Best Keto Salad Dressings

One of the biggest frustrations for someone who follows a low carb lifestyle is finding keto friendly salad dressings that meet all the criteria that is important to me.

For the most part, we make our own keto salad dressings and keto mayonnaise. I’m really picky about what goes in my body. And when Brian makes his keto friendly mayonnaise, he only uses light olive oil or avocado oil. And then we use this low carb mayo as the base for our salad dressing. Or sometimes we simply dribble some olive oil and vinegar on our salads. However once in a while it is just easier to use store bought salad dressing or mayonnaise.

But finding salad dressing that is keto friendly and tastes good can be difficult. I have spent lots of time reading labels in grocery stores. I would find a sugar free salad dressing and then read the nutrition facts and find out that it is made with soy or canola oil which I stay away from. These oils are horrible for people as they are genetically modified and actually as bad as trans fats. Personally, when it comes to oil I only use olive oil, coconut oil, avocado oil and mct oil to cook with. I also use ghee, butter and bacon fat to cook with. So when I choose a salad dressing. I want it to contain these fats and nothing that is GMO or a trans fat. I want real food only.

So as you can see, finding a keto friendly salad dressing can be a challenge, but not impossible.

When shopping for low carb salad dressings, I would look for products made with olive oil or canola oil. I came close many times but after reading the labels closely I found that most of the salad dressings that claimed to be made of these good oils actually had canola oil or soybean oil as the first ingredient. How can they get away with this? I wondered how many people thought they were getting olive oil salad dressing and it actually was made out of something else! Yes, it had olive oil in it, but it also had soybean and/or canola oil.

One day, in the health food isle of Giant, I found a variety of Primal Kitchen salad dressings. Primal Kitchen is a company that makes all sorts of keto friendly condiments that are sugar free, contain no diary and no “bad” oils. They also use only free range eggs in their products. After reading the label, I felt good about the product. And after using it I gotta tell you, I really love the taste of Primal Kitchen products. Or at least the two I have tried.

If you don’t have a Giant near you, you can also buy primal kitchen salad dressings at Amazon.com. There is a variety of flavors which include: Balsamic, Ranch, Greek, Honey Mustard, Caesar, Thousand Island, Vegan Ranch, Lemon Turmeric, Sesame Ginger, Italian, and Cilantro Lime.

Keto Friendly! Sugar Free, Soy and Canola Free, Dairy Free, Gluten and Grain Free!

I have checked out all of the Primal Kitchen condiments and you can rest assured that they are legit and made with quality ingredients. Here is a picture I took of the Keto Ranch dressing just to show you that it isn’t full of a bunch of crap.

The primal kitchen avocado oil mayonnaise is made with real avocado oil. And it uses organic cage free eggs as well as little to no added sugar.

All of the Primal Kitchen products are the same. You will not find soybean or canola oil in any of the Primal Kitchen salad dressings. Nor will you find dies or artificial crap.

Primal Kitchen products are all created by Mark Sisson. He is a health and nutrition expert and has helped many people over the years with his knowledge. He is also an author and the author of The Keto Reset Diet: Reboot Your Metabolism in 21 Days and Burn Fat Forever. It is a must read and one of the best Keto books out there.

Knowing that Mark Sisson is the man behind the products reassures me to try out more of the Primal Kitchen condiments. I love that he even has a primal kitchen starter kit so people can try out a variety of products.


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44 thoughts on “Best Keto Salad Dressings”

  1. I am currently not on a keto diet but am considering it and thus doing research to see if it is a good fit for me.

    I did not realize that canola and soy oil are not good choices – I suspect there is a lot of label reading in my future.  That being said, I am sure it would be beneficial in the long run.

    In terms of salad dressings, I too make my own for the most part.  I have not seen the primal kitchen brand in any store but I am hoping there will be something similar. 

    1. I hope to see healthier choices in more stores as well. The reasons companies use canola oil and soy bean oil is because it is cheap. Quality oils tend to cost more money.

  2. Hello there, my Keto diet have been going very well I must say a big thanks to you. And coming across this post just makes everything more and more perfect. I have heard a bit about dressings for salad buy I want really sure if it would go well with my Keto diet until I saw this post. I’ll go get some for myself and enjoy my salads better. Thanks for sharing. 

    1. Chloe, thank you for saying that. I am glad I have been able to help you out. I would love it if you stopped back and let us all know how you liked the Primal Kitchen dressing.

  3. Oh my, I never thought that those salad dressings weren’t made of only olive oil. That’s bad and they are really putting some people in danger because those oils are not right for them. Having read this, I have found the best Keto salad dressing. I am also on a Keto diet and I know that pain of finding the best. Glad you could come up with a good solution to the problem. Primal Kitchen products looks like a good company to me. I should try it out. Thanks!

    1. Yes you should. The primal kitchen products that I have tried taste really good and there is no hidden crap in the ingredient.

  4. Hi Wendy,

    I’ve done the Keto diet myself and try to maintain a low sugar diet to date. I can testify that sauces, dressings etc are one of the hardest things to eat and stay within Keto. The primal kitchen products, sounds like they may be ideal. Do you have any ideas if they can be purchased on Amazon in the UK? 

    1. I just checked and it looks like they are currently unavailable but I think I would contact the Primal Kitchen directly and see if they ship to UK.

  5. Thanks Wendy, 

    I have been doing Keto for about 3 months now, with good results. 

    It’s a bit of an eye-opener when you start to read labels and see how misleading some of the products can be.

    These salad dressings seem really nice and healthy. Making your own stuff is great, but sometimes you just can’t be bothered!

    Thanks for sharing this.

    Stevie

    1. I know, Steve. It is really deceptive how they make consumers think they are getting one thing when bad ingredient is hidden on the label. A lesson for all of us is to not trust companies and read all labels. It is all very eye opening!

  6. Ah this is a very good one here. You see I have always thought of what best salad toppings I could get out there. Just like you, I am always conscious of what goes into my belly. Having read this post,I understand fully what some company’s say about their toppings and how there’s some fallacy. Well, I’m glad you could give us some good education on that. I will try out your recommendation for toppings though I am not on a Keto diet. Thanks

  7. Thanks for this informative post, most Keto dieters like me don’t know the the importance of avoiding sugar and minimizing carbs as much as possible, Salad dressings are one of these food products that are sometimes laden with sugars and carbs. Most salad dressings have a ton of carbs and sugar, which can turn your healthy salad into a meal that could potentially throw you out of ketosis. Thanks for bringing these various keto friendly salad dressing to my knowledge, Much appreciated.

    1. You are welcome. It really comes down to not trusting the food industry and reading the labels. It is very eye opening for sure. They like to hid sugar and bad fats.

  8. Nice insights I have learnt here,not so many people take the time to actually read the labels on these products sold on the shelves. It’s surprising the half truths that are being sold to the public, and there should be a consumer movement to ensure manufacturers actually package what they claim to sell.

    I share your preference for only healthy meals, after all we only have a body to get through life with.

  9. #Ketolove!!

    It just seems to be such a trend currently. Thanks so much for sharing the keto salad dressings. Gotta love a bit of olive oil and mayo!

    I know exactly what you mean about finding one that actually tastes good as well!

    I’ll certainly be trying out that Primal Salad dressing. Good to know Mark Sisson is behind it too

  10. I have been interested in Keto for a long time but have never really tried it. Where is a great place to learn more about Keto?

    If I want to make my own Keto salad dressing, is that possible just by being careful and only adding the right ingredients that make it Keto?

    Is there some other ingredients the companies are adding that are secret which we don’t know about or have access to?

    1. There is so much information on the interenet. Hopefully you had a chance to look around Fatlossatfifty.com as well. A great place to start would be here, A Ketogentic Diet For Beginners. But it really is about eliminating sugar and foods that turn to sugar like wheat, corn, rice,all grains and potatoes. And adding more healthy fats to your diet.

      What I suggest when reading a food label is to avoid products that have a lot of ingredient and avoid products that have long words listed in the ingredient that you don’t know what it is or you can’t read it. In other words, just look for real food.

  11. It is hard to find products that meet all the ingredients needed to stay healthy and to avoid the bad foods that cause us to gain weight. When you get older it gets harder to keep the weight off. I didn’t know there were salad dressings that you could by for keto ready to go and not to have to purchase the ingredients to make at home. Great information I am going to look into trying the dressing myself. I have not started a Keto diet, but am thinking about it. How has Keto helped you with staying healthy?

    1. Oh my gosh, Christine. I’ve been on keto/low carb for 4 years now. I lost a lot of weight but the important thing is I feel amazing. No need for afternoon naps. Inflammation is gone. Allergies are gone. My bp and cholesterol is all good. I highly recommend this lifestyle to anyone.

  12. Very informative content about keto diet and benefits from it. It’s more and more important to know what we eat and do for  ourselves. Especially when the years go by. It’s great you implement your personal experiences towards weight-loss. In my opinion olive oil is king in the kitchen and you can make so much use for it. It’s good for the body as well. Reducing use of sugar and increase use of oils and your body will thank you.

  13. Hi Wendy,

    I am on a Keto diet for a while now, and it’s been a long time that I am looking for a tasty dressing salad with good oil and sugar-free. The Primal Kitchen Salad Dressing seems perfect. I will definitely try this out and tell you how it goes:)  I am wondering if it’s gluten-free too? I am allergic to gluten:). I am so happy, I finally found a Kitchen dressing!

    Thank you for this excellent post!

  14. Judging from the page they have on Amazon, it appears that Primal Kitchen delivers on quality and healthy food products.  They even have a Chipotle Lime Mayo made with Avocado oil and cage-free eggs and egg yolks, which is appetizing.  And, even the photo you have of the ranch dressing looks so good.  I don’t practice keto diets, but I am aware of the healthy fats we need and what you shared here is certainly worth a try.

  15. In fact, I had actually forsaken salad dressing since I couldn’t get any one that is keto duet friendly so, I just gave up and I stopped searching for it. Wow, this Primal Kitchen salad dressings will rekindle my interest for salad since it is keto approved. Finally I can enjoy my salad with salad dressings without having any sort of fear for it been problematic to my diet plan. Thanks for this

  16. Thank you Wendy for this review. Primal Kitchen arguably the yummiest dressing I’ve ever tasted! The fact that it fits into a clean eating plan is even better; They are delicious and any keto household needs these. Good flavors and many ways to use them. It is so hard to find keto friendly foods/condiments which are not riddled with hidden “bad stuff,” and I really appreciate having these yummy dressings!

  17. Hi Wendy,

    I have really only just learned about the Keto diet and what it is. I do eat a lot of salads, more as an accompaniment or a side dish. But, they can test bland without a nice dressing, which I sometimes avoid to make it healthier. But, these Primal Kitchen salad dressings look like a great option. Thanks for brining them to my attention.

  18. This is a really useful article that will definitely be of great help to people like me, on keto diet. Truly, finding a salad dressing that is keto friendly And also tastes good is really hard to find and it pisses me off always even when I’m making it myself. Getting a quality product Oil is really expensive but i still prefer coconut oil and sometimes Avocado oil. This post will definitely help me keep my salad delicious and as well keep my keto balanced and healthy.  Thanks for sharing this, I love it.

  19. Hi Wendy,

    Thanks for your article. May I ask why you use light olive oil? My understanding is that extra virgin olive oil is the best choice as, on keto, most of your calories should come from beneficial oils and fats. I’ve also read lately that many people on keto diets are consuming too much protein. I’d appreciate your views on this.

    When the keto diet first became popular, it seemed that everyone’s first choice was bacon and eggs. How things have changed.

    These days, I tend to favour salads with lots of avocado, bell peppers, tomatoes, olives, zucchini, cos lettuce, feta cheese and a little seafood or chicken. My dressing is usually made from extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

    Cheers,

    Henri

    1. Hi Henri, We use light olive oil when we make home made mayonnaise. The reason is the evoo is too overpowering and the mayo doesn’t taste very good. So when making mayo we use avacado oil or light olive oil. But for everything else, I always use the evoo.

      Keto is about eating more fat and very low carbs in order to lose weight. I say to eat as much protein as you want as long as you are losing easily. If you hit a stall, it would be time to cut back or your portions of protein. The smaller you get the less you will need to eat.

      I love salads as well. I could eat a salad for dinner daily. I’d never get tired of it.

  20. Hi Wendy,

    I so appreciate this review of Primal Kitchen keto-friendly salad dressings. I’ve been committed to a low-carb diet for years and I can attest that finding good products is a struggle. I’m a dedicated label reader and, for the most part, this has driven me to avoid most prepared foods. Some of the weird ingredients and additives are scary. I usually opt for making my own one or 2 ingredient items. But I sometimes crave the convenience of being able to buy off the shelf. Thanks for opening my eyes to a product worth trying!

    1. You are welcome, Linda. Primal Kitchen rocks. I just used the Avocado Oil Mayonnaise last night on my burger and it was really delicious. I feel good knowing these products are only made from real food and nothing fake or weird ingredient.

  21. It’s the bane of my existence having to read all the nutrition and ingredient labels at supermarkets, particularly when I just want to rush in, grab a few items and run out! It is so necessary though, as you say, there are just too many people thinking they’re buying one thing and getting something completely different. I wonder if you have tried the Vegan Ranch dressing from Primal Kitchen? I am trying to follow a more vegan diet now, but remain in ketosis. It’s a whole lot harder while keeping the flavour base!

  22. Hi Wendy,

    My personal favorite keto salad dressings would be a little unpasteurized apple cider vinegar in extra virgin olive oil. Simple and cheap. Most of the shop-bought ones seem to have some variation of sugar in, so your article was very useful. I’ve been considering keto myself, but as my main meal times are always with my children, I don’t want to make 2 separate meals or for them to associate meal times this way. Is any variation of keto suitable for children and if not have you any advice? Thanks in advance, Andrew (52).

    1. I like to use Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar Limeade with olive oil on my salads as well. It gives a very unique taste that I love. 

      I understand what you are saying about not wanting to make two meals? Many people raise their kids eating healthy low carb. A meal with meat or fish and veggies is a healthy meal. So there is no need to make a separate meal. Low carb is simply lowering the number of carbs and sugar. If you eliminate fast food and processed food you will be doing so much for your kids. And there are good substitutes for sweets. There are lots of tips on the site. Have a look around and let me know if I can help in any way. 

      Thank you so much for visiting.

  23. This article is really enlightening and informative. I’ve read a lot of articles about keto salad dressing but not as comprehensive as this. It’s been a while I’ve been on keto diet and trust me, the experience has really been amazing.  Getting a keto friendly salad has been a really tough one for me, stumbling on this article is of great usefulness to me. I really like the Primal Kitchen salad dressings, thanks for suggesting it, I’ll get it as soon as possible. Thanks for sharing this helpful article, now I can satisfy my cravings.

  24. Hello Wendy, I must say that this article is very helpful and informative. Keto diet is definitely one of the best and most popular sa it really brings in results if you are committed, this diet helped me to lose 20 pounds in one month. I plan to start it again but this time I will surely try these dressings, they look delicious.

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