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Meal-worthy Keto Broccoli Salad with Homemade Bacon Bits

By Bree

I like to sneak in my daily dose of healthy greens with this keto broccoli salad. It’s fresh, it’s absolutely packed with nutrients, and the flavors are wonderful especially with the right toppings. It’s incredibly easy to put together, too!

Meal-worthy Keto Broccoli Salad with Homemade Bacon Bits

How to Make Keto Broccoli Salad

  • Prepare the dressing. Combine your mayonnaise, vinegar and Stevia in a bowl.
  • Add the veggies and toppings. I chose broccoli florets as the main vegetable in this recipe.
  • Toss. Make sure the vegetables and toppings are coated in the dressing.
  • Season. I like a bit of salt and pepper at the end to tie everything together.
  • Serve immediately or chill. You can serve the salad immediately after tossing or chill it for a while in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Keto Broccoli Salad

Keto Broccoli Salad

Keto Broccoli Salad Ingredient Substitutes (Other Low Carb Veggies and Flavor Combinations)

With the same dressing recipe, you could easily swap out the broccoli for other low-carb vegetables and the end result will be just as awesome as the original recipe. I’ve tried so many other combos and variations and some of my favorites turned out to be:

  • Cauliflower florets
  • Kale and zucchini
  • Shredded Brussels sprouts
  • Asparagus spears and French beans
  • Shredded cabbage

Basically any vegetable with a good bit of crunch would work for this recipe!

Keto Broccoli Salad

Is Broccoli Keto?

Definitely! This superfood is packed with fiber and a half cup serving of this recipe only contains 2 grams of fat. Even if you were to swap out the broccoli for other low-carb vegetables, the recipe would still be keto-approved due to low net carb content and fat content.

Keto Broccoli Salad

I would be cautious with other vegetable swaps such as carrots and beets, since they could easily add to your carb content. Any of the low-carb vegetables mentioned in the list above won’t be a problem.

Types of Broccoli (Which Are Best for Broccoli Salad?)

There are a few types of broccoli that you probably come across regularly but any of these would work well for broccoli salad:

  • Calabrese broccoli – This is a very common type of broccoli and one that you can easily find at your regular supermarket or farmer’s market. It is leafy and has a thick stalk.
  • Belstar broccoli – Belstar broccoli is characterized by its densely packed head and thick stalk.
  • Broccolini – There is also the broccolini, which is often confused as “baby broccoli”. It has a mild taste similar to asparagus.
  • Romanesco broccoli – Romanesco broccoli is spiky in appearance and is slightly more bitter than calabrese broccoli, but it also has a nice crunch and texture to it.

Keto Broccoli Salad

(You may also like: Keto Potato Salad with Creamy Dill Dressing)


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Keto Broccoli Salad

Meal-worthy Keto Broccoli Salad with Homemade Bacon Bits



  • 1 pound broccoli florets 
  • ¼ pound bacon slices, cooked and crumbled
  • ½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese 
  • 1 small red onion, chopped 
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tsp granulated Stevia or other low carb sweetener to taste 
  • salt or black pepper to taste


  1. Add the mayonnaise, vinegar, granulated Stevia to a bowl and mix to combine. 
  2. Add the broccoli florets, red onion, bacon and cheese. 
  3. Toss to combine. 
  4. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. 
  5. Refrigerate until ready to serve.


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 310
  • Carbohydrates: 5.4g
  • Fat: 28.5g
  • Sugar: 1.5g
  • Protein: 8.6g
  • Fiber: 1.6g

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