Turkey Cheeseburger Salad Recipe

here me out okay!!!?? ⁣

if you follow me on Insta stories you know my idea for tonight’s dinner sparked some controversy – not *everyone* thought a cheeseburger salad sounded good. but after asking y’all what you thought, over 200 of y’all voted in favor (sorry mom). so let’s get to it!⁣

and and what’s not to love about seasoned meat, melted cheese + crispy lettuce? top it all with juicy cherry tomatoes, creamy avocado, crunchy tangy chopped pickles + caramelized onions and hot damnnn we’ve got cheeseburger salad. nourish your bellies and your drive-thru cravings all at once! ⁣

Turkey Cheeseburger Salad

A low-carb version of your favorite juicy cheeseburger complete with caramelized onions and pickles!
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Prep Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 3


  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • ¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups shredded green leaf or iceberg lettuce⁣
  • 1 yellow onion thinly sliced
  • ½ pint cherry tomatoes halved
  • 4 crunchy pickle spears chopped
  • ½ avocado sliced
  • hot banana pepper rings optional
  • 2 tbs. balsamic vinegar
  • olive oil
  • garlic powder
  • salt and pepper


  • Start by cooking onions: heat 1 tbs. olive oil in a skillet, then add sliced onions. season with salt + pepper, then after about 5 mins add a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. cook until soft and gooey, about 10-12 minutes.⁣
  • Brown turkey meat in same skillet, seasoning with salt, pepper and garlic powder. when no longer pink (about 5-6 mins), lower heat to low and sprinkle on cheddar cheese.⁣
  • In a bowl, toss shredded lettuce lightly with your favorite dressing – my favorite recipe is below! make sure all your veggies are sliced.⁣
  • Make bowls by layering dressed lettuce with cheesy meat, caramelized onions and your favorite veggies!⁣

for simple apple cider vinaigrette

  • Shake or whisk together 1 cup oil, 3/4 cup apple cider vinegar, 2 smashed garlic cloves, 1 tsp. salt and 1 tsp. pepper altogether!
Keyword burger, cheeseburger, chicken salad, goat cheese, ground turkey, low carb
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