This tasty layered taco salad recipe is one the whole family will love! With Fritos, beans, avocado and more, it’s perfect for Taco Tuesday!
Fritos Taco Salad
Salad trifles are some of the easiest and tastiest dishes to make for a party when you’re looking to make something on a budget. This Taco Salad recipe is one of those Mexican recipes that is not only delicious and easy, but it’s full of crunchy Fritos!
Everyone loves a regular taco salad, but this healthy salad recipe takes it to the next level. This standout comes together quickly and will be the hit of family get togethers and potlucks because it is so colorful and attractive. It also makes for a great weeknight meal!
Served in a trifle bowl, this will take family taco night to the next level. Pair this layered salad with some Catalina dressing, french dressing, or any of your own dressing that you keep on-hand.
If you don’t have a trifle dish, try layering your ingredients in a large bowl or a casserole dish. Aim for a glass bowl so that you can see each layer,
This easy Taco Salad with Fritos is vegetarian, gluten-free, egg-free and nut-free. If you’re making it as an easy dinner for the family and people aren’t into salad, throw some taco shells on the dinner table and let them make tacos!
You can serve this easy recipe as either a main dish or a side dish, but be sure to serve it! It is a fun twist on a classic and it makes for a great meal!
Taco Salad With Fritos Recipe
1 Fritos original corn chips bag 10.5 oz
6 cups romaine lettuce, washed and chopped
2 1/2 cups Mexican blend shredded cheese
1 tomato, diced
1/2 cup red onion, diced
16 oz can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup black olives, sliced
1 cup salsa
1 can can southwest corn 15.25 oz
2 ripe avocados
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
2 Tbsp lime juice
2 Tbsp tomatoes, diced
2 Tbsp red onions, diced
1/4-1/2 tsp salt (to taste)
Slice your avocados in half and remove the pits and skins. In a small bowl, mash your avocados with a potato masher.
Stir in your Greek yogurt, tomatoes, red onions, lime juice, and salt to create an avocado mixture. Set the guacamole aside.
Using clean hands, crush half your bag of Fritos chips and place them into the bottom on your trifle dish.
Layer lettuce on top of your Fritos. You’ll be using half of the lettuce, so only about 3 cups at this time. Top your lettuce with the pinto beans.
Spread your sweet corn out evenly on top of that. Pour your salsa on top of your corn.
Add 2 cups of your shredded cheese on top of your salsa.
Carefully spread your fresh guacamole on top of your cheese.
Crush the other half of your Frito chips on top of your guacamole. Add the rest of the lettuce on top of that.
Place 1/2 cup of your shredded cheese on the center of your lettuce. Add a ring of tomatoes, a ring of red onions, and a ring of black olives. Serve with more Fritos chips (or tortilla chips if you’ve now run out of them!) and you’re good to go!
Can I Use Different Ingredients In This Easy Taco Salad Recipe?
Yes! If you would prefer to use black beans or refried beans instead of or in addition to the pinto beans, do it! If you want to add some green chiles, green onions, red bell pepper or use iceberg lettuce instead of romaine, that’s completely fine. Make this recipe your own.
Can I Add Meat To This Salad?
Yes! My salad is a vegetarian option, but you can absolutely turn this into a chicken, ground turkey or ground beef taco salad. Just brown ground beef/turkey or cook the chicken with some taco seasoning mix and place the meat on top of one of the layers of lettuce.
Are You Looking For More Fun Trifle Recipes? Here Are Some Of My Favorites:
- Banana Pudding Trifle
- Oreo Cookies Chocolate Trifle
- Strawberry Trifle With Cream Cheese
- Mint Chocolate Trifle
- Halloween Trifle – Spooky And Delicious
- Caramel Apples Snickers Salad
And these ideas for what to serve with taco salad will show you some great pairings!
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Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 324Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 754mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 8gSugar: 6gProtein: 13g
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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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