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 gatherings 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 tangy Catalina dressing, french dressing, or any of your own dressing that you keep on hand.
This easy Taco Salad with Fritos recipe 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 a 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!
- 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 or container so that you can see each layer. That’s part of the fun!
- You can use shredded cheddar cheese or pepper jack cheese instead of Mexican cheese.
- If you don’t have or like pinto beans, substitute chili beans or kidney beans instead.
- Serve this with a side of sour cream, more guacamole, or salsa.
How To Make Layered Taco Salad Recipe With Fritos
Layered Taco Salad Recipe With Fritos Ingredients:
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 southwest corn 15.25 oz
2 ripe avocados
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons tomatoes, diced
2 tablespoons red onions, diced
1/4-1/2 teaspoon salt (to taste)
Large trifle bowl
Small or medium bowl
Potato masher or metal fork
Wooden spoon or kitchen spoon
Step 1: Slice your avocados in half and remove the pits and skins. In a small bowl, mash your avocados with a potato masher.
Step 2: Stir in your Greek yogurt, tomatoes, red onions, lime juice, and salt to create the guacamole avocado mixture. Set it aside.
Step 3: Using clean hands, crush half your bag of Fritos chips and place them into the bottom of your trifle dish.
Step 4: Layer the fresh 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.
Step 5: Spread your sweet corn out evenly on top of that. Pour your salsa on top of your corn.
Step 6: Add 2 cups of your shredded cheese on top of your salsa.
Step 7: Carefully spread your fresh guacamole on top of your cheese, leveling it into an even layer.
Step 8: Crush the other half of your crunchy corn chips and spread them on top of your guacamole.
Step 9: Add the rest of the lettuce on top of the chips.
Step 10: Place 1/2 cup of your shredded cheese on the center of your lettuce.
Step 11: Add a ring of fresh 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!
How To Store Leftover Layered Taco Salad Recipe With Fritos
Store any leftovers in the trifle bowl with plastic wrap or in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
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, or 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 Frito Taco Salad?
Yes! My Frito 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 or ground turkey or cook chicken in a large skillet with some taco seasoning mix and place the taco 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
Also, be sure to try my Dorito Taco Salad! Plus, these ideas for what to serve with taco salad will show you some great pairings.
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This layered taco salad recipe is perfect for any potluck or family dinner! With Fritos, beans, guacamole and more, it is a fun twist on a classic! As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases. 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.
Taco Salad With Fritos
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 324Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 754mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 8gSugar: 6gProtein: 13g
This layered taco salad recipe is perfect for any potluck or family dinner! With Fritos, beans, guacamole and more, it is a fun twist on a classic!
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
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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this looks wonderful! fabulous presentation
Alli Doubek says
Thank you! 🙂