I love this sugar free broccoli salad! I've found that I don't need the added sugar in the salad to make it delicious. The raisins are plenty of sugar to balance out the tanginess of the apple cider vinegar in the dressing.
I'm not eating sugar or flour right now while I try to keep my inflammation numbers down after lowering my thyroid medicine dosage. I was on the hunt for things I could add into my diet and instantly thought of broccoli salad. But the sunshine salad recipes I was finding had a lot of added sugar. Even the healthier versions had honey. This recipe is my solution.
This recipe for a sugar free broccoli salad is easy to put together (especially if you buy the precut broccoli florets). It stores well in the fridge for a few days. I think it gets tastier the second day after the dressing has had time to meld all the flavors.
It's also great to pack in a lunch or for a picnic. This recipe for broccoli salad will be in heavy rotation for us this summer. I can't wait to make it with fresh broccoli from our garden!
How long does this sugar free broccoli salad last?
After making this sugar free broccoli salad I like to store it in the refrigerator for a couple of hours at least before serving. Having some time for the dressing the cool and mix with the broccoli makes this dish really yummy.
You can store the salad in a sealed container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days after making it.
Is this salad gluten free?
Yes. The ingredients I used in this salad are gluten free. You will want to make sure the bacon you use is gluten free. I also like to use bacon that is nitrite and nitrate free. I've found that nitrites and nitrates cause a reaction similar to gluten for me.
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This sugar free version of broccoli salad is easy to make and even better to eat the second day.
1 small Red Onion, finely diced
2 pounds Broccoli Florets (approximately 2 heads of broccoli)
½ cup Sliced Almonds
¼ cup Sunflower Seeds
½ cup Raisins
6 slices Bacon, cooked crisp & thinly sliced
1 cup Mayonnaise
4 Tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
1 tsp. Sea Salt
½ tsp. Coarse Ground Black Pepper
Place onion, broccoli, almonds, sunflower seeds, raisins and bacon in a large bowl.
In a jar place mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, sea salt and pepper. Blend together with an immersion blender or by hand with a whisk. (The immersion blender will make the creamiest version of this dressing.)
Pour dressing over salad and stir until coated. Store in fridge for at least two hours before serving. This salad is the tastiest when the dressing is given time to meld with the salad.
I used regular raisins in this recipe, but golden raisins would also be delicious.
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Category: Salads
- Method: Tossed
- Cuisine: Gluten Free, Sugar Free
Keywords: broccoli, salad, sugar free, gluten free, summer