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Creamy Keto Caesar Dressing

Whip up this creamy, garlicky Keto Caesar Dressing in less than 10 minutes, using simple ingredients, for a crazy delicious salad dressing or dip with only 0.5 g net carbs per 1/4 cup!

This post was originally published April 18, 2018, and has been updated with a ‘zippier’ flavour, fresh content and images.

There’s nothing like homemade caesar dressing. Absolutely nothing. Not only is it super easy to make, there isn’t anything weird in the ingredient list and the taste is incredible! Bonus? No preservatives or chemicals!

Besides bringing Caesar salad to life, this Keto Caesar Dressing is great in a few other ways. It makes an awesome sandwich/wrap sauce or excellent dip for Keto Chicken Nuggets or Keto Pizza Crust! Try a chicken caesar sandwich on a Low carb Everything Bagel, or a wrap on an Almond Flour Tortilla.

Either way you decide to enjoy this beautiful dressing, I hope you love it as much as we do!

Ingredients

All ingredients used in this Keto Caesar Dressing.

Mayonnaise – Look for a full fat mayonnaise that is made with a high quality fat, such as olive oil or avocado oil.

Parmesan – the best parmesan to use in this Keto Caesar Dressing is freshly grated. I use either Grana Padano or Parmesano Reggiano. They may seem expensive, but you can grate quite a bit of cheese from one block! Plus, there’s nothing like freshly grated parmesan cheese sprinkled over a crisp caesar salad.

How to make Keto Caesar Dressing

It’s so easy! Grab either 1 large or 2 small garlic cloves, then peel and mince them finely. Grate the parmesan cheese, zest the lemon until you have 1/4 tsp lemon zest, and juice the lemon until you have 1 tbsp lemon juice.

I always puree my ingredients together using an immersion blender because it makes the most creamiest of all dressings. So grab the cup of an immersion blender (or a blender, magic bullet or small food processor) and toss in the mayonnaise, minced garlic, grated parmesan, lemon zest, lemon juice, worcestershire, dijon, red wine vinegar, salt and black pepper.

Puree with the immersion blender (or in your blender, magic bullet or small food processor) for a minute or two, until the Keto Caesar Dressing is smooth. Enjoy immediately or refrigerate for up to 7 days.

Keto Caesar Dressing pureed until smooth in an immersion blender cup, next to an immersion blender, lemon zester, lemon, garlic and a brick of parmesan cheese.
A white bowl with Keto caesar dressing. Caesar salad is in the background and there is a lemon and some garlic beside the bowl.

Expert Tips

  1. Don’t have an immersion blender? You can use either a blender, magic bullet or small food processor instead. Don’t have either? You can just use a bowl and a whisk. The dressing will still taste delicious, it just won’t be as creamy. Also, you would want to mince the garlic super duper fine, or, better yet, run it through a garlic press.
  2. With proper storage this Keto Caesar Dressing will last about 7 days in the refrigerator. It should be sealed for freshness with a tight fitting lid or plastic wrap.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you eat Caesar dressing on keto?

You totally can! You’ll find sugar and other unnecessary preservatives in some store bought dressings, so just be careful and read the labels. To play it safe, it’s always best to make it at home.

What dressings are Keto friendly?

There are actually a bunch of Keto friendly dressings you can make at home. Besides this Keto caesar dressing, my favourites are Ranch, Honey Mustard, Blue Cheese, Cilantro Lime, Greek and Italian.

What are some recipes that could a little Keto caesar goodness?

Besides the obvious, Keto Caesar Salad, my favourite ways to use Keto caesar dressing are as a dip for Chicken Nuggets or Baked Tenders. Pepperoni Pizza Bites, Calzones or Pizza Crust are awesome with a little bit of caesar goodness, and I also love to use it as a dip for raw veggies, or a spread for sandwiches and wraps.

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Homemade Caesar salad Dressing. Extra creamy caesar dressing loaded with parmesan, garlic and lemony freshness. A cook book essential, this dressing is sure to light up your taste buds!

Keto Caesar Dressing

Make this creamy, garlicky Keto Caesar Dressing in less than 10 minutes for a delicious salad dressing with just 0.5 g net carbs per 1/4 cup!
5 from 12 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Aleta

Ingredients

  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 cup mayonnaise *see note 1
  • 1/4 cup parmesan grated *see note 2
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire
  • 2 tsp dijon
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 10-15 grinds black pepper

Instructions

Directions

  • Mix all ingredients in a small bowl and puree until smooth with an immersion blender *see note 3.  Pour over your favourite salad or use as a delicious dip!

Notes

  1. Look for a full fat mayonnaise that is made with a high quality fat, such as olive oil or avocado oil.
  2. The best parmesan to use in this Keto Caesar Dressing is freshly grated. I use either Grana Padano or Parmesano Reggiano. They may seem expensive, but you can grate quite a bit of cheese from one block! Plus, there’s nothing like freshly grated parmesan cheese sprinkled over a crisp caesar salad.
  3. Don’t have an immersion blender? You can use either a blender, magic bullet or small food processor instead. Don’t have either? You can just use a bowl and a whisk. The dressing will still taste delicious, it just won’t be as creamy. Also, you would want to mince the garlic super duper fine, or, better yet, run it through a garlic press.
  4. With proper storage this Keto Caesar Dressing will last about 7 days in the refrigerator. It should be sealed for freshness with a tight fitting lid or plastic wrap.
Nutrition Facts
Nutrition facts are an estimate only! The ingredients you choose could have different nutritional values than the ingredients I have used.  

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 284kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 27.6g | Sodium: 528mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Net Carbs: 0.5g
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22 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I’m so excited to make caesar salad at home and to try out this recipe! I love fresh lemon juice in dressings so this will be a hit!

  2. 5 stars
    I really love making my own dressings at home rather than buying store bought. No gross chemicals or weird ingredients. Can’t wait to try this one on my next salad!!

  3. 5 stars
    You had me at creamy! This is the perfect dressing for my favorite salad! So flavorful.

  4. 5 stars
    Many thanks for sharing this keto version of a caesar dressing. I love caesar dressing. So I will try this very soon indeed.

  5. Loreto Nardelli

    5 stars
    I remember the first time I tried Ceasar salad. I loved it! The way it tingled on my tongue, and that crispiness and freshness of the lettuce. A truly joyous moment in my foodie life. Your dressing sounds fantastic, love the ingredients and I am with you on the Mayo. We use live oil Mayo a fair bit. Just yummy!

  6. Mama Maggie's Kitchen

    5 stars
    This looks so so good. My husband will love this caesar dressing for sure.

  7. 5 stars
    Caesar dressing is my favorite dressing and this homemade version tastes so much better

  8. 5 stars
    A flavorful and creamy dressing. Your recipe is so good. This dressing on any Salad or as a spread on a Sandwich or Burger will really highlight the dish. Thanks

  9. 5 stars
    One of my favorite salad dressing in the world is a ceasar salad dressing and I am happy that I can now make this at home. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  10. 5 stars
    Ooh love Caesar dressing! And homemade is SO much better! Going to make this and grill up some chicken now that the weather is getting better… thanks!

  11. 5 stars
    Did this recipe change from an original posted one? I thought it used sour cream, not Mayo. And, of course, the values are quite different.

    • Hi Diana, yes, I have been making this with mayo instead of sour cream and love it so much more. It’s just a 1:1 sub if you prefer it with sour cream instead 🙂

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