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Low-Carb Bacon & Cheese Broccoli Salad

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What’s a covered dish dinner without broccoli salad? This keto broccoli salad has all the flavors you know and love just without sugar. This goes great with any grilled protein such as pork chops, chicken, salmon or steak, and it’s perfect to have on hand for an easy side dish during the week since it keeps really well.

This low-carb recipe is great for adding in some cruciferous vegetables to your life without having to munch on plain broccoli (although there’s nothing wrong with that but who doesn't love bacon?). If you’re dairy free you can swap out the cheese for extra fillings such as sunflower seeds or sliced almonds. Eat one serving as a side or two for a light lunch or dinner.

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Allergy information for Low-Carb Bacon & Cheese Broccoli Salad

✔  Gluten free
✔  Nut free
✔  Nightshade free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Fish free
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Nutritional values (per serving)

Net carbs3.4 grams
Protein10.7 grams
Fat35.9 grams
Calories378 kcal

Calories from carbs 4%, protein 11%, fat 85%

Total carbs5.1 gramsFiber1.6 gramsSugars1.6 gramsSaturated fat8.3 gramsSodium962 mg(42% RDA)Magnesium18 mg(5% RDA)Potassium251 mg(13% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 8 servings)

Salad:
  • 5 cups broccoli florets (360 g/ 12.7 oz)
  • 8 slices bacon (240 g/ 8.5 oz) - about 128 g/ 4.5 oz crisped up bacon
  • 1/2 small red onion, minced (30 g/ 1.1 oz)
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (57 g/ 2 oz)
Dressing:

Instructions

  1. In a small jar mix together the dressing ingredients: mayonnaise, white vinegar, Swerve and salt. Set aside.
    Low-Carb Bacon & Cheese Broccoli Salad
  2. To cook the bacon, preheat the oven to 190 °C/ 375 °F. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Lay the bacon strips out flat on the baking paper, leaving space so they don't overlap. Place the tray in the oven and cook for about 10-15 minutes until golden brown. The time depends on the thickness of the bacon slices.
  3. When done, remove from the oven and set aside to cool down and break or slice into small pieces. You can discard or reserve the bacon grease for another use. Low-Carb Bacon & Cheese Broccoli Salad
  4. In a large bowl combine the broccoli, crumbled bacon, onion, and cheese. Pour the dressing over the broccoli and toss to coat.
    Note: If you don't like raw broccoli, lightly steam or boil the florets for 2-3 minutes. When cooked, place in ice water and drain.
    Low-Carb Bacon & Cheese Broccoli Salad
  5. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
    Low-Carb Bacon & Cheese Broccoli Salad
  6. Store covered and in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
    Low-Carb Bacon & Cheese Broccoli Salad

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Broccoli, broccolini, fresh
2.4 g1.6 g0.2 g20 kcal
Bacon, crispy (bacon grease removed)
0 g6.4 g2.1 g45 kcal
Onion, red, fresh
0.3 g0.1 g0 g2 kcal
Cheddar cheese
0.3 g2.2 g3.1 g38 kcal
Mayonnaise
0.2 g0.4 g30.4 g272 kcal
Wine vinegar
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Swerve, natural sweetener (Erythritol and chicory inulin based)
0.3 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Salt, sea salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Total per serving
3.4 g10.7 g35.9 g378 kcal

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Comments (11)

What's the serving size?

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Hi Sam, I haven't weighed one serving or measure it but if you want to be accurate, you'll need yo divide the total weight by 8 servings (about 142 g /5 oz per serving).

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For convenience can you use the pre-made bags of broccoli slaw?

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Absolutely! As long as it's just shredded vegetables you can use it as an alternative (just beware of starchy vegetables and keep them to minimum).

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This is delicious. I left out the cheese since I am dairy free and it still tastes great. Even my one year old son kept asking for more and came back for bite after bite. Added to my favorites.

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I'm glad you both enjoyed, Erica!

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Your site with all the information and delicious recipes is a TEN! I love this recipe and it's going to be one we make this week.

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Thank you Robin!

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Great, thanks for sharing! Lovely!

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Just wanted to say I love the recipe! I used apple cider vinegar and added some toasted sesame oil!! Sooo good and a favourite in our family!!

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Thank you Karolin, I'm happy you enjoyed!

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