This loaded keto broccoli cauliflower salad is a great dish to take to a summer picnic or party. Easy to make, this keto broccoli salad is full of bacon, cheese and other delicious ingredients mixed in a mayo based sugar free dressing. One serving has only 1.9g net carbs per serving!
You might like this other keto salad: layered cobb salad!
I’m sure you’ve been to a picnic and had the ever popular broccoli salad. It’s crunchy, sweet, creamy and loaded with tasty foods like cheese, bacon and sometimes raisins.
Well today I’ve made for you a loaded keto broccoli cauliflower salad recipe that will satisfy your craving for that popular broccoli salad. It’s has crunchy raw vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower, a creamy sweet sugar free salad dressing and loaded with bacon, cheese and even pecans!
This is such a tasty salad that no one will know or care that it’s low carb. SO it’s perfect to take to picnic or summer party. It’s also makes a great low carb lunch or side dish. Best of all it has only 1.9g net carbs per serving!
Try one of these other 50 keto salad recipes!
There are so many low carb salad recipes on this site because as you may already know I am a big salad eater. It’s rare when I don’t have at least 1 salad a day. It’s also a great way to keep things low carb and still have great taste.
Two of my other low carb favorite recipes are my bacon blue cheese burger salad and my taco cobb salad. I have almost 50 keto salad recipes on this blog! So after you check out this keto broccoli salad, go check out the others!
They are sure to keep you cool and fill you up this summer.
Salad ingredients I used.
The simple ingredients I used are fresh broccoli florets, fresh cauliflower florets, red onion, sharp cheddar cheese, bacon and pecans. The simple homemade dressing is a combination of mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar and Swerve sweetener.
You can use a different sweetener if you wish and if you don’t care about carb count you can use white granulated sugar.
I used both broccoli and cauliflower to give this a little more contrast but you can use all broccoli if you wish or all cauliflower. I added the pecans for extra crunch but you can eliminate them if you wish or use other nuts or seeds like sunflower seeds. But the bacon is a must.
How to make loaded keto broccoli cauliflower salad.
So this recipe is pretty straight forward. All of the ingredients are raw except the bacon.
- Make the bacon any way you want. Once it’s done, chop or crumble and set aside.
- In the meantime, chop all the vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower and red onion), pecans into bite sized pieces and mix with the cheddar cheese in a large mixing bowl or salad bowl.
- In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the sugar free dressing by combining the mayo, vinegar and Swerve sweetener.
- Toss the salad with the prepared dressing and then fold in the crumbled bacon. You can season with salad and black pepper if you wish but the salad and cheese have plenty of salt for my taste. Refrigerate until ready to eat. Please scroll down to view the printable recipe card.
NOTE: I added pecans to give this salad more crunch but you can use pumpkin seeds, almonds or just omit them if you aren’t crazy about nuts.
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. This is a great dish to make ahead of time, even a day or so before a party. It won’t get soggy and will retain it’s crunch. I would mix in the bacon before serving though if you like crispy bacon.
What to serve with this low carb salad.
As I mentioned above this is the perfect side dish for a picnic, party or holiday gathering but you can eat this for a low carb meal like lunch or as a side dish for dinner.
Some low carb main dishes that would go great with this recipe is some from the grill like this Mexican marinated grilled chicken breast or this balsamic & garlic flank steak.
I also like these everything spice turkey burgers or this slow cooker barbecue chicken recipe. And if you have an air fryer try this easy rotisserie chicken pieces or even these keto chicken nuggets. All are delicious keto recipes and make a great weeknight meal.
This loaded keto broccoli cauliflower salad is very filling and tasty. The creamy dressing goes so well with the crunchy veggies and salty bacon. I ate it for lunch and dinner a few days in a row. So I give to you yet another low carb salad for a picnic (seems to be an unplanned theme this week!).
The nutritional information for 1 serving is: 235 calories / 22.6g fat / 4.8g carbs / 2.9g fiber / 5.2g protein = 1.9g net carbs
Keto Loaded Broccoli Cauliflower Salad
This loaded keto broccoli cauliflower salad recipe is a great dish to take to a summer picnic or party. Easy to make and only 1.9g net carbs per serving!
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon Swerve, or other sweetener
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 3 cups broccoli florets (raw)
- 3 cups cauliflower florets (raw)
- ½ red onion, chopped
- ½ cup cheddar cheese, shredded
- 8 oz bacon, cooked and crumbled
- ½ cup raw pecan pieces
- Make the bacon any way you wish, let it cool and chop or crumble. Set aside.
- In a small bowl add the mayonnaise, Swerve and apple cider vinegar. Whisk to combine.
- Chop the raw broccoli florets, cauliflower and onion into bite sized pieces and add to a large salad bowl along with the cheese and nuts.
- Pour the salad dressing int the salad bowl and mix well. Fold in the bacon or if make a day ahead of time, save the bacon for just before serving to keep it crispy.
- Refrigerate until ready to use.
The nutritional information for 1 serving is:
235 cals / 22.6g fat / 4.8g carbs / 2.9g fiber / 5.2g protein = 1.9g net carbs
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 235Net Carbohydrates: 1.9gg
How many cups is a serving?
Hi Elizabeth, A serving is roughly 1/2 cup but it’s actually a bit more. I would go with a 1/2 cup to be conservative. Hope you like it!
Can I use regular white vinegar instead of apple cider?
Hi Steph, yes you can. I hope you like it!
How many points for 1/2 cup?
Hi Nancy, I’m not sure what you are asking for. If you are asking for weight watcher points I’m sorry I just don’t know that.
There are 12 servings in this recipe and each one is about 2/3 cup and the nutritional information for 1 serving is:
235 cals / 22.6g fat / 4.8g carbs / 2.9g fiber / 5.2g protein = 1.9g net carbs
So a half cup would 176 cals / 16.9g fat / 3.6g carbs / 2.2g fiber / 3.9g protein = 1.4g net carbs.
Hopefully my math is right (LOL) and that this helps.
Perfect hot day quick salad thanks for sharing it ..I added a little ranch packet to dressing turned out great
Hi Tam, what a great idea!
I made this tonight and it’s so good. I used more bacon because, why not? I also put 2 tablespoons of bacon grease in the sauce. I didn’t have swerve so had to use monkfruit. Thank you for this go to dish!
Hi Missy, so glad you liked it! Yes more bacon is always good with me. 🙂
Hi first time to try this recipe, looks good. Can I make it the night before?
Hi Maggie, yes you can! I hope you like it.
Has anyone tried making this with Ranch instead of the dressing given? I tired this recipe but wasn’t a fan of the dressing. It was ok..but not something I wanna make again. I’m thinking about trying the ranch.
Hi Chloe, I love ranch dressing and I think this would be great with it! Let me know if you try it and how it came out. Maybe someone else will pipe in with ideas.
I’ve had this salad made with ranch and it was delicious.
Thanks Michelle, so glad you liked it!
There are days when I just want to indulge in low carb food, that is filling and nutritious.
Kylie | Midwest Foodie
This looks perfect for my next backyard barbeque!! I’m always looking for new side dishes and this one looks amazing. Thanks for a great recipe!
I absolutely love this. It look so light and so delicious. I bet my meat-lover husband will love this too. It has bacon and he loves anything with bacon. It’s actually perfect way to get him to eat more veggies. Saving this!
Yum! We went to a GOT party last Sunday, and someone had brought a keto broccoli salad that we LOVED. We aren’t on keto, so I feel like this version of a low carb salad would be super awesome for us to make! It looks so satisfying and delicious – can’t wait to make it this week!
I need more such low carb salads like these. I love broccoli and cauliflower combo and this salad is perfect. Dressing especially is mind blowing. YUM
I love flnding low carb dishes that I like. This one looks amazing.
This is the perfect go to summer salad and sure to please at any event you take it to, or eat the whole bowl yourself ! )
Marisa F. Stewart
This is one of my favorite salads! I haven’t made it in years and now that I’ve seen your salad I’m craving it. My daughter used to make it for our gatherings. WOW!! I’m printing out your recipe and making it next week.
I am a salad fanatic too! I could eat this all by itself for lunch, thanks for sharing.
Carrie | Clean Eating Kitchen
What a beautiful looking salad, and of course I love the addition of bacon! Bookmarking to make in the coming weeks!
I’d have to leave out the Swerve, but the rest of this sounds delicious! Maybe I’ll try adding a little extra bacon to make up for it 😉
Hi Leslie, you can use regular sugar if you want or leave it out. Either way. Enjoy!
This is one delicious salad! I just love how the creamy dressing contrasts with the crunchy broccoli. Thanks for sharing such a great recipe!
One of my favorite salads! Made this for a dinner party the other day and everyone was asking for the recipe!
So glad you liked it!
Yummy! ??? The salad that you posted originally is our family’s favorite and we have it weekly. And the bacon with corn will take it to a whole different level!!! Will make this version over the weekend!
Left out the Almonds , sweetener and used red wine vinegar. It was delicious!
So glad you liked it!
How big is a serving? 1/2 cup? Not sure.
I could eat like 2 cups of this stuff!!
A serving is roughly 1/2 cup but it’s actually a bit more. I would go with a 1/2 cup to be conservative. Glad you like it!
Made this to take to a picnic today! Had to sample and it is delicious!
Holy crap is this good!!!
Hi Jamime, so glad you liked it!!!
What kind of mayo are you suggesting when making this? I’d like to bring it for Easter dinner.
Hi Diana, I just use regular mayo like Hellman’s. I actually use Aldi’s regular mayonnaise … not Miracle whip. Hope that helps and that you enjoy it!
I love this recipe, made it this weekend! I do have a question, what is the serving size?
I”m so glad you liked it!
I was basing this roughly on a 1/2 cup serving.
Hope that helps!
this looks so good!
This is one of my favorite dish Debbie!
What type of dressing do you add? There’s no dressing listed on the ingredients. I would love to make this but am wondering if I need to add dressing & what kind.
No you don’t have to make a dressing. The mayo, sweetener and apple cider vinegar make like a creamy, sweet and sour dressing. Hope that helps!
Hi, I make a similar broccoli and cauliflower salad, but I use poppy seed dressing, with almond slices, and cranberries wondering if the dressing would be lower in calories. Love your site !!
Glad you like the site, Lynne. As for the poppyseed dressing being lower in calorie, it might be. This dressing was used to keep the carbs down and it has not sugar. i’m pretty sure poppyseed would have a good deal of sugar. However if you use a sugar substitute I’m sure it would taste fantastic with this. Thanks for stopping by!
Use skinny girl poppyseed dressing 0 everything’
Thanks for the suggestion Wendi!
I also make this dressing for Cole slaw, but add celery seed to the dressing. Need to be careful about adding the cranberries. They are pretty high in carbs.