Big Mac salad

Indulge in the flavors of a classic Big Mac with a delightful twist in this easy and budget-friendly Big Mac Salad. Packed with crisp lettuce, seasoned ground beef, cherry tomatoes, dill pickles, and shredded cheese, it’s a filling and delicious meal that won’t break the bank. Drizzled with a homemade special sauce, this salad captures the essence of the iconic burger. Simple, satisfying, and perfect for a quick weeknight dinner.



  • 1 head of iceberg lettuce, cut up
  • 1 lb ground hamburger, seasoned with garlic powder and a pinch of salt
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1 cup dill pickles, cut into pieces
  • 1 cup shredded cheese


  • 1/2 cup real mayo
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Prepare the Salad:
    • In a large bowl, toss the cut-up iceberg lettuce.
    • In a skillet, cook the seasoned ground hamburger until browned and cooked through.
    • Add the cooked ground beef on top of the lettuce.
    • Scatter cherry tomatoes, dill pickles, and shredded cheese over the salad.
  2. Make the Dressing:
    • In a small bowl, mix together real mayo, ketchup, white vinegar, and salt. Adjust the quantities to your taste preferences.
  3. Combine and Serve:
    • Drizzle the dressing over the salad.
    • Toss everything together until well coated with the dressing.
    • Serve immediately and enjoy your satisfying and wallet-friendly Big Mac Salad!

Pro Tips:

  • Customize your salad by adding onions, sesame seeds, or a sprinkle of sesame oil for an extra flavor boost.
  • For a lighter version, use lean ground beef or turkey.
  • Double the dressing recipe and keep it on the side for those who enjoy an extra kick of flavor.

This Big Mac Salad is not only a cost-effective alternative but also a delicious way to satisfy your burger cravings in a healthier, salad form. Enjoy this easy-to-make and delightful meal!

Add Comment