|April 4, 2024

MCT Oil Salad Dressings: Creamy Basil Vinaigrette

By Dave Asprey
Reviewed for Scientific Accuracy

MCT Oil Salad Dressings: Creamy Basil Vinaigrette

Wondering how to get more fat into your salad? Brain Octane MCT oil, of course!

You might already know that Brain Octane is a brain-powering, fat-burning part of Bulletproof Coffee, but it’s also excellent in MCT oil salad dressing. Here’s why. MCT oil brings out the fat-soluble flavors in foods. It’s flavorless, so it won’t compete with the flavors of other ingredients. And because Brain Octane is pure C8 MCT oil, it boosts ketone energy better than plain coconut oil alone.

Here are some of the salad dressings I use on a daily basis. All of them are made with Brain Octane MCT oil. And unlike store-bought salad dressings, these satisfying dressing are free of excess sugars, trans fats and hydrogenated oils. Dress your next salad with any of these MCT oil salad dressing recipes — your tastebuds will thank you. Enjoy!

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MCT Oil Salad Dressings: Creamy Basil Vinaigrette


Start to Finish: 5 minutes


  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. Brain Octane MCT oil
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • A small handful of fresh basil leaves


  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender.
  2. Blend until combined. Taste and adjust seasonings if desired. Use immediately, or store in the fridge.

Makes: 4 servings

Nutritional Information (2 Tbsp.):

  • Calories: 213
  • Protein: 0.5g
  • Carbs: 2.3g
  • Fiber: 1.7g
  • Sugar: 0.2g
  • Fat: 24.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.8g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Salt: 2mg
  • Vitamin D: 0mcg
  • Calcium: 5mg
  • Iron: 0mg
  • Potassium: 135mg

3 more MCT oil salad dressings

Avocado-Cucumber MCT Oil Salad Dressing

MCT oil salad dressing next to halved avocado

Featuring quality fats from avocado and Brain Octane MCT oil, this refreshing dressing is made for summer. Mix up the herbs and spices based on what you have on hand. These flavors pair well with a mix of greens, such as cilantro, parsley and oregano.

Keto Honey Mustard Dressing

Keto honey mustard dressing in front of salad

Honey mustard is delicious on a salad, but this recipe also makes a flavorful dip. Dip grilled, pasture-raised chicken strips in this honey mustard dressing for a family-friendly dinner. If you use raw honey instead of xylitol, this recipe isn’t keto — but it’s still delicious.

Keto Ranch Dressing

Salad drizzled with ranch dressing

Traditional ranch dressing is filled with dairy, and the bottled stuff is packed with hydrogenated oils and sugar. This creamy version is dairy-free, but just as creamy thanks to Bulletproof Mayonnaise.


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