Sugar Free Broccoli Salad
Loaded to the brim with bacon and cheddar and smothered in a creamy tangy dressing, sugar free broccoli salad is a great low-carb alternative to the traditional cookout side dish favorite.
As a kid, I hated the thought of eating broccoli. The texture of it, and even the flavor, completely grossed me out. The same with lima beans. In fact, just thinking about putting a lima bean in my mouth is making me want to gag right now. TMI?
Anyway, I think we were discussing broccoli. Maybe it’s a kid thing to not enjoy eating it, maybe I’m just a weirdo, or maybe it’s both. Probably both. I am a bit of a weirdo. But now that I am an adult, suddenly I love broccoli. I’ll eat it raw with veggie dip, roasted in the oven, grilled, steamed, it doesn’t matter I will eat it.
So you can imagine my disappointment now that I enjoy broccoli, to discover that my one of my favorite summer cookout dishes, broccoli salad, has sugar in it. I literally had no idea until I saw the recipe in my good ol’ Better Homes and Gardens cookbook.
With my new found secret to weight loss and energy being the Keto diet, I figured I needed to find a sugar free alternative stat so I could still get plenty of enjoyment at all of this Summer’s cookouts I’ll be attending. Because really, the best part about a good broccoli salad isn’t necessarily the broccoli itself, but the sweet and tangy dressing that it’s smothered in.
After a bit of trial and error, I found all natural sugar replacements that taste as close the real thing as you can get–Erythritol by Now Foods and SweetLeaf Liquid Stevia. You could use either sweetener in this recipe, but keep in mind that Stevia is much sweeter than sugar so the substitutions are not the same. Erythritol is very similar in its sweetness, but I do find that sometimes you need to add a little bit more than you would sugar.
Lucky for you though, I’ve already tested the amounts and have a nice handy recipe for sugar-free broccoli salad for you to print out. Enjoy!
More Summer cookout favorites you may enjoy:
- Summer Recipes for the Grill
- Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole | Low-Carb Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
- 30 Minute Cilantro Lime Chicken Marinade
- 12 Yummy Summer Salads
- Simple and Delicious Summer Cookout Recipes
- 6 Cookout Ready Pasta Salad Recipes
- Rainbow Honey Lime Fruit Salad
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Sugar Free Broccoli Salad
Loaded with bacon and cheddar and smothered in a creamy tangy dressing, sugar free broccoli salad is a great low-carb alternative to the traditional.
- 4 cups broccoli, cut into small bite size pieces
- 6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 1/2 cup onion finely diced
- 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese, cubes or shredded
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
- 1 cup mayonnaise, (not miracle whip!)
- 2 tbsp white vinegar
- 1/4 cup SWERVE or 1/4 tsp liquid stevia, or scant 1/8 cup powdered stevia
- salt and pepper to taste
- In a large bowl, toss broccoli, bacon, onion, cheddar and sunflower seeds together. Set aside.
- In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, vinegar, erythritol or stevia and salt and pepper.
- Pour dressing over broccoli mixture and stir together until covered.
- Serve cold.
Nutrition InformationYield 8 Serving Size 8 Servings
Amount Per Serving Calories 339Total Fat 31gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 23gCholesterol 28mgSodium 924mgCarbohydrates 12gFiber 4gSugar 2gProtein 9g
Nutrition values are automatically calculated by third-party software using global standards. Please note that values can vary based on product brands and different nutritional calculators. The values stated here are only for a basic reference and are not evaluated by medical or nutritional professionals.
love the sugar free part, I can eat this as I am a diabetec and have to watch sugar intake. I love fresh salads like this Thanks for sharing
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Glad you can enjoy this one Angie! Sometimes it’s hard to adapt existing recipes and I for one get sick of eating the same thing over and over again!
This looks really delicious, and I love how healthy the recipe is. Pinning! Thank you so much for sharing, and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Have a lovely week!
This looks awesome & a great healthy side salad. I used to not like broccoli, but now I eat it a lot. Lima beans are a big NO! I can’t wait to try this. I love all your Keto recipes. It’s fun hosting with you at Merry Monday!
Yes HUGE no to the lima beans! Thank you Jenny!
What are the nutritional facts for this?!
Hi Melissa. This is what My Fitness Pal gave me when I plugged in the ingredients. Per serving (6 servings): 231 calories, 21g fat, 5g carbs, 2g fiber, 3g NET carbs, 2g sugar, 7g protein. Hope that helps!
So yummy and perfect for summer! I used the powdered stevia and it came out great.
Yay! Glad you liked it!
This looks delicious! I already have Stevia in my house so I would probably use that instead of the sugar. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty