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Easy, Keto Low-Carb Broccoli Salad with Bacon

Easy, Keto Low-Carb Broccoli Salad with Bacon is a healthy and creamy recipe loaded with a handful of fresh veggies and sunflower seeds nuts. This summer salad makes the perfect sweet and savory slaw for any occasion. Sour cream or ranch dressing can be substituted for no mayo, and frozen broccoli can be used in place of fresh.

chopped broccoli with mayo, red onions, sunflower seeds, bacon, and sweetener in a blue bowl

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Hello, spring and summer salads! This broccoli salad is often served in my family for summer BBQs and cookouts. Typical broccoli salad is loaded with refined sugar and prepared with either raisins, craisins, or cranberries.

Dried fruit has a lot of carbs. To make this summer salad keto-friendly you can simply omit the dried fruit.

How Many Carbs and Calories are in the Dish?

This recipe has 310 calories per serving and 4 net carbs. You can save some calories in the recipe by reducing mayo or the amount of bacon.

raw chopped broccoli on a cutting board

How Many Carbs are in Broccoli

Broccoli is loaded with fiber, so the carb count might look deceiving until you dive into net carbs. One cup of broccoli has 2 net carbs.

ingredients for keto low carb broccoli salad

How to Make Keto Broccoli Salad

  1. You will need fresh broccoli, mayo, apple cider vinegar, sweetener, uncured bacon, sunflower seeds, red onions, salt, and pepper.
  2. Combine in a mixing bowl and stir.
  3. Chill
chopped broccoli in a red bowl with mayo, red onions, sunflower seeds, bacon, and sweetener

Do You Use Raw Broccoli? Do You Have to Cook Broccoli?

Yes, raw broccoli is used in broccoli salad. The combination of mayo and apple cider vinegar in this recipe will soften the broccoli and add tons of flavor. Chilling the ingredients also assists in the ending texture.

chopped broccoli with mayo, red onions, sunflower seeds, bacon, and sweetener in a blue bowl

How to Substitute Mayo

Ranch Salad Dressing or sour cream can be used as a substitute for mayo in this recipe.

chopped broccoli with mayo, red onions, sunflower seeds, bacon, and sweetener

How to Use Frozen Broccoli

Boil a large pot of water on the stove. Add the broccoli for about 20 seconds. Place the broccoli in ice water to prevent it from continuing to cook.

chopped broccoli with mayo, red onions, sunflower seeds, bacon, and sweetener

How to Store the Salad

Store broccoli salad in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. I do not recommend freezing this dish, as it will not maintain its crunch after defrosting.

keto low carb broccoli salad with bacon held on a forkr

Can Broccoli Salad Be Made Ahead of Time?

Yes, if you plan to serve the dish within 3-4 days of making it.

Pair this broccoli salad with Keto Pulled Pork, Keto Barbacoa, Instant Pot Ribs, Air Fryer Ribs, Keto Grilled Chicken, and Keto BBQ sauce.

More Keto Summer Salad Recipes

Keto Coleslaw
Keto Zucchini Noodle Pasta Salad
Creamy Cucumber Salad
Shrimp Avocado Ceviche Salad
Keto Chicken Salad
Keto Cauliflower Potato Salad
Keto Egg Salad

chopped broccoli with mayo, red onions, sunflower seeds, bacon, and sweetener in a blue bowl

Easy, Keto Low-Carb Broccoli Salad with Bacon

Yield: 7
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chill: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Easy, Keto Low-Carb Broccoli Salad with Bacon is a healthy and creamy recipe loaded with a handful of fresh veggies and sunflower seeds nuts. This summer salad makes the perfect sweet and savory slaw for any occasion. Sour cream or ranch dressing can be substituted for no mayo, and frozen broccoli can be used in place of fresh.

Instructions

  1. Watch the video instructions below.
  2. Slice the broccoli florets into thin slices.
  3. Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl and stir to mix well.
  4. Cover and chill the salad for at least one hour.

Notes

  • If you prefer a less sweet broccoli salad, start with 1 tablespoon of sweetener. Taste repeatedly and add more as needed. 2 tablespoons of sweetener along with the apple cider vinegar will produce a sweet and savory salad.
  • 1 cup of mayo will make this a creamy salad. If you prefer less creamy, start with 1/2 - 3/4 cup of mayo. Add additional mayo as necessary.
  • Broccoli salad will last covered in the fridge for 3-4 days.
  • If you freeze broccoli salad it won't be as crisp as when prepared fresh.
Nutrition Information
Yield 7
Amount Per Serving Calories 301Total Fat 31gCarbohydrates 4 netgProtein 4g

Macros are provided as a courtesy and calculated using MyFitnessPal. Calculate your specific macros using the exact brand ingredients you use and the macros calculator of your choice.

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Keri

Monday 23rd of November 2020

This is delicious! Threw this together after work and let it sit before I cooked dinner and it was a perfect side dish. We’re not almond eaters but i subbed pistachios and it fit perfectly with the sweetness of the salad. The rest will be going with me tomorrow for lunch and will be in frequent rotation! Thank you!

Brandi

Monday 23rd of November 2020

I made this yesterday and really enjoyed it! I’ve been wanting to incorporate new side ideas with my meals and I’m glad I tried this! I’m also glad I followed your guidance on starting with one tbs of sweetner first and it was perfect! I look forward to trying more of your recipes!!

Ya

Friday 20th of November 2020

Made this tonight! Very delicious and creamy. The balance of flavors was on point! Definitely adding to the keto rotation!

staysnatched

Sunday 22nd of November 2020

Awesome. I'm glad you enjoyed them.

Lauren

Wednesday 18th of November 2020

This is absolutely delicious. I could not stop eating it. Even my non salad eating fam loved this recipe. I will definitely be making it again soon!

staysnatched

Thursday 19th of November 2020

Wonderful! I'm so glad you enjoyed it.

Sophia

Friday 6th of November 2020

I tried this broccoli salad tonight for the first time. It was easy to make and tasted great! My husband and 4 year old also liked it a lot. It tasted even better after I let it sit at room temp for a few hours. I love that it’s quick and healthy!

staysnatched

Saturday 7th of November 2020

Yes! Such a quick recipe.