The perfect salad version of the very iconic McDonalds burger in this Keto Big Mac Salad Bowl. This is a great way to enjoy a "takeaway meal" without the guilt, carbs, sugar or even the takeaway! A great keto on a budget meal.
Mad Creations Big Mac Salad in a bowl with onion rings on the side

The Keto Big Mac Salad is the perfect way to enjoy a new “keto approved” version of the very iconic takeaway burger!

I really need to say that this keto salad recipe is perfectly delicious even if you were never a fan of the McDonalds burger. 

Personally I was never a Big Mac Burger person. However, these days I love beef and I have always been a pickle fan, so this kind of salad is totally up my alley.

I think we are always looking for cheap and easy keto salad recipes that can all be made in a flash and this is just one of those recipes. You can make this for dinner ad serve the meat hot with the salad or it is perfect to made ahead of time as well. Think great lunch box salad for the school yard or the office, and also perfect as a keto mason jar salad.

A hand holding a forkful of salad

The Ingredients

  • Beef mince – you can substitute any kind of ground meat you like
  • Salt and pepper – I keep the seasoning very basic
  • Lettuce – I prefer the very crispy and tasty iceberg lettuce
  • Onion – white, brown or red onion can be used
  • Dill pickles – I use the sugar free variety   
  • Cheese – pick your favourite  
  • Keto Big Mac Special Sauce  – click for the full recipe to make your own special burger sauce

Burger salad ingredients

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

  • Avocado
  • Cherry tomatoes  

Big Mac Salad bowl with onion rings on a table

How to Make the Big Mac Salad

  • Season ground beef with salt and pepper and mix to combine.
  • In a large base frypan over medium high heat fry ground beef until nicely browned and cooked through. Alternatively, you can roll the mince into little meatballs.
  • In 2 serving bowls place half of the lettuce and top with beef mince, cheese, onion, pickles and Keto Big Mac Sauce. Add other optional salad ingredients if using. Serve immediately.

Big Mac Burger salad on a green table

Other Great Ground Beef Recipes

  1. Keto Mexican Beef Burger
  2. Keto Chilli Con Carne
  3. Slow Cooked Keto Meatloaf
  4. Aussie Keto Chilli Beef
  5. Easy Keto Beef Lasagna

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Mad Creations Big Mac Salad in a bowl with onion rings on the side

Mad Creations Big Mac Salad in a bowl with onion rings on the side

Keto Big Mac Salad Bowl

The perfect salad version of the very iconic McDonalds burger in this Keto Big Mac Salad Bowl. This is a great way to enjoy a “takeaway meal” without the guilt, carbs, sugar or even the takeaway! A great keto on a budget meal.
5 from 34 votes!
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free
Recipe Category: Low Carb
Calories: 501kcal
Author: Megan Ellam
Servings: 2 people
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Equipment

Ingredients 

  • 300 g ground beef mince
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup lettuce shredded
  • 1/2 cup cheese shredded (50g)
  • 1 tbsp onion finely diced
  • 2 tbsp dill pickles finely diced
  • 2 tbsp Keto Big Mac Sauce click for link to recipe

OPTIONAL

  • 1/2 avocado finely diced
  • 4 cherry tomatoes quartered

Instructions

  • Season ground beef with salt and pepper and mix to combine.
  • Pan fry ground beef until nicely browned and cooked through.
  • In 2 serving bowls place half of the lettuce and top with beef mince, cheese, onion, pickles and Keto Big Mac Sauce. Add other optional salad ingredients if using. Serve immediately.

Notes

  1. If you prefer to serve this as a cold salad, cool beef mince before adding to salad.
  2. Also works perfect for a Mason Jar Salad. Just add Keto Big Mac Sauce to the bottom of the jar and top with remaining ingredients and store in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  3. Ground beef can be substituted for any ground meat or seafood.
  4. Serve with extra homemade sugar-free dill pickles, Mexican Pickled Red Onions, and sugar free ketchup!
 

Your Own Notes

Nutrition

Serving: 1serve | Calories: 501kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 136mg | Sodium: 407mg | Potassium: 458mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 400IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 237mg | Iron: 3mg | Magnesium: 33mg | Net Carbs: 1g
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13 responses to “Keto Big Mac Salad Bowl”

  1. Barbara Matthews

    5 stars
    Neither of us can remember the last time we had a Big Mac (not a fan of McDโ€™s) but oh my goodness both of us agree this salad bowl was delicious. Mu husband and I both loved it, thank you.

  2. Nina

    5 stars
    One of my favourites ๐Ÿ˜ Hubby gets burger in the bun and I get this beautiful salad! Everyone is happy and cravings for Big Mac are satisfied ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜€

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      I love it too!

  3. Rosalie

    5 stars
    So happy, I can now have a healthy version of a Big Mac all the kids loved this

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Awesome

  4. Jen

    5 stars
    This is such a favourite. I recently bought a couple of books which are fabulous but this recipe is my number 1. It ticks all the boxes. So yummy and easy.

  5. Kylie Northey

    Delicious!! Thank you!

  6. Debbie Watson

    5 stars
    My new favorite salad bowl.Simple ingredients and quick easy to make.The special sauce is delicious.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      It is pretty spesh for something so simple isnt it Debbie. I am so glad you enjoyed it and thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review.

  7. Roma V

    5 stars
    Hi Meg, looks yummy but will substitute beef for protein plant based mince or chicken mince, shouldn’t upset the taste too much as i dont eat red meat including pork

  8. 5 stars
    I simply fell in love with this keto big mac salad on the first bite, the keto big mac sauce really made the dish deliciously flavorful and scrumptious. This made my keto diet even more easy!

    1. Megan

      That is so awesome Veronica

  9. 5 stars
    Thank you for this awesome looking and healthy recipe

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