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broccoli salad topped with cheddar cheese and pecans in a white bowl on a white marble top square image

Healthy Broccoli Salad with Bacon


This lightened up broccoli salad with bacon will be the star of your next gathering. The avocado mayo, cheddar cheese, bacon, and pecan pieces make this a side dish that no one can resist!


  • 56 heads of broccoli, chopped into small pieces
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 2 TBSP apple cider vinegar
  • 1 TBSP coconut sugar
  • 1/21 tsp sea salt, to taste
  • 1/41/2 cup avocado mayo (1/4 cup to 1/2 cup, depending on how many heads of broccoli you used)
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 34 strips of bacon, cooked and then chopped
  • 1/2 cup pecans, pieces or chopped


  1. Wash and chop broccoli into small pieces and place into a large bowl
  2. Chop red onion and add to the mixing bowl with broccoli
  3. Combine avocado mayo, sea salt, ACV, and coconut sugar and add to mixing bowl
  4. Cook and chop bacon, add to mixing bowl
  5. Add cheddar cheese and pecans
  6. Combine all until mixed through
  7. Serve cold


To make it easier to combine try adding half of the chopped broccoli into a large mixing bowl and half of the avocado mayo mixture. Stir to combine. Add the remaining broccoli and additional ingredients and stir until all is combined.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: American