Hi, everyone! Sara Nelson of Real Balanced here. I am so excited to introduce you to one of my absolute FAVORITE recipes, Keto Broccoli Salad!
This low-carb broccoli salad is the ultimate keto-friendly side dish to enjoy alongside your favorite main dish or as a dish-to-pass at parties and gatherings! Ready to serve in under 90 minutes, you’re going to love how easy and flavorful this delicious dish is!
Keto Broccoli Salad
This keto, crunchy, and delicious salad is absolutely mouthwatering. It’s perfect for sharing, too! It’s low-carb, nut-free, gluten-free, grain-free, sugar-free, primal, and coconut-free. You NEED this dish at your next potluck or summer BBQ!
Healthy broccoli salad made with… bacon!
If you know me, you know that bacon is a primary ingredient in many of my keto recipes. This broccoli salad goes the extra mile with a generous portion of yummy bacon crumbles, which add delicious flavor, crunchy texture, and a hearty serving of protein!
Bacon makes everything tastier, ESPECIALLY salads, right?!
Substituting the broccoli
This recipe for broccoli salad does allow for a variety of ingredient substitutions!
Though it’s technically the base of this recipe, I know that not everyone enjoys broccoli. If you fall into this category and are more of a cauliflower person, you’re in luck. By all means, feel free to sub in raw cauliflower florets for broccoli at a 1:1 ratio. Your dish will still be absolutely tasty!
If you want to mix things up, you can even use a combination of cauliflower florets (½ lb) and broccoli florets (½ lb) for a Keto Broccoli Cauliflower Salad!
Options for swapping monk fruit sweetener
When I make this recipe, I use either So Nourished granulated monk fruit erythritol sweetener or Lakanto classic sweetener, and it tastes amazing and contains 0 grams of net carbs per serving. If, however, you have a different preferred sweetener, that’s fine, too!
Feel free to use erythritol or Swerve in place of monk fruit sweetener at a 1:1 ratio.
To substitute in stevia, I would suggest using pure powdered stevia, and, since a little bit goes a very long way, start with only ¼ tsp and then taste test before adding more.
Nut-free keto salad recipe
I used to LOVE all things peanuts and almonds and was heartbroken when I was diagnosed with a severe peanut and tree nut allergy in 2018. Since then, I’ve learned to make all my keto recipes without nuts. For this recipe, to add some crunch, we mix in raw sunflower seeds immediately prior to serving the salad.
For those of you who don’t have tree nut allergies like me, you can absolutely replace slivered almonds or chopped walnuts for the sunflower seeds at a 1:1 ratio. Whether you choose sunflower seeds, almonds, or walnuts, your dish is guaranteed to come out absolutely delicious!
Storing keto broccoli salad
If you’re left with any leftover broccoli salad, this dish can be safely stored in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. Be sure to use an airtight container to preserve freshness! You want your dish to stay as crunchy and fresh as possible.
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