Big Mac Salad


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closeup of big Mac salad with pickles, cheese, lettuce, beef and bun croutons topped with dressing in a white bowl

This is a fun recipe and tastes just like a Big Mac!  I had a craving for one the other day… and this was exactly what I needed!

Using lean beef and light mayo, this salad is definitely a healthier alternative to a Big Mac!  I think my favorite part is the little bun croutons!  Super easy and just so adorable.  Love them!  After putting this all together, I felt completely satisfied!  It was a hit with my entire family!

big Mac salad with pickles, cheese, lettuce, beef and bun croutons

 

closeup of big Mac salad with pickles, cheese, lettuce, beef and bun croutons
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Big Mac Salad

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 salads
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Salad
Cuisine American
This is a fun recipe and tastes just like a Big Mac!  

Ingredients

  • 1 head iceberg lettuce washed and chopped
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 4 tablespoons dehydrated onion flakes
  • 2 dill pickles sliced
  • 1 cup Velveeta cheese or cheddar cheese, cubed
  • 2 sesame seed hamburger buns
Dressing
  • ½ cup mayo I used light
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons dill pickle chopped
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons sugar
  • 1 ½ tablespoons chili sauce or french dressing if you don't have chili sauce
  • 2 teaspoons dehydrated onion flakes
  • 2-3 Tablespoons milk

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Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Place 4 tablespoons of dehydrated onion flakes in a small bowl and cover with boiling water. Set aside.
  • Prepare dressing by mixing all dressing ingredients except milk in a small bowl. Microwave 25 seconds, stir well and refrigerate. Once cool, add in milk until desired consistency is reached.
  • To prepare "croutons", use a small circle cookie cutter (I used the center of a doughnut cutter which was 1 ¼") to cut small circles out of the buns. Place the "croutons" on a baking sheet and bake about 8 minutes or until crisp and dry. Allow it to cool.
  • Brown ground beef until fully cooked. Drain any fat and set aside.
Salad Preparation
  • Place ¼ of the lettuce in each bowl. Top with beef, pickles, 1 tablespoon of rehydrated onions, cheese, and croutons. Drizzle with dressing.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 574, Carbohydrates: 36g, Protein: 37g, Fat: 31g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Cholesterol: 107mg, Sodium: 1839mg, Potassium: 962mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 17g, Vitamin A: 1441IU, Vitamin C: 11mg, Calcium: 463mg, Iron: 4mg
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