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Hot Bacon Dressing

Hot Bacon Dressing

Hot Bacon Dressing

Make any simple salad a superstar with this Keto Hot Bacon Dressing. Hearty chunks of bacon, a touch of acidity from the mustard, and absolutely packed with everyone’s favorite source of fat...bacon grease.

I use this dressing to add some flair to my salads and make sure I get enough vegetables in my diet. Typically I make a big salad at least once a week to use up any random leftovers that would otherwise be pushed to the back of the fridge and forgotten. This dressing transforms even the most boring basic salad to a gourmet salad.  

Speaking of gourmet salads, the other day Lauren and I were driving down the road and as it approached lunchtime she was googling somewhere to find lunch. She found a little pizza and salad place and called in an order for us to pick up. We ordered big salads with tons and tons of toppings not knowing the toppings were priced ala carte. Fortunately, the restaurant called back before they started making the salad to inform us that we had just unintentionally ordered $50 salads ($52.49 to be exact). That price for that salad is absolutely absurd, but we’ve all been in a restaurant and seen a $20+ salads.  

With this dressing, you can make your at home salad taste as though it comes from a 4-star restaurant and even fool some picky eaters into eating more veggies, it’s a win-win!

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Serves: 8

Hot Bacon Dressing

This Hot Bacon Dressing is the perfect keto salad topper! Crispy, smoky bacon paired with vinegar, garlic, mustard, and a touch of sweetness make this dressing an all-purpose dressing to keep on hand.
prep time: 10 Mcook time: 10 Mtotal time: 20 M


  • 8 slices bacon
  • 1/4 cup bacon fat
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 tablespoons champagne vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Swerve brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  1. Cook the bacon, reserving ¼ cup of the fat and chopping the bacon.
  2. Add the reserved fat back to the skillet over medium low heat, stir in the remaining ingredients and bring to a low simmer until slightly thickened. Stir in the bacon and serve.


Reheat in a cast iron skillet for 5 minutes.



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