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a big bowl of keto big mac salad next to a napkin

Keto Big Mac Salad

Yummy Keto Cooking
This keto Big Mac salad gives you all the flavors of the classic sandwich with just a fraction of the carbs!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 616 kcal


For the salad:

  • 8 cups chopped romaine
  • 1/4 cup finely diced yellow onions
  • 20 cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered
  • 1/2 cup dill pickle chips
  • 1 lb ground beef (we use 85% but any type works)
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese

For the Big Mac dressing:

  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 2 tbsp dill pickle relish (look for no added sugar if possible)
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt


  • Start by preparing all the vegetable ingredients for the salad – chopping the romaine lettuce, finely dicing the onions, halving or quartering the cherry tomatoes, and measuring out the pickles. Combine these in a large bowl or divide the ingredients between four plates.
  • Next, prepare your big mac dressing by whisking together the mayo, mustard, relish, vinegar, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside for now.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, cook your ground beef until browned, about 6-9 minutes. Stir frequently, breaking the meat into chunks as it cooks. When it’s almost done, stir in the salt and pepper to season.
  • Remove the beef with a slotted spoon and add it to the salad. Add the cheddar cheese and your prepared dressing. Enjoy!


Nutrition facts (approximate per serving):  616 calories, 47 g fat, 15 g saturated fat, 800 mg sodium, 9.8 g carbohydrate, 3.8 g fiber, 4.5 g sugar, *6 g net carbs*, 38.5 g protein, Vitamin A: 189%, Vitamin C: 29%, Calcium: 28%, Iron: 25%
Keyword keto big mac salad, low carb big mac salad