Eating vegetables on a keto diet can be delicious with the right sauces and seasonings. Choosing keto-friendly sauces enhances the flavor of veggies without adding unnecessary carbs. From creamy favorites to tangy vinaigrettes, here are some of the best keto sauce options for vegetables.
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Creamy Keto Sauces
Cream-based sauces pair nicely with cruciferous and roasted veggies. They add a richness that balances out bitter notes.
Ranch is a go-to for dipping raw veggies like celery and carrots. Opt for full-fat ranch made with healthy oils like avocado or olive oil. Avoid ranch with added sugars. Making homemade ranch with keto-approved ingredients keeps carbs low.
Creamy Dill Sauce
Dill and cream cheese make an easy keto-friendly sauce for steamed broccoli or cauliflower. Simply blend cream cheese, sour cream, dill, lemon juice, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. The fresh dill flavor pairs nicely with veggie’s bitterness.
Cheesy Cauliflower Sauce
Turn cauliflower into a cheesy veggie sauce by roasting florets and blending them with cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and seasonings. It’s great drizzled over steamed veggies like asparagus.
Hollandaise is a classic butter and egg yolk sauce. It goes well with green veggies like broccoli and asparagus. Though store-bought options tend to have added sugars, making hollandaise at home keeps it keto-approved.
Tangy and Herb-Infused Sauces
Bright tangy flavors and fresh herbs balance out the earthiness of veggies.
Lemon Butter Sauce
A simple lemon butter sauce jazzes up roasted vegetables like Brussels sprouts and green beans. Melt butter with lemon juice, salt, and pepper for a classic French-style sauce.
Caper Dill Sauce
Chopped capers and dill add tang and freshness to steamed veggies. Mix mayo, lemon juice, capers, dill, and seasonings for an easy sauce. It’s delicious with green veggies like broccoli and okra.
“Caper dill sauce pairs perfectly with sautéed green beans or asparagus for a quick veggie side dish.”
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Creamy Parmesan Peppercorn Sauce
Simmer cream, Parmesan cheese, and cracked peppercorns for an upscale sauce for steamed veggies. The peppercorn’s slight spice contrasts nicely with the cream and cheese.
It goes well with cauliflower, broccoli, and asparagus.
Oil and vinegar-based sauces make flavorful dressings for veggie salads and slaws.
Keto Blue Cheese Dressing
Pair blue cheese dressing with bitterness of leafy greens. Avoid store-bought dressings with added sugar.
A homemade dressing of blue cheese, oil, vinegar, garlic, herbs, and spices keeps carbs low.
A medley of garlic, lemon, olive oil, and oregano makes a classic Greek salad dressing. Drizzle it over cucumber, tomato, and red onion for a refreshing veggie salad.
Feta cheese sprinkled on top adds a salty contrast.
Keto Caesar Dressing
Caesar dressing made with oil, vinegar, anchovies, lemon, and Parmesan makes chopped veggies like romaine and kale pop with flavor.
Avoid store-bought Caesar dressings with added sugars.
A simple homemade sugar free vinaigrette of balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, and olive oil complements any vegetable salad or slaw.
The tanginess balances out bitter greens. Add garlic and herbs for extra flavor.
The Best Keto Vegetable Sauce is Homemade
When it comes to keto vegetable sauces, homemade is best. Making sauces yourself lets you control the ingredients and avoid hidden sugars. Creamy, tangy, and herbaceous sauces all pair well with vegetables by enhancing and contrasting their flavors.
Experiment with oils, vinegars, spices, herbs, cheeses, and other keto ingredients to find your perfect vegetable topper.