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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!

Make 4 large servings

I may have a salad obsession-in fact I could eat salad everyday of my life and never get sick of it. If you are salad lover like myself-be sure to check out a few of my other low point salad recipes: 

Fiesta Corn Salad

Skinny BBQ Chicken Salad

Copycat Panera Asian Chicken Salad

Bacon, Avocado, Chicken Pasta Salad

Copycat Panera Fuji Apple Salad

What Ingredients do I need for this Big Mac Salad?

  •  96% extra lean ground beef or 99% fat free ground turkey-I usually use 96% extra lean ground beef. You may substitute that for 99% ground turkey.
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Onion salt
  • Garlic-minced
  • Romaine or Iceberg lettuce-chopped
  • Diced tomato or 12 grape tomatoes-optional.  Now, I know Big Mac’s DO NOT have tomatoes on them…however;  I love adding them in this Big Mac Salad for added deliciousness and color! 
  • Red or white onion– diced. Big Mac’s have minced white onion on them. 
  • Reduced fat cheddar cheese -I use Trader Joe’s 3 Lite Cheese Blend or Velveeta Shreds )
  • Dill pickles-diced 

How do I make this Big Mac Salad?

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.

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.

Dice pickles, grape tomatoes and red or white onion

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.

 

Salad Ingredients:

  • 1 pound 96% extra lean ground beef  ( I use Laura’s ) 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 (optional) 
  • 1/2 small red or white onion, diced
  • 1 cup light cheddar cheese ( I use Trader Joe’s 3 Lite Cheese Blend or Velveeta Shreds )
  • 12 dill pickles, diced 

Salad Directions:

  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 Ingredients:

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

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 dressing container or an airtight container.
  2. Place dressing in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. 

To make this dressing:

  1.  In a small bowl or in a food processor, whisk or blend the light mayonnaise, white vinegar, fat plain or Greek yogurt
  2. no added sugar ketchup, salt, water, sweet pickle relish, minced white onion, and sugar.

Place dressing in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. 

Make 4 large servings

4-7 PersonalPoints™ per serving*  

 *This number shows the PersonalPoints™ range. The points will vary based on your individualized plan. 

How do I know how many points this is on my WW individualized plan? 

Click the link below to go to the recipe builder. You’ll first need to sign into your WW account and then the recipe builder will upload. Be sure to edit the recipe with any ingredients that you use that are different. The recipe builder is the most accurate way to create, obtain, and track the Personal Points on your individualized plan.

*The recipe builder link only works for WW members located in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, you’ll need to access the WW app manually to create the recipe in the recipe builder. 

Yield: 4

Big Mac Salad

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 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 ( 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)

4-7 PersonalPoints™ per serving*

*This number shows the PersonalPoints™ range. The points will vary based on your individualized plan.

Notes

  1. You can replace the homemade salad dressing with a low point store bought Thousand Island dressing
  2. Smartpoints: GREEN: 6 SmartPoints per serving if you use 96% extra lean ground beef or 99% ground turkey 
    BLUE: 6 SmartPoints per serving if you use 96% extra lean ground beef or 4 SmartPoints per serving if you use 99% ground turkey PURPLE: 6 SmartPoints per serving if you use 96% extra lean ground beef or 4 SmartPoints per serving if you use 99% ground turkey

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 186Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 61mgSodium 616mgCarbohydrates 4gFiber 0gSugar 3gProtein 25g

The point values and nutritional information is estimated and figured based off the brand of ingredients I used for the recipe using the WW app and can vary depending on ingredients used.

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Thursday 23rd of April 2020

SO amazing <3 Can't wait to give it a try

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