This easy low carb broccoli salad uses charred broccoli for extra delicious flavor. It has feta cheese, pine nuts, and a lemon vinaigrette. This would be the perfect addition to a low carb picnic or keto side dish with my steak tips recipe.
This Low Carb Broccoli Salad is like a greek broccoli salad but more delicious because of the crispy, charred broccoli. My new favorite way to eat broccoli! The feta and the pine nuts give so much flavor and texture and the lemon in the dressing brightens everything up.
When I make this broccoli salad, I also like to make my Instant Pot Whole Chicken or Baked Chicken Thighs to make it a complete meal.
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Sometimes I just want to eat a big bowl of delicious veggies with dressing and call it a meal. That may be because this delicious bowl of low carb broccoli salad...turned greek salad, is absolutely scrumptious with feta cheese, pine nuts, and an amazing lemon, olive oil dressing. I could seriously lick the bowl.
I think there is a problem with people thinking vegetables need to be bland, steamed, lifeless, limp, poor excuses for food. Is there any wonder that kids won't eat their veggies? Instead of merely serving a small bowl of steamed broccoli with no seasoning or flavor, add some pizazz so kids will actually eat it! I'm looking at you school cafeterias.
HOW TO MAKE LOW CARB BROCCOLI SALAD
Okay, I'm getting off of my soapbox and talking about this low carb broccoli salad because it is amazing. Broccoli that has been roasted in the oven at a high heat is simply delicious. I could eat it just as is. The stems are still a little crisp, but the dark green ends get crunchy and burnt, and there is that essence of bitterness from the burnt edges that add so much flavor.
I enjoyed this low carb broccoli salad immediately after I finished making it and it was delicious! I then put it in the fridge and it was even more awesome after I let it sit for a bit. This will be the perfect addition to your next BBQ, picnic, or family get together (better than heavy, mayo based salads IMHO).
Another salad recipe I enjoy is my Pastaless Pasta Salad or Zucchini Casserole! Both are perfect low carb picnic food!
Low Carb Broccoli Salad with Feta and Pine Nuts
- 4 cups Broccoli florets
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
- ¼ cup crumbled feta
- ¼ cup pine nuts
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 clove minced garlic
- pinch or red pepper
- ½ teaspoon erythritol or stevia (see notes)
- combine the broccoli, 2 tablespoon olive oil, and salt on a sheet pan and roast at 400F until ends begin to blacken and crisp. About 10-15 minutes
- Add all of the dressing ingredients in a cup and wisk to combine.
- combine broccoli, feta, and pine nuts in a bowl. Pour on dressing and toss. Delicious served immediately.
Nutrition per serving
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We make this by charring the broccoli in our air fryer. So simple and tasty!
Could we omit the stevia/erythritol entirely if we chose? How would that affect the carb count?
Yes but it will not effect the carb count at all as the stevia/erythritol is zero carbs
Can frozen broccoli be used if defrosted
It could but they might be a little limp
CATHLEEN BEITER says
I just came across one of your videos on YouTube and these are some of the easiest and best recipes I've seen for low carb. Can't wait to try all of them! PLEASE keep posting your recipes and ideas. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You
Thank you so much, Cathleen! We have much more coming this year!