Big Mac Salad

This Big Mac Salad tastes just like a Big Mac from Mcdonalds-without the high calories and fat. This Big Mac Salad is a keeper!

Author: thepounddropper.com

PREP TIME10 minutes

COOK TIME10 minutes

TOTAL TIME20 minutes

Ingredients

Salad Ingredients

  • 1 pound 96% extra lean ground beef or 99% fat free ground turkey
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp onion salt
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 large head Romaine or Iceberg lettuce, chopped
  • 1 large tomato or 12 grape tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 small red or white onion, diced
  • 1 cup light cheddar cheese ( I use Trader Joe’s 3 Lite Cheese Blend)
  • 12 dill pickles, diced

Dressing Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp Light Mayo Best Foods or Light Kraft Mayo
  • 2 Tbsp non fat Greek or plain yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp No Sugar Added Ketchup Heinz
  • 1/2 Tbsp water
  • 1 Tbsp minced white onion
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp sweet pickle relish
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • dash of salt

Instructions

  1. Spray a large skillet with non stick cooking spray. Add the lean ground beef and onion salt and cook for about 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Use a fork to crumble the meat.
  2. Add Worcestershire sauce and mined garlic. Stir until garlic is incorporated. Cook meat until it is no longer be pink. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  3. Using a food scale, measure out 4 ounces of ground beef and divide evenly among the salads. Divide the romaine, tomatoes evenly among four servings.
  4. To assemble 1 serving: Place 4 ounces of meat over the top of lettuce, 1/4 cup cheese, add tomatoes, 2 Tbsp of dressing, and top with diced pickles.

Dressing Directions:

  1. In a small bowl or in a food processor, whisk or blend the light mayonnaise, white vinegar, fat plain or Greek yogurt, no added sugar ketchup, salt, water, sweet pickle relish, minced white onion, and sugar. Pour into a an airtight container.  Place dressing in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.

Make 4 large servings ( Serving: 4 ounces of meat over the top of lettuce, 1/4 cup cheese, add tomatoes, 2 Tbsp of dressing, and top with diced pickles)

6 Points® per serving

Notes

  1. You can replace the homemade salad dressing with a low point store bought Thousand Island dressing

Introduction: Indulge in the iconic flavors of a Big Mac from McDonald’s without the guilt with our sensational Big Mac Salad recipe. Crafted to mimic the beloved fast-food classic, this salad offers all the taste you crave with a fraction of the calories and fat. Say goodbye to the drive-thru and hello to a healthier, homemade version that’s sure to become a staple in your meal rotation.

Recipe Details:

  • Author: The Pound Dropper
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

Salad Ingredients:

  • 1 pound 96% extra lean ground beef or 99% fat-free ground turkey
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp onion salt
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 large head Romaine or Iceberg lettuce, chopped
  • 1 large tomato or 12 grape tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 small red or white onion, diced
  • 1 cup light cheddar cheese (Trader Joe’s 3 Lite Cheese Blend recommended)
  • 12 dill pickles, diced

Dressing Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp Light Mayo (Best Foods or Light Kraft Mayo)
  • 2 Tbsp non-fat Greek or plain yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp No Sugar Added Ketchup (Heinz)
  • 1/2 Tbsp water
  • 1 Tbsp minced white onion
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp sweet pickle relish
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • Dash of salt

Instructions:

  1. Cook Ground Beef: In a large skillet sprayed with non-stick cooking spray, cook the lean ground beef with onion salt for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally until crumbled and no longer pink. Add Worcestershire sauce and minced garlic, stirring until incorporated. Remove from heat and let cool.
  2. Prepare Dressing: In a small bowl or food processor, whisk or blend light mayonnaise, white vinegar, fat-free yogurt, no added sugar ketchup, salt, water, sweet pickle relish, minced white onion, and sugar until well combined. Transfer dressing to an airtight container and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Assemble Salad: For each serving, place 4 ounces of cooked ground beef over chopped lettuce, add diced tomatoes, 1/4 cup of cheese, and drizzle with 2 tablespoons of prepared dressing. Top with diced pickles.

Nutritional Information (Per Serving):

  • Calories: Approximately 250-300
  • Total Fat: 20-25 grams
  • Saturated Fat: 8-10 grams
  • Cholesterol: Varies
  • Total Carbohydrates: 10-15 grams
  • Fiber: 4-6 grams
  • Sugar: Very low or negligible

SmartPoints:

  • GREEN: 6 SmartPoints per serving (using 96% extra lean ground beef or 99% ground turkey)
  • BLUE: 6 SmartPoints per serving (using 96% extra lean ground beef), 4 SmartPoints per serving (using 99% ground turkey)
  • PURPLE: 6 SmartPoints per serving (using 96% extra lean ground beef), 4 SmartPoints per serving (using 99% ground turkey)

Notes:

  • You can substitute the homemade dressing with a low-point store-bought Thousand Island dressing for

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