This easy Dorito Taco Salad recipe takes your regular salad to a whole new level! Everyone loves Doritos and this crunchy salad is amazing!
Taco Salad With Doritos
If you need a fun new Taco Tuesday recipe, you have to go for my Easy Dorito Taco Salad! This crowd pleaser can be made as a main dish or a side dish and you can be sure it will receive rave reviews.
A traditional taco salad has many of the same ingredients, but the addition of crunchy Doritos takes it to a whole other level.
The first time you serve this to the family, they will be asking when you’re making it next time. And if your family is like my family, you don’t get asked that about salad very often!
I serve this yummy taco salad with tangy Catalina dressing, but if you prefer different dressings, make the right choice for your whole family. If different members of your household French dressing and ranch dressing, serve the dressing on the side and let everyone choose their favorite dressing.
With simple ingredients that you can get at any grocery store, this easy taco salad recipe will be a big hit with the entire family!
- You can use leftover ground beef or taco meat in this Dorito salad.
- If you prefer romaine lettuce, you can swap that out for the iceberg lettuce.
- When crushing the Doritos chips, be careful not to crush them too finely. If you have trouble using your hands to crush them, gently use a potato masher for the same effect.
How To Make Easy Dorito Taco Salad Recipe
Dorito Taco Salad Ingredients:
1 lb lean ground beef or ground turkey
1 packet low-sodium taco seasoning mix
1 head iceberg lettuce, chopped
1 large tomato, diced
6 oz sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1/4 cup black olives, sliced
1/2 cup Nacho Cheese Doritos, gently crushed
3/4 cup Catalina salad dressing
Sour cream (optional)
Large resealable bag
Large mixing bowl
Step 1: In a large frying pan, break up and brown ground beef or turkey over medium heat until no pink remains.
Drain the excess fat and return to low heat. Top the meat with your packet of taco seasoning and mix thoroughly.
Step 2: While your ground meat is cooking, empty your bag of Doritos chips into a large Ziploc bag and seal. Gently crush the chips so that they are bite-sized pieces, but not turned to powder.
Step 3: Chop the head of fresh lettuce and add it to a large mixing bowl.
Step 4: Top the bed of lettuce with your meat mixture, tomato, shredded cheese, sliced olives, and crushed Doritos. Pour in your dressing and mix thoroughly with a wooden spoon.
Step 5: Place this delicious salad in a trifle dish or large bowl and serve with a dollop of sour cream.
How To Store Leftover Dorito Taco Salad
Store any leftovers of your easy taco salad recipe in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Should Taco Salad Be Warm Or Cold?
It is completely up to you. If you want to meal prep this salad, you could easily make it the day before and add the Dorito chips at the last minute. Serve your easy meal cold (right out of the fridge) and it will taste amazing.
If you make it the same day, the ground meat will be hot, which will make the rest of the salad fairly warm – and it will still taste great. So the bottom line is that you can choose to serve it warm or cold depending on what works best for you.
Can I Add Other Ingredients To This Easy Doritos Taco Salad?
Yes! Feel free to add your favorite taco toppings to this tasty salad. This doesn’t contain any beans, so you could easily add some black beans, kidney beans, or pinto beans.
Add a few fresh veggies like bell pepper, red onion, or green onions, or consider swapping out the Nacho Cheese Doritos for Cool Ranch Doritos or even Spicy Doritos. Have fun with this easy recipe!
And if you’ve been wondering what goes well with taco salad, check out my list of what to serve with taco salad for some great pairings!
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Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 544Total Fat: 33gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 3gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 117mgSodium: 838mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 3gSugar: 12gProtein: 37g
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This calculation is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a doctor or dietician. This calculator is a guide, but makes no guarantee of being exact or fully accurate.
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