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.