April 21, 2008

Salad - Cheeseburger Style

Yesterday, before we headed out for our first beach stroll of the season, we grabbed two burger patties out of the freezer to defrost to have for lunch when we got home.

Since I had some romaine that was about to go bad, and no buns in the house, we opted for Salads with our cheeseburgers.

These were so good and so easy!!!

I remember a long time ago watching Rachel Ray make a cheeseburger salad so I kinda went with that for inspiration - even though I had no clue what her recipe was.

Salad, Cheeseburger Style

1 head of romaine lettuce, shredded and cleaned and dried
2 tomatoes - wedged
1 medium sliced in half, sprayed with pam, sprinkle with salt and grill face down with burgers. Once cooled, slice or dice and place on top of salad.
8 mini dill pickles, sliced
1 small can sliced black olives
4 hamburger patties, seasoned and grilled
4 slices of cheese, added to burgers on the grill to melt

Dressing - combine in a mixing cup (I used this for the 2 of us)
1/4 cup canola oil
2-3 T yellow Mustard
1-2 T Ketchup
1 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
2 T pickle Relish

Place hamburger patty on top of lettuce with toppings.
Drizzle with dressing

(I only made this for two, cutting everything in half - but this is what it would be for 4 - you may want to double the dressing though)

We both really enjoyed this - it was quick, easy, filling and tasty!

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