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Cheeseburger salad on a white plate with a navy blue and tan checkered napkin

Cheeseburger Salad Plate

  • Author: Allison Campbell
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Pan Fry
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This delightful cheeseburger salad plate is loaded to the brim with fresh, healthy chopped veggies and even includes home-baked French fries.


Units Scale

For the French fries (optional):

  • 1 1/2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes or other yellow potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder (if desired)
  • sea salt, to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste

For the salad:

  • 1 head green leaf lettuce
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes or grape tomatoes
  • 1/4 small red onion
  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 2 carrots
  • 1/2 bunch red radishes
  • 1 tablespoon salad dressing, if desired (I used Chosen Foods Avocado Oil-Based Lemon Garlic Dressing)
  • 1 pound ground beef (grass fed if possible)
  • 4 slices cheddar cheese or Swiss cheese
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil


  1. Make the French fries (optional): Heat the oven 450 degrees F. Line a shallow baking pan with parchment paper for easy cleanup, and oil the surface with a little of the olive oil. Peel the potatoes, cut into thin pieces, and place in a large bowl of warm water for about 10-15 minutes. Then, drain the potatoes and dry well. Add the olive oil, garlic powder, salt and pepper to the potatoes, mix well and pour onto the baking sheet in one layer. Place on a middle rack in the hot oven and set a timer for 20 minutes. Take the French fries out of the oven and use a metal spatula to carefully turn over the fries in small batches. Return to the oven for another 15 minutes or until they are a crispy golden brown color.

  2. Prep the salad plates: While the fries are baking, wash the lettuce and chop up all the salad vegetables: halve the tomatoes, thinly slice the onion, and chop the red pepper, cucumber, carrots and radishes. Assemble the cheeseburger salad plates with a bed of lettuce and sections of veggies all around (or however you like), leaving space for the burger and fries.

  3. Cook the burgers: Heat the olive oil for the burgers in a large skillet over medium heat, shape the ground beef into four patties and place in the skillet. Cook for at least 5-6 minutes on the first side, flip and top each with a slice of cheese, and cook for another 4-5 minutes or until they are cooked to your liking.

  4. Assemble: Place one cheeseburger and a side of fries on each salad plate, top the veggies with salad dressing if desired, and serve immediately. Enjoy!

Keywords: bunless burger, burger salad