What makes a good dish great? It’s all in the sauce, if you ask us. Just think how a tangy dressing can transform a boring salad or how a dry meat dish can be elevated into something mouthwateringly delicious with a spicy marinade or rich gravy. And let’s not forget those creamy cheese sauces that, well, just make everything better. Here, 23 keto-friendly sauces sauces that will take your dishes to the next level.
1. Homemade Basil Pesto
Serve with zoodles and shaved Parmesan for a delicious low-carb meal.
2. All-Purpose Easy Mustard Keto Salad Dressing
Tangy, flavorful and can be stored in the fridge for up to a month.
3. Spicy Lemon Herb Sauce
Try drizzling it over roasted chicken and veggies to take a standard weeknight meal up a notch.
4. Sugar-Free Caramel Sauce
You didn’t think we’d forget about dessert, did you?
5. Low-Carb Garlic Avocado Caesar Dressing
So much better than the store-bought version.
6. No-Cook, Keto Avocado Hollandaise
Reasons we can’t get enough of this avocado hollandaise recipe: It’s lusciously creamy, it takes just ten minutes to whip up, it's vegan, it's keto and it's no-cook. Need we say more?
7. ROASTED CAULIFLOWER WHITE PIZZA DIP
No one—not even your 10-year-old—will believe it's made from cauliflower, trust us.
8. LEMON-HERB SAUCE
Give your steak a touch of zest with this bold sauce. Marinate the steak before it hits the grill, and then hit it with a second round of tangy sauce.
9. Garlic Butter
We love garlic. We love butter. This combo is a match made in tastebud heaven.
10. TAHINI RANCH
Drizzle this on top of a pile of roasted cauliflower, and you've got yourself a knockout meal.
11. Coconut-Herb Sauce
Serve this creamy sauce next to your chicken meatballs for some dipping action. (And it's great on cauliflower rice, too!)
12. Mango Salsa
Turn your salmon recipe up a notch with this bold salsa.
13. CHIMICHURRI SAUCE
Oooh, fancy. If you love your herbs, you'll be making this sauce time and time again because it's 1). delicious and 2). easy.
14. CREAMY TOMATO SAUCE
Paired best with meatballs and served over a bed of low-carb zoodles.
15. BUFFALO MAYO
Swap those buns for some crisp, crunchy lettuce leaves and add a nice big dollop of this spruced-up mayo.
16. Mushroom Sauce
Thinly sliced baby bella mushrooms doused in balsamic brings the French bistro to your kitchen.
17. LOW CARB KETO CHEESE SAUCE
You're just three simple ingredients away from rich, creamy perfection.
18. EASY GREEK TZATZIKI SAUCE
Honestly, we’ve never met a tzatziki sauce we didn't love. This recipe has just seven ingredients and takes under five minutes to make.
19. GLUTEN-FREE ENCHILADA SAUCE
Simple, yet oh-so-flavorful! All you need is garlic, oil, tomato sauce, chicken broth, a handful of spices and sea salt.
20. SUGAR-FREE BBQ SAUCE
This sauce is so sweet and tangy, your guests won't even know it's sugar-free.
21. CAESAR DRESSING
Whip up a batch of this creamy dressing to use all throughout the week on chicken, roasted vegetables, salad—you name it!
22. ALFREDO SAUCE
You didn't know you needed this garlic Parmesan cream sauce in your life until now.
23. CRANBERRY SAUCE
A Thanksgiving side no more! This low-carb, sugar-free version is a surprisingly good complement to any chicken or meatball dish.