Just wanted to let you know that this cheeseburger salad is sponsored by my friends at Udi’s Gluten Free!
This gluten free cheeseburger salad recipe is a healthy, lighter way to get your burger fix this Summer! They’re a healthy meal that the whole family will love!
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It’s accidental burger week apparently.
Just like we had accidental carrot cake week a few weeks ago when we ate vegan carrot cake dip with spice chips, carrot cake paleo magic cookie bars and carrot cake overnight oats ALL in the same week.
Monday, we had some Cajun Burgers with sweet potato buns and NOW it’s allllll about THIS burg’ bowl.
Why are words so much fun when you shorten them? File that under “thing to ponder.”
Anyway. Back to impromptu burger week.
Realistically speaking, it should be ZERO surprise that tasty-grilled-meaty-juicy YUMMAY food is coming at ya 2 days in a row. It’s the summer, the suns out, the guns are out (just kidding, I don’t have guns #wishfulthinking) and that means the GRILL IS OUT.
I feel like you and I are both on this not-so-secret mission to NOT ONCE turn on our ovens this season. I mean, I didn’t mind indoor cooking when we lived in Washington. But, now that we are in MEGA HUMID Missouri [clickToTweet tweet=”Get your #healthy burger fix with a #glutenfree Cheeseburger Salad Bowl for dinner! @Udisglutenfree” quote=”Get your #healthy burger fix with a #glutenfree Cheeseburger Salad Bowl for dinner! @Udisglutenfree” theme=”style2″]
Yep. Count me out of that.
Our secret internet-BFF status tells me that you are TOTALLY on the same page AS MOI.
Speaking of sunny hot things, like this season that we are in, it ALSO means that no longer can we live off paleo lemon bars for dinner – not that you would ever do that right? *shifty eyes* – BECAUSE, we have bikini bodies to be eatin’ for!
I know, I know. You’re not thrilled at me for reminding you. Buuuuut, gimme a sec to redeem myself through all things healthy-real-nourishing and DELISH summer food.
Enter the hamburger salad in its juicy, saucy, grilly perfection.
How do you make cheeseburger salad?
Making cheeseburger salad is SO easy! It is exactly like making a regular cheeseburger just, instead of putting the ground beef patty on a bun, you just put it on a bed of lettuce with all the other toppings that you usually put on a burger! You can even use the ketchup, mustard and relish for the dressing!
With ALL the usual toppings that your burger loving SOUL craves: cheese, tomato, onion, lettuce, a drizzle with mustard and a DOUSING of SUPER easy, homemade ketchup? The gang is ALL there.
Feeling crazy? Add some PICKLES too. (Do it. Live on the WILD side.)
All the toppings? CHECK. Wayyyyyy less carbs? DOUBLE CHECK.
However, we both agree on all things food right? AND there IS a point where “healthy” is just TOO MUCH HEALTHY. Kinda like the time I attempted cauliflower brownies.
It was never posted, and Mr. FFF will never let me live that down.
Because I love you, and wish good-magical-happy-food experiences on your taste buds, we are keepin’ SOME carbs in the form of pillowy-soft and deliciously tender Udi’s Gluten Free Hamburger Bun CROUTONS.
MHMM. Burger. CROUTONS are a real thing that exist on planet earth.
Just like the cauliflower Alfredo lox bagel breakfast bowls, squares of YUMMY are tossed in a drizzle of heart-healthy olive oil and GRILLED until perfectly charred and crispy to add a LITTLE carby-CRUNCH to your bowl.
Partially because: T-E-X-T-U-R-E F-R-E-A-K.
But, moooostly because let’s be real. A life where we are SO focused on rockin’ that two piece, that we don’t get to eat a burger with some kind of bun element, is NOT a life that we want to be a part of.
TRU LIFE FACTS.
Use Udi’s classic OR whole grain burgers. Both are VRY VRY wise life choices that will end well for summer-dinner-eating.
Cheeseburger Salad Bowls
These gluten free cheeseburger salad bowls are a healthy, lighter way to get your burger fix this Summer! They're a healthy meal that the whole family will love!
- 1 Lb Ground beef (I use 93% lean)
- 2 Tbsp Olive oil, divided
- 1 Large Onion, sliced
- 1 Udi's Gluten Free Classic OR Whole Grain Hamburger Bun
- 4 Cups Romaine lettuce, chopped
- 2 Cups Roma tomato, roughly chopped
- 1/2 Cup Reduced-fat Cheddar cheese, grated
- Pickles (optional)
- Yellow mustard
Heat your grill to high heat. Loosely form the beef into 4 large patties, about 3/4 inch thick and use your thumb to make an indent in the center of each one.
Rub each burger with 1 tsp of oil (on both sides.) Rub the remaining oil all over the sliced onion. Season with salt and pepper on both sides.
Place the burgers and onions on the grill and cook for 3 minutes. Flip and cook and additional 4 minutes (for medium rare) or until desired done-ness is reached. Remove from grill and cover to keep warm.
Place the bun, cut-side down onto the grill and cook until lightly charred, about 2-3 minutes. Once charred, cut into cubes to make the croutons.
Divide the lettuce, tomatoes, cheese and pickles between 4 bowls, followed by the burgers, onions and croutons.
In a medium bowl, stir together all the dressing ingredients until well mixed. Divide between the bowls.
Drizzle each bowl with some yellow mustard and DEVOUR!
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THIS POST IS SPONSORED BY MY FRIENDS AT UDI’S GLUTEN FREE. THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO CONTINUE CREATING GREAT CONTENT FOR YOU BY SUPPORTING PARTNERSHIPS WITH SUPER-FAB BRANDS THAT FOOD FAITH FITNESS LOVES TO WORK WITH! AS ALWAYS, OPINIONS REMAIN 100% MY OWN!
WEIGHT WATCHERS POINTS PER SERVING: SMART POINTS: 13 POINTS+: 11. OLD POINTS: 9
(per 1 bowl, based off whole grain bun)
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