Hands-on Time
30 Mins
Total Time
30 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: about 3 cups salad and 2 1/2 tablespoons mayonnaise mixture)

Classic burger elements become a fast, fun salad--a deconstructed take on a diner favorite. Instead of four burger patties, we cook just two, then chop and sprinkle them over the top. A handful of crushed potato chips adds crunch. Kick up the dressing with a pinch of ground red pepper.


How to Make It

Step 1

Shape beef into 2 (1-inch-thick) patties; sprinkle with pepper and salt. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add patties; cook 3 to 4 minutes on each side.

Step 2

Add onion to pan; cook 5 to 6 minutes on each side; separate into rings. Cut burgers into bite-sized pieces. Divide romaine, burgers, onion, tomato, and cheese among 4 bowls.

Step 3

Combine mayonnaise, ketchup, and 2 tablespoons water in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk; drizzle evenly over salads. Lightly crush potato chips with your hands; sprinkle evenly over salads.

Ratings & Reviews

A Fun Take on the Cheeseburger!

August 10, 2017
Great salad!  I made just one change -- I added half of the sauteed onions, chopped, and some diced cooked bacon to the ground beef before I made the patties.  I have found that by adding some flavor ingredients to the ground beef, the end result is delicious!  The crushed potato chips add a fun element to the salad.  Will be adding to my salad book!

Solid Recipe and Filling for a Salad

March 16, 2016
One star off because I don't care for canola mayonnaise. But the only advantage of canola over regular mayo is the omega-3's you gain. The calorie difference is minimal. Will definitely make again.

Fun Recipe!

March 24, 2016
We really liked it!  I added a few other veggies to the salad (cukes and radishes), and Hubby ate a full burger in his.  We liked the dressing too.  


March 25, 2016
We loved everything about this salad  Made a great light dinner.  Will be making this again and again. Thanks!!

4 1/2 stars

June 15, 2016
Grilled the burgers and the onions on our Traeger with Mesquite pellets.  So good.  So easy too.  Will add this one to our regular rotation.