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Broccoli with Crispy Bacon and Walnuts

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Greens, proteins, fats - this is practically a meal on its own! 

Broccoli with Crispy Bacon and Walnuts

Broccoli, champion of veggies. It’s super high in vitamins and minerals, protein and fibre, as well as being totally delicious and versatile. No wonder this is one of our dietitian's fave veggies!
3.60 from 5 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Meal Type Side Dish
Cuisine Global
Servings 2 People
Dietary Dairy-free


  • cups broccoli cut into small florets
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 middle rashers bacon diced (omit for vegetarian option)
  • 2 spring onions finely sliced
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • ¼ cup walnuts chopped and toasted in a dry frypan
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Bring 5cm water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Steam or simmer broccoli until stems are just tender (about 3-5 minutes). 
  • While the broccoli is cooking, heat the olive oil in a large frypan over medium-high heat. Add the chopped bacon and cook until golden brown and crispy. Remove the bacon and set aside, but keep the fat in the pan. 
  • Add garlic to the hot fat in the frypan and cook until golden. Stir in the cooked broccoli and cook on medium until the broccoli is just starting to brown slightly. Add spring onion and stir through until the onion is just wilted. 
  • Return the bacon and add the walnuts to the pan and combine thoroughly. Remove from the heat, season to taste and serve immediately. 

Nutrition (per serve)

Net Carbs: 4.4gProtein: 10.1gFat: 20gFiber: 2.8g
Keyword Bacon, Broccoli, Nuts

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