"Big Mac" Salad Recipe

FTW Cadre SGT Sanden shared his low carb version of the old drive-through favorite.

Big Mac Salad


§  1 lb Ground beef

§  1 tsp Sea salt

§  1/4 tsp Black pepper

§  8 oz Romaine lettuce (or iceberg if desired)

§  1 cup Tomatoes (chopped)

§  3/4 cup Cheddar cheese (shredded)

§  1/2 cup Pickles (diced)


§  1/2 cup Mayonnaise

§  2 tbsp Pickles (diced)

§  2 tsp Mustard

§  1 tsp White vinegar

§  1/2 tsp Smoked paprika

§  1 1/2 tbsp Powdered erythritol (or any sweetener of choice; adjust to taste)


1.      Cook ground beef in a skillet over high heat. Season with sea salt and black pepper. Stir-fry, breaking up the pieces with a spatula, for about 7-10 minutes, until the beef is browned and moisture has evaporated.

2.      Meanwhile, puree all the dressing ingredients in a blender. If dressing is thicker than you like, thin out with water or oil and puree again. Adjust sweetener to taste. Refrigerate until ready to serve. 

3.      Combine the remaining salad ingredients in a large bowl. Add the ground beef. Toss with dressing.


Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving ¼ of recipe

Calories 368

Calories from Fat 279

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 31g 48%

Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%

Dietary Fiber 1g 4%

Sugars 1g

Protein 18g 36%

Vitamin A 53%

Vitamin C 22%

Calcium 13%

Iron 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Net carbs per serving: 2g


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