Fat-Burning Salad Dressing

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I can't imagine summer without fresh healthy salads. Salads made with leafy greens and non-starchy vegetables are great for lunch boxes and busy days. This dressing adds great flavour and is made with healthy fats: olive oil is high in heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids and MCT oil will help you kick-start fat loss. You can keep the dressing in the fridge and just drizzle over crunchy lettuce, tomatoes and other seasonal veggies.

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Nutritional values (per serving, ~ 2 tbsp / 1 oz / 30 g)

0.8 grams 0.1 grams 0.4 grams 21.3 grams 6.7 grams 192 calories
Total Carbs0.9grams
Fiber0.1grams
Net Carbs0.8grams
Protein0.4grams
Fat21.3grams
of which Saturated6.7grams
Calories192kcal
Magnesium and potassiumtrace

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (1.6%), protein (0.7%), fat (97.7%)

Ingredients (makes 6 servings, about 3/4 cup)

Suggestions for additional seasoning and substitutions:
  • 1/2 garlic powder instead of crushed garlic
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder or 1-2 tsp freshly chopped chili pepper
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha - you can make your own
  • 1 tbsp ketchup (you can make your own) and 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • other healthy oils instead of olive oil and / or MCT oil: avocado, macadamia or walnut oils are my favourites

Notes: When looking for ingredients, try to get them in their most natural form (organic, without unnecessary additives).

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Instructions

  1. Peel and crush the garlic. Put the mayo, lemon juice, garlic, mustard, olive oil and MCT oil in a jar. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Fat-Burning Salad Dressing
  2. Add finely chopped herbs (I used parsley). Fat-Burning Salad Dressing
  3. Cover with a lid and shake until well combined. Store in the fridge for up to a week. Shake well before drizzling over salads. Fat-Burning Salad Dressing
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I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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This dressing is delicious. I'm making it again tonite. I didn't have the MCT oil, but I had the rest, so I did it anyway. My new favorite. Thank you!

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Thank you for your kind words, Terri!

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Is it supposed to be watery?

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It is "runny" - not creamy.

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This is insanely delicious, especially if you prefer dressings more on the tangy, salty, tart side... almost like a tangy Caesar dressing, IMO.

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Thank you for your lovely feedback!

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Brandie, I absolutely agree!  I just made this tonight, and it is so fresh tasting with a great bit of zip.

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I too have Hashimoto's thyroiditis and am hoping this will help with getting the weight off as I grow older.  Too much weight for the bones isn't good.   Looking forward to this path I'm about to take in retiring and spending more time on me and my needs.

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Thank you so much. I have been searching for a suitable replacement for my homemade ranch, because dairy is causing me alot of issues. Made this today, subbed chives with a green onion, and used a blend of extra light, and regular strength olive oil, with no MCT, because I'm out ... and used fresh Italian parsley, and fresh dill.  I love it!!!  Had a big ol' salad with some spicy sauteed chicken breast, and a slice of bacon, and it was perfect!  Printed this off, saved it to Pinterest, and will make it over, and over again!  

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Thank you for your kind words, I'm glad you like it!

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Was not expecting this dressing to taste as good as it did! Thanks for the recipe!

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Made this dressing tonight and love it. I am sure this is going to become a staple at our house.  Thanks!

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This looks amazing! I'm so looking forward to summer salads...

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Thank you Amy! 😊

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This dressing is soooooo easy and super tasty. I blend mine I stead of shaking it sometimes. Blending makes it a creamy dressing while shaking has a more vinaigrette consistency. It's like 2 dressings in one.

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Good point, thank you Shelli! 😊

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What is MTC OIL?

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Hi Jeannine, here is a guide to fats that explains all: Complete Guide to Fats & Oils on a Low-Carb Ketogenic Diet

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I just found out about MCT oil this morning! Love your blog! Will try this.

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Thank you Nancy!

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What is MCT oil

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Hi Michele, see my comment above.

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Coconut oil is an MCT oil. Get organic unrefined for best benefit.

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MCT oil  . Sorry my ignorance what is MCT oil? Thanks

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Hi Maricruz, you can learn more about MCT oil here: Complete Guide to Fats & Oils on a Low-Carb Ketogenic Diet If you can't find it, use more extra virgin olive oil.

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On your homemade mayo page you said you could add whey to make the mayo last longer than a week. If I make this salad dressing with that mayo (including whey), will this dressing last longer than a week? Or should I put more whey in? I'd like to make a larger batch and have it last longer if possible. Thanks!

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Hi Geoffrey, yes, that is correct. I don't know how long it's good to keep it for but whey will definitely keep it fresh for longer provided you store it sealed in the fridge.

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Yummy....thanks!!

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Do you not blend this together? just shake and pour?

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Yes, I only shake it but you can use a blender too - it's just not necessary 😊

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Hi, thank you for all your great recipes!  I was wondering how long this keeps for?  Thank you

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Hi Gayle, thank you! I store it in the fridge for up to a week 😊

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I make this almost every week. It's so convenient to have it ready in the fridge and so yummy!! 😊

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Thank you Sarah!

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I think the olive oil is missing from the recipe.

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Thanks for noticing - it's there now! 😊

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How much olive oil?

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Thanks for noticing - it's there now! 😊

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We have exactly this olive oil at home haha 😊 Will definitely try this recipe!

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This one has actually been refilled. My relatives brought about 10 litres from Greece 😊)) Hope you like it 😊

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