Keto Broccoli Salad – who says you can’t have your favorite potluck side dish on the Keto diet? This low-carb Broccoli Salad has broccoli, bacon, cheese, onion, and sunflower/pumpkin seeds in a mayonnaise dressing.
KETO BROCCOLI SALAD
Even for my son’s birthday he was convinced we could make a Keto chocolate cake and he wouldn’t notice. He was right! He didn’t notice.
So when it came to broccoli salad, there really weren’t that many tweaks we had to make to make it Keto.
Broccoli Salad traditionally has a sweet mayonnaise dressing. Mayonnaise is fabulous for Keto, sugar not so much. We replaced the sugar with Erythritol which is the generic term for low-carb sweeteners such as Monk Fruit or Swerve.
Pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds are also great for Keto.
IS BROCCOLI LOW-CARB?
Broccoli is a Keto-friendly vegetable because it’s high in fiber making it’s net carbs low. Broccoli has about 2 net carbs per 1 cup of broccoli.
HOW MANY CARBS IN THIS KETO BROCCOLI SALAD?
Only 2 net carbs in each 1/2 cup serving of broccoli salad.
OTHER KETO RECIPES:
Yield: 10 servings
Who says you can’t have your favorite potluck side dish on the Keto diet? This low-carb Broccoli Salad has broccoli, bacon, cheese, onion, and sunflower/pumpkin seeds in a mayonnaise dressing.
fresh broccoli cut into bite sized pieces
red onion, diced finely
sunflower or pumpkin seeds
cheddar cheese, cubed
low-carb sweetener (Erythritol)
(more or less to taste)
apple cider vinegar
- salt and pepper to taste
bacon, cooked and crumbled
Combine broccoli, red onion, sunflower or pumpkin seeds, and cheese in a large bowl.
To prepare the dressing, mix the mayonnaise, sweetener and vinegar together until smooth. Stir into the salad.
Let salad chill for about 3 hours. It may not seem like enough dressing but after it chills the dressing marinates and is plenty. This also allows the flavors to meld. Stir in the bacon right before serving.
Season with salt and pepper and serve.
I like to add the bacon right before serving to keep it crispy.
Amount per serving (0.5cup) — Calories: 266, Fat: 25g, Carbohydrates: 4g, Fiber: 2g, Protein: 8g