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This low-carb Cheeseburger Salad is every bit as satisfying as a carb-heavy burger on a bun! And once you make this healthy homemade Big Mac Sauce, you’ll realize you need it in your life.

Overhead View of Cheeseburger Salad in a White Bowl

Summer isn’t summer if you don’t grill up burgers, right?! Next time you whip up a batch of hamburgers, be sure to throw a few extra on the grill to make this Cheeseburger Salad. They’re perfect for an easy weeknight meal of leftovers or for weekday lunches!

How to Make Salad Taste Good – Salads for Picky Eaters

The obvious way to make sure a salad tastes good is to add tons of things you like! If you love pickles, go heavy on the pickles. Maybe scallion is your thing instead of red onion, so by all means use that. If you want crunch from nuts or seeds, toss in a handful. Add ingredients you like to customize your salad and make it taste good.

And the other thing is to use a dressing that 1) you love, and 2) pairs well with the salad!

Pro Tip: To make your salad interesting, add different components with various flavors and textures. For example, to a basic chicken and spring mix salad, you might add crumbled goat cheese, toasted walnuts, and/or fresh strawberries!

Cheeseburger Salads with Description

Dinner Salad Recipes

I’m a huge fan of eating salad for dinner once or twice a week. You can load your salad up with a variety of vegetables to get in different nutrients. And salads are a good way to use up leftovers (meat, cheese, vegetables, etc.) in the fridge.

Here are a few ideas to get you started on making your dinner salad recipes more interesting:

  • Use a mix of salad greens instead of boring iceberg lettuce. Try arugula for a spicy bite, or butter lettuce for a mild flavor.
  • Add a tart component, such as pickles, sauerkraut, or kimchi. With kraut and kimchi, you’ll also get the added benefit of probiotics!
  • A touch of sweetness goes a long way! Fresh berries or sliced apple, pear, or peach is a delicious addition to a lot of salads.
  • You don’t need croutons to add crunch to salad. You can get the same satisfying crunch factor with toasted seeds or nuts!

Close Up Top View of Cheeseburger Salad Bowl

Repurposing Leftovers – Lunch Salads for the Week

I’m a huge fan of leftovers for the obvious reason; sometimes no one has time (or the desire) to cook. But we all have to eat two to three times a day, so why not cook more at once and eat leftovers?! 

I am a big proponent of repurposing leftovers because healthy food is only sustainable if it’s not boring. One of the things I love about these Cheeseburger Salads is that once the burgers are made, you can stash them in the fridge and put together these salads for easy weekday lunches.

Front View of Cheeseburger Salad in Ceramic White Bowl

Keto Cheeseburger Salad Recipe

Easy to make and family-friendly, this Cheeseburger Salad recipe is also keto-friendly and low-carb!

Cheeseburger Salad Ingredients:

  • Green leaf lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Onion
  • Cheddar
  • Dill pickles
  • Beef bacon
  • Cooked hamburgers

Pro Tip: If you don’t feel like firing up the grill, cook up my Cast Iron Burgers and use them to make this Cheeseburger Salad recipe!

Big Mac Sauce Recipe:

  • Mayo
  • Ketchup
  • Water
  • Dill relish
  • Yellow mustard
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Black pepper

Cheeseburger Salad on Creamy White Marble Background

More Delicious and Satisfying Salad Recipes:

Close Up Top View of Cheeseburger Salad with Healthy Big Mac Dressing
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Cheeseburger Salad

Prep Time20 minutes
Yields: 4 servings
This low-carb Cheeseburger Salad is every bit as satisfying as a carb-heavy burger on a bun! You need this healthy homemade Big Mac Sauce in your life.

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  • 8 cups green leaf lettuce chopped
  • 1 large tomato chopped
  • 1 small onion halved and thinly sliced
  • 4 ounces cheddar shredded
  • 1/3 cup dill pickles
  • 8 slices beef bacon cooked and crisped
  • 4 cooked hamburgers chopped

Healthy Big Mac Style Dressing:


  • For the salad, arrange the salads in 4 individual salad bowls.
  • For the dressing, whisk together all ingredients.
  • Serve the salad along with the dressing to drizzle on top.


  • Net Carbs: 11g per serving
  • I used Cabot Medium Yellow Cheddar Cheese.
  • Check out my Cast Iron Burgers recipe to whip up these burgers if you don't feel like firing up the grill!
  • Make extra Big Mac Sauce; it keeps well stored in a glass jar in the fridge for up to 3 to 5 days.


Calories: 379kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 954mg | Potassium: 517mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 5970IU | Vitamin C: 13.4mg | Calcium: 247mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional information is automatically calculated and should be used as an approximate.

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheeseburger Salad

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About Faith

I’m the writer, recipe developer, photographer, and food stylist behind this blog. I love finding the human connection through something we all do every day: eat! Food is a common ground that we can all relate to, and our tables tell a story. It’s my goal to inspire you to get in the kitchen, try something new, and find a favorite you didn’t know you had.

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