Vegan McDonalds Series: The Big Mac (VIDEO)


Vegan big mac

What is it about the Big Mac that makes it the holy grail of fast food burgers? As someone who has never eaten beef, I honestly have no idea. But, I have watched many people over the years go gaga for the thing, so there must be something to it.

After asking a few of my pals (some of which have actually worked at McDonalds) I felt like I was hearing the same types of answers to this question.  Everyone agreed that they loved the Big Mac (although some were ashamed to admit it) but most couldn’t tell me why.

It can’t be the beef, because the quality is deplorable, the bun is “as light as air”, and iceberg lettuce is like eating sweet water… so why do people love Big Macs? All the elements on their own don’t stand a chance, but put them together with the signature Big Mac sauce, and voila! A masterpiece.

On this notion, I decided that it would be a simple sandwich to recreate as its vegan counterpart. I have access to the same ingredients, as they are readily available at any grocery store, so why not? Anything you make at home HAS to be better quality than what you get at the Drive-thru right? RIGHT?


I hope you like it!!!!

For this recipe you will need:

2 sesame seed hamburger buns

2 veggie burgers of your choosing, cooked to perfection as directed


Big mac sauce (see recipe below)

1 tsp finely diced onion

½ cup chopped lettuce

1 slice of your favourite vegan cheese

3 slices of pickles

Big Mac Sauce

½ cup veganaise

2 tbsp French dressing (see my homemade recipe)

4 tsp sweet pickle relish

1 tbsp finely minced white onion

1 tsp white vinegar

1 tsp sugar

1/8 tsp Himalayan rock salt

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir well. Cover and place in the refrigerator overnight, allowing the flavours to blend together.
Stir every couple hours to help flavours combine.


homemade big mac recipe

Building your Vegan Big Mac

Make your sauce and cook your vegan patties. Using the top of your extra bun, cut off the round part, so that you have a nice thin middle bun for your Big Mac. Place your buns on a hot pan or griddle to toast them, face down. Cover with a lid to steam them slightly. WATCH that it does not burn.

Build your Big Mac in the following order:

Bottom bun

½ tbsp big mac sauce

½ tsp onion

¼ cup lettuce

Vegan cheese

Veggie burger

Middle bun

½ tbsp big mac sauce

½ tsp onion

¼ cup lettuce

3 pickles

Veggie burger

Top bun

… and there you have it!!!

vegan big mac recipe

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