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Hands holding low FODMAP California burger

Low FODMAP California Burger

  • Author: Em Schwartz, MS, RDN
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Low Lactose


Thanks to a few FODMAP-friendly tweaks, this Low FODMAP California Burger offers all of the classic burger flavors without the symptoms!


  • 1 tablespoon low FODMAP ketchup (or regular ketchup – see notes)
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons snipped chives
  • 1 pound ground sirloin
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese (omit for dairy-free)
  • 4 low FODMAP hamburger buns
  • 4 lettuce leaves
  • 4 tomato slices
  • ½ avocado, sliced into 8 slices


  1. Preheat broiler or grill.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together ketchup, mayonnaise, and mustard until mixed. Stir in the snipped chives.
  3. Divide ground sirloin in quarters. Form each quarter into a patty, pressing a nickel-sized indentation into the center of each. Season both sides of each patty with salt and pepper.
  4. Broil or grill 3-4 minutes each side. Top each hamburger with a cheese slice. Continue cooking until the cheese melts and hamburgers are cooked. 
  5. Spread about 1 teaspoon of the prepared sauce onto each hamburger bun half. Top one hamburger bun half with a lettuce leaf, cooked hamburger with optional melted Swiss cheese, tomato slice, and ⅛ avocado. Top with remaining bun half.
  6. Serve warm.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: American