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A Low Carb Treat: Big Mac Salad Recipe

A Low Carb Treat: Big Mac Salad Recipe
Big Mac Salad Recipe

Winnipeg, February 29, 2024 - Experience the iconic flavors of the beloved Big Mac in a healthier, low-carb twist with our Big Mac Salad recipe. Packed with fresh ingredients, tangy sauce, and the unmistakable taste of McDonald's signature sandwich, this salad is a celebration of flavor and nostalgia. Whether you're looking for a satisfying meal or a crowd-pleasing dish for your next gathering, this recipe is sure to delight your taste buds and keep you coming back for more.


For the Salad:

  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • 1 head iceberg lettuce, shredded

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 1 cup dill pickles, diced

  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

  • 1/2 cup red onion, thinly sliced

  • Sesame seeds, for garnish (optional)

For the Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise

  • 2 tablespoons ketchup

  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard

  • 1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish

  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Prepare the Salad Ingredients:

  • Cook the lean ground beef in a skillet over medium heat until browned and cooked through. Drain excess fat and set aside to cool.

  • Shred the iceberg lettuce, halve the cherry tomatoes, dice the dill pickles, shred the cheddar cheese, and thinly slice the red onion. Arrange them in a large salad bowl.

Make the sauce in a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, ketchup, yellow mustard, sweet pickle relish, white vinegar, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Whisk until smooth and well combined. Adjust seasoning to taste.

The assemble the Salad, by adding the cooked ground beef to the salad bowl with the prepared ingredients. The, pour the sauce over the salad and gently toss until everything is evenly coated with the sauce.

You can garnish the salad with sesame seeds if desired.

For a lighter option, you can use ground turkey or chicken instead of beef. Customize the salad by adding or omitting ingredients according to your preference. You can include ingredients like diced bacon, avocado slices, or shredded lettuce for added texture and flavor.

Indulge in the nostalgia of everyone's favorite fast-food burger with our Big Mac Salad recipe. Bursting with fresh ingredients and topped with a tangy sauce reminiscent of the classic sandwich, this salad offers all the flavor without the guilt. Whether enjoyed as a satisfying meal or a crowd-pleasing dish at your next gathering, our Big Mac Salad is sure to become a staple in your recipe repertoire.


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