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Broccoli Bacon Salad

A delicious recipe for Broccoli Bacon Salad with cheese. Needs 8 simple ingredients and 15 minutes total. Gluten-Free. Low-Carb. Keto. Paleo. Whole 30.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 176kcal


  • 2 cups broccoli (cut into small bite-sized florets)
  • ½ cup cooked bacon bits (about 6 strips of bacon)
  • 1 cup green pepper (chopped small)
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • ½ cup cheddar (cut into small cubes)
  • 2 cups lettuce (shredded finely)
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup cashew nuts (roasted and salted, chopped finely)
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • to taste salt and pepper (taste test!)


  • Cook the broccoli florets and frozen peas until tender. (3-4 minutes in the microwave, or steamed/boiled for 5 minutes. Shocked in ice cold water and set aside. See step by step instructions in post.)
  • While the broccoli cooks, chop the green pepper and lettuce. Cut the cheese into cubes.
  • Add all the ingredients into a mixing bowl.
  • Stir carefully until everything is evenly combined.
  • Serve!


Tips and Tricks:

  1. It’s important to not over-cook the broccoli. They still need to have a slight crunch.
  2. Salt is important when bringing out the flavor of the individual ingredients - so taste test and add more salt if needed!
  3. Leave out the cheese if you are on the Paleo or Whole 30 diet.


Calories: 176kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 313mg | Potassium: 234mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 510IU | Vitamin C: 43mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 1mg