California Burger Slaw

Susan Bickta


I love big, juicy, grilled hamburgers, but, with all the "stuff" I put on them (like lettuce, tomato, onion, green pepper, etc.) I have to eat it with a knife and fork!! Sure takes the fun out of eating a burger!! So, I came up with this recipe to solve that problem! It is a creamy iceberg lettuce "slaw" with all the ingredients of a California hamburger, but when piled on top of your burger, makes it much easier to eat with your hands!! Hope you enjoy this different take on the classic burger! You can also eat it as a side salad as shown in the picture.

★★★★★ 1 vote
10 Min
No-Cook or Other


1 bag(s)
shredded iceberg lettuce (8 ounces)
1/2 c
finely diced red onion
1/2 c
finely diced bell peppers (green, red, yellow and orange)
1 medium
tomato, finely diced
2 Tbsp
dill pickle relish
1/2 c
salt and pepper to taste

How to Make California Burger Slaw


  • 1About 30 minutes before serving, mix all ingredients in a large bowl.
  • 2Store any leftovers in the refrigerator.
  • 3HINT: Instead of buying whole bell peppers and/or red onions, I just go to the salad bar at our local grocery store and pick out what I need for this recipe.
  • 4HINT #2: This is a very versatile recipe. If you want to make California Cheeseburger Slaw, just add some shredded cheese. If you want to make California Bacon Cheeseburger Slaw ...... add cheese and crumbled bacon!

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About California Burger Slaw

Course/Dish: Lettuce Salads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American