Ground meat? Check. Cheese? Check. Ketchup? Check. Mayonnaise? Check. Potato Chips? Check. On a SALAD? Wait…WHAT?
Yep, you read that title right. This is a cheeseburger salad, and It. Is. Amazing.
It is everything you love about a cheeseburger piled high on cool crisp greens. If you’re a regular reader of Paula’s Plate, you know my skeptical-of-anything-healthy-husband is my official taste tester. If he gives a recipe a thumbs up, it’s not just “healthy good…” it’s GOOD good. So good, in fact, that he went back for seconds – of a salad.
Do yourself a favor – swing by the store on your way home from work and pick up a pound of ground turkey. Then make this salad. You will have a house full of happy humans, I promise.
Time: 30 minutes
- 1 lb. ground turkey (I like 93% lean, can also use ground beef)
- 1/2 tsp. ground pepper
- 3/4 tsp. Lawry’s Seasoning
- 10 oz. package chopped romaine hearts
- 1 1/2 cups baby tomatoes, sliced
- 3 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded (about 3/4 cup)
- 1/3 cup light mayonnaise (or Miracle Whip for a sweeter dressing)
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 2 tbls. water
- 1 1/2 oz kettle chips
- Heat skillet over medium-high heat. Spray with cooking spray.
- Brown ground turkey (or beef), until fully cooked.
- Season with pepper and Lawry’s seasoning.
- In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, ketchup, and water until smooth.
- Divide romaine lettuce among four plates.
- Top each plate with turkey, tomatoes, cheese, and chips. Drizzle with dressing.
Recipe adapted from April 2016 Cooking Light magazine.