Keto Broccoli Salad: dairy free, gluten free

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5 ingredient keto broccoli salad! Perfect for summer days by the pool, meal prep, or cook-outs. Dairy free and gluten free and only 2 net carbs per serving!

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Are you tired of eating the same boring keto side dishes and salads with your lunch or dinner? I don’t know about you, but I need a little variety in my food life!

Snack plates are definitely one of my favorite meals, keto or not, in the food world. Sometimes though, I like to give them a little pizazz! 

 

5 ingredient keto broccoli salad! Perfect for summer days by the pool, meal prep, or cook-outs. Dairy free and gluten free and only 2 net carbs per serving!

 

Especially during the summer time, I like to have yummy keto salads, spreads, and snacks in the fridge. The kind that pack well in a cooler for a day at the pool or beach! This keto broccoli salad is exactly that!

If you read my Strawberry Cake post, then you know my girlfriends and I recently hosted a surprise baby shower for one of our other girlfriends. We all brought a dish to share and one of my friends, Amy (who’s got a rockin’ Instagram, by the way) brought broccoli salad.

5 ingredient keto broccoli salad! Perfect for summer days by the pool, meal prep, or cook-outs. Dairy free and gluten free and only 2 net carbs per serving!
Omit the cheese for a dairy free keto side dish option!

 

I had not eaten broccoli salad in ages but I was quickly reminded at how much I loved it! I’m pretty sure I ate like 3 servings that day. Carbs…who’s counting! Haha

Broccoli salad is almost always served at Southern potlucks. It’s one of those dishes that, as a kid, you didn’t touch with a 10 foot pole but as an adult, you gobble up!

 

5 ingredient keto broccoli salad! Perfect for summer days by the pool, meal prep, or cook-outs. Dairy free and gluten free and only 2 net carbs per serving!

 

It’s also a pretty perfect keto side dish. Broccoli, mayonnaise, cheese, and whatever else you want to add! The recipe makes a fairly large bowl so it’s a great keto meal prep recipe. Plus, there is zero cooking involved!

If you pack a lunch to take to work, school, or traveling, this keto broccoli salad is perfect. I like to eat this yummy keto side dish with bbq, deviled eggs, burgers, or even just as a snack. I actually have a batch in my fridge right now!

Anyway, I couldn’t get broccoli salad off my mind after that baby shower. I wasn’t exactly sure how Amy made hers, except for the obvious broccoli and cheese, but I was determined to replicate it off memory alone! Plus, taste testing is the perk of the job! 😉

 

5 ingredient keto broccoli salad! Perfect for summer days by the pool, meal prep, or cook-outs. Dairy free and gluten free and only 2 net carbs per serving!

 

There are probably several different ways to make a broccoli salad but the following recipe is how I remember it from my more youthful days.

This recipe has been sitting in my back pocket for several weeks now, actually. I’m not sure why it’s taken me so long to post it but I’ve made a few batches already. Each time is just as good as the last!

Be sure to let me know how you like it in the comments down below! And don’t forget to tag me on social (I’m @keto_in_pearls everywhere)!

Keto Broccoli Salad: dairy free, gluten free

Keto Broccoli Salad: dairy free, gluten free

Yield: about 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

5 ingredient keto broccoli salad! Perfect for summer days by the pool, meal prep, or cook-outs. Dairy free and gluten free and only 2 net carbs per serving!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh broccoli florets
  • 2.5 ounces cheddar cheese, cut into 1/2" pieces (omit for dairy free)
  • 1 ounce bacon bits
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons granular erythritol (or 1 tablespoon granular monkfruit)
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons water

Instructions

  1. If not already prepared, cut the broccoli florets into small bitesize pieces.
  2. Place the broccoli in a large bowl. Add the cheese and bacon bits.
  3. In a small bowl or measuring cup, whisk the mayonnaise, erythritol, vinegar, and water.
  4. Pour on top of the broccoli and toss everything to coat.
  5. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 1 week.

Notes

Chill time is not necessarily before serving this salad.

Add pepitas (pumpkin seeds) or sunflower seeds for a little added crunch! Diced red onion is also good! You will need to recalculate macros if you do so.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: about 6 Serving Size: about 4.5 ounces
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 291 Total Fat: 29.4g Carbohydrates: 3.8g Fiber: 1.7g Protein: 7.2g
5 ingredient keto broccoli salad! Perfect for summer days by the pool, meal prep, or cook-outs. Dairy free and gluten free and only 2 net carbs per serving!


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