Big Mac Salad

Big Mac Salad

Anyone else love a Big Mac?  Come on… don’t be shy! I don’t know what it is about 2 all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame seed bun that gets my tastebuds all atwitter… but a Big Mac was always my favorite McDonald’s go to before I had to deal with gluten and dairy allergies.  So hallelujah for this recipe that gives me the flavor without the gluten or the fat a** to go along with eating it. You can add the dairy if you so choose, or keep it out!


  • 1.5 lb lean ground turkey or beef
  • 1/2 tsp each onion & garlic powder
  • 8 Cups of romaine lettuce
  • Thousand Island Dressing 
  • 4 pickles spears chopped
  • 1/2 cup red onion diced
  • 1 cup tomatoes chopped
  • 1 cup shredded cheese of choice (if desired)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  • Brown ground meat until cooked through
  • Add onion & garlic powder while cooking meat
  • Chop romaine lettuce and set aside
  • Chop tomatoes, pickles ,and red onions and set aside
  • Pour 4 Tbsp of dressing into a small bowl and mix with 2 Tbsp of water; mix well
  • Mix all ingredients together with the dressing until evenly coated
  • Add salt and pepper to taste
  • Divide into 4 servings and top with cheese (if desired)

Makes 4 servings