Hamburger Salad Bowl

Apr 16, 2024

Hamburger salad bowls are a healthy twist on the classic burger and fries combo . These hamburger bowls are versatile allowing you to customize them with your favorite burger toppings and dressings! The burger bowls are naturally gluten-free and can be made dairy-free by substituting avocado for the grated cheese!

Hamburger salad bowls strike a balance between being hearty and satisfying while still feeling light and fresh. You get all the savory goodness of a burger with the lightness of crisp lettuce, juicy tomatoes, crunchy pickles, and lean protein. We added roasted potatoes to our burger bowls to balance the meals with carbohydrates! You can adjust the meal to suit your preferences by adjusting the portion size and toppings!

These bowls provide a combination of fibre, protein, fat, and carbohydrates to keep you fuelled and energized. Let's take a look at the balanced line-up of ingredients and how to adjust for your unique needs!

  • Ground Beef (Protein): Extra lean ground beef provides the source of protein in this recipe. You can opt for lean ground bison, turkey, or chicken if you prefer!
  • Potatoes (Carbs): Roasted or air-fried potatoes add a nutritious source of carbohydrates to this recipe. You can omit the potatoes if you'd like to make this a lower carbohydrate meal!
  • Veggies (Fibre): Lettuces, tomatoes, onions, and pickles offer sources of fibre, colour, and crunch to the recipe. 
  • Cheese (Fat): Grated cheese offers a source of fat to the recipe alongside additional protein and calcium. You can opt for sliced avocado if you prefer!





SERVING: 4 servings 



  • 1 package (680g) baby potatoes or 2 medium potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon (5g) olive oil
  • salt and pepper


  • 1 pound (454g) extra lean ground beef or bison
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 teaspoons yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • salt and pepper


  •  ¼ cup (60g) light mayonnaise 
  •  ¼ cup (60g) sugar-free or regular ketchup 
  •  ¼ cup pickles chopped
  • 2 tablespoon (30mL) pickle juice


  • 2 heads iceburg or romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1 cup (100g) tomatoes, diced
  • ½ cup (60g) cheddar cheese, shredded 
  • ½ cup pickles, chopped



  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F on the roast and convection function. Peel the potatoes and then cut them into cubes. Toss the potatoes in olive oil, salt, and pepper. Bake for 30 minutes or until tender. Alternatively, prepare the potatoes in an air-fryer.
  2. While the potatoes cook, add the ground meat to a pan over medium heat and break into small pieces. Cook until no longer pink. Then, add the diced onion, mustard, garlic powder, onion, powder, and salt and pepper. Cook the beef mixture until the onion is translucent. 
  3. While the beef mixture cooks, prepare the sauce by combining the light mayo with the ketchup, chopped pickles, and pickle juice. Set aside. 
  4. Prepare the remaining ingredients for the bowl by chopping the lettuce, dicing the tomatoes and pickles, and shredding the cheese.
  5. Assemble the bowls by adding a few handfuls of lettuce as the base. Then, top with the beef mixture, roasted potatoes, tomatoes, pickles, cheese, and a drizzle of the burger sauce.



  • Increase the protein: You can adjust the portions of meat for your unique protein goal. For example, you might add 1.5 or 2x the amount of ground beef to increase the protein content of the meal!
  • Dairy-free: You can make this recipe dairy-free by choosing sliced avocado instead of shredded cheddar cheese. 
  • Dial the carb up or down: You can increase the portion of potatoes or remove them altogether to make this meal higher or lower in carbs.  
  • Choose a lean protein: You can sub the ground beef for ground bison, turkey or, chicken!




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The recipe makes 4 servings! You can find the nutrition information below:



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