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Big mac salad with big mac sauce.

Big Mac Salad

  • Author: Megan
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Ready in only 20 minutes, this Big Mac Salad is a classic Big Mac burger turned into a salad! It has all the same ingredients (minus the bun). The dressing is a copycat of Big Mac sauce, which makes this salad completely crave-worthy and so satisfying.


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 5 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • ¾ cup grated cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup pickles
  • ⅓ cup sliced red onion
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds

Big Mac Sauce Dressing:

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoon sweet pickle relish
  • 2 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon water, plus more as needed


  1. Cook the beef: heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and crumble the beef until browned, about 7-10 minutes. The beef should be cooked through and no longer pink in the middle. Drain any excess grease and set aside to cool.
  2. Mix the sauce: in a small bowl, stir together the sauce ingredients. Add 1 teaspoon of water, or more if needed, until it reaches your desired consistency.
  3. Toss: Add all of the salad ingredients except for the sesame seeds to a large bowl. Drizzle the dressing on top and toss to mix.
  4. Serve: sprinkle sesame seeds on top and serve immediately.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: big mac, burger, beef, bowl, salad, sauce, burger sauce, keto, healthy, summer, meal prep, pickles, lunch, dinner, ground beef