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Healthy Broccoli Slaw

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Broccoli Slaw Salad with Creamy Dressing is a keto-friendly side dish with crunchy walnuts, chopped red onions, fresh broccoli, and slightly sweet dried cranberries.

The perfect side salad to complement an afternoon BBQ or family get-together, this healthier option to potato salad, is so full of flavor.

No bake, no cook, no fuss, keto broccoli salad is a dump-and-mix salad with a tangy and creamy homemade vinegar dressing.

easy keto broccoli slaw

It’s colorful, delicious, and has the perfect crunch for a side salad.

This healthy broccoli slaw salad recipe, with delicious dried cranberries and walnuts, is hearty and creamy. 

Low-Carb Broccoli Slaw Recipe

The key to making any side dish keto friendly is to watch all that awful sugar content in various pre-packaged foods.

Stores like to sneak sugar everywhere. But with a little bit of checking the bags first, finding healthier options is no longer difficult.

  • The pre-shredded Broccoli Slaw Mix bag typically contains shredded carrots, grated purple cabbage, and julienned broccoli stems. 
  • Sugar-Free Dried Cranberries– Sugar-free dried cranberries do not taste as great on their own but work fine when mixed into other recipes as part of the keto diet. I have linked to one suggestion; however, check your store for other brands.
  • Walnuts
  • Red Onion

Healthy Broccoli Slaw Salad Dressing {Keto}

While this keto salad recipe is complete, you don’t need to take any shortcuts for full flavors.

While keeping a ketogenic diet, using a sugar substitute like monk fruit in the broccoli salad dressing is fine.

  • Mayo – Hellmann’s recommended homemade mayo.
  • Monkfruit Sweetener
  • White Vinegar
  1. Combine the low-carb diet-friendly dressing in a large mixing bowl and whisk.
  2. This includes mayo, monk fruit, and vinegar. Once thoroughly combined, set creamy dressing aside.
monkfruit is a keto friendly side dish recipe.

How to make Healthy Broccoli Slaw. 

  1. Add a bag of broccoli slaw, Honestly Cranberry Cranberries, and walnuts in a large bowl.
  2. Mix salad ingredients till incorporated.
  3. Pour creamy keto-friendly dressing into broccoli slaw and mix until the entire bowl is covered. Adding a bit of black pepper or even a squeeze of lemon juice is OK before serving.
  4. Chill slaw for at least 2 hours before serving as a summer side dish for best results.
healthy broccoli slaw with keto friendly homemade dressing.

Can this Keto Broccoli Slaw be made ahead of time? 

The best part is this kind of salad gets better with age, making it the day after JUST as tasty.

The same thing also happens with our Keto Broccoli Salad (full-size broccoli florets, not broccoli slaw)!

How long does Broccoli Slaw Keep?

I recommend keeping a salad with dressing for at most three days in an airtight container. The homemade slaw dressing will start to get a bit watery.

How to keep Broccoli Slaw Keto Friendly!

Regarding salads, keto or low carb isn’t always doable as a perfect side dish

Over the summer, it can be challenging to carb count all those sides! But this keto-friendly broccoli coleslaw salad is easy if you have everything.

Remember to substitute any white sugar for MONK FRUIT SWEETENER and drop the dried cranberries for the Honestly Cranberry brand.

This salad is just as good with its creamy dressing and the little crunch that walnuts add (yes, walnuts are keto-friendly as long as they are not coated in sugar).

creamy broccoli salad recipe that is keto friendly

For full nutritional data, if you need to alter the specific serving sizes or count the grams of net carbs, this site relies on CarbManager.

  • Traditional – Fine to use white sugar, any bag of cranberries (most come sugared). You would change the sugar substitutes to white sugar and add regular cranberries to this recipe. Instantly goes from a low-carb broccoli salad recipe to just a simple creamy broccoli slaw recipe.
  • KETO: Monk Fruit or Stevia in dressings, no-sugar cranberries.

Low-Carb Salad Variations

  • Don’t love walnuts as part of an easy keto recipe? Crunchy Sunflower seeds are also a delicious keto option; make sure to grab the right bag, as some sunflower seed bags have excess salts.
  • Cheese is a great low-carb, keto-friendly addition many people enjoy. Cheddar cheese or blue cheese goes great in cold broccoli salad and, when looking for a variation, is one of the first things many add.
  • You can never go wrong with adding crunchy slices of bacon and turning this easy broccoli salad into a broccoli bacon cheese salad!
  • Mix half Greek yogurt and half mayo versus all mayo. 
  • Sweet onion, green apple, or tiny tight florets of broccoli are great ways to mix up this dish and make it unique. 

What to serve Broccoli Slaw mix. 

Pair this slaw mixture and its lovely crunch and homemade dressing with pork sandwiches, chicken, lettuce wraps, air fryer steak bites, or a good old-fashioned burger. 

Simple Side Dish Salad Recipes

Need more salad side dishes? I test and create all my delicious salads personally so you get the most experience for a great recipe.

Here are a few of my favorite salads this week:

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Keto Broccoli Slaw {Creamy!}


Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Easy, Creamy Broccoli Slaw Salad with dried cranberries, purple onions, and walnuts is a delicious no fuss side salad, easy to make and done in minutes. This is truly an "Everyone loves this salad" salad! Tangy white vinegar, mayo and monk fruit sweetener makes this broccoli slaw also low carb and keto friendly.

Ingredients
 

  • 12 oz bag of Broccoli Slaw
  • 1/2 cup Dried Cranberries NO sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped Walnuts
  • 1/2 cup Diced Red Onions

Creamy Dressing

  • 1/2 cup Hellman’s Mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoon Monk Fruit Sweetener
  • 2 tablespoon white Vinegar

Instructions

Keto-Friendly Broccoli Slaw Dressing

  • In a large mixing bowl, add mayo, keto friendly sweetener like Monk Fruit or Stevia and 2 tablespoons of white vinegar. Remember that altering vinegar may have an affect on Keto and only certain vinegars, like white, are keto friendly.
    1/2 cup Hellman’s Mayonnaise, 2 tablespoon Monk Fruit Sweetener, 2 tablespoon white Vinegar

Keto Friendly Broccoli Slaw Recipe

  • Combine bag of broccoli slaw, unsweetened dried cranberries, red onions, and walnuts in a bowl.
    12 oz bag of Broccoli Slaw, 1/2 cup Dried Cranberries, 1/2 cup chopped Walnuts, 1/2 cup Diced Red Onions
  • Mix dry ingredients till incorporated. 
  • Pour keto friendly dressing into broccoli slaw and, using a spatula, combine until all slaw is covered in dressing.
  • Chill broccoli slaw for at least 2 hours prior to serving to allow flavors to melt together.
  • Store in air tight container in fridge for up to 3 days, stirring before serving to mix up any settling or moisture.  

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Notes

See article for note on recipe substitutions and dietary changes
1 bag of broccoli slaw (12 oz.) is broken up to about 3 oz. per serving, so serves about 4 people. With the additions of nuts, berries, and dressing, I believe you could serve 6 with this salad and is approximately 3.5 cups
Please note that this recipe card uses AUTO CALCULATIONS and may not pull the right ingredients. Always add ingredients based on your brands specifically into carb counters for true count.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 401kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 209mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 24g

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