Keto cheeseburger salad

Keto cheeseburger salad

This amazing salad is quick, inexpensive, and filled with all of the best flavors of a juicy cheeseburger. The ingredients come together for a familiar and favorite taste sensation that makes you wonder why you ever ate burgers on a bun! The pickles and onion not only add flavor but also add a nice crunchy texture bite after bite. Editor's note: In 2020, this recipe was one of the top 10 most popular Diet Doctor recipes. We hope you love it as well!

Keto cheeseburger salad

This amazing salad is quick, inexpensive, and filled with all of the best flavors of a juicy cheeseburger. The ingredients come together for a familiar and favorite taste sensation that makes you wonder why you ever ate burgers on a bun! The pickles and onion not only add flavor but also add a nice crunchy texture bite after bite. Editor's note: In 2020, this recipe was one of the top 10 most popular Diet Doctor recipes. We hope you love it as well!
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

Seasoned ground beef
  • 1½ lbs 650 g ground beef or ground turkey
  • 4 tbsp 4 tbsp butter
  • 2 tsp 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1½ tsp 1½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp 2 tsp sesame seeds, toasted (optional)
Dressing
  • 1 cup 240 ml mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 3 oz. 85 g pickle, finely choppedpickles, finely chopped
  • ½ tbsp ½ tbsp yellow or Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
Salad
  • 4 oz. (3 cups) 110 g (700 ml) lettuce, cut into smaller lettuce leafs
  • ½ (2 oz.) ½ (55 g) red onion, slicedred onions, sliced
  • 2 (8 oz.) 2 (230 g) tomato, slicedtomatoes, sliced
  • 2 2 whole pickle, each cut in half width-wise, and then sliced into 4 spears, per picklewhole pickles, each cut in half width-wise, and then sliced into 4 spears, per pickle
  • 1 cup (4 oz.) 240 ml (110 g) cheddar cheese, shredded
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Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

Seasoned ground beef

  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt the butter.
  2. Add the ground beef, salt, black pepper, and garlic powder to the pan. Using a spatula, blend and crumble the beef with the seasonings, frying until browned and cooked through about 15 minutes.
  3. Dressing

  4. In a small bowl, combine all of the dressing ingredients, and set aside.
  5. Salad

  6. Prepare each serving by layering each serving dish: Start with lettuce, add the tomatoes, top with the beef, cheese, red onion, and pickles. Finish, by drizzling the dressing on top.

Tips

You may need to drain the ground beef before adding it to the salad depending on the fat content and your personal preference.

Add a sprinkle of toasted sesame seeds just before serving for a surprisingly pleasant nutty flavor reminiscent of a toasted sesame seed bun.

If you have leftovers, store the salad and veggies separately from the meat and the dressing. Then you warm the beef and toss the salad all together just before you're ready to eat.


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21 comments

  1. Danielle
    Simple and delicious!!
  2. shasha
    do you eat the entire 4 servings it says???
    Reply: #3
  3. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    do you eat the entire 4 servings it says???

    We recommend eating to hunger. Start with one serving, and see it that satisfies you. The nutritional information listed is per serving, so if you need to eat more than one serving, you'll want to take that into consideration.

  4. Mary Wilks
    This was easy & a great summertime meal!
    Reply: #5
  5. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    This was easy & a great summertime meal!

    So glad you enjoyed it!

  6. rlowry86
    This was so good! Taste just like a Big Mac! The taste was so clean and refreshing!!!
  7. emilywatts96
    Is 1000 calories for the 4 servings?
    Reply: #8
  8. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Is 1000 calories for the 4 servings?

    The nutrition information listed is per serving.

  9. mildefonso2019
    video shows additional onions and sliced jerkins, are these included in the recipe macros?
    Reply: #10
  10. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    video shows additional onions and sliced jerkins, are these included in the recipe macros?

    These are included in the salad recipe. Any additional (more than what the recipe calls for) would not be included in the macros.

  11. Tereza
    i was not a fan of this one, i will try chicken in it next time just wasn't a fan of the beef mince in a salad.
    Reply: #12
  12. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    i was not a fan of this one, i will try chicken in it next time just wasn't a fan of the beef mince in a salad.

    Ground chicken would work well here as well.

  13. Annette Reesor
    This was super yummy. This summer we replaced the bun for our burgers with a large iceberg lettuce leaf: wrapped the whole thing up with cheese, bacon, mayo, dill pickle, onion, and tomato. Worked great! This tasted about the same, but with a folk and knife.
    Reply: #14
  14. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    This was super yummy. This summer we replaced the bun for our burgers with a large iceberg lettuce leaf: wrapped the whole thing up with cheese, bacon, mayo, dill pickle, onion, and tomato. Worked great! This tasted about the same, but with a folk and knife.

    Thank you for taking the time to let us know how well this works for you!

  15. Jacolyn
    We loved it. Super easy & quick to make!
  16. Alexandra
    First Keto meal of the plan. My family loved it, and my husband keeps talking about it! Just found it a touch too salty. Would recommend reducing the salt by half.
    Reply: #17
  17. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    First Keto meal of the plan. My family loved it, and my husband keeps talking about it! Just found it a touch too salty. Would recommend reducing the salt by half.

    You can definitely adjust the salt to your liking. So glad your whole family loved it!

  18. Gil
    Made this tonight..the sauce is INSANELY incredible !!!
    Reply: #19
  19. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Made this tonight..the sauce is INSANELY incredible !!!

    Awesome! So glad you love it!

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  21. Hope
    First Dinner on Keto plan,
    If this is any indication of the recipes here in.... I’m going to have to preview and adjust. Why not steak? Too lean? The dressing felt like way too much. Maybe more vinegar or pickles? Maybe specify the pickle (I used claussen)? It may be these high fat type meaIs are something I need to get used to but between the cream cheese and avocado at lunch and the burger, cheese, and mayo dressing at dinner I want something to cut it all... higher hopes for the garam masala.
    Reply: #22
  22. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    First Dinner on Keto plan,
    If this is any indication of the recipes here in.... I’m going to have to preview and adjust. Why not steak? Too lean? The dressing felt like way too much. Maybe more vinegar or pickles? Maybe specify the pickle (I used claussen)? It may be these high fat type meaIs are something I need to get used to but between the cream cheese and avocado at lunch and the burger, cheese, and mayo dressing at dinner I want something to cut it all... higher hopes for the garam masala.

    Thank you for your comments Hope! When developing our recipes and meal plans we try and balance budget and taste/characteristics of the protein we use. Ground beef is a much lower price point than a steak.

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