Broccoli Salad with Bacon

Broccoli Salad with Bacon
Easy, delicious keto Broccoli Salad has the best of all worlds! Salty bacon, sharp cheese, healthy broccoli, and crunchy nuts bring a ton of texture and flavor to every bite! Creamy mayonnaise, sugar-free sweetener, and apple cider vinegar combine to make a sweet and tangy dressing that you’ll absolutely love. This salad is all about balancing opposites — Soft cheese with crunchy nuts, salty bacon with a sweet dressing. It’s an easy, super flavorful salad that everyone will love!

It’s perfect for potlucks or lunches because it doesn’t need to be warmed before eating! It would be fantastic for a dish at a cook out, too! Technically, you could skip cooking entirely if you choose to buy bacon bits… But I do think the fresh bacon taste is worth the effort. If you know you’ll be in a rush, just cook the bacon up to 3 days in advance!

Ingredients for Keto Broccoli Salad
Here’s a quick overview of what you’ll need. For exact measurements, just keep scrolling down to the printable recipe card!

Fresh broccoli florets, cheddar cheese cubes, crumbled bacon, chopped almonds, and red onion
Mayonnaise, sweetener (monk fruit if keto, sugar if not keto), apple cider vinegar
Can I use frozen bacon?
No, I would not recommend using frozen bacon in this recipe. Thawed broccoli will not have the crunchy texture we’re looking for in this salad, and it would add too much moisture. I can only recommend using fresh broccoli (or fresh cauliflower if you don’t have broccoli).