This recipe for Keto Catalina Dressing has all the same wonderful, sweet and tangy flavors of the classic version. Made with all sugar-free ingredients, it’s the perfect way to elevate your salad game!
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- ❤️ Why You’ll Love this Keto Catalina Dressing
- 🛒 What’s in Catalina Dressing
- 🔪 How to Make Sugar-Free Catalina Dressing
- Tasty Ways to Use Catalina Dressing
- What is the Difference Between Catalina Dressing and French Dressing?
- Is Catalina Dressing Keto? Does Catalina Dressing Have Carbs?
- Why is it Called Catalina Dressing?
- Can you Substitute Catalina Dressing for Russian Dressing?
- More Keto Salad Dressings
❤️ Why You’ll Love this Keto Catalina Dressing
- Classic zesty, sweet and tangy flavors
- Better than store bought
- No added sugar and Keto friendly
- Takes 5 minutes to make
- Use as a salad dressing, marinade or dipping sauce
If you're bored with the same ole salad dressing recipes, this Keto Catalina Dressing is about to change your life. With its rich and delightfully tangy flavor, this dressing is the perfect complement to just about any salad recipe.
Best of all, it's easy to make using Keto-friendly ingredients. So, whether you're looking for a healthier alternative to store-bought dressings or looking for a way to shake up your lunchtime routine this recipe, is one you'll want to keep handy.
🛒 What’s in Catalina Dressing
- Apple cider vinegar
- Light olive oil or avocado oil
- No sugar added ketchup
- Sugar-free Keto honey
- Smoked paprika
- Onion powder
- Worcestershire Sauce
- Garlic salt
- Dry mustard
*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.
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🔪 How to Make Sugar-Free Catalina Dressing
Add all the ingredients to bullet-type blender cup.
Blend for a few minutes until everything is well combined and emulsified.
Pour over your favorite salad, then store the leftovers in an airtight jar in the fridge for at least up to 2 weeks.
Tasty Ways to Use Catalina Dressing
- As a marinade: The tangy flavor of Catalina dressing makes the perfect marinade for grilled or baked chicken or pork.
- Dipping sauce for raw veggie: Use Catalina dressing as flavorful dip for raw vegetables like carrots, celery, and cucumber.
- Drizzled over cooked vegetables: This dressing is delicious drizzled over cooked veggies like these Eggplant Fries, Fried Green Tomatoes or Air Fryer Green Beans.
- Topping for burgers or sandwiches: Add a zesty twist to your burgers made with these Keto Buns or sandwiches made with this light and fluffy Keto Bread.
- As a sauce for tacos or fajitas: The tangy flavors in this dressing pairs perfectly with savory tacos made with these homemade Keto Tortillas or these Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas.
- As a glaze for seafood: Brush grilled shrimp or salmon with a sweet and tangy Catalina dressing as a delicious glaze.
What is the Difference Between Catalina Dressing and French Dressing?
Catalina dressing and French dressing are both sweet and tangy salad dressings, but there are a couple key differences between them.
Catalina typically has a thicker consistency and is usually sweeter than French dressing. It often includes a tomato base like ketchup or tomato sauce, vinegar, sweetener substitute, and a mix of spices.
French dressing usually has a thinner consistency and a more acidic flavor, with a base of oil, vinegar, and mustard.
Is Catalina Dressing Keto? Does Catalina Dressing Have Carbs?
This homemade Keto salad dressing is made with low carb ingredients that are all Keto-friendly. For one serving of this dressing there are only 2 net carbs.
Why is it Called Catalina Dressing?
The original Catalina dressing was named after the city of Santa Catalina Island. The dressing was first created in the 1920s by a cook, Hubert L. Stevens, who worked at a restaurant on the island.
He originally named the dressing "French dressing with a Mexican accent" because he used a blend of French and Mexican ingredients. However, through the years, the dressing became known as Catalina, after the island.
Can you Substitute Catalina Dressing for Russian Dressing?
The two dressings are different in that Catalina is sweeter. If you want to make it taste more like Russian dressing, you can add a dash or two of liquid aminos and a little bit more vinegar to offset the sweetness.
More Keto Salad Dressings
- Avocado Lime Cilantro Ranch
- Chipotle Lime Vinaigrette
- Raspberry Vinaigrette
- Creamy Balsamic
- Thousand Island
- Chipotle Ranch
- Creamy Garlic Italian
- Classic Ranch
- Blue Cheese
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Keto Catalina Dressing
*Make sure to scroll up and read the post for substitutions, additions and helpful tips for making this recipe.
*Nutritional data is provided as a courtesy and is accurate to the best of my knowledge. You can verify it using the nutrition calculator of your choice. All data is based on net carbs, without sugar alcohol: Swerve, Erythritol, Monk Fruit or Allulose.
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