Cheeseburger Salad

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Two weeks ago I posted a picture of my cheeseburger salad and I got a ton of comments on how good it looked. So, of course, I figured you all needed the recipe! 

When I went away scrapbooking for the weekend a few months ago, someone told me about how she puts her cheeseburgers on a salad instead of using a bun and, I finally got around to trying it! You guys, this is a huge salad and super filling! Here is how I put it all together! 


Cooked Ground beef patty 
Red Wine Vinegar *optional
Pickles - I used sour
1 TBSP - shredded cheese


Cook beef patty on the grill or any other way you like to make it. 

While the burger is cooking, chop onion and mushrooms and put them in a pan to saute. I use cooking spray and put them on low temp and let them cook slowly. 

While they were cooking I put the lettuce on my plate and cut the tomatoes in half, shredded some carrots and cut up some sour pickles. 

When the mushrooms and onions were finished, I turned the heat up to medium and added *Red Wine Vinegar. I have also used Balsamic Vinegar, but preferred the Red Wine. I let the vinegar deglaze the pan and then put the hot mix onto the lettuce, immediately, to soften the lettuce a bit. 

Add the rest of the veggies and the cooked burger to the top. Top with shredded cheese. 

I didn't use any dressing. Between the caramelized mushrooms and onions, softened lettuce, pickles and melted cheese, I didn't feel like I needed it at all, but I think it would also be great with a little Ranch dressing! You decide! 

Serves 1
8*WW Points+

*Points value depends on beef and cheese, this is what my value was with a burger patty of 80/20 ground beef and the shredded cheese. You could definitely lower the points by getting less fat ground beef, but I bought a new kind of burger and I didn't look at the fat content. Everything else in this salad is 0 points! It is so filling, more filling than having a burger on a bun! 

Try it and let me know what you think!! 

Have a great Thursday! 


  1. I never thought to put dill pickles on my salad and I love them! I need to try it next time I have one!

    1. I had never thought to put pickles on a salad either, but it is fabulous!

  2. What a tasty CARB free way to enjoy a burger! I'm going to give this a shot this weekend.

  3. Yum! I love this twist on a cheeseburger -- perfect for hot summer days when I want the taste of a burger without all the greasiness.

    1. It is perfect! It is so good, I didn't even care that the rest of the family was eating cheeseburgers!

  4. What a great way to eat a burger! I'm definitely trying this next time we grill!

    1. Hope you love it! Let me know what you think!

  5. I love burgers and salad! Yum! Perfect for summer grilling nights! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Ok. This sounds amazing! My initial thought... How have I never thought of this!! Haha. Can't wait to try it! Right up my alley!!!

  7. Never thought to try this combination! I love the pickles idea. Sounds like a good one for the summer :)


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