This Creamy Parmesan Salad Dressing was inspired by a delicious dressing I had at a restaurant. I knew right away I wanted to re-create it.
Love creamy dressings?
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. In fact, some of the preservatives (Maltodextrin for example) aren't grain free and can undermine our efforts.
Make it!! This easy Creamy Parmesan Salad Dressing uses basic ingredients you probably already have around the house. It can be made either with heavy whipping cream or with 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 and will last for at least a week. We tend go through a full batch of this in 3-4 days.
This Creamy Parmesan Salad Dressing also makes a great dip for veggies!
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. I've included the macros for both heavy whipping cream and kefir so you can see how using one or the other changes up the macros.
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!
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Substitutions For Creamy Parmesan Salad Dressing
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.
Ingredients for Creamy Parmesan Salad Dressing
Here's a few things to peek at….
My favorite brand of Mayonnaise is Avocado Mayonnaise by Primal Nutrition.
Penzy's came out with Roasted Garlic awhile back and we're absolutely in love with the depth of flavor it lends everything!
Penzy's also recently came out with a Toasted Onion Spice which we've also quickly fallen in love with.
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.
Tutorial Video: Creamy Parmesan Salad Dressing
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Creamy Garlic Parmesan Salad Dressing with Kefir
- Simply whisk or blend all the ingredients except the Parmesan cheese together.
- Once combined, add the Parmesan cheese. Abracadabra! You now have a your very own Keto Salad Dressing!
- Store your salad dressing in a sealed container in the refrigerator. The flavors meld overnight and this is even better used the 2nd day!