Keto Broccoli Salad

I saw this recipe and decided to try it out at a family lunch. When we have lunch, we tend to lay out a buffet then people can sit at a table outside or in the house depending on the weather. We have an eclectic mix of dishes including a range of salads. For those who eat carbs, we have steamed organic new potatoes. This time the proteins were a side of salmon cooked in foil, thick and meaty bbq short ribs and roast chickens. I thought the broccoli salad would go down like a lead balloon! Not at all as at the end of the meal, the bowl of mixed salad was barely touched and the broccoli salad was all gone. That was a real surprise. In fact, I was hoping to have some as a snack. The recipe disappeared too. My review is that this recipe is delicious, crunchy and loved by all – at least in my family. Tips: make it early and let it marinate in the fridge. It doesn’t need bacon as that would ruin the fresh flavour. Keep the cubes of cheese small. This is a delicious way of eating broccoli. Try it and enjoy.

Prep time: 10 mins | Servings: 10

Nutrition (per serving 0.5 cup): Calories 266 | Fat 25g | Carbohydrates 4g | Fibre 2g | Total Carbs 2g | Protein 8g

Ingredients:

  • 8 cups fresh broccoli cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1/4 cup red onion, diced finely
  • 1/2 cup sunflower or pumpkin seeds (I used pumpkin seeds)
  • 4 ounces cheddar cheese, cubed (I used a lactose-free cheese)
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise (I used a vegan mayo)
  • 5 tablespoons low-carb sweetener (I didn’t add any sweetener)
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 lb bacon, cooked and crumbled (I didn’t include this)

Method:

  • In a large bowl, combine broccoli, onion, and pumpkin seeds.
  • For the dressing, mix the mayonnaise, sweetener and vinegar together until smooth.
  • Stir the dressing into the salad, until well covered.
  • Allow the salad to chill for around 3 hours. (It may not seem like enough dressing but after it chills the dressing marinates and is plenty). This also allows the flavours to meld.
  • If using, stir in the bacon right before serving.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Serve & enjoy!

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