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Keto Broccoli Bacon Salad Recipe
Creamy lemon dressing, crunchy broccoli and crispy bacon make this Keto broccoli salad recipe the perfect trio of flavor and textures. Serve it for a healthy keto lunch or side dish.
dinner, lunch, Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
American, Keto, Vegetarian
For the Salad:
large or 2 small broccoli heads
about 5 cups
small red onion
1/4 cup thinly sliced
small red bell pepper
walnuts or pecans
For the Creamy Lemon Dressing:
or to taste
or to taste
Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C) and line a large oven tray with parchment paper.
Arrange the bacon rashes on the prepared tray.
Bake for 10 minutes, then reduce the heat to 350°F (175°C) and bake for 5-10 minutes more.
Transfer the cooked bacon to a paper towel-lined plate to absorb the extra fat. When cool, crumble the bacon into small pieces.
In a small jug, whisk together all dressing ingredients.
Taste and adjust with salt and pepper. Keep refrigerated until ready to use.
Cut the broccoli into florets. Chop the florets into bite-sized pieces and transfer to a large salad bowl.
Grate or thinly slice the carrot and red onion.
Dice the red bell pepper and coarsely chop the walnuts.
Add all of the ingredients to the bowl with the broccoli.
Top with crumbled bacon.
Add in the dressing and toss well to combine.
The details are in the article above, but here's a quick summary of my super useful Tips & Tricks for making the best broccoli salad recipe ever:
For easy and tasty ingredient swaps and substitutions, see Tip #1.
I've listed my favorite serving suggestions and menu pairings to accompany your keto broccoli salad in Tip #2.
Tip #3 includes exactly how to make this low carb broccoli salad recipe Paleo and Whole30-friendly.
For my secret trick to extra crispy bacon, don't skip Tip #4.
And if you're not a fan of raw broccoli, Tip #5 includes my favorite way to cook it quickly.