Low Carb Bacon Broccoli Salad Recipe

Low Carb Bacon Broccoli Salad

When I was growing up I have to admit that I really didn’t like Broccoli, perhaps you didn’t too? That would be no surprise. Bacon, on the other hand, well, I couldn’t get enough of it. That is until I watched “Babe” the movie… you know the one with the adorable little talking piglet that wants to be a sheepdog?

Luckily, however that only deterred me for a short time.

This Low Carb Bacon Broccoli Salad is a winner. Its really simple to make and it’s so moreish it’s frightening. If you’d like to test that theory I would recommend you make it for your next family lunch or even for dinner tonight and let me know if there are any leftovers? I can safely bet there won’t be (and if there are just send them my way…).

This recipe calls for a healthy load of bacon (200g), you can make it with less if you like, but why would you. You can also try mixing some cauliflower with the broccoli to give some extra colour and taste variation. I prefer to use Xylitol “Icing”¬†because it’s not so grainy when mixing with the dressing.

The other important thing to note is that, for the dressing I use a low carb mayonnaise. If you check the nutritional labels of most mayos you’ll see a very high carb or sugar content. The worst are the ones that call themselves “light” or “low fat”! My personal favourite is Hellmanns (the one with the blue lid), it’s slightly more expensive than the others but it has 0g carbs per tbsp, and that makes me happy.

Low Carb Bacon Broccoli Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Makes: 4-6 Servings

Net Carbs per serving: 7.5g

Protein per serving: 24.9g


    For the Salad:
  • 2 bunches of Fresh Broccoli
  • 200g Bits of Bacon
  • 1/2 Cup crushed almonds
  • 100g Cheddar Cheese
  • For the Dressing:
  • 1 Cup of Mayonnaise
  • 3 Tbsp Xylitol
  • 2 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar


  1. Fry the Bacon until nice and crispy and set aside to cool.
  2. Rinse the Broccoli well and chop into little florets.
  3. Add the florets to a colander and pour about 1 litre of boiling water over them, just so that they are slightly blanched. Then to a serving dish.
  4. Chop the cheese into little bite-sized squares. Add to salad.
  5. Crush the almonds using a pestle and mortar. You can also use flaked almonds. Sprinkle these over the salad.
  6. In the meantime make the dressing by combing the mayonnaise, xylitol and apple cider vinegar and mixing until smooth.
  7. Add the bacon to the salad.
  8. Now drizzle your dressing luxuriously over everything.
  9. Enjoy!

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