Enjoy this keto friendly balsamic vinaigrette on your favorite salads, cuts of meat, or even as a dip to add some tanginess to your favorite savory snack.
Bread and balsamic vinegar, with fruit and cheese, all served on a plate and paired with a hot cup of coffee. All part of a perfect afternoon of people watching.
Unfortunately, I don’t get to enjoy this kind of outing much anymore since we moved. Consequently, a smaller population and lack of proper coffee shops means I’ll have to save my people watching for a day trip to the city.
What I can do, however, is still enjoy some of the same foods I’m missing. Berries in moderation are allowed on keto, a cup of hot coffee is no problem, and cheese is always welcome. Quality cheese especially. Missing out on bread isn’t a deal-breaker. But, the balsamic vinegar poses a bit of a problem.
Addressing balsamic vinegar problems in keto
I love that tart, fruity flavor associated with balsamic vinegar; although, with 3 carbs per tablespoon, the carbs can add up fast. In addition, creating a balsamic vinegar reduction increases the carbs even more per tablespoon, which makes it a less appealing choice for keto dieters.
A basic balsamic vinaigrette, however, can remedy the extra carb problem without sacrificing flavor. With a 3 to 1 ratio of olive oil to vinegar the carb count goes down, in essence making this a perfect choice for a keto diet.
This balsamic vinaigrette allows the true balsamic flavor to shine through with only a few flavor enhancers, salt, pepper, and garlic. Which, makes this recipe a perfect addition to a wide variety of meals and snacks.
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Add all ingredients to a mason jar and shake vigorously until it creates an emulsion.
The longer this vinaigrette sits, the more the flavors will meld. Adjust ingredient amounts as necessary for your tastes, although I don't recommend changing the oil to vinegar ratio.
This recipe is for a temporary emulsion. If you want to temporarily extend the time of the emulsion you can add a bit of dijon mustard to the recipe, however this will alter the flavor and nutritional values of the final product. It will still separate after a short period of time.
When the vinaigrette separates you can create the emulsion again. Just shake the jar or container vigorously once more.
Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Keto Friendly Balsamic Vinaigrette
Amount Per Serving
Calories 95Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Total Carbohydrates 1g0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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