Burger on a Salad Four Ways
  • 25 to 30 minutes
  • Makes 4 servings.
  • Salad

Burger on a Salad Four Ways

Try a nutritious twist on an American favorite! This recipe offers four variations to a tasty burger salad. A cooked Ground Beef patty on top of greens with toppings. How easy is that?

Ingredients

Greek Variation:
  • 4 cooked (leftover) Ground Beef burgers 3 ounces each
  • 2 cups chopped unpeeled English cucumber
  • 2 cups chopped Romaine lettuce
  • 2 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat Greek dressing, divided
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped Kalamata olives

Instructions

  1. Place Burgers on microwave-safe plate. Cover; microwave on HIGH 1-1/2 to 2 minutes until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 165°F. Let stand 1 minute.

  2. Combine cucumber, lettuce, tomatoes and onion in large bowl. Toss with 1/4 cup dressing.

  3. Divide lettuce mixture evenly onto four plates. Top with burgers. Drizzle evenly with remaining 1/4 cup dressing or serve on the side, as desired. Garnish with cheese and olives.

    American Variation:
    Prepare recipe as directed above, substituting 1 cup chopped avocado for cucumber, reduced-fat Thousand Island dressing for Greek dressing, reduced-fat shredded Cheddar cheese for feta and chopped dill pickles for olives.

    Asian Variation:
    Prepare recipe as directed above, substituting thinly sliced Napa cabbage for lettuce, 1 cup diced red bell pepper and 1 cup sugar snap peas for tomatoes, reduced-fat Asian dressing for Greek dressing, chow mein noodles for feta and chopped dry roasted peanuts for olives.

    Mexican Variation:
    Prepare recipe as directed above, substituting 1/2 cup corn kernels and 1/2 cup chopped mango for cucumber, salsa or reduced-fat Mexican dressing for Greek dressing, shredded reduced-fat pepper Jack cheese for feta and chopped cilantro or green onion for olives.

Nutrition Information

305 Calories; 15g Total Fat; 5g Saturated Fat; 4g Monounsaturated Fat; 84mg Cholesterol; 484mg Sodium; 14g Total carbohydrate; 29g Protein; 3.5mg Iron; 7.4mg Niacin; 0.5mg Vitamin B6; 2.4mcg Vitamin B12; 6.6mg Zinc; 19.8mcg Selenium; 2.3g Fiber.331 Calories; 17g Total Fat; 5g Saturated Fat; 9g Monounsaturated Fat; 83mg Cholesterol; 470mg Sodium; 16g Total carbohydrate; 29g Protein; 3.7mg Iron; 7.6mg Niacin; 0.6mg Vitamin B6; 98.8mg Choline; 2.4mcg Vitamin B12; 6.7mg Zinc; 19.5mcg Selenium; 4.3g Fiber.315 Calories; 12g Total Fat; 4g Saturated Fat; 5g Monounsaturated Fat; 76mg Cholesterol; 394mg Sodium; 21g Total carbohydrate; 28g Protein; 3.8mg Iron; 7.9mg Niacin; 0.6mg Vitamin B6; 2.3mcg Vitamin B12; 6.4mg Zinc; 18.5mcg Selenium; 3.4g Fiber.267 Calories; 10g Total Fat; 4g Saturated Fat; 4g Monounsaturated Fat; 79mg Cholesterol; 367mg Sodium; 16g Total carbohydrate; 29g Protein; 3.5mg Iron; 7.8mg Niacin; 0.6mg Vitamin B6; 2.3mcg Vitamin B12; 6.4mg Zinc; 18.8mcg Selenium; 3.4g Fiber.