Atkins Italian Dressing
Net Carbs
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Style: Italian
Cook Time: Minutes
Phase: Phase 1









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  • 1 tbsps Basil
  • 0.75 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Garlic
  • 4 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
  • 3 tbsp Parsley
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 2 tsp leaves Oregano
  • 0.5 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 0.25 tsp Salt
  • 0.25 tsp Black Pepper
  • 0.5 tsp Sucralose Based Sweetener (Sugar Substitute)


This traditional favorite achieves the perfect ratio of oil to vinegar/lemon juice. If you don't have a garlic press, crush the garlic cloves with the flat side of a knife and then finely mince.  Each serving is 2 Tbsp.

  1. Combine oil, vinegar, lemon juice, garlic (minced or pressed), parsley, basil, oregano, red pepper flakes, salt, black pepper and sugar substitute in a jar with a tight-fitting lid; shake vigorously. Or use a blender.
  2. Use immediately or refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

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.