Two Minute Creamy Keto Caesar Dressing
No doubt that you will love this shake and serve creamy keto Caesar dressing as it is likely one of the simplest recipes you have ever prepared.
No raw eggs, and no anchovy paste required. Just put some simple ingredients into a mason jar, give it a shake, and a low carb, creamy, garlicky, Caesar dressing comes out. It’s really that easy.
Just 2g of net carbs per ¼ cup of this creamy garlic Caesar dressing.
Try this dressing on the Ultimate Keto Caesar salad!
Mason jar keto Caesar dressing is quickly becoming a staple in our household. It’s delicious, it’s fast, it’s simple, it’s creamy, and it requires very little in terms of effort.
No whipping, emulsifying, blending, or any special preparation. If you can manage to get everything into a sealed mason jar and shake it up, you can make this low carb Caesar dressing.
To make things even simpler, this keto Caesar dressing uses no raw eggs, and no anchovy paste!
Up Your Low Carb Salad Game
As someone who loves spending lots of time in the kitchen preparing dinner, I’ll admit that when it comes to salads and dressing, I often phone it in. So much time and effort is spent crafting the perfect low carb dinner, and the salad is often thrown together hastily at the end.
Both you and your taste-buds deserve better. Sides are an important part of a meal that deserve some attention, and this mason jar creamy Caesar dressing, is exactly the showstopper you need to bump your salad game up a notch without expending too much effort in the process.
A Rich and Creamy Keto friendly Dip or Dressing
Caesar Dressing comes in all types, oily, acidic, rich, creamy, tangy.
This keto Caesar dressing lies more on the rich, thick, creamy, and oh so garlicky end of the spectrum.
If you you like creamy garlic dipping sauces, mighty Caesar dressing, or gar-par sauce on your wings, then this homemade keto Caesar dressing is for you.
No Anchovies Were Harmed in the Making of this Dressing
Commonly present in Caesar dressing, anchovy paste is actually one of the ingredients that has always held me back from making my own Caesar dressing.
It’s not an ingredient I keep on hand, so this Caesar dressing is made without anchovy paste.
Substitute for anchovy paste in Caesar Salad Dressing
To replace the anchovy paste often found in Caesar salad dressing, we need something salty and briny to achieve similar flavours.
Since I regularly cook Asian dishes like my low carb Thai basil chicken, there is always some fish sauce, or oyster sauce in the fridge, as well as a bottle of soy sauce.
Each of these ingredients lasts for some time, and comes in a rather large bottle even though most recipes don’t use all that much.
Anchovy Paste Substitute
- 1 part soy sauce or coconut aminos
- 1 part oyster sauce or fish sauce
- 2 parts finely chopped capers or olives
If you don’t have capers on hand then the oyster/fish sauce mixed with the soy sauce will work fine. But the capers take it from fine to great!
Of course if you do have anchovy paste on hand then by all means go ahead and use that.
Fresh garlic, garlic puree, or garlic powder?
The garlic flavour in the recipe is front and centre so ideally you would use a good quality fresh bulb of colossal garlic for this.
When it comes to garlic, trust me, local is better. It tastes, and smells better.
The super cheap chains garlic found for a dollar are not much better than the pre-packaged minced garlic when it comes to aroma and flavour.
If you don’t believe me, buy some good quality garlic, and then get some of this really cheap stuff and fry them both in oil. One will fill the air with the heavenly aroma of garlic and remind you of an Italian household, the other will be just ok, if it gives of any aroma at all.
When local garlic is not available, my go to is colossal garlic from Spain, Portugal, or Mexico
Dehydrated granulated garlic, or garlic powder (not garlic salt!) is probably the next best thing to fresh bulbs of garlic in terms of a strong garlic flavour. It’s concentrated so you can really get a nice punch of garlic from it.
Uses for a low carb creamy Caesar dressing
Aside from the obvious Caesar salad, there are many delicious uses for a rich, garlic filled dressing.
This recipe can be used as a condiment or dipping sauce much like the creamy garlic dipping sauce from Pizza Pizza (the best).
It’s an excellent way to enjoy low carb pizzas like fathead, or my better than fathead keto pizza dough.
Other uses include a dip for cut veggies, like celery, carrot, and cucumbers, or for some crispy oven roasted chicken wings. The possibilities are endless.
Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing Ingredients List
To make you own low carb Caesar dressing in a mason jar, you’ll need:
- Sour Cream
- Parmesan Cheese
- Lemon juice
- Oyster sauce/Fish sauce
- Soy sauce
- Dijon mustard
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper
Two Minute Shake and Serve Keto Caesar Dressing
IMPORTANT – There are often Frequently Asked Questions within the blog post that you may find helpful. Simply scroll back up to read them!
- Knife and Cutting Board
- 16 oz mason jar or container with a lid
- ¾ cup mayonnaise
- ⅓ cup sour cream
- ⅓ cup parmesan cheese dry, grated
- 4 cloves garlic finely chopped
- ½ teaspoon oyster sauce
- ½ teaspoon soy sauce or coconut aminos
- 1 teaspoon capers finely chopped
- 1 ½ teaspoons Dijon mustard
- ⅓ cup Olive oil
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice from one lemon
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- Finely chop fresh garlic and capers with repeated passes of a knife until almost minced
- Add everything to a 16oz or larger mason jar with a lid. Seal, shake until combined, and serve. It's that easy.
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Make Ahead Tip, Leftovers, and Storage
You will find this mason jar keto dressing so handy and convenient, because the container you make it in, is also the jar you store it in.
Seal up the mason jar with a screw top lid and store in the fridge for use within a couple weeks.
Mason jar Caesar dressing is excellent for meal prepped salads as you can toss everything in the jar at the start of the week shake it up, and enjoy a homemade Caesar dressing all week long.
Time to Dive In!
I hope you like this simple yet delicious low carb salad dressing. Making your own salad dressing is an easy and rewarding way to take your meals to the next level. Especially when it’s as straightforward as this mason jar dressing.
Unless you have a pre-existing injury from a shake weight that prevents you from trying this mason jar keto Caesar salad dressing, you almost have no excuse not to, it’s just too easy.
So let me know down below in the comments if you enjoyed this simple low carb Caesar dressing recipe and if you would like to see more quick and convenient recipes like this one.
I hope you enjoy this as much as we clearly did!