Big Mac Salad

"Yep. Inspired by the McDonald's Big Mac. A Parsley original. Just because it's a salad, doesn't mean it's diet food. ;)"
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  • 8 slices white bread
  • 1 - 1 12 lb extra lean ground beef
  • 12 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 1 12 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 34 cup mayonnaise
  • 14 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
  • 14 - 12 teaspoon salt
  • 14 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds


  • Toast all eight pieces of bread until just lightly golden-brown. Let cool and cut into cubes; set aside.
  • Brown and drain the extra lean ground beef. Let cool.
  • In a large bowl, combine the cooked and cooled ground beef, toasted bread cubes,finely chopped onions, shredded lettuce and cheese; toss well. Place in a large salad/serving bowl.
  • In a seperate small bowl, stir together the mayonnaise, ketchup, relish, salt and pepper.
  • Drizzle the dressing over the salad. You can either leave it drizzled or toss everything to evenly coat salad.
  • Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

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  1. This was crazily, unexpectedly yummy! I had my doubts. I've never been a big fast food customer. But for all my gourmet type cooking and dining, when the chips are down and I am STRESSED... I NEED a Big Mac. This totally fit the bill. I did make two slight changes. I used rehydrated onions instead of fresh, since they don't seem fresh on the burger. I also added some to the dressing. I tossed in some roughly chopped hamburger dill slices into the salad as well to cover that part of the experience. Next time, I may reheat the bread too so it is warm in the salad.
  2. Alright number one big mac fan right here, but I have not have had one in years. I made this quite a bit more healthy and scaled it down. Heres what I did I used lean ground turkey, whole wheat bread, miracle whip, low fat cheese... yeah so I pretty much killed it lol. BUT it still tasted wonderful. To make it a but more authentic I sprays the bread with cooking spray then sprinkles them with sesame seeds to taste more like their buns and the whole salad as well. I did add more lettuce tho. By far the number one recipe I think I have come across on this site! Served these with oven baked fries, prefect healthier version of a Mc D's meal!
  3. SO GOOD! I'll make it again with ground turkey but other than that, it was SO GOOD!
  4. Genius! I haven't even made it yet and I KNOW i'm going to love it! -- one of those things you say "why didn't I think of THAT"""
  5. This is my version of comfort food! We all loved it! I made it just like the recipe states and would not change a thing. We will be making this again. Thanks for sharing.


  1. EXCELLENT SALAD !! We had some laast night, and intend to serve some for our Football Bowl Party today. It really does taste like a Big Mac. Only thing I changed was I replaced salt with seasoned salt. Made for Market tag.
  2. This was fun. I used red onions and was out of sweet pickle relish so chopped up some sweet baby Gherkins. My DH suggested using high quality croutons instead of toasting white bread. He also thought that adding some chopped cooked bacon would make it a Double Bacon Cheeseburger Salad! I think this would be great for a potluck, placing the dressing and cubed bread in separate containers from the salad ingredients, and then tossing everything together just before serving. Made for Please Review My Recipe Tag game.



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