School is out for summer, and burger season is upon us!  For years, we made burger salads instead of burgers because it is impossible to find low-glutamate burger buns. However, this sauce helps amplify your boring cheese-free burger salad and is also great on regular burgers (gluten-free or not) and even as a dip for your fries. I hope you like this as much as we do!


1/2 c. Mayonnaise (homemade or Better, Not Perfect, cleaner store-bought)

3 tbsp Ketchup (Better, Not Perfect, cleaner ketchup)

1 tsp Brown Mustard (Our FAVORITE)

1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar (Our Favorite)

4 tbsp Chopped Dill Pickles (Better, Not Perfect, cleaner pickles)

2  Chopped Garlic Cloves

1/2 tsp Onion Granules (Our Favorite)

1/4 tsp Sea or Himalayan Salt

Juice from 1/2 a Lemon


Place all ingredients in a small bowl and stir until well combined. Drizzle over burger salad or burger, or use a dip for your fries.

Burger Salad Inspiration

We like to assemble a salad of finely diced fresh greens, tomato, onion, pickles, avocado, ground meat (remember it is easy to hide greens, vegetables, or liver into your burgers), and whatever else I have around the house. My husband also likes cheddar or blue cheese crumbles on his.  Drizzle the burger sauce over the salad as a dressing.

This salad goes well served with grilled veggies, root vegetable fries (potato, sweet potato, parsnip, etc.), and fresh fruit or potato salad.