This Big Mac Salad tastes just like the real thing — with significantly fewer calories

Sometimes it’s hard to consistently eat healthy.

All the better if there is the opportunity to cook a modified form of your favorite dishes.

If you’re craving fast food but still want to eat healthy, this recipe for a healthier, low-carb Big Mac Salad is for you.

Big Mac Salad: Here’s how

For one serving you need the following ingredients:

  • 200 g minced meat, low-fat
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • a handful of iceberg lettuce (depending on how hungry you are)
  • 50 g grated mozzarella (cheddar or similar cheese)
  • Depending on taste, two to four gherkins, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the Big Mac sauce

  • 1 tbsp light mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp light ketchup
  • 2 tbsp water, pickle jar
  • 1 tbsp mustard
  • a squeeze of fresh lemon
  • a pinch of paprika powder

To save calories, you can use low-sugar products for mayonnaise, ketchup and cheese.

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  1. Fry the ground beef in a pan. Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder and mix in the mustard, tomato paste and 2-3 tablespoons of water.
  2. Drain lettuce after washing or dry if necessary. Then roll and cut the leaves to create long strips at the end. Put these in a bowl.
  3. Dice the onion and pickles and add to the salad.
  4. To create the famous Big Mac sauce, combine mayonnaise, ketchup, pickle juice, mustard, and lemon in a small bowl and season with paprika.
  5. Then add the minced meat to the bowl and garnish with the cheese (grated or cut into strips) and sesame seeds.
  6. Spread the sauce generously over the salad.

The quantities refer to one serving. The whole salad has about 390 kcal and will keep you full for a long time with 54g of protein.

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