Big Mac Salad Recipe


For the Salad:

  • 1 lb ground beef (lean recommended)
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder (optional)
  • 6 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup diced dill pickles
  • ¼ cup diced onion (red or white)
  • Sesame seeds, for garnish

For the Big Mac Dressing:

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup French dressing
  • 2 tbsp sweet pickle relish
  • 1 tbsp finely diced onion (red or white)
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tsp yellow mustard
  • ½ tsp paprika


Make the Dressing:

  • In a small bowl, whisk together all the ingredients for the Big Mac dressing.
  • Taste and adjust seasonings (sweetness, tang, etc.) as needed.
  • Refrigerate until ready to use.

Cook the Beef:

  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown the ground beef, breaking it up as it cooks.
  • Once browned, add Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, and garlic powder (if using). Cook for another minute.
  • Remove from heat and drain any excess grease. Set aside to cool slightly.

Assemble the Salad:

  • In a large salad bowl, combine the shredded lettuce, cheddar cheese, dill pickles, and diced onion.
  • Add the cooled ground beef to the salad bowl.

Dress and Serve:

  • Drizzle the Big Mac dressing over the salad and toss to coat evenly.
  • Garnish with sesame seeds for that classic Big Mac touch.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!


  • Lettuce choice: Iceberg lettuce is traditional, but romaine or other sturdy greens work well too.
  • Make-ahead: You can prepare the dressing and cook the beef ahead of time for quick assembly later.
  • Customization: Add other Big Mac toppings like chopped tomatoes or increase your favorite ingredients.
  • Serving size: This recipe makes about 4 servings.


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