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Low Carb Broccoli Ranch Salad with Bacon

low carb broccoli salad with vidalia onions in white bowl

My low carb broccoli salad is so easy to throw together and perfect for a quick lunch or easy spring or summer time side dish!

And, probably the best thing about this low carb broccoli salad is the secret ingredient: vidalia onions! Their lightly sweet flavor and crunch are the perfect finishing touch!

pouring ranch dressing on low carb broccoli salad

Broccoli ranch salad for summer

This is officially the only salad recipe you need for this summer! When I say I can eat low carb broccoli salad on repeat, I’m not kidding. 

The flavors combine together so well and the different textures are perfect together. 

And the star ingredient, is deinfitely the sweet vidalia onions!

Sweet Vidalia Onions are less pungent than your basic white onion. They have aromatic notes and a sweet, mild flavor which is just perfection. In addition to recipes like this, they are perfect for grilling and frying!

whole vidalia onion

Broccoli bacon salad recipe

This is a very simple low carb broccoli salad recipe. After you’ve prepped the ingredients, you just mix everything together. That’s literally it. You can serve it right away or let it chill for a few hours before serving. Whichever you prefer. 

Do you steam broccoli for broccoli salad recipe?

No, no need to cook the broccoli here. Just chop up your broccoli (or buy it already chopped) and it’s ready to be added to your bowl.

raw broccoli for low carb broccoli ranch salad

How many carbs in broccoli and onions?

The vidalia onions really help balance out the bitterness of the broccoli so we don’t need to add any additional seasonings besides the small bit of Ranch dressing. I prefer the Bolthouse Farms Classic Ranch dressing (Walmart affiliate link as part of the Walmart Creator program).

Broccoli and onions are both loaded with fiber. One cup of broccoli has 6g carb and 2.5g fiber. One medium onion has 12g carb and 2g fiber. 

close up of low carb broccoli salad with bacon and vidalia onions

Other low carb salads to try

Because salads should never be boring… have you tried any of these salad combos?

Other low carb broccoli recipes to try

Want to try some other yummy broccoli recipes?

low carb broccoli salad with vidalia onions in white bowl
My low carb broccoli salad is so easy to throw together and perfect for a quick lunch or easy spring or summer time side dish!
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5 from 3 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free
Keyword: broccoli salad, low carb
Servings: 4
Carbohydrates: 10g


  • 1 sweet vidalia onion sliced thin
  • 4 cups roughly chopped broccoli
  • ¼ cup ranch dressing
  • 6 slices uncured bacon cooked and chopped small
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  • Prep all ingredients as listed above.
  • Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and toss to combine.
  • Enjoy immediately or chill before serving.


The nutrition facts presented here are estimates only. The brands you use and product types chosen can change the nutritional information presented. To obtain the most accurate nutritional information, you should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients you use.
*If you cannot find vidalia onions, a sweet yellow onion is a good substitute.


Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 448mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g
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  1. 5 stars
    Quick and delicious. Have already made it twice. And I love your cookbook! Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

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