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Best Low Carb Broccoli Salad

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Broccoli florets are tossed in a super creamy homemade dressing in this easy low carb broccoli salad recipe.

The salad is a riot of flavors and textures, and is super easy to put together.

Of all the broccoli salads I’ve tried, this one has the best and tasty combination of ingredients and healthy goodness.

low carb broccoli salad in a bowl

What I Love About the Recipe

Everything from the red onions to the crunchy broccoli and the creamy dressing makes this the best broccoli salad recipe I’ve ever tried.

This delicious recipe has become an absolute staple in my household, and we love trying different variations of the salad.

Ingredients For the Low Carb Broccoli Salad Recipe

Ready to try this easy broccoli salad recipe? Here’s all you’ll need.

Low Carb Broccoli Salad Ingredients
  • Broccoli: Raw broccoli florets are the crunchy, nutritious base of this salad.
  • Artichoke hearts: Add a salty flavor that complements broccoli perfectly.
  • Dried tomatoes: Provide a juicy flavor enhancement to the salad.
  • Red onion: Lends a pungent flavor and vibrant color to the mix.
  • Black olives: Contribute a pop of color and a tangy, salty note.
  • Sunflower seeds: Boost the salad’s texture with their satisfying crunch.
  • Greek yogurt: Forms a healthy, creamy base for the dressing.
  • Lemon juice and zest: Brighten up the dressing with their fresh citrusy tang.
  • Sweetener: Balances the dressing’s flavors with a hint of sweetness.
  • Herbs: Dried oregano and basil add depth to the dressing’s flavor profile.
  • Garlic: Introduces an intense pungent flavor, enhancing the salad’s taste.
  • Seasonings: Simple salt and pepper fine-tune the salad’s flavor balance.
  • Olive oil: Brings all the dressing ingredients together with its rich smoothness.

How to Make Broccoli Salad

Making the low carb broccoli salad is super easy. Here’s what you’ll need to do.

Step 1: Add Salad Ingredients in a Large Bowl

In a large mixing bowl, mix broccoli, artichokes, tomatoes, onions, olives cut in half, sunflower seeds.

Step 2: Prepare Dressing in Another Bowl

In a small bowl, mix all the ingredients for the dressing.

Step 3: Pour, Toss and Serve.

Pour dressing over vegetables. Serve.

Tips & Tricks to Nail the Broccoli Salad Recipe

Ready to make this low carb broccoli salad? Here are some tips and tricks you might want to keep in mind before you do.

  • I used lemon juice and lemon zest to add some tangy flavor to the broccoli salad dressing, but you can also use apple cider vinegar or white wine vinegar if you want to.
  • I would recommend using fresh broccoli to make this salad. Frozen broccoli won’t give you the same flavor and texture you’re looking for.
  • If you’re not too keen about using raw broccoli, you can also choose to blanch broccoli and then cut them into bite sized florets before you use them for the recipe.
  • If you have any leftovers, transfer them to an airtight container and refrigerate them for up to 1 day.
  • You can actually store the prepared dressing for days in the refrigerator, and then when you want to make broccoli salad, all you need to do us toss broccoli and the other ingredients in the creamy dressing, top with some shredded cheese if you want to, and you’re sorted.

What Else Can I Add to the Salad?

In addition to everything that I’ve used, you can also try adding other ingredients to the salad, based on what you have at hand and you personally prefer.

  • To make a tangy dressing, add some sour cream and shredded cheddar into the mix.
  • If you don’t have sunflower seeds, you can add some sliced almonds or any other dried fruit into the salad.
  • Dried cranberries can be another great addition to the low carb broccoli salad.
  • You can also make broccoli salad with bacon by adding some vegan bacon slices as the topping.

More Salad Recipes

If you enjoyed this low carb broccoli salad recipe, and are inspired to try some more delicious and healthy salads, here are a few handpicked ones you might want to try out.

broccoli salad

Low Carb Broccoli Salad

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This low carb broccoli salad is a great keto friendly dish thw hwole family will love

Ingredients

  • Broccoli cut into florets 3 cups
  • Artichoke hearts chopped 1/3 cup
  • Dried tomatoes 1/3 cup
  • Red onion chopped 1/3 cup
  • Black olives 1\3 cup
  • Sunflower seeds 1/4 cup
  • Greek yogurt 1 ½ cup
  • Lemon 1 (juice and zest)
  • Sweetener 3 tsp
  • Oregano 1 1/2 tsp
  • Chopped garlic 1 tsp
  • Dried basil 1 tsp
  • Salt 1 tsp
  • Black pepper 1/4 tsp
  • Olive oil 2 tbsp

Instructions

  • Making the low-carb broccoli salad is super easy. Here's what you'll need to do.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix broccoli, artichokes, tomatoes, onions, olives cut in half, and sunflower seeds.
  • In a small bowl, mix all the ingredients for the dressing.
  • Pour dressing over vegetables. Serve.

Notes

  • I used lemon juice and lemon zest to add some tangy flavor to the broccoli salad dressing, but you can also use apple cider vinegar or white wine vinegar if you want to.
  • I would recommend using fresh broccoli to make this salad. Frozen broccoli won’t give you the same flavor and texture you’re looking for.
  • If you’re not too keen about using raw broccoli, you can also choose to blanch broccoli and then cut them into bite sized florets before you use them for the recipe.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 262Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 1399mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 8gSugar: 7gProtein: 14g

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