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Big Mac Salad

protein recipe salad Mar 13, 2024

Healthy Big Mac Salad Recipe - Delicious and Nutritious!

Looking for a satisfying yet healthy meal that is quick, easy and a family fave? Try our nutritious Big Mac Salad recipe! Packed with high protein minced beef, fresh veggies, and a tangy special sauce, this dish is a healthy twist on the classic fast-food favourite. 

This meal follows the classic Real Life Medicine Framework called Build Your Plate 


Mince Meat

  • 1 kg Minced Beef
  • 100 g Diced Onion (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 100 ml Passata
  • 2 tbsp Mingle "Use Me on Everything Seasoning"


  • 1 Iceberg Lettuce, shredded
  • 3 Tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 Lebanese Cucumbers, sliced
  • 1/4 cup Dill Pickles, chopped
  • 6 Slices of Low-fat Cheese, cut in quarters

Special Sauce

  • 1 cup Low-fat Sour Cream or Mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp Mingle "Burger Sauce seasoning"
  • Optional: Mingle Tomato Sauce


  1. In a large frypan, brown the minced beef with diced onion until cooked through.
  2. Add tomato paste, passata, Mingle seasoning, and a pinch of salt to the beef mixture. Simmer for approximately 20 minutes.
  3. In a serving bowl, layer shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, dill pickles, and quartered cheese slices.
  4. Once the minced beef is cooked, spoon it over the salad.
  5. In a small bowl, mix sour cream or mayonnaise with Mingle "Burger Sauce seasoning" to create the special sauce. If desired, add a dollop of Mingle Tomato Sauce for extra flavour.
  6. Drizzle the special sauce over the salad and enjoy your healthy Big Mac Salad!

Macros per serving (approximately):

  • Protein: 40g
  • Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Fat: 40g

This satisfying salad is not only delicious but also high in protein. This will keep you full for longer making it the perfect choice for anyone looking to lose weight without hunger. Try it out today and see for yourself!

if you're looking for more salads to try these are our favourites 

Dr Lucy's Summer Salad 

Dr Lucy's Warm Chicken Salad

and if you want to know more about health and weight loss read one of our more popular blogs 

Unlocking the woodshed 

Dr Mary Barson and Dr Lucy are the co-owners of Real Life Medicine. They help women who have been on every diet under the sun, improve their metabolism and learn mindset skills, so they can achieve optimal health and long lasting weight loss. With this comes increased energy, vitality and confidence. You can avoid chronic disease and stop living life on the sidelines!


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