Low Carb Big Mac Salad

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  • prep time

    prep time

    7 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    8 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    15 min

Low Carb Big Mac Salad

12 ratings

This Keto salad is inspired by a classic Big Mac®, bringing all the flavors minus the carby guilt! This quick and easy lunch salad is simple to prepare with just a handful of ingredients and ready to serve in no time. We have dressed our salad with our own Keto Thousand Island dressing. You can find the recipe for this in our sides section.

Can I Eat Burgers on a Keto Diet?

As one of the most popular meals worldwide, burgers are a firm family favorite. Although a burger is traditionally served in a carb-heavy bun, there are many adaptations you can make that allow you to enjoy all the flavors of a burger without the carbs. Low carb burgers are commonly served in lettuce wraps or mushroom buns, but for this Keto recipe we have broken down the components of our favorite burger and added them to a deliciously filling lunch salad.

Is Burger Sauce Keto?

We have used a Keto take on a classic Thousand Island dressing to dress our burger salad. Our low carb version of this traditional burger sauce can be found in our sides section. Alternatively, you may use any Keto compliant dressing you wish, such as a low carb tomato or BBQ sauce. You can find an array of sauce choices in our sides section. Please be sure to factor any changes made into your macros. Please note the salad prep time does not include the time to make the burger sauce.

Big Mac is a registered trademark of McDonald's Corporation and affiliates.

  • Net Carbs

    5.6 g

  • Fiber

    2.5 g

  • Total Carbs

    8.3 g

  • Protein

    34.4 g

  • Fats

    38.7 g

520 cals

Low Carb Big Mac Salad

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  • Hamburger Or Ground Beef, 90% Lean

    Hamburger Or Ground Beef, 90% Lean

    15 ounce

  • Dill Pickles

    Dill Pickles

    6 medium - 3 3/4" long

  • Iceberg Lettuce

    Iceberg Lettuce

    4 cup

  • Keto Thousand Island Dressing

    Keto Thousand Island Dressing

    3 tablespoons

  • Olive Oil

    Olive Oil

    1 tablespoon

  • Tomato


    1 large - 3" diameter

  • Cheddar Cheese

    Cheddar Cheese

    ⅔ cup, grated

  • Red Onion

    Red Onion

    ½ medium - 2 1/2" diameter

  • Garlic Powder

    Garlic Powder

    ¼ teaspoon

  • Salt, Sea Salt

    Salt, Sea Salt

    ¼ teaspoon

  • Black Pepper

    Black Pepper

    ⅛ teaspoon

Recipe Steps

steps 3

15 min

  • Step 1

    Heat the olive oil in a skillet over a medium/high heat. Add the ground beef to the skillet. Let the beef settle and cook for a minute or two, then break into bite-sized chunks with a wooden spoon. Add the garlic powder and a generous pinch of salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Cook the beef through completely until well browned all over. Remove from the skillet and set to one side to cool.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    While the beef is cooking you can prepare the salad base. Roughly chop the lettuce, thinly slice the tomato, onion and dill pickles. Add the chopped vegetables to a large salad or serving bowl. Toss together to combine.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Arrange the cooled beef over the top of the salad. Sprinkle the grated cheese evenly over the top. Drizzle over the salad dressing. Lightly toss the salad, mixing the beef and cheese with the vegetables and dressing. Divide into four individual bowls to serve.
    Step 3

Comments 6

  • Ree7169

    Ree7169 10 months ago

    Delicious and filling

    • FavorableKetone892941

      FavorableKetone892941 10 months ago

      Just loved this salad..very filling..a step above other salads..didn’t find myself craving something else an hour or so later

      • UnbelievableCauliflower831695

        UnbelievableCauliflower831695 2 years ago

        Loved! I used hidden valley secret sauce… tasted just like a Big Mac!

        • Ree7169

          Ree7169 10 months ago

          I used the sweet baby rays dipping sauce. Really good.

      • dreamingofdaysb4c0

        dreamingofdaysb4c0 3 years ago

        Loved it. So easy to make.

        • AlannaHarlston

          AlannaHarlston 3 years ago

          Tasted delicious and was very easy to make!!!