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Cheeseburger Salad: A Fresh Twist on a Classic

This Cheeseburger Salad has all the delicious flavours of a juicy burger, but in a low carb salad version.
Perfectly seasoned mince/ground beef, sharp cheddar cheese and tomatoes, drizzled with your own delicious homemade cheeseburger salad dressing.

One of the fastest salads to prepare on a busy night is this cheeseburger salad.
This makes a fantastic light meal or appetiser and is not heavy to consume.

It’s a cheeseburger salad bowl that is so crisp and refreshing everyone will love it.
If you love cheeseburgers, you’ll definitely love this salad version too!

There’s some good recipe variations for you to try along with a handful of serving suggestions.
This is another one that fits in to the ketogenic and gluten free diets.

Cheeseburger Salad with cheeseburger salad dressing

Cheeseburger Salad Recipe

Custom Keto Diet
This cheeseburger salad recipe is the perfect option if you are in a hurry but still want to prepare something delicious to eat.

Create your own crunchy and fresh, low carb cheeseburger salad bowl now.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Course Lunch, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 1 serve
Calories 563 kcal


  • Non-stick skillet or frying pan
  • Wooden spoon
  • Large bowl
  • Small bowl


  • 100 g beef mince
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 2 Tbsp grated cheese
  • 6 halved cherry tomatoes

Cheeseburger salad dressing ingredients

  • Tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp sugar-free tomato ketchup
  • ½ tsp liquid smoke


  • Sear 100 g beef mince in a pan over medium heat.
    Break the beef apart as it cooks, until the meat is well browned and no longer pink inside.
    Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • In a bowl, toss 1 cup shredded iceberg lettuce, 6 halved cherry tomatoes, 2 Tbsp grated cheese, and cooked mince.
  • In another bowl, stir together the 1½ Tbsp mayonnaise, 1 Tbsp sugar-free tomato ketchup and ½ tsp liquid smoke, then drizzle over salad.
  • Serve.



Remember to use fresh salad ingredients for the best results.

What To Serve With Cheeseburger Salad

Here's some simple ideas for serving your salad.
Cheeseburger Tortilla Wrap.
Make your salad as per the recipe and roll the whole lot up in your favourite flat-bread.
You could even add salsa sauce to the flat-bread.
Lettuce Wraps.
Instead of chopping the lettuce, you can serve all the ingredients rolled up in leaves of iceberg or romaine to make a lettuce wrap bar.
Barbecued Cheeseburger Salad.
This salad also makes a fantastic fresh barbecue side-dish by cooking the meat on your hotplate and build your salad in front of all your guests.
Cheeseburger Salad as a Main Meal.
Serve on a large plate for lunch or light dinner with both tasty sausage patties and this tasty sausage patties.
These three go very well together.
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