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.
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.