Easy Big Mac Salad Recipe is packed with all your favorite Big Mac ingredients, minus the bun. This delicious salad takes minutes to prepare and is perfect for summer barbecues, family dinners, or a no-guilt dinner.
Big Mac Salad Recipe
My Husband LOVES this salad!!! Every time I make it he tells me how much he loves it and asks when I am going to make it again. I love that it takes minutes to prepare.
I try to bulk prepare the ground beef hamburger at the beginning of the week depending on what I have on our meal plan for the week. Pre-making the hamburger and having it ready saves so much time and makes tossing this salad together a breeze.
Early on during this past years stay at home orders I bought myself a vegetable chopper specifically because I hate chopping onions. I am an onion crier.
When I get done chopping onions my eyes are red and I look like I have been sobbing for a while. Knowing I was going to be cooking a ton at home I finally bought this vegetable chopper and it is my kitchen BFF.
This Big Mac Salad is packed with flavor just like a Big Mac Sandwich minus the bun!
This remake of a classic fast-food burger without the bun is a delicious way to enjoy classic Big Mac flavors without the guilt. The perfect combination of lettuce, tomato, Big Mca Sauce, pickles, and ground beef without the sesame seed bun.
- Lean Ground Beef
- White Onion
- Romaine Lettuce
- Dill Pickle Slices
- Cheddar Cheese
- Big Mac Sauce
- Salt and pepper - to taste
Optional - you can add in Bacon if you want to make a bacon cheeseburger salad without the bun.
We don't add ketchup, mayonnaise, or mustard to the salad but you can if it makes you happy. If you don't feel like using big mac sauce for the dressing you can also use thousand island dressing.
A lot of people feel like Big Mac Sauce is just a twist on Thousand Island Dressing but I feel like they are different from tasting them next to each other.
Lean Ground Beef - You could also make this recipe with ground turkey or ground chicken
To make the Big Mac Sauce you will need mayonnaise, yellow mustard, sweet pickle relish, white vinegar, paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder.
Small bowl - To make the Big Mac Sauce
Large Skillet - to brown the ground beef
Mix n Chop - We use the mix n chop to break up the ground beef and love it.
We make the Big Mac Sauce the day before we make this salad so it has time to rest in the fridge and the flavors meld together.
I like to serve this recipe with the ingredients divided into the bowl and then toss them right before serving. There is just something about the presentation of all the ingredients laid out in the bowl.
Printable recipe card instructions are below.
Nutrition information, including calories, protein, calcium, carbohydrates, fiber, vitamin c, potassium, cholesterol, sodium, trans fat, monounsaturated fat, polyunsaturated fat, and more, will vary depending on the products used.
Can you make Mason Jar Big Mac Salads?
Make this a mason jar salad by layering the ingredients and keeping the big mac sauce in a separate container. Shake together when you are ready to enjoy this epic salad.
Can you freeze Big Mac Salad?
Please don't freeze lettuce. It will not be happy and you will not want to eat it when it thaws.
You can freeze ground beef ahead of time that is prepped and ready. The sauce can be made a week ahead of time if you store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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Big Mac Salad Recipe
- 1.5 Cups Ground Beef cooked and drained, about ½ pound
- 1 white onion chopped
- 6-8 Cups lettuce chopped
- 30 dill pickle slices
- 4 Roma Tomatoes chopped
- ¼ Cup Cheddar Cheese shredded
- ¼ Cup Big Mac Sauce
- Prepare Big Mac Sauce and set it in the fridge
- Prepare ground beef, drain and set to the side
- Chop all of the veggies and gather all the ingredients.
- Add all ingredients to a salad bowl, you can serve the Big Mac Sauce over the top or on the side.