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A summertime picnic favorite recipe
I needed a side dish for the Grilled Pork Chops I was planning to make. I was craving the broccoli salad I remember having at family reunions. So, I came up with a way to have my keto broccoli salad and still have the “feel” of the regular version.
I can’t resist the smoky bacon, spicy jalapeno, cheese, and slightly sweet mayo dressing combination in this salad. This recipe cured my craving for Broccoli Salad as well as satisfied my addiction to that sweet heat that I love so much!
Keto Broccoli Salad FAQs
Erythritol is a sweetener. I added it to add a little bit of sweetness that you lose when removing the cranberries that are in the original recipe. It is not necessary to make this recipe successful. It’s all a matter of taste and preference. If you don’t want to use it, you can leave it out.
This recipe should be ok up to 5 days in your refrigerator. Any longer than that it would become watery and soggy as the broccoli releases what water is in it.
The Keto Diet is all about good fats and consuming a higher ratio of fat to protein or carbohydrates, I wanted to use a nut that is considered one of the better nuts to consume on Keto. Therefore, I used macadamia. Feel free to use Sunflower Seeds if that is what you wish. Your recipe will still be considered ketogenic.
This salad is meant to be made with raw broccoli. If you prefer your broccoli to be cooked, you can steam it in your microwave for 3 minutes and then rinse immediately with ice cold water. The broccoli should still be toothsome using this procedure.
How to assemble Keto Broccoli Salad
Cook and crumble the bacon for the salad.
Prepare your vegetables – dice and chop the broccoli, peppers, and scallions.
Weigh and shred your cheese. If using an 8 ounce brick of cheese, just cut it in half and use half of it.
Combine the veggies, bacon, mayonnaise, cider vinegar, sweetener, and chopped macadamia nuts and store in covered container in refrigerator.
Time Saving Tips for making Broccoli Salad
- To save time, buy pre-cut broccoli. You will still want to break the flowerets into smaller pieces but still makes it more convenient.
- Buy pre-shredded cheese. That’s right. I just said that!
HoweverI tend to still shred my own cheese. If you want to make it easier and lessdishes to wash though, it really is ok to buy pre-shredded!
- I cooked my own bacon, but to save even more time, you can buy pre-cooked bacon and just zap it in the microwave to crisp it up.
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- 5 cups Broccoli Flowerets
- 1/2 cup medium Red Bell Pepper, diced
- 1/4 cup Jalapeno Pepper, diced
- 3 scallions, diced
- 8 slices cooked bacon, chopped
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 4 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded
- 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 3 tsp Swerve or Stevia
- 1-1/2 ounces macadamia nuts, chopped
- Toss veggies, bacon, and cheese together. Set aside. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, and Erythritol.
- Stir into broccoli salad mixture until well combined. Refrigerate until ready to eat.
Net Carbs = 2
Nutrition information calculated using myfitnesspal is provided as a courtesy, but will vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients you use. Please consult with your doctor regarding specific health need
Swerve Sweetener, Granular, 12 oz (Pack of 3)
Sistema 1870 Klip It Collection Rectangle Food Storage Container, 236 Ounce
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Serving Size:1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 340 Total Fat: 32g Saturated Fat: 8g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 12g Cholesterol: 35mg Sodium: 468mg Carbohydrates: 6g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 1g Protein: 8g