Keto Big Mac Salad

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The Big Mac has always been a favorite hamburger. On the keto diet, you can still enjoy a Big Mac, just turn it into a salad. Take a juicy cheeseburger and put it onto of shredded iceberg lettuce, tomato, pickle, red onion and add a creamy thousand island dressing.

Keto Big Mac Salad Recipe Video

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Low Carb Thousand Island Dressing Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons sugar free ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar (white or apple cider)
  • 1 tablespoon minced dill pickle
  • 1 teaspoon sugar free sweetener
  • 1 teaspoon finely diced onion
  • salt & pepper to taste

Keto Big Mac Salad Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • one head of iceberg lettuce or green leaf lettuce, shredded
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup diced dill pickles
  • 1/3 cup finely diced red onion
  • sesame seeds & fresh dill for garnish

Keto Big Mac Salad Directions

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Keto Big Mac Salad Recipe

big mac salad picture from the sideAn American classic burger is the Big Mac. Traditionally, a Big Mac contains shredded iceberg lettuce, white onion, two quarter pound beef patties topped with American cheese, and thousand island dressing. All layered between three sesame seed buns.This low carb version of the Big Mac, ditches the bun, replaces the American cheese for cheddar, and adds sliced tomato. The thousand island dressing is also a low carb version.Once mixed together, this salad has all the flavor of a cheeseburger without the bun. And at only 3.5 grams net carbs per serving, you will want to add this to your weekly keto meal rotation.

Keto Thousand Island Dressing

thousand island dressing being poured on big mac saladThe thousand island dressing in this recipe is a homemade creamy low carb thousand island. It is simple to make, so you could make it up ahead of time but you don’t need to. The dressing comes together in less than 5 minutes.This salad dressing is the perfect amount of sweet and tang. It is sweetened with erythritol. And uses dill pickle and apple cider vinegar to give it a little bite to it.

No American Cheese In A Big Mac Salad Bowl

big mac salad with cheddar cheeseIn this keto burger bowl recipe, I opted not to use American Cheese that you would traditionally find on a Big Mac. American cheese has carbs in it. Sure it’s a small amount 1-2 carbs per slice, but that can add up when you are limited to a small amount of carbohydrates a day.Instead, I suggest topping your burger with cheddar cheese. Cheddar has zero carbs per slice and has a similar flavor to American cheese.

Tomato In A Big Mac??

tomatoes with knifeTechnically, the Big Mac does not contain tomato. However, I like to add it to my burger bowls because it adds color and I love the flavor it adds. Tomatos do have carbohydrates in them, but a few thin slices on a salad aren’t going to break the bank. They also provide fiber, vitamin C and lycopene.

Meal Prep Big Mac Salad

ingredients in bowl for saladBig Mac Salad is an easy recipe to meal prep ahead of time. I like to prep these to take for my lunches. To meal prep a burger bowl, store all your ingredients separately. Then combine them when you want to make your Big Mac Salad. You can cut up the iceberg lettuce ahead of time and store it in a ziplock bag or container. Place a dry piece of paper towel in with the lettuce to help absorb any excess moisture.

Nutritional information & Macros

Nutrition Information

Keto Big Mac Salad

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 602
Fat 47.6g
Protein 35.6g
Total Carbs 5.2g
Net Carbs 3.5g

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