This healthy, low carb Cheeseburger Salad includes all of our favorite burger toppings and a simple homemade dressing piled onto a delicious, hearty salad.

Looking for more salads? You need to try my Taco Salad, Asian Chicken Salad, and Watermelon Salad!

Cheeseburger salad in a white bowl, topped with tomato, avocado, onion and dressing.

Why I love this salad:

  • Easy – Such an easy meal that comes together in less than 30 minutes!
  • Delicious – Everything I love from a good hamburger, but completely guilt free!

How to Make Cheeseburger Salad:

Make the Dressing: Combine mayo, mustard, ketchup, vinegar, bbq sauce, and refrigerate.

Grill the Burger Patties: Check out my hamburger recipe for tips and tricks for making a perfect juicy hamburger or top this cheeseburger salad with a Turkey Burger, Black Bean Burger, or Veggie Burger!

A bowl of homemade dressing next to a skillet cooking cheeseburger patties.

Assemble Salad: Chop and prepare salad ingredients. Add toppings and serve this cheeseburger salad bowl with a tasty side dish and dessert!

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Cheeseburger salad in a white bowl, topped with tomato, avocado, onion and dressing.
Prep 15 minutes
Cook 10 minutes
Total 25 minutes
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For the salad:

  • 5-6 cups mixed greens lettuce
  • 1-2 tomatoes , sliced (or cherry tomatoes)
  • 1/2 small onion , sliced
  • 1 avocado , peeled and sliced
  • 2 dill pickles , sliced
  • 4 hamburger patties
  • 4 slices cheddar cheese , plus more shredded for topping, if desired

For the dressing:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise (or use half mayo and half greek yogurt)
  • 2 Tablespoons mustard
  • 2-3 Tablespoons ketchup , to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon vinegar
  • 2-3 teaspoons barbecue sauce , to taste


  • Combine the dressing ingredients in a bowl and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Season the hamburger patties with salt and pepper on both sides. Grill to desired doneness. Place a slice of cheese on top of each to melt. 
  • Divide lettuce among 4 serving bowls. Chop each cheeseburger into bite-size pieces and place on the salads. Top with tomato, onion, avocado and pickles. Add desired amount of dressing and toss to combine.


*You could also use 1 pound of ground beef. Divide it into 4 or 5 parts and form each into a pattie. Season well with salt and pepper.


Calories: 487kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 23gFat: 38gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 875mgPotassium: 875mgFiber: 6gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 5746IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 185mgIron: 3mg

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I originally shared this recipe April 2016. Updated July 2020 and May 2022.

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  1. I absolutely loved this dish!!! I wasn’t sure about the dressing at first when I saw it but then I tasted it all together and loved it. I didn’t have avocado so I used avocado sauce thing with a little spice and it really hit the spot!

  2. 5 stars
    DELICIOUS! I used pickle juice instead of vinegar, I did not add the avocado and I used Romaine lettuce. Next time I will add bacon!!!