In the summer I'm a salad girl all the way. With the extra variety in fresh produce I find turning my favorite meals into salads an easy way to get more veggies in.
On the flip side, cheeseburgers are HUGE in my house. I like to grill and the TEN-year-old (he just celebrated his birthday on Monday -- time is FLYING) loves them so they make a great mid-week meal option.
Normally I make my Sriracha-Dressed Bacon Cheeseburger Salad on family burger night, but last night, I wanted something different.
Earlier I had a conversation with a friend who mentioned feta turkey burgers and I couldn't get the thought of feta out of my head. So I decided to build a new cheeseburger salad with feta as the inspiration.
The result was fantastic! So simple, too, I just had to share. I've never used herbs this way in a salad before. They really bumped up the flavor!
- ½ tsp honey (10g)
- 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
- Pinch of kosher salt and pepper
- About 2 cups of baby spinach
- ½ cup packed fresh basil leaves
- ¼ cup packed fresh mint leaves
- ¼ of a large cucumber, chopped
- ½ red bell pepper, chopped
- 1 oz feta cheese
- 1 grilled burger patty (4 ounces lean meat)
Whisk together the honey, vinegar, salt and pepper to make a simple dressing. Set aside.
Toss the spinach, basil and mint together and tear the leaves to make bite-sized pieces.
Pile the spinach and herbs on a plate and top with the cucumbers, peppers and cheese.
Top with the cooked burger patty, drizzle on the dressing and dig in!
I'm a rare/medium-rare girl myself and I was super happy with my burger cooking skills this week.
I've been getting better. 🙂
You can, of course, use any type of burger patty you like. I'm calculating based on a 4-ounce grilled beef burger 85% lean.
|Servings||Amt per Serving|
|390||22g||4g||old: 9||new: 10|
Bookworm Inkorporated says
This looks great! I have been trying to eat less and less bread, but it is tough to when burgers are so alluring. This is a great solution.
Joshua Hampton says
This salad is right up my wife's alley. I'd prefer an actual burger in a bun, but I'd be happy to eat salads like this too.
I gaving up wheat for 6 weeks ( mostly processed food) so I can jump start my body--I needed to try something.
So I checked out both salads and I want to try both of them.