Low carb southwestern broccoli salad with just 5.7 carbs per serving. Perfect summer side dish with grilled meats! From lowcarb-ology.com

Southwestern Broccoli Salad

A crunchy, low carb broccoli salad with big southwestern flavor and just 5.7 net carbs per serving (2.8 grams of fiber). Broccoli, bacon, cheese, pecans,and poblano are coated with a creamy, spicy southwestern dressing. Perfect as a side dish to grilled meats or add some grilled chicken for a hearty main dish salad.
Course Side
Cuisine Southwestern
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Marye


  • 1 poblano pepper fire roasted until crisp tender, cleaned, and diced
  • ½ pound bacon cooked until crisp, fat reserved
  • ½ pound raw broccoli chopped into bite sized pieces
  • 1 bunch cilantro about 1 cup, chopped
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 ½ teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salsa verde
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • 1 to 2 packets monkfruit or to taste or desired sweetener
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Add the bacon, broccoli, cilantro, onion, pecans, and cheddar to a large mixing bowl.
  • Toss gently to mix well.


  • Add all ingredients except salt and pepper to a mixing bowl.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of the reserved bacon grease.
  • Stir to blend.
  • Taste and add salt and pepper as desired.
  • Pour over the broccoli mixture and blend gently.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour or two.


5.7 net carbs