Big Mac Salad

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When it comes to the Big Mac Burger, there is no doubt that it has stood the test of time. My Big Mac Salad combines the staple Big Mac ingredients such as ground beef, lettuce, pickles, shredded cheese, sesame seeds, and a healthier take on the special mac sauce. This low carb salad recipe will leave you feeling satisfied and full, and I promise you will continue coming back to this recipe time and time again. If you love a good quick dinner, well you are in luck because I am working my way through sharing some of my easy, tried and true 20 Minute Dinners right here on my blog, so stick around, would ya!?

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4 steps to make this Big Mac Salad

  1. Cook your ground beef: using either ground beef or turkey, cook your meat for 3-4 minutes, or until no pink remains.
  2. Prepare your sauce: add all of the sauce ingredients to a medium size bowl and mix well.
  3. Chop your salad ingredients: prepare your salad ingredients by chopping into similar sized pieces.
  4. Assemble: assemble your salad starting with the romaine lettuce, ground beef, and the rest of your ingredients, followed by the mac sauce.


Here is a quick overview of the ingredients you’ll need to make my Big Mac Salad. For the exact detailed measurements and ingredients, scroll to the bottom of this page to review my recipe card.

  • olive oil
  • ground beef 
  • salt
  • pepper
  • garlic powder
  • plain greek yogurt
  • sweet pickle relish
  • ketchup
  • yellow mustard
  • pickle juice
  • white vinegar
  • white onion
  • garlic
  • romaine lettuce 
  • dill pickles 
  • sharp cheddar 
  • tomato 
  • sesame seeds 


Have leftovers? Lucky you. Store them in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 4 days. I recommend storing the ground beef in a separate container from the rest of the ingredients.

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5 from 6 votes

Big Mac Salad

By Sammy Montgoms
When it comes to the Big Mac Burger, there is no doubt that it has stood the test of time. My Big Mac Salad combines the staple Big Mac ingredients such as ground beef, lettuce, pickles, shredded cheese, sesame seeds, and a healthier take on the mac sauce. Hope you love this one as much as we all do.
Servings: 2 people


Ground Beef:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 lb ground beef, or turkey
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder

Mac Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt, or mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp sweet pickle relish
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tsp yellow mustard
  • 1 tsp pickle juice
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 2 tbsp white onion, chopped fine
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped fine
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Salad Ingredients:

  • 5 cups romaine lettuce, shredded
  • 1/2 cup dill pickles, chopped
  • 1/2 cup white onion, chopped fine
  • 1/2 cup sharp cheddar, shredded
  • 1/2 cup tomato, roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds, optional


  • Grab a medium sized pan, get it on the stove to a medium setting and add your oil.
  • Once heated, add your ground beef and begin to brown for 3-4 minutes.
  • Once browned, add the garlic powder, salt, and pepper and cook until there is no signs of pink remaining, then set aside.
  • Assemble your dressing.
    Combine dressing ingredients in a small bowl and mix well.
  • Begin to assemble your salad: start with the romaine lettuce as the base, ground beef, pickles, onions, cheese, tomatoes, dressing, and then finish off with toasted sesame seeds.
  • Mix and enjoy right away!

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Sammy Montgoms
Course: lunch, Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 people

About Sammy Montgoms

I am so glad you are here. I am a BIG foodie gal. I am one of those people who lives to eat, rather than eats to live. I love to create nostalgic Italian dishes (especially pasta), but I also love to whip up simple and quick recipes for my family. Hopefully, my page inspires you to do the same. Thank you for being here, and happy eating!

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    1. Hi Renee! Right? It really is so shockingly delicious! Thank you for such a wonderful review, and I am very happy you enjoyed the salad!

  1. 5 stars
    omg – such a fun whimsical salad! I haven’t had a Big Mac in eons and this salad captured the nostalgic tastes! Made with ground chicken – enjoyed but know beef would have taken it over the top!

  2. Hey Sammy, I know this defeats the purpose of this recipe, but for the kids could I add Tater tots?😝

  3. 5 stars
    My daughter has a big love for McDonald’s. So when I saw this I put it on our dinner rotation for her to cook! The whole family loved it 😍.

  4. 5 stars
    We loved this recipe! My husband was even happy about a salad for supper lol. The sauce was delish. Will for sure make it again!

  5. 5 stars
    This was delicious!! I doubled the dressing so I can make the salad again tomorrow. Another Bonus is that my husband loved it.