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Keto Broccoli Salad

Fresh Cold Broccoli Salad, that you can make ahead! An amazing Keto side dish for almost every meal!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Resting2 hrs
Course: Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bacon, Broccoli, fresh ingredients, Keto, Keto Side Dish, Low Carb, Salad
Servings: 8
Cost: 10

Equipment

  • Large Bowl
  • Frying Pan
  • Cheese Shredder

Ingredients

Dressing

  • 1 1/4 cup Mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 3 tbsp Swerve Granulated Sweetener or sweetener of choice

For the Salad

  • 5-6 cups Broccoli Florets
  • 1/2 lb Bacon (Crumbled) Weight prior to cooking
  • 1/2 Red Onion about 1/2- 3/4 cups
  • 1 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Sunflower Seeds roasted/salted

Instructions

  • To make dressing combine Mayonnaise, Apple Cider Vinegar and Swerve Sweetener, stir to combine, and set aside.
  • Cut 1/2 lb of raw bacon into 1/2- 1 inch pieces, add to pan and cook until crisp. Remove from pan and place on paper towel to drain.
  • Remove hard stems from broccoli leaving mostly florets. Break the florets into bite size pieces and place into a large bowl
  • Shred 1 cup of cheddar cheese. (sometimes I use a little extra, I love cheese!)
  • Dice half of a red onion
  • Measure out 1/2 cup roasted/salted sunflower seeds
  • Add remaining ingredients (with the exception of the dressing) to your bowl of broccoli and toss to combine.
  • Drizzle dressing over the tossed broccoli salad and stir to coat.
  • Place in refrigerator for a least 2 hours and up to a day for best flavors.

Notes

If not following a Keto diet or concerned about sugar content, sugar can be replaced for the swerve sweetener in this recipe.
Cut your bacon before cooking, you can fit more into the pan and it makes perfect bacon bits for this salad.
Save your broccoli stems for Broccoli "Rice" - Just pulse it in a food processor until it resembles bits of rice.
To save time purchase pre-chopped and washed bags of broccoli. Just break them apart into bite size pieces.
Make this Salad up to a day ahead, letting this salad rest in the fridge for 2 hours or up to a day results in the best flavors!
Do not freeze this salad, eat it fresh. In our house this is not even an option - it's so good you won't have any left to freeze!
I hope this Keto side dish adds some variety to your meals whether its steaks, sandwiches, or even served alongside your holiday turkey or ham. This one is sure to please!  Enjoy,  The Scrambled Eggs.  
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