Picnic-Worthy Keto Broccoli Salad
When it comes to healthy and satisfying salads, this keto-approved broccoli salad with bacon, red onion, and feta is a true winner. Bursting with flavors, this salad combines broccoli florets' crispness, bacon's savoriness, red onion's brightness, and feta cheese's creamy tang. This salad is delicious and packed with essential nutrients and is topped with a luscious and creamy dressing. Let's dive into the recipe and explore the magic of this mouthwatering low-carb creation.
Ingredients for Keto Broccoli Salad
To make this tantalizing low-carb broccoli salad, you'll need the following ingredients:
4 cups fresh broccoli florets
6 slices of crispy bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/2 cup red onion, thinly sliced
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
To make the creamy dressing:
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons sour cream
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 clove garlic, minced
Salt and pepper to taste
How to Construct Your Salad
Start by preparing the broccoli florets. Cut them into bite-sized pieces and blanch them in boiling water for 1-2 minutes. Blanching the broccoli will remove some of the "raw" flavors while giving the broccoli a good crunch and bright color. Drain the broccoli and transfer it to a large bowl.
In a skillet, cook the bacon until it becomes crispy. Remove it from the skillet, let it cool, and crumble it into small pieces.
Add the crumbled bacon, red onion, and crumbled feta cheese to the bowl with the broccoli.
In a separate bowl, prepare the creamy dressing. Combine mayonnaise, sour cream, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Whisk until well combined and smooth.
Pour the dressing over the broccoli mixture. Toss gently to ensure every ingredient is well coated with the creamy goodness.
Cover the bowl and refrigerate the salad for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together and the dressing to infuse the ingredients.
Before serving, give the salad a final toss to redistribute the dressing. This step ensures every bite is filled with deliciousness.
Garnish the salad with some additional crumbled bacon, red onion slices, and feta cheese for an extra visual appeal.
The low-carb broccoli salad with bacon, red onion, and feta perfectly combines textures and flavors. It pairs great with burgers and hotdogs and keeps for a few days, thanks to the heartiness of the broccoli. Bring it to your next fall gathering or party. Gather the ingredients, prepare this mouthwatering salad, and enjoy a guilt-free, low-carb delight that will leave you wanting more.