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Quick Keto Big Mac Salad Recipe

If you love big McDonalds Big Macs but are trying to stick to a low-carb lifestyle, this Keto Big Mac Salad recipe is going to become a new favorite soon.  This low-carb salad has all the flavors of a Big Mac without the carbs.  This meal is perfect even if you aren’t low carb!

This meal is a nice quick lunch or an easy work night dinner. You can have this on the table in about 30 minutes.

This recipe may seem a little strange but trust me; you need to try it; I think you will love it.

Big Mac Burger

I’ve been making this recipe for my husband for a few years.  He’s always been a massive fan of Thousand Island Dressing.  I’m personally not a fan of mayonnaise, but my husband LOVES the stuff.

I have to admit the hamburger component of this big mac recipe smells divine while cooking.  My husband loves this salad so much he asks me to make it at least once a month and sometimes twice a week.

Big Mac Salad Recipe

What You’ll Need to Make this Big Mac Salad in a Bowl or Plate

Keto Big Mac Salad Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to make this tasty Keto Big Mac Salad recipe.  It’s broken down into three parts: the cheeseburger, salad, and dressing.

Ingredients for Beef in Keto Cheeseburger Salad

Ingredients for Salad

  • Iceberg lettuce head
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Dill pickles
  • Red or sweet onion

Ingredients for Keto Big Mac Salad Dressing

  • Mayonnaise
  • Sugar-free ketchup
  • Minced dill pickle
  • Yellow mustard
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Onion powder
  • Paprika

How to Make a Low-Carb Big Mac Salad

The first step is to make the salad dressing.  You want to do this first so that the flavors blend.

How to Make Keto Big Mac Salad Dressing

Combine all the salad dressing ingredients in a large measuring cup or small bowl.

Big Mac Salad Dressing Recipe

Wisk until the ingredients are smooth.  You don’t want lumping dressing.

Low Carb Cheeseburger Salad Dressing

The dressing should look something like this.  Set the sauce aside and let flavors blend.

Keto Big Mac Salad Dressing

Cook Ground Beef for Cheeseburger Salad

In a skillet, brown ground beef on medium-high temp.  Cook until you get little brown bits.

Brown Cheeseburger Salad

Add the seasonings.

Big Mac Salad Seasonings

Stir seasonings into ground beef, turn the heat down to medium, and continue cooking.

Seasoned Beef Cheeseburger Salad

While ground beef cooks, chop the salad toppers – pickles and red or sweet onion.

big mac salad toppings

Chop up the lettuce.

Keto Burger Salad

Assembling Keto Big Mac Salad

On a plate or in a bowl, layer ingredients as follows:

  • Lettuce (Cabbage is also good)
  • Seasoned Beef
  • Shredded Cheese (I used taco cheese because it’s what I had)
  • Big Mac Dressing
  • Diced Dill Pickles
  • Diced Onion

Your salad will look something like below.  Of course, you may customize the salad, so it’s perfect for your tastes.  As you can see below, my husband likes extra meat and Big Mac dressing.

Big Mac Keto Salad Recipe

Big Mac Keto Salad Recipe

Keto Big Mac Salad Recipe

This recipe is a Keto Big Mac Salad on a plate or bowl. If you love Big Macs, you'll love this recipe!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dinner, Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 4


Keto Big Mac Salad Dressing

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 tbsp ketchup sugar free
  • 1 ea dill pickle minced
  • 1 tbsp prepared yellow mustard
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tea paprika powder
  • 1 tea onion powder

Hamburger Meat

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 tea salt
  • 1 tea black pepper
  • 1 tea onion powder
  • 1 tea garlic powder

Salad Ingredients

  • 1 head Iceberg lettuce cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 1/2 cup dill pickles chopped
  • 1/2 cup sweet or red onion diced


  • Combine all Keto Big Mac Salad Dressing ingredients. Wisk to combine until smooth. Set aside.
  • In a skillet over medium-high heat, cook ground beef. When beef is browned, add spice ingredients. Turn heat down to medium and continue cooking. Stir often.
  • Prepare other salad ingredients.
    Chop pickles and onions. Cut Iceberg lettuce Into bite-sized pieces. Shred cheese (or use pre-shredded).
  • Assemble Keto Big Mac Salads by layering on a plate or bowl: Lettuce, seasoned ground beef, cheese, Big Mac dressing, pickles, and onions.
Keyword Big Mac Salad Dressing, Keto Big Mac Salad, Low-carb Big Mac Salad

History of the Big Mac

Big Mac burgers were first created in Pittsburgh in the late 1960s.  The burgers didn’t start with the Big Mac name.

The original name for the burger was “The Aristocrat,” but people had a hard time pronouncing the name.  It was quickly changed to the “Blue Ribbon Burger,” but the burger didn’t catch on until the name was changed to the iconic Big Mac.

The original burger was full of preservatives which were recently removed in 2018.  You can read more about the history of the Big Mac here.

This Man is Made of Big Macs and Proud of It – He’s Dedicated!

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