Broccoli Salad with Bacon

Broccoli Salad with Bacon makes adding a bit of green to your diet an appealing proposition. With crisp-tender broccoli, pumpkin seeds, bacon, cheddar cheese, and red onion topped off with a tangy salad dressing, you've got a deliciously crave-worthy salad. This recipe keeps for up to four days in the refrigerator, making it perfect for meal prep.


Salad – 1 pound broccoli – ½ cup chopped red onion – 4 ounces cheddar cheese grated – 8 ounces bacon cooked according to package directions – ⅓ cup pumpkin seeds Dressing – ½ cup mayonnaise – 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar – ¼ cup Dijon mustard – 2 teaspoons lemon juice – 1 tablespoon Swerve or sweetener of choice – 1 teaspoon minced garlic – Salt and Pepper to taste


Cut the broccoli into florets. Fill a large pot with 3 inches of water and bring to a boil. Add the broccoli, and cook for 3 minutes. Drain and immediately immerse in a bowl of ice water. Drain. Place the broccoli in a large bowl. Add chopped onion, grated cheese,  bacon, and pumpkin seeds


In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, Swerve and minced garlic. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


Add the mayonnaise to the bowl with the broccoli mixture, and stir to mix well.


Refrigerate fo 30 minutes to allow the flavors to combine.


Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days.