Love creamy dressings?
Low Carb Keto salad dressings are not always easy to find in the store. When you do, they are often full of food additives and preservatives that most of us don't want anything to do with.
Make your own! This easy Creamy Parmesan Dressing uses basic ingredients you probably already have around the house. It can be made either with heavy whipping cream or with kefir. This is a Keto Recipe which means it is high fat and low in carbs. You could easily adapt this to a lower fat option by swapping out the ingredients.
Milk Kefir is a fermented beverage that is loaded with good for you gut bugs (priobiotics). We find that sneaking kefir into a salad dressing is a great way to enjoy it's tangy flavor. It also has great shelf life in the refrigerator. We go through a full batch of this in 3-4 days.
What if I don't have Kefir?
No problem! Instead of using milk kefir, just use heavy whipping cream in its place. Heavy whipping cream is a great keto recipe ingredient because it's very low in carbohydrates.
How many carbohydrates are in Kefir?
If you head to the store and look at a kefir label, you'll notice quite a few carbs. That's because they ferment differently than a homemade milk kefir recipe. I recommend that you make your own kefir at home to truly enjoy a low carb kefir. During the fermentation process, the kefir grains eat the lactose in milk. (Lactose is sugar found in milk) Therefore, the result is a low-carb kefir. We ferment for about 3 days which yields in a tangy and low-carb kefir beverage!
Want to learn how to make milk kefir?
Check out my video “How To Make Milk Kefir”
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Things I used in this recipe:
My favorite brand of Mayonnaise is Avocado Mayonnaise by Primal Nutrition.
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For the Parmesan Cheese, we buy a large block at Costco and grate it and then store in the freezer where we have real cheese ready to use when needed. The stuff you'll find that's shelf stable in the canisters is generally NOT real cheese and won't lend the depth of flavor that real Parmesan will.