Creamy Parmesan Salad Dressing

In Keto, Recipe, Salad Dressings, Salads by Tara Wright, CHC, MBA0 Comments


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.

The solution?

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.

Why Kefir?

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”

Also take a peek at my other salad dressing recipes!

Keto Blue Cheese Dressing

Keto Cesar Dressing

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Creamy Garlic Parmesan Salad Dressing with Kefir
A simple and delicious keto recipe for creamy salad dressing is just what I wanted when I set out to make this recipe. You can substitute an additional teaspoon of garlic powder if you don't have fresh garlic in the house. This recipe yields servings that are just under 2 Tablespoons and just barely has any carbs. Note that if you buy store-bought kefir your carbs will be a little closer to 1 gram per serving.
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Rating: 5
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Course Appetizer, Keto, Salad, Side
Cuisine Keto
Prep Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer, Keto, Salad, Side
Cuisine Keto
Prep Time 10 minutes
Votes: 3
Rating: 5
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  1. Simply whisk or blend all the ingredients except the Parmesan cheese together.
  2. Once combined, add the Parmesan cheese. Abracadabra! You now have a your very own Keto Salad Dressing!
  3. Store your salad dressing in a sealed container in the refrigerator. The flavors meld overnight and this is even better used the 2nd day!
Recipe Notes

1 Serving is a little over 2 Tablespoons.

Check out these other Salad Dressing recipes here:
Easy Keto Blue Cheese Dressing with Kefir
Caesar Salad Dressing with 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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Penzy's came out with Roasted Garlic awhile back and we're absolutely in love with the depth of flavor it lends everything! You can find it here (Amazon Affiliate)

Penzy's also recently came out with a Toasted Onion Spice which we've also quickly fallen in love with. Try it out here (Amazon Affiliate)

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.

Nutrition Facts for Creamy Parmesan Salad Dressing with Kefir

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Garlic Parmesan Salad Dressing with Kefir
Amount Per Serving
Calories 57 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 130mg 5%
Potassium 14mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0.02g 0%
Sugars 0.5g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 1%
Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 8%
Iron 0.01%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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