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Lightened Up Cheeseburger Salad. 333 calories. Low carb and high protein. Delicious make-ahead salad. Mason jar salad instructions included.

Lightened Up Cheeseburger Salad

This low carb and high protein cheeseburger salad is everything you love about a juicy cheeseburger but in lightened up salad form. Yum! You're welcome!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 5
Calories: 333kcal
Author: Organize Yourself Skinny


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 10 cups chopped romaine
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes sliced or left whole
  • 2 cups sliced baby cucumber
  • 5 dill pickle spears chopped
  • 10 tablespoons thousand island yogurt dressing
  • 10 tablespoons shredded sharp cheddar cheese


  • In a medium skillet heat olive oil over medium heat until it’s hot. Add the ground turkey, cook for 5 -7 minutes, or until it is almost cooked through and just a little pink. You want to break the ground turkey into small pieces as it cooks.
  • Stir in the Worcestershire sauce, granulated garic, onion powder, salt, pepper, ketchup, mustard, and parmesan cheese into the ground turkey. Continue cooking until it is no longer pink. Remove from heat.
  • If you are going to prepare mason jar salads I recommend letting the ground turkey cool in the refrigerator before you layer the salads. Putting the turkey into the mason jar salads hot will cause the lettuce to wilt. Layer the salads by starting with the dressing and then layer in the tomatoes, cucumbers, pickles, ground turkey, shredded cheese, and finish with the romaine.
  • If you are going to eat the salad immediately then prepare each one by tossing the romaine, tomatoes, cucumbers, pickles, dressing, and cheese together. Drizzle with dressing. Each salad gets about 1/4 – 1/3 cup ground turkey, 2 cups romaine, 1/3 or some tomatoes, 1/3 or so cucumbers, 1 pickle, 2 tablespoons dressing, and 2 tablespoons shredded cheese.
  • Or you can store the ground turkey and the rest of the ingredients in the refrigerator separately to eat later in the week.


10 grams of sugar.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 333kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Fiber: 2g