Cheeseburger Salad

This salad has everything I love about a cheeseburger, sans the bun. Chopped romaine, tomatoes, avocado, pickles, shredded cheese topped with grilled burgers, red onions and drizzled with a seriously delicious dressing.
Servings: 4 yield(s)
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
  • 1 pound 93% lean ground beef
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 4 cup chopped romaine lettuce
  • 4 dill pickle spears, chopped
  • 1/2 small red onion, sliced into rings
  • 4 ounce avocado, cubed (from 1 small haas)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese
  • For the Dressing
  • 1/4 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1 tsp dill pickle juice
  • 4 tsp ketchup, sugar free for Keto
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  1. In a large bowl, combine beef, salt and pepper. With wet hand, gently form into 4 equal patties. Set aside.
  2. In another large bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients. Set aside.
  3. Cook hamburger patties on a grill to medium doneness, around 4-5 minutes per side. After flipping the patties, add the onion rings to the grill. Cook onion for the remaining 4-5 minutes, flipping halfway through. Allow patties to rest for 5-10 minutes then cut each patty into 16 bite-size pieces.
  4. Add the lettuce, pickles, onion, avocado and tomato to the bowl. Divide the salad among 4 plates, top each with grilled onions, cheese, and 1 chopped patty. Drizzle with ΒΌ of the dressing.