Sweet & Tangy Broccoli Salad

If you’ve never been to a Ruby Tuesday, you’re missing out. For a chain restaurant, they have great food. One of my favorite parts of the restaurant is their salad bar, which features an awesome broccoli salad that’s got this awesome sweet, tangy flavor and it’s peppered with cheddar cheese, bacon and onion. Unfortunately, their version is loaded with sugar. Lucky for you, my version is not!

This raw broccoli salad will please everyone. The combination of textures is awesome– crispy broccoli, creamy cheese and crunchy bacon and onions make this simple salad one that is really tantalizing to the senses.


The dressing for this salad is so super simple it’ll befuddle you. It’s similar to slaw dressing, but without the spices. It’s got this sweet tang that’s just fabulous. Oh, and of course, it’s low carb.



Sweet & Tangy Broccoli Salad


Makes 4 servings. 3g net carbs per serving.


  • 1 head fresh broccoli, cut into bite sized florets
  • 3 T finely diced red onions
  • 1/4 C real bacon bits or finely chopped bacon
  • 1/3 C shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 C mayonnaise
  • 3 T apple cider vinegar
  • 1 T water
  • 1/4 C sweetener (I used Xylitol)
  • 1/4 tsp. salt


  1. In a large bowl, stir together the apple cider vinegar, water, sweetener and salt and stir until the sweetener is completely dissolved.
  2. Whisk in the mayonnaise until the mixture is smooth.
  3. Toss in the broccoli, onions, bacon and cheese and stir until everything is evenly dispersed and coated well.
  4. Refrigerate for at least an hour to allow the vegetables to soak up some of the flavor. Stir well before serving.

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Leeann Teagno

Eating healthy, for me, is about more than weight loss like it used to be. It’s about controlling my blood sugar levels and obtaining normal–or relatively normal–hormone levels. I still struggle to lose weight efficiently, but eating a wheat, sugar and gluten free diet helps to control some of the problems I’ve encountered with these health issues of mine.


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