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Big Mac Salad – Thrive Low Carb Way!

Does this ever happen to you?  I’ve been working around my house and time got away from me and I realized I was hungry. I’d seen a recipe for a Big Mac Salad from Our Abundant Blessings Blog and pinned it to one of my boards on Pinterest.  It sounded good but I didn’t have any hamburger thawed to make a burger – THRIVE to the rescue again — I love my Thrive Home Store!


Thrive FD Ground Beef

Remember the Big Mac jingle?
Well, I’ve made up a new one for the Big Mac Salad,
the Thrive Low Carb Way! —

Thrive freeze dried beef, special sauce,
lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions
And don’t need that sesame seed bun!

So here’s you go — my Thrive version of the:

Big Mac Salad

Big Mac Salad SAUCE

Big Mac Salad SAUCE

FD – Freeze Dried
Thrive product numbers are for Pantry sized cans


Special Sauce:
1/2 cup mayonnaise – I use this NON-GMO Brand, Just Mayo Original, if I don’t make it myself
2 Tablespoons my Sugar Free Sweet Fire Ketchup or any sugar-free ketchup
2 teaspoons yellow mustard
2 Tablespoons dill pickle relish




Big Mac Salad w/o Sauce

Big Mac Salad w/o Sauce

Romaine lettuce
1/4 cup Thrive FD Ground Beef (#22564), reconstituted
2 Tablespoons Thrive FD Diced Tomatoes (#22241) or grape tomatoes cut in half
Dill pickles, chopped
1 Tablespoon Thrive FD Onions (#22227) or Onion, chopped
2 Tablespoons Thrive FD Cheddar Cheese (#22440), right out of the can! Adds a nice crunch!


Mix up the sauce.  (If you want to let the flavors blend, you can refrigerate up to an hour – I couldn’t wait so used it right away and it was delicious!)

Big Mac Salad

Layer your salad ingredients in the order listed
Look at that wonderful ground beef and cheddar cheese.
This salad has the grape tomatoes cut up and
I love big pieces of onion so I cut one up!
However, both the Thrive Tomato Dices and Onions
are in my Home Store for a future salad!

Big Mac Salad w/Dressing

Add your dressing and ENJOY!

Now wasn’t that easy?

Here’s the cost breakdown for the Thrive products in this recipe:

Big Mac Salad Thrive Costs

Click to download Thrive Big Mac Salad Recipe

Cucumber Salsa – Garden Harvest Enhanced with Thrive

Cucumber SalsaCucumber Salsa

I’m starting to harvest from my small garden – How about you? We’ve got cucumbers, tomatoes, squash and raspberries all coming on. Here’s a recipe for Cucumber Salsa that combines the bounty from my garden with nutritious Thrive food, saving me time and money. This can be eaten as a snack or appetizer with chips, crackers, etc. or used as a side salad.

My Garden Harvest

My Garden Harvest

Cucumber Salsa

FD – Freeze Dried
Thrive Product Numbers are for Pantry Cans except for Seasonings

Cucumber Salsa NutritionSalsa Ingredients:
2 cups Cucumber, peeled, seeded and finely chopped
1/2 cup Thrive FD Tomato Dices (#22241) (or fresh from your garden if you have them)
1/4 cup Thrive FD Onion (#22227)
1/4 cup Thrive FD Green Chili Peppers (#22242)
1 Tablespoon Thrive FD Parsley (#23621)
1 Tablespoon chopped Jalapeno Pepper or 1 fresh pepper chopped
2 teaspoons Thrive FD Cilantro (#23622)
1 garlic clove, minced or pressed

Dressing Ingredients:
1/4 cup Thrive Sour Cream (#22449), reconstituted
1/4 teaspoon Thrive Lemonade Crystals (22899) (or 1 1/2 teaspoons Lemon Juice)
1 1/2 teaspoons Lime Juice
1 mini scoop Stevia Powder, sweeten to taste
1/4 teaspoon Ground Cumin
1/4 teaspoon Thrive Chef’s Choice Seasoning Blend (#23628)
1/2 teaspoon Dill Weed, optional

Cucumber SalsaDirections:

Mix salsa ingredients in a mixing bowl. (Thrive ingredients are right out of the can – they will reconstitute when mixed with the dressing.). Combine dressing ingredients in a small bowl and mix well. Pour over vegetable mixture and gently combine, making sure all veggies are coated. Let it sit for 10 minutes or more for FD vegetables to reconstitute and flavors to blend.

Can be served with chips, crackers or as a side salad. Serves 8

Here’s what the Thrive products would cost (with Q Pricing***) per recipe or serving:

Cucumber Salsa Thrive CostsDuring the summer when you can use “fresh” tomatoes out of your garden the Thrive cost would be even cheaper:

Pantry Can Recipe Cost – $3.04 / Cost per serving – $0.38
#10 Can Recipe Cost – $2.64 / Cost per serving – #0.33

***Click here to find out about The Monthly Q

Click here to download Cucumber Salsa Recipe