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Burger Patty Salad

Photo: Rachel Johnson
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Serves 4 (serving size: 1 1/2 cups salad, 2 patties, and 1 1/2 tablespoons sauce)

You can still enjoy all the taste of a juicy, veggie-topped burger without any of the excess calories due to a thick bun or heavy mayo-based sauce. This paleo salad features a hearty burger patty, fresh lettuce and tomatoes, and an herb-y vinaigrette to drizzle atop. We love the richness that a little ground lamb offers, but you can use all beef or even ground turkey instead.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 medium red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper, divided
  • 5/8 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 6 ounces 90% lean ground beef
  • 4 ounces lean ground lamb
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, divided
  • 1 (5-oz.) pkg. baby kale leaves
  • 1/2 English cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium tomato, cut into 8 wedges

Nutrition Information

  • calories 254
  • fat 18.6 g
  • satfat 6 g
  • monofat 10 g
  • polyfat 1.6 g
  • protein 16.4 g
  • carbohydrate 6 g
  • fiber 2.3 g
  • cholesterol 90 mg
  • iron 3 mg
  • sodium 387 mg
  • calcium 157 mg
  • sugars 2 g

How to Make It

  1. Preheat broiler to high.
  2. Cut onion half in half. Place 1 onion quarter in a food processor. Add 2 tablespoons parsley, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon salt, red pepper, allspice, and garlic; pulse until ground. Add beef, lamb, and egg; pulse to combine.
  3. Shape beef mixture into 8 patties. Place patties on a jelly-roll pan; broil 6 minutes or until done.
  4. Combine 1 tablespoon olive oil, red wine vinegar, 1 tablespoon lime juice, remaining 2 tablespoons parsley, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, and 1/8 teaspoon salt.
  5. Toss kale with remaining 1 tablespoon oil and 1 tablespoon lime juice. Slice remaining onion. Divide kale mixture among 4 plates; top with sliced onion, sliced cucumber, and tomato. Arrange 2 patties on each salad; drizzle evenly with vinaigrette.