A Fresh Twist on a Classic How to Make a Delicious Big Mac Salad


For fans of the iconic Big Mac burger from McDonald’s, here’s a healthier and equally satisfying alternative – the Big Mac salad. Packed with all the flavors you love, but without the carbs and extra calories from the bun, this salad is a delicious way to enjoy the taste of a Big Mac while staying on track with your health goals. In this blog post, we’ll share a mouthwatering recipe for Big Mac salad that’s sure to become a favorite in your household.

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For the salad:
– 1 lb ground beef
– 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
– Salt and pepper to taste
– 1 head of iceberg lettuce, chopped
– 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
– 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
– 1/2 cup diced red onion
– 1/4 cup diced pickles

For the dressing:
– 1/2 cup mayonnaise
– 2 tablespoons ketchup
– 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
– 1 tablespoon pickle juice
– 1 teaspoon white vinegar
– 1 teaspoon onion powder
– 1 teaspoon garlic powder
– Salt and pepper to taste


1. In a large skillet, heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef and cook until browned and cooked through, breaking it up with a spoon as it cooks. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

2. While the ground beef is cooking, prepare the salad ingredients. Chop the iceberg lettuce, halve the grape tomatoes, shred the cheddar cheese, dice the red onion, and dice the pickles.

3. Once the ground beef is cooked, remove it from the heat and set it aside to cool slightly.

4. In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, ketchup, yellow mustard, pickle juice, white vinegar, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper to make the dressing.

5. In a large mixing bowl, combine the chopped lettuce, halved tomatoes, shredded cheddar cheese, diced red onion, and diced pickles.

6. Add the cooked ground beef to the salad bowl and toss everything together until well combined.

7. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss again to coat everything evenly with the dressing.

8. Once the salad is evenly dressed, divide it among serving plates or bowls.

9. Garnish each serving with additional diced pickles and a sprinkle of sesame seeds, if desired.

10. Serve the Big Mac salad immediately and enjoy the delicious combination of flavors and textures.

Tips and Variations

– For a lighter version, you can use lean ground turkey or chicken instead of ground beef.
– Feel free to customize the salad with your favorite toppings, such as sliced avocado, bacon bits, or diced bell peppers.
– If you’re following a low-carb or keto diet, you can omit the tomatoes and onions or use them sparingly to reduce the carb content.
– Make the dressing ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for up to a week for easy meal prep.


In conclusion, Big Mac salad is a flavorful and satisfying dish that’s perfect for anyone craving the taste of the classic burger without the guilt. With its crunchy lettuce, juicy tomatoes, savory ground beef, and tangy dressing, this salad offers a delicious twist on a beloved favorite. By following the simple steps outlined in this recipe, you can easily recreate the flavors of a Big Mac in a healthier and more nutritious salad form. So why wait? Try making this delicious Big Mac salad for your next meal and enjoy the taste of comfort food without compromising on your health goals.

Big Mac Salad