Low Carb Keto Broccoli Salad with bacon is a super easy summer salad that everyone will enjoy. This broccoli salad has bacon, onions, cheese, sunflower seeds, and the most amazing creamy dressing! Whip this easy keto broccoli salad up in just a few minutes and it pairs perfect with just about every summer main dish!
Keto Broccoli Salad with Bacon Recipe
I am so ready for the warm weather to get here. I want to be cooking burgers and steaks on the grill outside, I want to be making easy cold side dishes that I love. And I want the sun shining and us all enjoying the outdoors.
Since we are currently in the cold, I am making summer side dish recipes and enjoying them ahead of time just because I can. This Low carb broccoli salad with bacon is a low carb summer side dish recipe that is worth making now and not waiting for the warm weather to enjoy it!
Keto Side Dish Recipes
Tips and Variations of this recipe
Change up the cheese. I like using cheddar cheese but you can also use white cheddar cheese, Monterey jack cheese or pepper jack cheese. I do suggest shredding your own cheese instead of buying pre-shredded cheese because the packaged shredded cheese has additives that make the cheese not stick together in the package.
Change up the nuts. I like using sunflower seeds but if I do not have them on hand I will change them out for chopped walnuts or chopped pecans.
Cook the bacon in the air fryer. Using the air fryer to cook bacon makes it so much easier, and there is a lot less mess. If you do not have an air fryer you can cook the bacon using the stove top method or the oven baked bacon method.
Use fresh broccoli. You do not want to use frozen broccoli with this recipe, you want to use fresh. This recipe calls for 5 cups so you will want 2 large heads of broccoli. You can use a microwave steamer to cook the broccoli but I prefer the stove top boiling water method.
What to Serve with Keto Broccoli Salad
The great thing about broccoli salad is that it goes with so many dishes as the perfect side dish!
Just about anything you put on the grill meat wise will pair perfect with this easy broccoli salad recipe. If you are wanting another easy side dish, then check out grilled green beans that you can throw on the grill while you are cooking the meat.
Low Carb Broccoli Salad Ingredients
- sour cream
- white vinegar
- fresh broccoli
- bacon, chopped and cooked
- Red onion, thinly sliced
- Shredded cheddar cheese
- sunflower seeds
How to Make Low Carb Broccoli Salad
Fill a medium pot with water and bring it to a boil.
Add in the broccoli and cook until the broccoli is bright green.
While the broccoli is cooking cook and crumble the bacon and slice the red onion into thin slices.
Drain the cooked broccoli and rinse with cold water to cool down.
In a large bowl mix together the mayonnaise, sour cream, vinegar, salt, and pepper until well combined.
Stir the broccoli, bacon, red onion, cheese, and sunflower seeds into the mayonnaise mixture.
Keto Broccoli Recipes
Low Carb Broccoli Salad with bacon
- 3/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 2 tablespoons vinegar
- salt to taste
- pepper to taste
- 5 cups fresh broccoli
- 5 slices bacon chopped and cooked
- 1/4 red onion thinly sliced
- 1 cup shredded cheese
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
- Fill a medium pot with water and bring it to a boil.
- Add in the broccoli and cook until the broccoli is bright green.
- While the broccoli is cooking cook and crumble the bacon and slice the red onion into thin slices.
- Drain the cooked broccoli and rinse with cold water to cool down.
- In a large bowl mix together the mayonnaise, sour cream, vinegar, salt, and pepper until well combined.
- Stir the broccoli, bacon, red onion, cheese and sunflower seeds to the mayonnaise mixture.