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Big Mac Salad in a Jar (Keto Meal Prep)

This Big Mac Salad in a Jar recipe is the perfect way to meal prep for your keto and low-carb lunches. You get all the flavor of your favorite fast-food cheeseburger without the carbs!

Looking for more low carb and keto salad recipe ideas? Give this Keto Shrimp and Spinach Salad with Feta or Buffalo Chicken Chopped Salad a try!

Close up photo of Big Mac Salad in a Jar.
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I have had quite a few requests for meal prep ideas/recipes and I realized that I do quite a bit of meal prep but for some reason haven’t shared those ideas here. So, I decided to start with one of my favorite meal prep salads ever!

I mean, how can you go wrong with a salad that tastes just like a Big Mac, that doesn’t take a ton of time to make, and keeps you safely within your macros?

You can’t!

And when I tell you it tastes JUST like your favorite fast-food cheeseburger I am not joking. Even the Mr had to admit that he loves this salad, and he hates it when he has to admit that he loves a salad!

I have shared this salad with a ton of non-keto peeps and they have all had the same reaction.

The other fabulous thing about this recipe is that you A) probably already have all of the needed ingredients, and B) it comes together in just a few minutes giving you ready-to-go lunches for 4 days.

If you have other people taking lunches you might want to make a double batch because if it is anything like my house those salads are just going to “disappear”.



Overhead photo of the ingredients needed to make Big Mac Salad in a Jar.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED TO MAKE BIG MAC SALAD IN A JAR

Detailed measurements and instructions can be found on the printable recipe card at the bottom of the page.

INGREDIENTS

For the Big Mac Sauce:

For the salad:

Six photos of the process of making Big Mac Salad in a Jar.

HOW TO MAKE BIG MAC SALAD IN A JAR


STEP 1

In a small bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients for the sauce and set aside.

STEP 2
Heat your oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add beef and season with garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
STEP 3
Cook, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon until nicely browned, about 8-10 minutes.
STEP 4
Set meat aside and allow it to cool.
Six more photos of the process of making Big Mac Salad in a Jar.

STEP 5
Divide the sauce equally among the 4 mason jars.
STEP 6
Equally, add the cooked ground beef, then top with chopped onion, tomatoes, pickles, cheese, and lettuce.
STEP 7
Place the lids on the jars and refrigerate.
STEP 8
To eat, dump the salad out into a bowl, stir to combine.
Big Mac Salad in a Jar poured into a white bowl for serving with 3 jars full of salad in the background.

FAQS ABOUT BIG MAC SALAD IN A JAR


Is a Big Mac keto-friendly? No, the “traditional” Big Mac is far from keto-friendly. From the sauce to the bun, there are a ton of carbs in there. This Big Mac Salad in a Jar however IS perfect for your low carb lifestyle coming in at just under 4 net carbs per jar!
How long will Big Mac Salad in a Jar last in the refrigerator? You can safely store them for up to 5 days in the fridge.
How do I eat/serve Big Mac Salad in a Jar? It is super easy, just dump the jar contents into a bowl, grab a fork, and enjoy!
Close up photo of Big Mac Salad in a Jar poured into a white bowl with fork in the bowl as well.

Last thoughts about Big Mac Salad in a Jar

I cannot say it enough, this salad tastes just like the fast-food burger. It blew my mind the first time I tried it. I had to make it for everyone that would try it because I needed to know if it was really that good!
So, if you are someone (like me) that tends to miss their old fast food bad habits, this is the perfect way to quiet those cravings without blowing your carb count for the day.
I mean, if you eat the “real thing” you are loading up on 46 carbs! YIKES!!
One of these salads? Less than 4 carbs!
So there is no question in my mind. I will gladly nom away on my salad in a jar and save those carbs!

Closeup overhead photo of Big Mac Salad in a Jar poured into a white bowl.

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