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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.

I kept mine simple with Dijon mustard, garlic, lemon and herbs. Here are some suggestions for additional seasonings and swaps:

  • 1/2 garlic powder instead of crushed garlic
  • 1/4 tsp chile powder or 1-2 tsp freshly chopped chillies
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha - you can make your own
  • 1 tbsp ketchup — make your own) — and 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • other healthy oils instead of olive oil and/or MCT oil: avocado, macadamia, hazelnut or walnut oil are my favourites

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Serving size 2 tbsp/ 30 ml

Allergy information for Fat-Burning Salad Dressing

✔  Gluten free
✔  Dairy free
✔  Nut free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
✔  Beef free

Nutritional values (per serving, 2 tbsp/ 30 ml)

Net carbs0.8 grams
Protein0.4 grams
Fat21.3 grams
Calories192 kcal
Calories from carbs 2%, protein 1%, fat 97%
Total carbs0.9 gramsFiber0.2 gramsSugars0.2 gramsSaturated fat6.7 gramsSodium59 mg(3% RDA)Magnesium3 mg(1% RDA)Potassium25 mg(1% EMR)

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


  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

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, 2 tbsp/ 30 ml)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
0.1 g0.1 g7.6 g68 kcal
Dijon mustard
0.1 g0.1 g0.3 g4 kcal
Garlic, fresh
0.3 g0.1 g0 g1 kcal
MCT oil
0 g0 g4.3 g37 kcal
Olive oil, extra virgin
0 g0 g9 g80 kcal
Lemon (juice), fresh
0.3 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Parsley, fresh (spices)
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Salt, pink Himalayan rock salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Pepper, black, spices
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Total per serving, 2 tbsp/ 30 ml
0.8 g0.4 g21.3 g192 kcal

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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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Delicious dressing.  My husband raved about it.  Used avocado oil.  Thank you!

Thank you, glad you enjoyed!

I look forward to trying out the Keto recipes, as well as giving you feedback.


Thank you Kelly, I certainly will! 😊

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!

Thank you for your kind words, Terri!

Is it supposed to be watery?

It is "runny" - not creamy.

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

Thank you for your lovely feedback!

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

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.

You should stay away from glyphosate as much as possible then . Eat organic and gmo free. Watch some videos from Stephanie Seneff.

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!  

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

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

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

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

Thank you Amy! 😊

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.

Good point, thank you Shelli! 😊

What is MTC OIL?

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

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

Thank you Nancy!

What is MCT oil

Hi Michele, see my comment above.

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

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

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.

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!

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.


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

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

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

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

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

Thank you Sarah!

I think the olive oil is missing from the recipe.

Thanks for noticing - it's there now! 😊

How much olive oil?

Thanks for noticing - it's there now! 😊

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

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