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Big Mac Inspired Salad with Keto Bread Croutons Recipe

Craving that iconic Big Mac flavor but sticking to a keto lifestyle? This Big Mac Inspired Salad with Keto Bread Croutons brings all the savory delight of the classic burger into a fresh, low-carb salad that doesn’t skimp on taste. Perfect for a satisfying lunch or a light dinner, this salad will transport your taste buds straight to burger heaven, minus the guilt!


For the salad:

  • 1 pound ground beef (85% lean)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 cup sliced pickles
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onions
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds (for garnish)

For the keto bread croutons:

  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For the dressing:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons sugar-free ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped pickles
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In a bowl, mix almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Whisk in the egg and olive oil until the mixture forms a dough.
  4. Spread the dough onto a parchment-lined baking sheet, flattening to about 1/4 inch thick.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden and firm.
  6. Let cool and then break into crouton-sized pieces.
  7. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat.
  8. Add the ground beef, salt, and pepper. Cook until browned and no longer pink. Drain any excess grease.
  9. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, sugar-free ketchup, chopped pickles, white vinegar, paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder. Stir until well mixed.
  10. In a large bowl, combine the chopped lettuce, cooked beef, sliced pickles, shredded cheese, and chopped onions.
  11. Add the keto bread croutons.
  12. Drizzle with the dressing and toss until everything is evenly coated.
  13. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top for garnish.
  14. Divide the salad among plates and enjoy your keto-friendly, Big Mac inspired feast!

Breakdown of Ingredients and Average Carb Content

  • Ground Beef: 0g carbs
  • Romaine Lettuce: 1.5g carbs per cup
  • Sliced Pickles: 1g carbs per 1/4 cup
  • Cheddar Cheese: 0.5g carbs per 1/2 cup
  • Onions: 2g carbs per 1/4 cup
  • Almond Flour: 3g carbs per 1/2 cup
  • Coconut Flour: 6g carbs per tablespoon
  • Egg: 0.6g carbs per egg

Total estimated carbs for the salad: Approximately 15g (varies based on the amount of each ingredient used and specific brands).


This Big Mac Inspired Salad with Keto Bread Croutons is not just a creative twist on a fast-food favorite but also a delightful way to enjoy a gourmet keto meal at home. It’s proof that you can maintain your low-carb diet while indulging in the flavors you love!

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