Big Mac Salad with Healthier Special Sauce Dressing

 A Big Mac Salad is a salad based off the famous burger. It it is a healthier version of the burger. With a homemade dressing, and loads of salad options, you can really put a healthier spin on this delicious favorite!

We are trying to eat healthier. More salads and less fast food are a must. But we can still enjoy the taste of our favorite fast food, if we find ways to make it healthier. This Big Mac Salad is the perfect thing. We make it often and play around with the salad indredients, from a traditional iceberg based salad, to leafy spring mixes with shredded brussell sprouts and shredded broccoli mixed in. From lean beef burger, to turkey burger or even Soy burger substitute (TVP) there are so many options to lighten up the fat from the meat. and making the dressing below will lighten up the special sauce dressing.

Let's get cooking:


Big Mac Salad:

Makes 1 Salad



  • A head of iceberg lettuce (or substitute lettuce mix of your choice)

  • 1 cup seasoned ground beef (I use garlic, salt,pepper, & dry minced onion to season) 

  • 5-10 dill pickle chips

  • ½ cup grated cheddar cheese

  • ⅛ red onion (optional)

  • ½ cup special sauce

Special Sauce dressing: 

  • 1 cup Mayonnaise (Olive Oil Mayo preferred)

  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt 

  • ½ cup chopped dill pickle or dill pickle relish

  • 3 Tablespoons yellow mustard

  • 2 teaspoons apple cide vinegar (can substitute any other type vinegar)

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon onion powder 

  • Sweeten to taste if desired with stevia or honey. 


Cut Iceberg lettuce into wedges or chop into small pieces. (Or mix together lettuce mix chopped as needed)

Pour desired amount into bowl.

Top with cooked ground beef, pickles, cheese, and onion 

Top with special sauce.

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