Make your keto meal burst with flavor by adding Keto-Friendly Condiments! From ketchup and mango pickle to oil and vinegar, we are covering everything here! The ketogenic diet doesn’t have to be bland at all.

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2 🗒️ List of the best keto condiments

❓ What are the criteria for a condiment to make this list?

I wanted to keep a few things in mind while I was looking at condiment nutritional information:

  1. Net carbs: For all of these keto condiments, there are no more than 2g of net carbs per tablespoon, unless stated. I think this is an ideal limit because you will most likely be eating these condiments with low-carb foods like steak or sliced celery. For example, 2 tbsp of a condiment with pork chops would be 4g net carbs for the entire meat portion, so there’s still room for veggies!
  2. Fairly common: I may not have had the chance to try everything on this list but I’ve at least heard of them.
  3. Recipe: Most of these condiments and sauces have keto recipes which I’ve included below as well. Happy cooking!

Remember, if in doubt when buying condiments, check the label on the packaging for all of the nutritional information.

🗒️ List of the best keto condiments

Aioli

  • What is it? Aioli is the emulsification of garlic, oil and salt, and sometimes egg. It’s similar to mayonnaise but is very garlicky.
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? Coming in at 1g net carbs per tbsp, it’s keto-friendly!
  • Commercial brand? J.L. Kraft (<1g net carbs per tbsp), Iberia (1.1g net carbs per tbsp)
  • Recipe: 2 Minute Foolproof Aioli by Serious Eats.

Albert Sauce

  • What is it? Sometimes called Horseradish sauce, Albert Sauce is a British sauce served with meats. It consists of shallots, cream, butter, white wine vinegar, horseradish, bullion, and egg yolk. It does sometimes have breadcrumbs, but not always.
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? 1g of net carbs per tablespoon.
  • Commercial brand? None.
  • Recipe: It’s a pretty rare recipe, however, you can find a screenshot of it here in Google books, p489.

Alfredo Sauce

  • What is it? An Italian classic made with butter, cream, cheese, garlic, and seasonings.
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? There are 1.5g net carbs per 2 tbsp in the recipe below.
  • Commercial brand? Newman’s Own (1.5g net carbs per 2 tbsp), Bertolli (1g net carbs per 2 tbsp)
  • Recipe: Homemade Alfredo Sauce by Belly Full

Amba

  • What is it? Amba is a pickled mango sauce from the middle east.
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? 2g of net carbs per tablespoon in the recipe below. It’s probably a little less but I added an extra gram of carbs to be on the safe side when calculating.
  • Commercial brand? Trader Joe’s (2g net carbs per 2 tbsp)
  • Recipe: Quick Amba Sauce by What Jew Wanna Eat

Anchovy Sauce

  • What is it? This is a salty sauce made of anchovies, used to season dishes instead of just adding salt.
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? <0.5g net carbs per tbsp (it’s negligible)
  • Commercial brand? Geo Watkins
  • Recipe: Anchovy Sauce by The Spruce Eats

Avgolemono Sauce

Spoon dripping avgolemono sauce into bowl, lahanodolamdes and lemons in background.
  • What is it? A greek lemon egg sauce served with stuffed cabbage leaves, for example. It’s great over vegetables or meats as well.
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? <1g net carbs per tbsp (3.8g per 1/2 cup).
  • Commercial brand? None.
  • Recipe: Avgolemono Sauce by Gallaxy Gastronomy

Au Jus

  • What is it? Au jus is a thin gravy served over meat and vegetables. It’s usually made from the drippings just like gravy but is clear (ish) and without flour and cream. Instead, it has a little red wine and Worcestershire sauce.
  • How many net carbs? It’s just 5g net carbs for the entire recipe below (about 2 cups)
  • Commercial brand? McCormick, Knorr, supermarket’s own brands.
  • Recipe: How to Make Au Jus by Sunday Supper Movement

Barbecue Sauce

Keto BBQ Sauce in a small jar on a white plate with loose spices.
  • What is it? A sweet, smoky, and sometimes spicy sauce, made to go with smoked meats but is now used as a common dipping sauce.
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? The recipe below has 1.2g net carbs per tbsp.
  • Commercial brands? Most are not keto-friendly as they have a ton of added sugar, however, G Hughes Sugar-Free BBQ sauce has 2g net carbs per 2 tbsp.
  • Recipe: Keto BBQ Sauce is also one of my favorite keto sauces to make at home. Try my smoky-sweet Keto Barbecue Sauce recipe. It even has a secret ingredient!

Bisto

  • What is it? Ahh Bisto! Bisto is prepackaged gravy granules. All you have to do is add water.
  • How many net carbs per serving? Per 50ml serving, Ahh Bisto original gravy has just 2g net carbs. Perfect for Sunday lunch!
  • Commercial brands? Bisto
  • Recipe: No recipe for gravy granules. Try Au Jus (above) and thicken it with xanthan gum if desired.

Blue Cheese Dressing

  • What is it? A creamy salad dressing or dip mixed with blue cheese crumbles. So tasty with wings.
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? Just 1g net carbs per tablespoon for most commercial brands.
  • Commercial brands? Ken’s Steakhouse, Kraft, Litehouse, Newman’s Own, Skinny Sauce, Mary Berry, and supermarket brands (the latter two are a little more carby).
  • Recipe: Blue Cheese Dressing by Inspired Taste

Brown Sauce

  • What is it? Brown sauce is a tangy sour sauce often used instead of ketchup in the UK.
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? 2.2g net carbs per tablespoon.
  • Commercial brands? Stockwell & Co., Skinny sauce, supermarket’s own brands like Tesco (2.3g net carbs per tbsp for the reduced sugar and salt version). Note: HP has 4g net carbs per tbsp, and the reduced sugar and salt version has 2.9g net carbs.
  • Recipe: None.

Burger Sauce

  • What is it? It tastes like Mcdonald’s in a bottle. Perfect for adding to a keto cheeseburger salad.
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? 1.8g net carbs per tbsp.
  • Commercial brands? Supermarket’s own brands, Heinz.
  • Recipe: Simple Burger Sauce by Kitchen Sanctuary (be sure to use sugar-free ketchup!).

Butter

  • What is it? Butter is a high fat dairy product that comes from cream. It’s used as a spread, or melted down it turns into oil. For a condiment, in its liquid state butter acts as a sauce on vegetables and meat.
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? 0g net carbs per tbsp.
  • Commercial brands? Lurpak, Kerrygold, and many others.
  • Recipe: Add heavy cream to a jar and shake it until it separates into butter and buttermilk. Scoop out the butter, rinse it in cold water, and store it in the fridge. You can add just a little salt if you’d like to make salted butter.

Chamoy/Tajin

  • What is it? This is a sweet, tangy, salty, and slightly spicy condiment that goes on everything! From ice cream to vegetables (seriously!).
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? Around 1g net carbs per tablespoon.
  • Commercial brands? Chamoy
  • Recipe: Chamoy by Muy Delish (Substitute white erythritol to make it even more keto-friendly)

Cheese

  • What is it? An aged dairy product made from milk. Pretty sure it does on just about anything savory.
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? 0g carbs.
  • Commercial brands? Cathedral City, Castello, Pilgrim’s Choice. So many.
  • Recipe: Cheddar Cheese Recipe by Cheese Making

Chili Oil

  • What is it? A condiment made of primarily oil and chili flakes. There is also usually garlic powder, soy sauce, and a little salt and sugar.
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? 1g net carbs per tbsp.
  • Commercial brands? Lee Kum Kee, Lao Gan Ma, Birdseye
  • Recipe: Chili Oil by The Woks of Life

Chili Garlic Sauce

  • What is it? A spicy Asian condiment laced with garlic.
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? 2.1g net carbs per tbsp
  • Commercial brands? Lee Kum Kee, Huy Fong,
  • Recipe: Chili Garlic Sauce by Omnivore’s Cookbook

Chimichurri

  • What is it? A delicious South American (Uraguay & Argentina) condiment made with parsley, red pepper flakes, and vinegar. Great on meat.
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? <1g net carbs per tbsp.
  • Commercial brands? Chimilove, Fiesta Mesa
  • Recipe: Homemade Chimichurri by Cafe Delites

Cocktail Sauce

  • What is it? A bright red sauce made of ketchup, horseradish, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and lemon juice.
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? Primal Kitchen has 1g net carbs per tbsp.
  • Commercial brands? Most are not keto-friendly. The only one I’ve found that will work is Primal Kitchen.
  • Recipe: Cocktail Sauce by Healthy Recipe Blogs

Coleslaw

Coleslaw in a small white bowl.
  • What is it? A mixture of cabbage, onion, carrots, and mayonnaise. Great on a keto bun with pulled pork.
  • How many net carbs per serving? Skip the apple in the recipe below and it comes to 3.9g per serving.
  • Commercial brands? Most supermarkets carry their own version.
  • Recipe: Classic Coleslaw by Gallaxy Gastronomy. Skip the apples and add fewer carrots to reduce the carbs even further.

Comeback Sauce

  • What is it? A tangy and spicy American sauce that is similar to burger sauce.
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? 1.5g net carbs per tbsp.
  • Commercial brands? Duke’s
  • Recipe: Comeback Sauce by Budget Bytes

Coconut Whipped Cream

Coconut whipped cream in a bowl with a whisk above.
  • What is it? The hard, separated stuff in a can of coconut milk gets scooped out and whipped with a whisk.
  • How many net carbs per serving? 2.2g net carbs per serving (recipe below).
  • Commercial brands (of coconut milk): Blue dragon, Thai Kitchen, Sprouts, Trader Joe’s.
  • Recipe: Coconut Whipped Cream by Gallaxy Gastronomy

Cream

  • What is it? Milk from a cow with some of the water removed to make it thick. Perfect to whip up and serve on keto pancakes with a handful of blueberries! It can be double cream, heavy cream, single cream, or squooshy cream (cream in an aerosol can).
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? 0g carbs.
  • Commercial brands? Most supermarkets carry their own version.
  • Recipe: Keto Whipped Cream by Big Man’s World

Crushed Red Pepper

  • What is it? Red chilies which are dried and then crushed into flakes.
  • How many net carbs per tsp? 0g carbs.
  • Commercial brands? Schwartz, supermarket’s own
  • Recipe: Homemade Red Pepper Flakes by Old World Garden Farms

Curry Ketchup

  • What is it? Ketchup mixed with curry flavoring to make a sweetly spiced ketchup.
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? <0.5g per tbsp (2g per 100ml) for Callowfit, 1g per tbsp for wedoketo.
  • Commercial brands? Callowfit, wedoketo
  • Recipe: Keto Currywurst Sauce by Keto Star

Curry Sauce

  • What is it? A mild curry sauce that is usually found at chippies in the UK.
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? 0g for commercial brands, 2.9g per 1/4 cup for the recipe.
  • Commercial brands? Fit Cuisine, Skinny Sauce.
  • Recipe: Keto Curry Sauce by Ketodietapp.com

Cranberry Sauce

  • What is it? A sweet-tart condiment made of cranberries usually found at Thanksgiving and Christmas that gets served with turkey.
  • How many net carbs per serving? 4.9g per 1/2 cup for the recipe below.
  • Commercial brands? None.
  • Recipe: Keto Cranberry Sauce by Gallaxy Gastronomy

Enchilada Sauce

What is it? A Mexican sauce made of spices like cumin and chili powder.
How many net carbs per serving? 2.4g net carbs.
Commercial brands? Old El Paso
Recipe: Keto Enchilada Sauce by Gallaxy Gastronomy

Fish Paste/Shrimp Paste

  • What is it? A paste made of seafood (often shrimp) which is used to season dishes instead of using salt.
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? 0g net carbs.
  • Commercial brands? Thai Taste
  • Recipe: Shrimp Paste Recipe by Saveur

Fish Sauce

  • What is it? Fish sauce, common in Asian cooking, is added to dishes for umami and seasoning.
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? <1g carbs.
  • Commercial brands? Squid, Blue dragon, Tiparos
  • Recipe: Fish Sauce Recipe by Nourishing Joy

Frank’s Red Hot Sauce

  • What is it? A Hot Sauce brand, and one of the most popular low carb sauces.
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? 0g carbs.
  • Variations? Hot sauce, buffalo sauce, fire-roasted jalapeño, smoked chipotle, chargrilled habañero.
  • Recipe: Homemade Buffalo Sauce by Jessica Gavin

Fry Sauce

  • What is it? Similar to burger sauce, fry sauce contains mayonnaise and ketchup along with Worcestershire sauce, pickle brine or relish, and seasoning.
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? 2g net carbs per tbsp.
  • Commercial brands? Freddy’s Fry Sauce
  • Recipe: Fry Sauce Recipe by The Recipe Critic

Garlic Sauce

  • What is it? A creamy Turkish-style sauce with garlic and chives.
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? 1.3g carbs per serving.
  • Commercial brands? Heinz
  • Recipe: Garlic Sauce by That Spicy Chick

Gentleman’s Relish

  • What is it? Gentleman’s relish is a spiced anchovy paste.
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? 1g net carbs per tbsp.
  • Commercial brands? Patum Peperium
  • Recipe: Gentleman’s Relish Recipe by Great British Chefs

Gravy

Turkey gravy being drizzled over turkey.
  • What is it? Thickened meat drippings, poured over meat and low-carb vegetables.
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? Per 50ml serving, Ahh Bisto original gravy has just 2g net carbs.
  • Commercial brands? Bisto, supermarket brands
  • Recipe: Gluten-Free Turkey Gravy by Gallaxy Gastronomy. Thicken with Xanthan Gum instead of tapioca starch for even fewer carbs, but this sauce only comes to about 4.9g net carbs per serving as is.

Greek Yogurt

  • What is it? A thick, strained yogurt from Greece. Very creamy, and a great sour cream substitute.
  • How many net carbs? 4.7g per 100g.
  • Commercial brands? Fage, Yeo Valley
  • Recipe: Greek Yogurt by Live Eat Learn

Harissa

  • What is it? A Moroccan spicy paste made of red peppers and spices.
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? 1.2g per tbsp.
  • Commercial brands? Bart, Biona Organic, Te Souka, Belazu
  • Recipe: Harissa Recipe by The Mediterranean Dish

Hayards

  • What is it? A British brand of pickled vegetables
  • How many net carbs? 4.1g per 100g
  • Commercial brands? Haywards
  • Recipe: Pickled Onions Recipe by BBC Good Food

Henderson’s Relish

  • What is it? It’s similar to Worcestershire sauce but contains no anchovies.
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? 1g net carbs.
  • Commercial brands? Henderson’s
  • Recipe: n/a

Hoisin

  • What is it? A sweet and tangy sauce often added to Asian cuisine
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? 1g of carbs per tbsp for the recipe below.
  • Commercial brands? I can’t find any keto-friendly ones.
  • Recipe: Low Carb Hoisin Sauce by I Hacked Diabetes

Hollandaise Sauce

  • What is it? A sauce made with egg yolks, mustard, and seasoning.
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? 1g per serving of the recipe below.
  • Commercial brands? Maille, The Condiment Co.,
  • Recipe: Hollandaise Sauce by Downshiftology

Horseradish Sauce

  • What is it? A peppery, spicy sauce made of horseradish and vinegar, and sometimes mayonnaise or sour cream.
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? 1g net carbs per tbsp.
  • Commercial brands? Coleman’s
  • Recipe: Best Creamy Horseradish Sauce by The Suburban Soapbox

Hot Sauce

Hot sauce pouring into a white bowl.
  • What is it? Sauce made out of hot chili peppers.
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? 0g net carbs.
  • Commercial brands? Cholula, Tabasco, Encona, Frank’s
  • Recipe: Easy Homemade Hot Sauce by The Curious Chickpea

Looking for more knock-your-socks off Keto Hot Sauces to try? Check out my list of 31 Top Keto Hot Sauces to Spice Up Your Life!

Jangajji

  • What is it? Korean Pickled Vegetables
  • How many net carbs per 100g? 5g net carbs (if you replace sugar with sweetener).
  • Commercial brands? n/a
  • Recipe: Jangajji Vegetable Pickles by Korean Bapsang. Replace the sugar with your preferred zero carb sweetener.

Ketchup

  • What is it? A sweet and tangy tomato paste, thankfully, this worldwide pantry staple is perfect for the low carb diet, and the reduced sugar versions are also keto-friendly.
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? Heinz reduced sugar and salt Ketchup has 1.8g net carbs per tbsp.
  • Commercial brands? Heinz, Dr Wills, Skinny Sauce, Hunter & Gatherer
  • Recipe: Check out my Keto Ketchup recipe to make your own homemade sugar-free ketchup.

Kimchi

  • What is it? Korea’s national dish, kimchi is fermented spicy cabbage. Delicious mixed into scrambled eggs.
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? <1g net carbs per tbsp.
  • Commercial brands? Hwa Nan, Sun Hee, Bibigo, Yutaka
  • Recipe: Homemade Kimchi by Table For Two Blog

Lemon Juice

  • What is it? Freshly squeezed juice from a lemon. Great on fish, chicken, and vegetables.
  • How many net carbs per 100ml? 1.7g carbs per 100ml.
  • Commercial brands? Jif, KTC, Gomo, Sunita
  • Recipe: Just squeeze the juice from a fresh lemon.

Lime Juice

  • What is it? Freshly squeezed juice from a lime. Great in guacamole, squeezed on tacos, or over fish.
  • How many net carbs per 100ml? 2g net carbs per 100ml.
  • Commercial brands? Gomo, PLj, Biona, local grocery store brands.
  • Recipe: Squeeze the juice from a fresh lime.

Liquid Aminos

  • What is it? Liquid aminos (not to be confused with coconut aminos) is a seasoning sauce that can be used as a soy sauce substitute.
  • How many net carbs per serving? 0.1g per 1/2 tsp.
  • Commercial brands? Bragg, Marigold
  • Recipe: n/a

Marie Rose Sauce

  • What is it? A British condiment made with ketchup, mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, and black pepper. You can make a simplified version with just ketchup and mayo. Perfect for a low-carb diet.
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? 1.7g carbs per tbsp.
  • Commercial brands? British supermarket’s own brands, The Condiment Co.
  • Recipe: Easy Marie Rose Sauce by Hungry Healthy Happy

Marinara Sauce

  • What is it? One of the most common homemade sauces, this Italian classic is tomatoey and robust. Great as a dip or over meats, vegetables, and zoodles.
  • How many net carbs? Around 5g per 1/2 cup (118g)
  • Commercial brands? Yo Mama’s, Meridan, Mr. Organic.
  • Recipe: Keto Marinara Sauce recipe by Lowcarb Nocarb

Mayonnaise

Keto Mayonnaise in a mason jar on a wooden table.
  • What is it? Loaded with healthy fats, mayo is the perfect condiment to add to your diet. It’s made with egg, oil, vinegar or lemon juice, and salt. Sometimes garlic is added too.
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? Commercial mayonnaise (e.g. Hellman’s) had just 0.5 grams of carbs per tablespoon.
  • Commercial brands? Hellman’s, May-Oh, Sauce Shop, Skinny Sauces, supermarket brands.
  • Recipe: Keto Mayonnaise by Gallaxy Gastronomy (super easy recipe!)

Mignonette Sauce

  • What is it? A simple onion, vinegar, and pepper dip for oysters.
  • How many net carbs per serving? 1g carbs per serving.
  • Commercial brands? n/a
  • Recipe: Mignonette Sauce by Simply Recipes

Miso Paste

  • What is it? A fermented paste made from soybeans and rice. Common in Asian Cooking
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? 1.3g net carbs per tbsp.
  • Commercial brands? Shiromiso, Hikari, Yutaka
  • Recipe: How to make Miso by Chopstick Chronicles

Nacho Cheese

  • What is it? A gooey cheese dip, great with vegetables and carnitas.
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? 1.3g net carbs (Doritos brand)
  • Commercial brands? Doritos, Fritos, Ricos, Skinny Sauce
  • Recipe: Keto Cheese Sauce by Jennifer Banz

Non-Brewed Condiment

  • What is it? A substitute for malt vinegar, often used in fish and chip shops.
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? 0g net carbs.
  • Commercial brands? Chip Mate, Drywite, Krunchie
  • Recipe: n/a

Nutritional Yeast

  • What is it? Nutritional flakes made of yeast added to recipes for a cheesy flavor.
  • How many net carbs per serving? 0.9g per 5g serving.
  • Commercial brands? Marigold (Engevita)
  • Recipe: n/a

Oyster Sauce

  • What is it? A cooking condiment added to Asian recipes.
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? Generally, oyster sauce is too high carb for keto dieters.
  • Commercial brands? n/a
  • Recipe: How to make Keto Oyster Sauce (video) by Keto Asian Flavors

Peanut Butter

  • What is it? A spread made of peanuts that can be thinned out and used as a dip, or dolloped over keto ice cream. Make sure it’s 100% peanuts as some brands add lots of sugar!
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? 1.8g net carbs per tbsp (Meridian brand)
  • Commercial brands? Meridian, Whole Earth
  • Recipe: Keto Peanut Butter by The Wicked Noodle

Peanut Sauce

  • What is it? Also called Satay sauce, peanut sauce is an Asian dipping sauce. Great with wings, chicken, and roasted vegetables.
  • How many net carbs per serving? 2g net carbs per serving of the recipe below.
  • Commercial brands? n/a
  • Recipe: Keto Peanut Sauce by Kicking Carbs

Pesto

  • What is it? An Italian sauce made from olive oil, basil, garlic, and parmesan cheese.
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? 1g net carbs per tbsp.
  • Commercial brands? Sacla, Barilla
  • Recipe: Pesto Recipe by Recipe Tin Eats

Pickled Ginger

  • What is it? Also known as such ginger, this is ginger pickled in salt and usually sugar.
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? The recipe below has 1.7g net carbs per tbsp.
  • Commercial brands? Too high in carbs.
  • Recipe: Homemade Low Carb Pickled Ginger by Ketodietapp.com

Pico de Gallo

  • What is it? A Mexican condiment consisting of fresh tomatoes, onion, cilantro, and seasoning.
  • How many net carbs per serving? 3g net carbs per 1/3 cup.
  • Commercial brands? n/a
  • Recipe: Keto Pico de Gallo by My Keto Kitchen

Piri-Piri (Peri-Peri)

  • What is it? A Portuguese hot sauce served mainly with chicken (i.e. Chicken Piri-piri)
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? 1.5g net carbs per tbsp.
  • Commercial brands? Nando’s, Macarico.
  • Recipe: Homemade Peri Peri Sauce by Simply Delicious Food

Pistou

  • What is it? A French style of pesto sauce, without cheese.
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? 0.5g net carb per tbsp.
  • Commercial brands? Pistou Jean Martin.
  • Recipe: Pistou by A Couple Cooks

Poacher’s Relish

  • What is it? Salmon relish with lemon zest.
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? 1.2g net carbs per tbsp.
  • Commercial brands? Patum Peperium
  • Recipe: n/a

Raita

  • What is it? An Indian sauce made of yogurt, cucumber, cilantro, cumin, and garam masala.
  • How many net carbs per serving? 1g net carbs per 1/3 cup.
  • Commercial brands? Sharwoods, supermarket’s own.
  • Recipe: Easy Raita by The Modern Proper

Ranch

Spoon dripping with ranch dressing into a jar of ranch.
  • What is it? One of the best salad dressings and dips, ranch dressing is always in my fridge!
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? 2 grams of net carbs per 2 tbsp
  • Commercial brands? Hidden Valley, Olive Garden, Ken’s Steakhouse, Primal Kitchen Litehouse
  • Recipe: Keto Ranch by Gallaxy Gastronomy

Ravigote Sauce

  • What is it? A French sauce similar to mayonnaise, but with dijon mustard instead of eggs, plus extra herbs and veggies.
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? 0.2 calculated from the recipe below.
  • Commercial brands? n/a
  • Recipe: Ravigote Sauce Recipe by Great British Chefs

Relish

  • What is it? A preserve of vegetables and fruit in vinegar.
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? According to the recipe below, 0g.
  • Commercial brands? Henderson’s, Skinny Sauce
  • Recipe: Keto Relish by Hip 2 Keto

Remoulade Sauce

  • What is it? Similar to Tartar sauce but is sometimes flavored with curry, pickles, picalilli, horseradish, or anchovies.
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? 0.5g.
  • Commercial brands? Louisiana Fish Fry, Arnaud’s
  • Recipe: Remoulade Sauce by Simply Recipes

Salad Cream

  • What is it? A sweet mayonnaise used as a salad dressing, particularly in the UK.
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? 2g net carbs per tbsp for the 30% reduced-fat variety. Regular has 3g per serving.
  • Commercial brands? Heinz, supermarket’s own brand
  • Recipe: Homemade Salad Cream by Divalicious Recipes

Salsa Roja (Red Salsa)

  • What is it? Classic red salsa, made with simple ingredients and perfect for low-carb tacos!
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? 0.8g net carbs per tbsp.
  • Commercial brands? Old El Paso, Doritos.
  • Recipe: Fresh Homemade Salsa by Cooking Classy

Salsa Verde (Green Salsa)

  • What is it? A green salsa made from tomatillos, coriander (cilantro), and onion.
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? 0.8g net carbs per tbsp.
  • Commercial brands? Herdez, La Costena, Gran Luchito
  • Recipe: Super Easy Salsa Verde by Chef Savvy

Sambal (Oelek)

  • What is it? An Indonesian chili sauce or paste.
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? 0.6g net carbs per tbsp.
  • Commercial brands? Not all brands are keto. Lucullus
  • Recipe: How to make Sambal by Elmundo Eats

Sauerkraut

  • What is it? Pickled Cabbage
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? <0.5g net carbs per tbsp, around 2g per 100g.
  • Commercial brands? Hengstenberg, Vadasz, Polish Specialties, Biona, Kraus
  • Recipe: Saurkraut in a Jar by Make Sauerkraut

Sesame Seeds

  • What is it? Seeds from a sesame plant. Delicious, nutty taste when toasted. Great on salads or Sesame Broccoli.
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? 0.2g net carbs per tbsp.
  • Commercial brands? Supermarket’s own, Yutaka
  • Recipe: Toasted Sesame Seeds by A Couple Cooks

Sichuan Peppercorn (Szechuan)

  • What is it? A Chinese peppercorn used to season dishes
  • How many net carbs per tsp? 2.5g per tsp. It’s unlikely that you would eat a large quantity of Sichuan Peppercorns in one sitting, this is more of a seasoning added to Western Chinese dishes.
  • Commercial brands? Zheng Feng, Buy Whole Foods
  • Recipe: Homemade Sichuan Pepper Powder by Kitchen Stories

Sour Cream/Soured Cream

  • What is it? Cream that has been fermented with certain kinds of lactic acid bacteria.
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? 0.65g net carbs per tbsp.
  • Commercial brands? Old El Paso, Supermarket’s own, Yeo Valley
  • Recipe: How to make Sour Cream by Bigger Bolder Baking

South Asian Pickle

  • What is it? Also known Achaar, this pickle is a condiment from India.
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? 1.5g net carbs per tbsp.
  • Commercial brands? Priya, Geetas, Mr Vikkis, Ashoka, Pakco.
  • Recipe: Green Mango Pickle Recipe and Tips by Masterclass.com

Soy Sauce

  • What is it? A dark brown sauce used instead of salt in Asian cuisine, made from fermented soybeans.
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? 0.48g per tbsp.
  • Commercial brands? Kikkoman, Pearl River, Healthy Boy, Clearspring
  • Recipe: Homemade Soy Sauce by The Things We’ll Make

Sriracha Sauce

  • What is it? A spicy-sweet hot sauce made from chilis.
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? 2g net carbs per tablespoon.
  • Commercial brands? Most regular brands are not keto-friendly. Keto options: Skinny sauce, Dr. Wills.
  • Recipe: Fermented Sriracha Sauce by Ketodietapp.com

Steak Sauce

  • What is it? Also called A1 sauce, it’s a sauce that goes well with steak.
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? The Classic A1 brand had 3g net carbs per tbsp, but other brands have reduced sugar, like Primal Kitchen at 1g net carbs per tbsp.
  • Commercial brands? Primal Kitchen
  • Recipe: Homemade A1 Sauce by Everyday Maven. Use Keto Tomato Sauce for this recipe.

Sumac

A spoon with sumac bbq sauce about a jar of bbq sauce on a white plate with spices.
  • What is it? Also called Sumagh in Iran, or spelled sumach or sumak, this is a tart, ground berry that I love to cook with. I add it to sauces instead of vinegar to cut down on cooking time and make the sauces (like BBQ sauce for example) thicker quicker.
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? 2.5g net carbs per tbsp, however, it’s unlikely that you’d eat 1 tbsp in one sitting.
  • Commercial brands? Buy Whole Foods Online, Hatton Hill Natural
  • Recipe: Sumac BBQ Sauce by Gallaxy Gastronomy

Tahini

  • What is it? A paste made from sesame seeds, similar to peanut butter.
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? 0.8g net carbs per tbsp.
  • Commercial brands? Al Nakhil, Al Yaman, Sunita, Meridian
  • Recipe: Quick Homemade Tahini by Pickup Limes

Tartar Sauce

  • What is it? A creamy sauce made with capers gherkins and shallots.
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? 1.1g net carbs per tbsp.
  • Commercial brands? Maille, Primal Kitchen
  • Recipe: Keto Tartar Sauce by My Keto Kitchen

Teriyaki Sauce

  • What is it? A sauce added to stir-fries or grilled meats and vegetables.
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? 1.7g net carbs per tbsp.
  • Commercial brands? Kikkoman
  • Recipe: Keto Teriyaki Sauce by Sugarfree Londoner

Thousand Island

  • What is it? A tangy and creamy salad dressing made with red pepper and tomato.
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? 1.4g net carbs per tbsp.
  • Commercial brands? Hellman’s, Skinny Sauce, Walden Farms
  • Recipe: Homemade Thousand Island Dressing by Kitchen Treaty (use Keto Ketchup!)

Tirokafteri

  • What is it? A spicy feta cheese dip that can be used as a spread.
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? 2g net carbs per serving.
  • Commercial brands? n/a
  • Recipe: Tirokafteri by Splash of Taste

Toum

  • What is it? Lebanese Garlic Sauce
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? 0.8g net carbs per tbsp.
  • Commercial brands? Mezeast, Al Maeda
  • Recipe: Lebanese Garlic Dip by Mama’s Lebanese Kitchen

Tzatziki

  • What is it? A creamy greek sauce made of greek yogurt, grated cucumber, and garlic.
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? 0.7g net carbs per tbsp.
  • Commercial brands? Alpha Taste, Holy Moly
  • Recipe: How to make Tzatziki by Cookie and Kate

Vinaigrette

  • What is it? A dressing made from oil, vinegar, herbs, spices, and other flavorings. Perfect on salads or as a dip, or even drizzled over meat and veggies.
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? 0.8g net carbs per tbsp.
  • Commercial brands? Newman’s Own, Hellman’s
  • Recipe: Keto Vinaigrette by I Breathe I’m Hungry

Vegenaise

  • What is it? Vegan mayonnaise, made from soy milk instead of eggs.
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? 0.5g net carbs per tbsp.
  • Commercial brands? Follow Your Heart, Hellman’s
  • Recipe: Vegan Mayonnaise by Simple Vegan Blog

Wasabi

  • What is it? A spicy green Japanese paste that goes well with sushi. Often replaced by horseradish.
  • How many net carbs per tsp? 2g net carbs per teaspoon. Usually used sparingly as it is spicy!
  • Commercial brands? S&B, Yutaka
  • Recipe: Wasabi Recipe by Belgian Foodie

Whisky Sauce

Whisky Sauce being poured over haggis, neeps, and tatties.
  • What is it? A peppercorn and whisky sauce made primarily of cream.
  • How many net carbs? 2.2g per serving.
  • Commercial brands? n/a
  • Recipe: Whisky Sauce by Gallaxy Gastronomy

Worcestershire Sauce

  • What is it? An extremely flavorful sauce used to enhance other sauces or marinate meats and vegetables for low0carb meals.
  • How many net carbs per tsp? 1.1g net carbs per tsp.
  • Commercial brands? Lea & Perrins
  • Recipe: Keto Worcestershire Sauce by Low Carb Yum

XO Sauce

  • What is it? An Asian seafood sauce from Hong Kong. Plenty of umami.
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? 1.1g net carbs.
  • Commercial brands? Heng’s, Lee Kum Kee
  • Recipe: XO Sauce by Omnivore’s Cookbook

Za’atar

  • What is it? A Middle Eastern spice mixture containing sumac, sesame seeds, and herbs like basil, thyme, and oregano.
  • How many net carbs per tsp? Negligible.
  • Commercial brands? Yaffa, Zaytoun
  • Recipe: Za’atar Spice Recipe by Feasting at Home

Mustard

  • What is it? A condiment made primarily of ground mustard seeds.
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? Around 0.2g net carbs per tbsp.
  • Commercial brands? French’s, Colemans
  • Recipe: Yellow Mustard by Leite’s Culinaria
  • Types: Dijon mustard, yellow mustard, spicy brown mustard, coarse mustard, Tewkesbury mustard, mustard powder, honey mustard

Vinegar

  • What is it? A sour liquid made by fermenting alcohol liquids into a liquid containing acetic acid.
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? <0.5g net carbs per tbsp.
  • Commercial brands? Sarson’s, Heinz
  • Recipe: Homemade Vinegar by Boulder Locavore
  • Types: White vinegar, apple cider vinegar, malt vinegar, white wine vinegar, red wine vinegar, rice vinegar, black vinegar

Oil

  • What is it? A fatty liquid used to fry foods and enhance flavor.
  • How many net carbs per tbsp? 0g net carbs per tbsp.
  • Commercial brands? Filippo Berrio, Odysea, Napolina
  • Recipe: n/a
  • Types: olive oil, avocado oil, sesame oil, truffle oil, coconut oil, vegetable oil, MCT oil

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