up the cheese and anchovies a bit more!
  16. lisa.fennell13
    Well, this is delicious! I never knew why people didn't like anchovies, they add a great flavour and saltiness to the sauce. SO good. slathered it all over a salad.
    A keeper and a favourite!
  17. Angela Carter
    Would this freeze well? It would be more convenient to make larger amounts
    Reply: #18
  18. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Would this freeze well? It would be more convenient to make larger amounts

    Yes, this should freeze well. If the ingredients "separate" when thawed, they can be whisked back together.

  19. Taiita
    Can I ask why regular homemade Caesar dressing with egg yolk isn’t keto? Egg yokes, oil, Parmesan, anchovies, dash of lemon juice, vinegar and garlic.
    Reply: #20
  20. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Can I ask why regular homemade Caesar dressing with egg yolk isn’t keto? Egg yokes, oil, Parmesan, anchovies, dash of lemon juice, vinegar and garlic.

    That's very similar to our recipe. If you're happy with your recipe, there's no need to switch to make this one. We offer many recipes that can also be found elsewhere but sometimes they have our own twist on them, or we like to have them on our website to make it easier to find if it's a component in another recipe on our site.

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