Pineapple Burger Bowl with Sweet Fig Mayonnaise


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Burger bowls are all the rage and this pineapple burger bowl with sweet fig mayonnaise is definitely a tasty option. You won’t miss any burger buns with this recipe.

Pineapple Burger Bowl with Sweet Fig Mayonnaise |

It’s not an understatement to say I’ve become a wee bit obsessed with making homemade mayonnaise. It’s so ridiculously easy and the flavor variations are endless. So today, I bring you my latest creation – a sweet fig and balsamic mayonnaise. And I’m sure you can tell by my excitement, it’s super delicious.

When it comes to lunch or dinner, a burger bowl is quite possibly one of the simplest meals to throw together. Some countries (hello Australia) call it a naked burger, other places call it a protein-style burger (hello In-n-Out), but I’ll just stick with calling it a burger bowl.

And here’s the thing with it. When tossing a meat patty on the grill is the hardest part, you know this pineapple burger bowl can’t be too difficult!

The combination of pineapple and figs is tropical and vibrant. So I paired that fruitiness with arugula which has a bit more bite, but feel free to use your favorite greens. And of course, you can’t forget the avocado for some healthy fats. Simple, quick, easy and healthy. This pineapple burger bowl is just the way I like it.


Pineapple Burger Bowl with Sweet Fig Mayonnaise |

Pineapple Burger Bowl with Sweet Fig Mayonnaise

5 from 4 votes
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Lisa Bryan


Burger bowls are all the rage and this pineapple burger bowl with sweet fig mayonnaise is definitely a tasty option. You won’t miss any burger buns with this recipe.


  • 1 1/2 lb ground beef, formed into 4 patties
  • garlic powder, salt and pepper, for seasoning
  • 8 cups arugula
  • 8 figs
  • 4 pineapple rings
  • 2 avocados, ripe and peeled
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

Sweet Fig and Balsamic Mayonnaise:


  • Make the One-Minute Mayo recipe.
  • Remove the stems of the figs and place into a food processor. Pulse a few times until well pulverized. Mix into the mayonnaise recipe and place in the refrigerator.
  • Heat the balsamic vinegar in a saucepan on medium high heat for 3-4 minutes or until the quantity is reduced by approximately half and slight thickened into a syrup. Pour into a small cup and place it in the refrigerator to cool down. (*Be careful not to overcook it, otherwise it will be too thick when cooled).
  • Preheat your grill or grill pan to medium heat. Season your burger patties with salt, pepper and garlic powder and place on the grill. Cook for 4-5 minutes each side, or until the meat reaches your desired temperature.
  • Place the pineapple slices on the upper shelf of your grill, away from the high heat. Flip them when you flip your burgers. Alternatively, if you don't have an upper shelf you can place them on the main grill (or grill pan) but watch that you don't overcook them. You'll probably need to flip them in half the time.
  • While the meat is cooking, separate the arugula between four plates. Slice the figs into quarters and divide equally onto the plates. Slice a half an avocado onto each plate.
  • Mix the olive oil and balsamic vinegar together. Drizzle onto the salads.
  • At this point, your cooked balsamic (in the refrigerator) should be cooled down. Stir this into your fig mayonnaise and set aside.
  • Remove the burgers and pineapple from the grill when cooked. Place one burger on each bowl of greens. Spread a dollop of fig mayonnaise on top of. Then top with a pineapple slice.
  • Leftover fig mayonnaise can be kept in the refrigerator for 4-5 days.


Calories: 1061kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 81g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 133mg | Sodium: 195mg | Potassium: 1553mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 1355IU | Vitamin C: 24.7mg | Calcium: 179mg | Iron: 5.5mg
Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: burger bowl, lettuce burger, paleo burger
Did you make this recipe?Mention @downshiftology or tag #downshiftology!

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Lisa Bryan

Lisa is a bestselling cookbook author, recipe developer, and YouTuber (with over 2.5 million subscribers) living in sunny Southern California. She started Downshiftology in 2014, and is passionate about making healthy food with fresh, simple and seasonal ingredients.

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  1. Wow! This is such a unique and delicious burger bowl. Love the pineapple, love the avocado, and especially the figs.5 stars

  2. I love fig, so I can’t wait to try that mayo! And pineapples on a burger? Yes, please!5 stars

  3. Wow, this burger bowl looks so good! I am a huge fan of pineapple and sweet + savory combos. I need to try this ASAP while the grill is out.5 stars