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Cheeseburger Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette

Cheeseburger salad with mustard dressing in a bowl.

5 from 7 reviews

A Cheeseburger Salad features all of your favorite burger fixin’s, minus the bun! This salad has some seasoned ground beef, a bit of bacon, lettuce, cheese, tomato, and pickles that are topped with a savory mustard salad dressing! It’s customizable and easily made Paleo and Whole30-friendly.

Ingredients

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For the “Burger”:

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon burger seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup (optional)

For the Dressing:

  • 2 tablespoons yellow or dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoons mayo
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • Big pinch salt and pepper

For Assembling:

  • 8 cups fresh lettuce, chopped
  • 2 cups halved cherry tomatoes
  • 4 strips bacon, cooked
  • 1 Avocado, diced
  • ½ cup dill pickle slices
  • ½ red onion, sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar

Instructions

  1. Heat oil over medium heat in a skillet. Once hot add ground beef and burger seasoning. Cook until no pink remains. Once cooked through, add in ketchup (optional) and stir together to combine. Shut off the heat and let cool slightly.
  2. Meanwhile, make the dressing: Add all ingredients to a jar or small bowl and whisk together. Taste and adjust seasoning.
  3. Assemble the bowls: Divide lettuce, tomatoes, bacon, avocado, pickled and red onion among four bowls. Divide the beef mixture on top, then drizzle over 1-2 tablespoons of dressing. Serve immediately.

Notes

To make for meal prep, separately store the burger seasoning, the salad components, and the dressing. It should last 3-5 days.

This recipe was originally published in 2015, and updated with a new recipe and photos in 2020.

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