This chopped big mac salad is such an easy, delicious and quick lunch or dinner to whip up on a weekday or to prepare for meal prep. It’s full of flavor but still a low carb or keto, Whole30 and Paleo salad recipe that only takes 20 minutes. Plus the only thing you have to really even cook is the beef! Just a little chopping and you’ve got your healthy salad ready to go.
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When trying to eat real, nutrient dense food, eating at fast food places doesn’t always fit the bill. But there’s still no reason you can’t do a quick little recreation of those familiar flavors but with a healthier Whole30 or Paleo spin! What I love best about this big mac salad is the combination of flavors.
The fresh crunchy vegetables and pickles, the juicy meat and the sauce that combines it all together. Of course if you’re not eating strictly Whole30, you can add some shredded cheese to make it more of a cheeseburger salad!
The sauce that really makes this entire Whole30 burger salad come together is the Thousand Island. This is a sugar-free homemade dressing that’s Whole30, Paleo and Keto. To make it, you’ll just need a few spices, tomato paste and Primal Kitchen mayo or make your own mayo, too!
This chopped big mac salad is a good option for meal prep! I typically chop the veggies beforehand but only assemble what I need for a serving a few hours prior before I’m going to eat it to keep the vegetables tasting fresh. These are the silicone to-go salad dressing containers I use (and love). Everyone always asks about them when they see them – they’re so cute! Plus dishwasher, freezer, microwave and TSA friendly!
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For the Beef:
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
- 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pickle juice
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
For the Salad:
- Cook ground beef in a skillet over medium-high heat and season with salt and pepper. Halfway through browning, after about 4-5 minutes, begin mixing in the mustard, nutritional yeast, garlic powder, pickle juice, and paprika.
- Once cooked, taste and adjust spices as desired, and then remove from heat.
- Assemble the salads with the romaine, beef, onions, pickles, tomatoes, thousand island and optional sesame seeds or green onion.
Keywords: paleo, whole30, big mac salad, keto, beef
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