Healthier Cheeseburger Salad

Briana

Briana

This Healthier Cheeseburger Salad recipe is the perfect weeknight dinner for a cheeseburger craving, made good for you. It’s easy to put together, gluten free, low carb and full of flavor. The key to this delicious salad is the premium ground beef by Laura’s Lean Beef, the sponsor for this recipe. Layer the cooked ground beef onto lettuce, add cherry tomatoes, pickles, onions, cheese, and drizzle on a flavorful homemade thousand island dressing. This delicious dinner is ready in 20 minutes and will become a household favorite!


cheeseburger salad with wooden spoon and a grey napkin

Disclaimer: We have been compensated by Laura’s Lean Beef to create this recipe. It’s partnerships like these that enable us to bring you fresh content. As always, all opinions are our own.

Here’s What You Need for The Healthier Cheeseburger Salad:​

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb Laura’s Lean Ground Beef, 92% lean
  • 1 tbsp avocado or olive oil, for cooking the beef
  • Salt & pepper to taste, to season the beef
  • 1 head of iceberg lettuce, or other neutral flavored lettuce
  • 1 cup of cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ½ a large sweet onion (about 125 grams), cut into strips or diced (your preference)
  • 3 dill pickles, chopped into bite sized pieces
  • 1.33 cups shredded cheese of choice, Colby Jack or Cheddar works great
  • 1 batch of homemade Thousand Island dressing or other desired dressing, to taste
flat lay of cheeseburger salad ingredients

Recipe Notes:

About Laura’s Lean Beef: We were very excited to partner with Laura’s Lean Beef, because we really care about the quality of our beef. The USDA allows beef to be labeled as “natural” as long as it is minimally processed and contains no artificial ingredients. This loose definition covers most fresh beef sold in grocery stores. Unlike most other “natural” beef, Laura’s Lean product is a “Never Ever” offering, meaning our protein is sourced from suppliers that raise their cattle without ever using added hormones or antibiotics and are always vegetarian fed. 

Lately, Chamere and I have been working to up our protein intake, without consuming too many calories. We love eating beef as one of our preferred protein sources, because of the nutrients in beef. A problem that we run into often when preparing meals, is that most beef tends to be fattier protein source that is often higher in calories. For me especially, I really try to watch my calorie intake, so finding a leaner source of high-quality beef has been a lifesaver. This way, we can eat very high-quality meat that’s lower in calories, without sacrificing flavor. All products carrying Laura’s Lean claim must meet strict USDA standards to qualify as lean. Each 4 oz. serving Laura’s Lean must contain less than 10g of fat, 4.5g or less of saturated fat per 100g serving.


Thousand Island Dressing: We should also note that you can use whatever Thousand Island dressing you like, but we prefer to make our own since it’s free of any added sugar. We want to mention that we add a lot of pickle juice to our thousand Thousand Island dressing and it makes it pretty liquid, but we like it like that. If you don’t like your dressing so runny, just leave out some of the apple cider vinegar and/or pickle juice. This dressing makes for a wonderful dressing for this healthier cheeseburger salad.

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Tools:

  • Sharp Chef’s Knife & Cutting Board
  • Wooden Spoons 
  • Cast Iron Skillet 
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Measuring Cups
  • Nesting Bowls

tossed cheeseburger salad on a wooden spoon

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Let’s Make It! ​


Start by prepping your ingredients. If making your Thousand Island dressing, do that first. Cut up your lettuce, halve your tomatoes, cut up your pickles, and onions.

Heat your skillet over medium heat, and add oil, then the beef to brown. Laura’s Lean Beef has a delicious flavor, so we want to use a neutral oil like avocado oil and season with just salt and pepper so the flavor of the beef shines thru. Once the beef is browned, add it on top of your lettuce.

Add the shredded cheese, the onions, pickles and cherry tomatoes.

Now, spoon on your Thousand Island Dressing.

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cheeseburger salad with thousand island dressing

We hope you enjoy this delicious Healthier Cheeseburger Salad!

cheeseburger salad recipe with thousand island dressing

Until Next Time,
Briana & Chamere

Healthier Cheeseburger Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

This Healthier Cheeseburger Salad recipe is the perfect weeknight dinner for a cheeseburger craving, made good for you. It’s easy to put together, gluten free, low carb and full of flavor. The key to this delicious salad is the premium ground beef by Laura’s Lean Beef, the sponsor for this recipe. Layer the cooked ground beef onto lettuce, add cherry tomatoes, pickles, onions, cheese, and drizzle on a flavorful homemade thousand island dressing. This delicious dinner is ready in 20 minutes and will become a household favorite!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheeseburger salad, easy keto, gluten free, low carb, Salad
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 228 kcal
Author: Briana
Ingredients
  • 1 lb Laura’s Lean Ground Beef, 92% lean
  • 1 tbsp avocado or olive oil, for cooking the beef
  • Salt & pepper to taste, to season the beef
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce, or other neutral flavored lettuce
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 125 gram sweet onion (about half a large onion), cut into strips or diced (your preference)
  • 3 whole dill pickles, chopped into bite sized pieces
  • 1.33 cups shredded cheese of choice, Colby Jack or cheddar
  • 1 batch homemade Thousand Island dressing or other desired dressing, to taste
Instructions
  1. Start by prepping your ingredients. If making your Thousand Island dressing, do that first. Cut up your lettuce, halve your tomatoes, cut up your pickles, and onions.

  2. Heat your skillet over medium heat, and add oil, then the beef to brown. Laura’s Lean Beef has a delicious flavor, so we want to use a neutral oil like avocado oil and season with just salt and pepper so the flavor of the beef shines thru. Once the beef is browned, add it on top of your lettuce.

  3. Add the shredded cheese, the onions, pickles and cherry tomatoes.

  4. Now, spoon on your Thousand Island Dressing.

  5. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Thank you to Laura’s Lean Beef for sponsoring this recipe.

Macros: These macros are a provided as a courtesy and are estimated via MyFitnessPal.

For the Cheeseburger Salad: Makes 6 servings, 228 calories, 14 grams of fat, 20 grams of protein, 5 total carbs, 2 grams fiber, 3 net carbs.

For the Homemade Thousand Island Dressing: Makes 10 servings, 165 calories per serving, 1 net carb, 16 grams of fat, 0 grams protein.

Macros for the salad with the dressing will vary, depending on how much you use, or if you decide to use a store bought brand or some other dressing.

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This Healthier Cheeseburger Salad recipe is the perfect weeknight dinner for a cheeseburger craving, made good for you. It’s easy to put together, gluten free, low carb & full of flavor. Layer the cooked ground beef onto lettuce, add cherry tomatoes, pickles, onions, cheese, & drizzle on a flavorful homemade thousand island dressing. This delicious dinner is ready in 20 minutes, & will become a household favorite! #AFullLiving #CheeseburgerSalad #BigMacSalad #KetoCheeseburgerSalad #LowCarbSalad
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