Broccoli Bacon Cheddar Salad - Low Carb Gluten Free
Now that summer is here and the temps are triple digits, the last thing you want to do is heat up the kitchen. This Low-Carb and Gluten Free Broccoli Bacon Cheddar Salad is a breeze to make and comes together in about 20 minutes, so it’s the perfect summer dish.
Every bite is packed with flavor… a combination of sweet, tangy, crunchy and creamy makes this broccoli salad recipe so good.
I mix it up in the morning, stick it in the refrigerator to marinate and by lunch time, it’s ready to scoop out on a bed of chopped lettuce, and seldom lasts more than one meal.
Depending on what I have in the house, I use grapes or dried cranberries and either sunflower seeds or slivered almonds. Any way you mix it, it’s still delicious.
Low Carb Broccoli Bacon Cheddar Salad
- 6 c. broccoli florets – broken into little pieces
- 1 c. seedless grapes – cut in half or dried cranberries
- 1 c. red onion – finely chopped
- 1/4 c. fresh chopped chives
- 2 c. shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/2 c. raw unsalted sunflower seeds or slivered almonds
- 3/4 c. bacon – crumbled into little pieces
- 1 c. mayonnaise
- 1 T. raw honey
- 2 T. lemon juice
- 1/2 t. dill weed
In a large bowl, combine broccoli, grapes, red onion, cheddar cheese, sunflower seeds, and bacon.
In a small bowl, mix the mayonnaise, Italian seasoning, dill, lemon juice, and honey.
Pour mayonnaise mixture over the broccoli mix and toss.
Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
Add a grilled chicken breast and you’ve got one healthy meal.
This Broccoli Bacon Cheddar Salad is one of my favorite “go-to”salads all year long. It’s my specialty for family get-to-gathers and church funeral meals. I have no idea how many times I’ve been asked for the recipe. It’s definitely a recipe to keep handy.
If you’re looking for another great lunch recipe… take a look at the one for theses mouth watering Chicken Bacon Italian Hoagies.
Do you have a favorite “go-to” salad? Please share it with us in the comments.
Be sure to let us know how your family likes it.