big mac salad low carb hamburger salad in a glass bowl with pickles and dressing on top
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Keto Big Mac Salad | Low Carb Hamburger Salad

I kid you not, this tastes JUST like a Big Mac, except it's low carb and you know exactly what went into it. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Courses, Salads
Cuisine: American
Keyword: big mac salad, big mac sauce, low carb hamburger salad
Servings: 4
Calories: 625kcal
Author: Urvashi Pitre


Big Mac Sauce



  • Make the dressing. Mix mayo, diced pickles, mustard, vinegar, onion, paprika and Swerve. Set aside while you get the other ingredients together. Set aside while you get the other ingredients together.
  • Heat a 10-inch sauté pan over medium heat. Add the ground beef, smash it to break up the clumps, and cook until it's almost cooked through. Add salt and pepper and finish cooking it all the way.
  • While the ground beef is browning, chop lettuce. Slice onions and then cut into half. Roughly chop pickles..
  • When you are ready to serve the salad, mix the lettuce, onions, pickles, and cheese. Put into four bowls. Add in ¼ of the ground beef mixture into each bowl. Drizzle with dressing and serve immediately.


  • The sauce will keep for at least a week in the fridge so make double--or quadruple! Not only does it get better with time, but it also works well with a variety of salads and grilled meats. Great for dipping grilled chicken as well.
  • Use lean ground beef for this so you don't have a greasy mess in your salad.
  • I used plain yellow mustard for this.
  • You can make a layered salad in a mason jar, and take it to work.


Calories: 625kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 52g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g