It was definitely my playful side that drove the creation of this recipe. What do you get if you take a burger and all of its best toppings and mix them together in a salad bowl? The answer is… a fantastic salad! My toppings of choice are lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, caramelized onions, coleslaw, and grilled pastrami or beef fry. Feel free to customize this salad with your favorite toppings as well
- Cooking and Prep: 25 m
- Serves: 8
Prepare the Burgers
Sprinkle salt and pepper on burger patties and place on an oven tray.
Broil on high for about 4 minutes per side, until cooked through.
Cut into bite-size pieces and set aside.
Prepare the Caramelized Onions
Heat oil over medium heat in a large frying pan. Add onion, salt, pepper, and sugar and cook, stirring every couple of minutes, until the onions are soft and have a nice color, about 10 minutes. Set aside.
Prepare the Pastrami
Spread pastrami in a single layer on a baking sheet. Broil on high for 2 minutes, then flip each piece and broil for another 2 minutes. Break into bite-size pieces and set aside.
Prepare the Dressing
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl or container. Whisk or shake until combined. Set aside.
Assemble the Salad
Combine or layer lettuce, vegetables, and toppings in a bowl. Drizzle dressing over salad just before serving.
Prepare the burgers, onions, pastrami, and dressing a day or two ahead of time and store in the fridge. Bring burgers and pastrami to room temperature before serving, so they aren’t congealed. Assemble salad just before serving.