Creamy Italian Dressing

Atkins Creamy Italian Dressing
Net Carbs
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Style: American
Cook Time: Minutes
Phase: Phase 1









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  • 0.5 cup Real Mayonnaise
  • 5.34 tbsp White Wine Vinegar
  • 6 tsp Xylitol
  • 0.25 cup Parmesan Cheese (Grated)
  • 0.5 tsp Garlic
  • 2 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 0.25 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 0.25 tsp Salt
  • 0.25 tsp Black Pepper
  • 2 tbsp Parsley


If you don't have Italian seasoning on hand, use a combination of basil, oregano and parsley instead. Xylitol crystals are available in natural foods stores and the baking department of most well-stocked supermarkets.  Each serving is 2 Tbsp.

  1. Whisk mayonnaise, vinegar and 2 tablespoons xylitol in a medium bowl. Stir in Parmesan, garlic, Italian seasoning, pepper flakes, salt, pepper and parsley until well blended. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  2. Use immediately or refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Stir before using.

How to Calculate Net Carbs

In order to calculate Net Carbs of any whole food item, it's a simple calculation based on the Nutrition Facts panel:

Total Carbohydrates - (Minus) Dietary Fiber = (Equals) Net Carbs

For low carb products sweetened with sugar alcohols (ie: glycerin, maltitol, etc), refer to the Nutrition Facts panel of the product:

Total Carbohydrates - (Minus) Dietary Fiber - (Minus) Sugar alcohol = Net carbs

This reflects the fact that Dietary Fiber doesn't impact blood sugar levels. Sugar alcohols also have a negligible impact on blood sugar, they too are subtracted from total carbs to yield the Net Carb count.