Crunchy with a flavorful creamy dressing, bacon bits, and walnuts, this keto broccoli salad recipe is an easy low carb salad that is gluten-free and perfect for summertime.
Ingredients and substitutions
Broccoli - We will need fresh broccoli florets.
Onion - Red onions add a pop of color, extra crunch, and a lot of flavors. If you don't like a strong onion flavor, you can marinate chopped onion in some white wine vinegar before draining and adding to our low carb broccoli salad.
Nuts - I use walnuts for my low carb keto salad, but you can use pecans, almonds, or even seeds instead. Sunflower seeds and pepitas will work great in this recipe.
Bacon - If you decided to use store-bought bacon bits, make sure they don’t contain anything other than bacon and oxidants. In other words, no sugar in our broccoli bacon salad!
INSTANT KETO MAYONNAISE - Or you can use any other keto friendly mayo that you like.
Vinegar - I use white wine vinegar, but you can substitute it with apple cider vinegar or rice vinegar.
Seasoning - This salad doesn't need anything more than salt and pepper. However, if you want to spice things up, add some chili flakes or cayenne pepper.
Step by step directions
Let’s start with the bacon! Heat a non-stick skillet over a medium heat. When hot, add the bacon and fry until golden brown and crisp. Remove from the skillet onto a paper towel. When the bacon is completely cooled, chop into small cubes.
Place the broccoli, onions, nuts, and bacon in a large mixing bowl.
For the sugar free salad dressing, we need to whisk together the mayonnaise and white wine vinegar in a small bowl. Only then do we pour it into the salad bowl. Next, season everything with salt and pepper, toss well, and taste. Add more salt if needed.
Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.
It's always a good idea to serve a salad with some bread. But not with any bread – keto bread. Try my MICROWAVE KETO BREAD for a quick fix or this 3 INGREDIENT KETO CLOUD BREAD RECIPE. If you have more time, though, you will love these KETO DINNER ROLLS!
Not into bread? Then you should definitely give these LOW CARB CHIA SEED CRACKERS a go – or my favorite KETO SEED CRACKERS. You can also serve this salad with these nutritious and delicious savory KETO EGG MUFFINS.
As for the main course, you can always use our bacon broccoli salad on the side with these dishes: OVEN-BAKED LEMON BUTTER CHICKEN THIGHS RECIPE, BRINED AND BAKED MUSTARD CHICKEN BREASTS, KETO CHICKEN THIGHS RECIPE WITH MUSHROOM SAUCE, or GLUTEN-FREE KETO SALMON CAKES.
Carbs in keto broccoli salad
This salad can easily serve 6 people and contains around 5g net carbs per serving, which makes it perfect for a low carb diet.
Sure you can! However, too much raw broccoli or any other fibrous vegetable, like asparagus or Brussels sprouts, can have side effects like bloating and gas.
Store this salad in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Yes, it is! 100g of raw broccoli has around 4g net carbs and can definitely be enjoyed on a keto diet.
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Keto broccoli salad
- 1 lb 500g fresh broccoli florets washed and cut into bite-sized pieces
- 1 small 50g red onion finely chopped
- 8 strips bacon
- ⅓ cup 35g walnuts roughly chopped
- ⅔ cup 140g Instant keto mayonnaise or any keto mayo of your choice
- ¼ cup 60g sour cream
- 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
- Salt to taste
- Freshly ground black pepper to taste
- Heat a non-stick skillet over a medium heat. When hot, add the bacon and fry until golden brown and crisp. Remove from the skillet onto a paper towel. When the bacon has completely cooled, chop it into small cubes.
- Place the broccoli, onions, nuts, and bacon in a large mixing bowl.
- In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise and white wine vinegar, then pour into the salad bowl. Season with salt and pepper, toss well, and taste. Add more salt if needed.
- Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.
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