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

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


  1. Cook extra lean ground beef, drain off excess fat and set aside to cool.
  2. In a bowl combine, shredded lettuce, ground beef, cherry tomatoes and baby dill pickles. Mix well.
  3. 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. 

1 Comment on Cheeseburger Salad

  1. Soozle
    August 3, 2014 at 7:29 am (3 years ago)

    What a unique idea 🙂 Thanks for sharing


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