Cheeseburger Salad

Gluten Free

Sugar free

Low calorie

Nut Free

We’ve all been there, knowing we need a healthy meal but reaaaaally wanting a burger. So, whilst trying to decide what to do with some leftover burger cheese but knowing I really didn't want to use up all my calorie allowance on a burger I decided to go for the healthier option and deconstructed the typical takeaway burger into a nourishing salad. This recipe is designed to suit 1 person, please don't forget to increase ingredients if you have more mouths to feed!


Its so simple, it barely needs explaining. Lettuce, gherkins, lightly seasoned beef mince and the special burger sauce topped with cheese. Typically fast food places such as McDonalds and Burger King use Batavia or Romaine lettuce, however this time I had some mixed baby leaves that needed using up so I substituted for those, I've been growing some nice big heads of Romaine the last month or so, so I cant wait to make a Cheese burger salad with that. I also opted for mini gherkins instead of the traditional sized pickle because that's just what I had to hand. (2).gif

Even making the sauce for this meal is super simple. Mix together mayonnaise, salad cream, mustard powder, paprika, garlic powder and onions and your done! You could even increase the ingredient quantities and freeze up portions like my other home made sauces.


A super simple, quick and effortless meal that really satisfies a fast food craving.



330kcal per serving.
♥ 100g 5% fat Mince

♥ 50g lettuce

♥ Gherkins (Pickles)

♥ Sliced Cheese

For the sauce:

♥ 1 tablespoon salad cream (or sub for mayo and add a splash of pickle juice)

♥ 1 tablespoon of mayo

♥ 1/4 teaspoon mustard

♥ 1 teaspoon paprika

♥ 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

♥ 1 teaspoon of finely cut onion


  1. Shred your choice of lettuce, slice gherkins (pickles) and finely chop 1tsp worth of onion

  2. Mix up burger sauce

  3. Cook 100g of beef mince in frying pan with pinch of salt and pepper

  4. Plate lettuce with sliced gherkins and top with cooked beef

  5. Top with cheese and sauce