This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BUBBA burger. All opinions are 100% mine.
Looking for an easy and fun side dish to upgrade your burger fix? Try this delicious cheeseburger salad with homemade Thousand Island dressing! It’s perfect for a quick and tasty summer meal. Plus, it’s easy to customize to your liking with your favorite burger add-ons. Made with BUBBA burger Original burgers, this salad is ready in less than 30 minutes!
Grilling is the quintessential summer activity. There’s just something about cooking food outdoors that makes the temperature feel more tolerable and the experience more enjoyable. And what could be more quintessentially grilled than a burger? Whether you use BUBBA burger Original, Angus Beef, or Sweet Onion; there’s a burger for everyone to love. This summer, get creative with your burgers by mixing and matching flavors and toppings to create unique combinations. Check out our delicious Cheeseburger Salad below!
Best Frozen Burgers
BUBBA burger has ONE ingredient only. Real Beef. No additives or preservatives. They can be prepared in just ten minutes too! Simply take them from the package and cook them in a preheated skillet or grill until hot and juicy! I have been enjoying this brand since a kid and always loved when my mom would make us cheeseburgers in a pinch!
If you’re looking for a high in protein, high quality, one ingredient, reel-beef burger, BUBBA burger is the best frozen burger brand on the market! I love using these in my cheeseburger salad recipe because they are thick, juicy, and loaded with flavor! There is no fuss, no sticking, and no filler like other brands we’ve tried.
What Goes Best with Cheeseburgers
There are a variety of different side dishes that can be served with burgers. Some of the most popular choices include French fries, onion rings, and potato chips. Other good options include coleslaw, baked beans, and macaroni salad. My favorite side for cheeseburgers is a cool, crisp salad loaded with many flavors. That’s why this Cheeseburger Salad is perfect.
How to Make Cheeseburger Salad
I suggest using your favorite lettuce blend for the base. We used fancy green lettuce but have also used a variety as simple as iceberg. Chopped Roma tomatoes, cheddar cubes, diced pickle, red onion, and homemade burger bun croutons come together for the basics. As for the burgers, I used 3 grilled BUBBA Original Burgers diced into bite-sized pieces. Finished with my homemade thousand island dressing, this was superb and so quick to make!
Homemade Thousand Island Dressing
If you’re like me, you love thousand island dressing. I always order it when we go out to eat, and I love making it at home too. It’s so easy to make and takes just a few minutes. Plus, you can customize it to your liking by adding different herbs or spices.
Mayonnaise, dry, minced onion, ketchup, sweet relish, lemon juice, paprika, salt, and pepper come together to make a tasty dressing which is also known as homemade “special sauce” for burgers by my family.
Thousand island dressing can last in the fridge for up to two weeks, but it will start to separate and get watery after a few days. To avoid this, you can store it in a jar or container with a tight-fitting lid and shake well before use.
The salad itself will last for up to 3 days when stored in an airtight container. I do recommend keeping the homemade bun croutons separate because they will become very soft if mixed together.
You can find BUBBA burger products in a variety of flavors including plant-based, and even turkey-based options! There truly is a BUBBA burger for every diet or preference.
More Summer Salads to Try Today
Looking for more summer salad inspiration? Check out these options below!
- Mediterranean Chickpea Salad
- Feta Chicken Salad
- Ham & Cheese Pasta Salad
- Tuna Pasta Salad
- Pizza Pasta Salad
Cheeseburger Salad with Homemade Thousand Island Dressing
- cutting board & knife
- Measuring Cups & spoons
- large bowl
- salad spinner
- Air Fryer *can also use an oven
- 3 whole BUBBA Original Burgers grilled, and chopped
- 8 ounces cheddar cubes
- 6 cups green leaf lettuce washed, dried, chopped
- 1 small red onion sliced
- 2 Roma tomatoes chopped
- 4 dill pickles chopped
- 2 whole burger buns cubed
- 2 tablespoons salted butter melted
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
Thousand Island Dressing
- 1 cup mayonaisse
- 3 tablespoons ketchup
- 2 tablespoons sweet relish
- 2 tablespoons minced onion dry or fresh
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon sweet paprika
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Combine all the dressing ingredients in a bowl, and cover; refrigerate until needed. You can also transfer the dressing to an airtight container or jar. This tastes best after the flavors have had a chance to meld-at least 8 hours.
- Grill BUBBA burger patties for 5 minutes per side.
- Add the chopped burger buns to a large bowl. Mix in the melted butter and garlic powder, and toss to coat.
- In an oven, or air fryer, toast the croutons until golden-brown, and crisp; about 5-10 minutes turning once.
- In a large bowl, add the lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, and grilled, chopped burger patties.
- Top the salad with toasted croutons and homemade dressing. Enjoy!