Cheeseburger Salad

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This Cheeseburger Salad has everything I love about a cheeseburger, sans the bun. Chopped romaine, tomatoes, avocado, pickles, shredded cheese topped with ground beef burgers, red onions and drizzled with a seriously delicious dressing.

This salad has everything I love about a cheeseburger, sans the bun. Chopped romaine, tomatoes, avocado, pickles, shredded cheese topped with grilled burgers, red onions and drizzled with a seriously delicious dressing.Cheeseburger Salad

Of course, if you prefer to make this with ground turkey or even veggie burgers, that would work too! It’s a fun spin on an American classic. If you need more healthy ground beef recipes I have you covered!

This salad has everything I love about a cheeseburger, sans the bun. Chopped romaine, tomatoes, avocado, pickles, shredded cheese topped with grilled burgers, red onions and drizzled with a seriously delicious dressing.

This salad has everything I love about a cheeseburger, sans the bun. Chopped romaine, tomatoes, avocado, pickles, shredded cheese topped with grilled burgers, red onions and drizzled with a seriously delicious dressing.

Hi! I’m Heather K. Jones. I’m a registered dietitian, a weight loss coach, a nutrition consultant for Skinnytaste, and the founder of Smaller Size Bigger Life, a group coaching program for women who struggle with emotional eating, overeating, or body image issues.

I’m so excited to guest post on Skinnytaste today (thank you so much, Gina!) and share this yummy Cheeseburger Salad. I know you’re going to love it!

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So when my sister Lori (she’s the best cook in my family) insisted I try her new cheeseburger salad, I wasn’t convinced I was going to like it. A cheeseburger salad, really? But whoa, one bite of this dish and I was hooked!

It’s a super easy one-bowl meal, it’s kitchen-free (everything is cooked on the grill), and it’s very filling thanks to the fiber-rich veggies. Enjoy!

How To Make a Cheeseburger Salad

This salad has everything I love about a cheeseburger, sans the bun. Chopped romaine, tomatoes, avocado, pickles, shredded cheese topped with grilled burgers, red onions and drizzled with a seriously delicious dressing.

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This salad has everything I love about a cheeseburger, sans the bun. Chopped romaine, tomatoes, avocado, pickles, shredded cheese topped with grilled burgers, red onions and drizzled with a seriously delicious dressing.
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Cheeseburger Salad

314 Cals 28 Protein 10 Carbs 19 Fats
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Yield: 4 Servings
COURSE: Dinner, Salad
CUISINE: American
This Cheeseburger Salad has everything I love about a cheeseburger, sans the bun. Chopped romaine, tomatoes, avocado, pickles, shredded cheese topped with grilled burgers, red onions and drizzled with a seriously delicious dressing.

Ingredients

For the Salad:

  • 1 pound 93% lean ground beef
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 4 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 4 dill pickle spears, chopped
  • 1/2 small red onion, sliced into rings
  • 4 ounce avocado, cubed (from 1 small haas)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese

For the Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon dill pickle juice
  • 4 teaspoons ketchup, sugar free for Keto
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine beef, salt and pepper. With wet hand, gently form into 4 equal patties. Set aside.
  • In another large bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients. Set aside.
  • Cook hamburger patties on a grill to medium doneness, around 4-5 minutes per side. After flipping the patties, add the onion rings to the grill. Cook onion for the remaining 4-5 minutes, flipping halfway through. Allow patties to rest for 5-10 minutes then cut each patty into 16 bite-size pieces.
  • Add the lettuce, pickles, onion, avocado and tomato to the bowl. Divide the salad among 4 plates, top each with grilled onions, cheese, and 1 chopped patty. Drizzle with ¼ of the dressing.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1salad, Calories: 314kcal, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 28g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 5.5g, Cholesterol: 79mg, Sodium: 681mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 4g
WW Points Plus: 8
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This salad has everything I love about a cheeseburger, sans the bun. Chopped romaine, tomatoes, avocado, pickles, shredded cheese topped with grilled burgers, red onions and drizzled with a seriously delicious dressing.

This salad has everything I love about a cheeseburger, sans the bun. Chopped romaine, tomatoes, avocado, pickles, shredded cheese topped with grilled burgers, red onions and drizzled with a seriously delicious dressing.

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112 comments

  1. Omg!!  This is so delicious!  Thank you Gina 

  2. This was so tasty and really satisfied my cravings without waking me feel weighed down. The sauce was delicious; I only had horseradish mustard on hand and it added a nice kick. I also caramelized the onions. Super delicious and will be making this again.

  3. This is definitely going to be a staple whole family loved… delicious!

  4. I almost never rate a recipe and I often don’t agree with others’ rating but I LOVE THIS DISH SO MUCH!! I had it for dinner tonight and I think I’ll have for breakfast tomorrow. Yummy! 

  5. I FINALLY MADE THIS TONIGHT AND ITS BEYOND DELICIOUS. I USED TURKEY PATTIES ALREADY MADE (93% FAT FREE) AND THE DRESSING IS ANOTHER DRESSING I WILL M
    KEEO IN ROTATION…NO MORE STORE BOUGHT.

  6. Love this recipe soo much. Now keep tomato, onion and pickles ready (don’t like avacado). Have the dressing made. Just change up protein to chicken or fish
    Question: would you be so kind as to post
    The calories on just the dressing ie per say
    2 tablespoons. Thank you so much.

  7. My husband and I loved this recipe, especially the sauce – delicious!!! And I have two patties for left-over lunches this week!!! Yum!!