This Sweet & Savory Keto Broccoli Bacon Salad is the BEST!

Keto Broccoli Bacon Salad

yield: 6 SERVINGS

prep time: 15 MINUTES

cook time: 30 MINUTES

total time: 45 MINUTES

Ingredients

For the dressing:

  • 1 cup real mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup monk fruit sweetener
  • pinch of salt & pepper

For the salad:

  • 6 cups of chopped broccoli florets (around 18 oz.)
  • 6 slices of cooked bacon, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds

Directions

1

To a small bowl, all the dressing ingredients together and whisk until smooth, about a minute.

2

To a large bowl, add all of the salad ingredients, along with the dressing, and toss together until the dressing is all incorporated.

3

Chill for at least 30 minutes before serving. That's it! Now go enjoy a big bowl. 😋

Nutrition Information

Yield: 6 cups, Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving: 399 Calories | 38g Fat | 16g Total Carbs | 3g Fiber | 8g Sugar Alcohol | 10g Protein | 5g Net Carbs

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Keto broccoli bacon salad is the ultimate side dish for your outdoor BBQ!

I have made the classic full-carb version for many years for family functions and parties, as it’s so delicious and easy to make! Well, I’m happy to proclaim that the keto broccoli salad is just as delicious and only requires one ingredient swap to make it keto — yay!

ingredients for keto brocolli salad

If you’re looking for a picnic-perfect low carb recipe to make this summer, this is it!

This keto broccoli bacon salad has a sweet mayonnaise-based dressing, which is the perfect pairing to the savory bacon and onion. YUM! It’s basically my favorite go-to salad recipe that my family loves, and I think yours will, too!


Are you a visual learner? Check out my video below to see me in action making this keto broccoli bacon salad –


keto broccoli bacon salad on spoon

Here are a few recipe tips when making keto broccoli bacon salad:

  • Instead of sugar, I’m opting for a keto-friendly sweetener. I used Lakanto monk fruit and loved the result as there was no after-taste at all. In fact, no one would guess this is keto unless you told them! 
  • This salad tastes best when first chilled in the fridge. You can even make it a day ahead and have it ready for the next day, as it gets even more delicious when the flavors marinate together.
  • You’ll want to cook your bacon before starting this recipe. I love using thicker cuts from the butcher department of the grocery store — the bacon adds so much yummy salty flavor! 🥓

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Keto Broccoli Bacon Salad

yield: 6 SERVINGS

prep time: 15 MINUTES

cook time: 30 MINUTES

total time: 45 MINUTES

A crunchy salad featuring broccoli with a sweetened dressing, savory bacon, sharp cheddar cheese, onion, and topped off with sunflower seeds.

Ingredients

For the dressing:

  • 1 cup real mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup monk fruit sweetener
  • pinch of salt & pepper

For the salad:

  • 6 cups of chopped broccoli florets (around 18 oz.)
  • 6 slices of cooked bacon, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds

Directions

1

To a small bowl, all the dressing ingredients together and whisk until smooth, about a minute.

2

To a large bowl, add all of the salad ingredients, along with the dressing, and toss together until the dressing is all incorporated.

3

Chill for at least 30 minutes before serving. That's it! Now go enjoy a big bowl. 😋

Additional Notes

Don’t be alarmed by the high total carb count! Erythritol and monk fruit (the main ingredients in the Lakanto sweetener used) do not affect blood sugar in the same way that regular carbs do, so we subtracted it from the total carb count. You’ll see that the net carbs are much lower once you remove the sugar alcohols.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 6 cups, Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving: 399 Calories | 38g Fat | 16g Total Carbs | 3g Fiber | 8g Sugar Alcohol | 10g Protein | 5g Net Carbs

Brought to you by Hip2Keto.

bowl of bacon broccoli salad with a spoon

Keto broccoli bacon salad rocks!

I love the crispy crunch from the broccoli and bacon with that yummy sweetened tangy dressing. The addition of the sunflower seeds takes this recipe to another level of YUM!

It’s a definite winning recipe in my home, and even a little addictive as I could literally eat this all the time. Enjoy!

bowl with bacon broccoli keto salad


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Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 10 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in Today.com, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.


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Comments 14

  1. immik665

    New to keto and just made this last night. My entire family loved it!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Woohoo! Happy to hear it was a hit! Lina makes the best recipes. 😋

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh yay 😀 I’m so glad!

  2. true_blue

    Just made this! It is sooooo good. Thanks for sharing.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Sure! I’m so glad you enjoyed it -thanks for sharing 💕

  3. Sarah Myers Browning

    How long does this keep without getting mushy? Looks delicious.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Well if you want super crunchy then eat same day, but I also like it softened next day in the fridge as the flavor gets deeper too.

  4. Allie

    This is unbelievably delicious! My whole family loved it. Sweet, salty, and crunchy! I didn’t have sunflower seeds, so I substituted unsalted pumpkin seeds instead and dropped the red onion since we don’t care that much for raw onions. Will definitely make this on a regular basis. In fact, I might go and make another batch right now!

    • Angie (Hip2Keto Sidekick)

      Hi Allie! This recipe really is a fun one. Just in time for summer festivities. I’m so glad that you were easily able to adapt it so that everyone could enjoy it! Thanks for being a valued reader & sharing your kind feedback ❤

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yay! Yummy yes I’m the same way and can eat this all the time too 🤗

  5. Judilyn Suutz

    Oh thank you so much. Just starting Keto and need new foods to eat. Having trouble getting ideas for new food, I appreciate all your hard work.

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      You are welcome! We appreciate it. I’m glad you found us!

  6. Carol

    I love this one too, I tend to overeat. I also love it with cauliflower or a combination of broccoli and cauliflower.

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      That sounds yummy too, Carol! Glad you’ve been loving this salad!

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