Over the past few weeks, I have been enjoying a soft food diet. Oh the joys of recovery post wisdom teeth extraction. Needless to say, the diet is one that has grown tiresome quite fast. As I started reintroducing foods to my diet, I found myself flocking to McDonalds often for a McDouble or Big Mac. Still a form of soft food, but one that satisfied my cravings and desires for protein.
I am sure we can all appreciate how unhealthy a McDouble and Big Mac can be, so in hopes to nix the unnecessary carbs from my diet I created a cheeseburger salad (or Big Mac Salad, if you will). This salad is a twist on Kraft Canada’s Cheeseburger Salad, and is sinfully delicious.
Cheeseburger Salad (aka Big Mac Salad)
- 1 pound extra lean ground beef
- 1 US dry pint of sweet cherry tomatoes (halved)
- 8 CLAUSSEN baby dill pickles (chopped)
- KRAFT Tex Mex Shredded Cheese
- KRAFT Calorie Wise Thousand Island Dressing
- 1 bag of Italian Shredded Lettuce Mix
- Cook extra lean ground beef, drain off excess fat and set aside to cool.
- In a bowl combine, shredded lettuce, ground beef, cherry tomatoes and baby dill pickles. Mix well.
- Serve salad in smaller bowls and lightly coat in Kraft Thousand Island Dressing. Top with a handful of shredded cheese. Enjoy.
Note: I make a large bowl of the salad and omit the dressing until I am ready to serve the salad into smaller portions to prevent the salad from going mushy.
For other summer recipes and salad ideas, check out Kraft Canada’s What’s Cooking website.
Disclosure: I am a What’s Cooking Ambassador for Kraft Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with the company. The opinions on this blog are my own.