Cheeseburger Salad with Big Mac Dressing

A mouth-watering cheeseburger served over a bed of fresh lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, onions, and bacon. All drizzled with easy homemade Big Mac Dressing.

I’ve just learned of the power I posses when texting food pictures to hungry friends. It was a Friday night and I was showing off this lovely creation of mine on a group text with some (apparently very hungry) ladies. Whew boy, I was AMAZED at the response… several of them chimed in immediately- one of them literally started making it that very minute, and in fact, in less than an hour, this was the next picture to come through:

She polished that sucker off in record speed! So naturally I felt compelled to text another meal idea for the weekend,  (My Pan Fried Pork Chops in White Wine Sauce with Spinach and Beans recipe to be precise!


I love experimenting with food, this was my first time having a cheeseburger on a salad and it absolutely won’t be my last. I had to talk the idea through with my husband first to make sure the idea wasn’t too out there… but we agreed that if a Taco Salad is a thing, then this should be too!

(Ps: Pickles in salad is awesome. Don’t even think about knocking it ’till you try it.)- Oh, and d the bacon in this salad is an absolute must. Welp, toodles!

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Servings: 1 salad
Cheeseburger Salad with Big Mac Dressing
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
Author: Stephanie
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheeseburger Salad, easy lunch recipe, light recipe

A mouth-watering cheeseburger served over a bed of fresh lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, onions, and bacon. All drizzled with easy homemade Big Mac Dressing.

  • 1 1/2 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 small roma tomato sliced in half and each half into fourths
  • 2 dill pickle spears diced
  • 3 strips crispy bacon fried & diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion strings
  • 6 oz. ground beef specifically, ground chuck is the best for burgers, 80% fat
  • Salt/Pepper to taste
  • 1 slice yellow American Cheese
Big Mac Dressing!
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons French dressing
  • 4 teaspoons sweet pickle relish
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced white onion
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  1. Combine the salad dressing ingredients together and refrigerate in a covered container, (the longer it sits in the fridge, the better, so that the flavors can combined.)
  2. Assemble the salad ingredients on a plate and place in the fridge.
  3. Season the ground meat with salt and pepper and shape into a flat patty.
  4. Cook the burger in a skillet for about 5 minutes on the first side, flip and place the cheese on top. Heat for another 5 minutes on the second side.
  5. Remove the burger from the pan and place onto a cutting board. Slice it into strips and place it in the middle of the chilled salad.
  6. Drizzle 1-2 Tablespoons of dressing over the salad and serve!
Recipe Notes

Dressing ingredients make 3/4 of a cup and lasts for several weeks in the fridge. It's also delicious in sandwiches!

Nutrition Information
Calories: 1854, Fat: 172g, Saturated Fat: 43g, Cholesterol: 232mg, Sodium: 3593mg, Potassium: 883mg, Carbohydrates: 30g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 20g, Protein: 44g, Vitamin A: 140.8%, Vitamin C: 6.1%, Calcium: 32.8%, Iron: 29%

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Big Mac Dressing Source: Top Secret Recipes