This easy homemade Keto Big Mac Sauce is a savory, creamy blend with bold flavors that captures the essence of the iconic fast-food favorite without compromising your carb count. Discover how a few simple ingredients can transform keto meals into a delicious homage to the classic Big Mac experience with this special sauce.
Can I eat Big Mac on keto?
Following a ketogenic (keto) diet while eating a Big Mac can be a challenge due to its high carbohydrate content. The traditional Big Mac consists of a bun made from refined flour, which is a significant source of carbohydrates. However, there are ways to modify the sandwich to make it more keto-friendly.
One option is to ask for a Big Mac without the bun or replace the bun with a lettuce wrap, which can be a low-carb alternative. Additionally, ketchup and onions, which can contribute to the carbohydrate content, can be skipped or reduced. You can also ask for the Big Mac sauce on the side to control the amount you use.
It’s essential to monitor your overall carb intake and ensure it aligns with your specific keto goals. If you’re unsure about the nutritional content of the modified Big Mac, you can check the restaurant’s nutritional information or use online nutritional databases to estimate the carb content.
What is Big Mac sauce made of?
The recipe for Big Mac sauce is a closely guarded secret known only to McDonald’s. However, over the years, many people have tried recreating the sauce by analyzing its taste and texture.
Some ingredients are generally accepted to be part of the recipe, such as mayonnaise, dill pickle relish, yellow mustard, distilled white vinegar, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika. These ingredients are combined in specific proportions to achieve the distinctive flavor of Big Mac sauce.
It’s important to note that this is only an approximation, and the actual recipe may have additional components or variations.
Big Mac sauce vs. Thousand Island dressing
Big Mac sauce and Thousand Island dressing may appear similar, but they have significant differences in terms of ingredients and flavors.
Thousand Island dressing is a type of salad dressing that has a mayonnaise or mayonnaise-like base. The standard ingredients for this dressing include mayonnaise, ketchup, and dill pickle relish. Additional ingredients may include vinegar, sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and various seasonings.
While both sauces contain mayonnaise and sweet pickle relish, the specific combinations and ratios of ingredients differ, giving each sauce its own unique flavor profile. Big Mac sauce is tailored to the Big Mac, whereas Thousand Island dressing is a more general salad dressing that can be used in various dishes.
What ingredients are needed for Keto Big Mac Sauce without added sugar
If you’re looking for a delicious alternative to the classic Big Mac sauce, then you should definitely try out this Keto Big Mac Sauce recipe.
It’s made with a blend of sugar-free mayo, tangy mustard, and sugar-free ketchup, along with some dill pickle, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper.
This flavorful combination creates a rich and creamy sauce that’s perfect for adding to your burgers, and sandwiches, or as a dipping sauce for veggies.
How to make Keto Big Mac Sauce
Set a small bowl and wire whisk ready.
In the bowl combine mayo, mustard, ketchup, dill pickles, garlic, onion powder, and a pinch of salt and pepper.
Leftovers are great for one week. Store them in the fridge in an airtight container. From experience, the sauce tastes even better the next day. This way the Keto Big Mac sauce is also a perfect meal prep recipe.
Serving suggestions for easy Keto Big Mac Sauce
Big Mac sauce is widely known as the signature sauce of the Big Mac sandwich. But it can also be a great addition to a variety of dishes, thanks to its unique and delicious flavor.
You can use it as a condiment for homemade burgers or sandwiches, and spread it on buns before assembling your favorite burger. It is perfect for elevating your chicken sandwiches, and can be used as a dipping sauce for chicken tenders, nuggets, or fries. Keto Big Mac sauce can add a flavorful twist to wraps or tacos, and can be used as a dressing for salads, especially those with a burger-inspired theme, like my Big Mac Salad.
You can also serve it as a dip for vegetables like carrot sticks or celery. Big Mac sauce can be used as a special condiment for mini sliders, and can be drizzled on homemade pizza for a unique and tangy flavor. The possibilities are endless, so feel free to experiment with Keto Big Mac sauce in your favorite dishes to enjoy its creamy, tangy, and savory flavors.
Other sauce recipes to try
- Keto Alfredo Sauce
- Carolina BBQ Sauce
- Best Nashville Hot Sauce Recipe [vegan, super easy]
- Mornay Sauce
- Chipotle Sauce
- 1/2 cup plant-based mayo (sugar free)
- 1 tsp mustard
- 2 tsp sugar free ketchup
- 1 dill pickle, finely chopped
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- Salt, black pepper to taste
- Set a small bowl and wire whisk ready.
- In the bowl combine mayo, mustard, ketchup, dill pickles, garlic, onion powder, and a pinch of salt and pepper.
- Whisk everything together to a creamy sauce.
- Leftovers are great for one week.
- Store them in the fridge in an airtight container. From experience, the sauce tastes even better the next day.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 4 Tbsp
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 65Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 74mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g