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Chopped Big Mac Salad: Whole30, Paleo, Keto

  • Author: Bailey
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 3-4 1x
  • Category: Lunch
  • Method: Salad
  • Cuisine: American


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:

  • 23 tablespoons Primal Kitchen Thousand Island (or Homemade Special Sauce!)
  • 2 hearts of romaine, chopped
  • 1 cup halved or quartered roma tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup chopped red onion, or as preferred
  • 1/2 cup pickles, halved or diced
  • Optional chopped green onions or sesame seeds for garnish


  1. 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.
  2. Once cooked, taste and adjust spices as desired, and then remove from heat.
  3. Assemble the salads with the romaine, beef, onions, pickles, tomatoes, Thousand Island and optional sesame seeds or green onion.