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Dorito Taco Salad

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This Dorito taco salad combines seasoned ground beef, lettuce, black beans, your favorite cheese, and cheesy Nacho Doritos for an incredible salad bursting with flavor that everyone will love. 

Dorito Taco Salad

Taco salad has always been one of my favorite meals. I remember having it time and time again as I was growing up. To this day I still love it! 

I love that in a matter of minutes (less than 20 to be exact) I can have a delicious meal on the table for my family. To spice up our traditional taco salad nights I love to use Nacho Cheese Doritos to add a new level of flavor that the whole family loves! 

dorito taco salad

Dorito taco salad elevates salad to a whole new level of perfection! Once you try this simple recipe you will never want to make taco salad without Doritos again!

If you are craving other Mexican food favorites, try Instant Pot Mexican Steet corn as well as our air fryer Taco quesadilla. 

How to make Dorito Taco Salad

Brown ground beef in a skillet, drain. Use taco seasoning and follow the packages instructions for the perfect taco meat.  

Gather all of your ingredients

In a large bowl, add in your chopped lettuce. 

Start adding in your shredded cheese, Dorito pieces, avocado, black beans, cherry tomatoes, & corn.

Gently toss to combine. 

dorito taco salad

Top with dressing just before serving.

dorito taco salad

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • If you are hoping to have leftovers the next day, add meat and dressing to individual bowls of salad. This helps prevent it all from going soggy in the fridge. 
  • Try cool ranch Doritos for a fun twist on the taco salad.
  • Add your favorite ingredients to your salad! Try pinto beans instead of black beans. Try adding olives and sour cream as well. 
  • Be sure to mix the salad right before eating. If you mix it too early, it will quickly become soggy. 
  • If you are trying to save on calories, use salsa instead of the dressing. 

Do you eat taco salad hot or cold?

Depending on who you ask will determine if you eat this hot or cold. Taco salad is served both hot and cold. 

Growing up my mom would mix everything together when we had taco salad and that would make it a warm salad. 

dorito taco salad

Now I prefer it to be cold with just the meat warm. 

What goes with taco salad?

If you are craving taco salad, you can pair almost anything with it for a delicious meal! I love to have

  • Chips and guacamole
  • Chips and salsa
  • Chips and queso
  • Spanish rice
  • And a Mexican drink like a margarita or Horchata

Storage

You will want to store your leftover salad in the fridge. If you mix the meat with the rest of the salad you will find that the lettuce will wilt. 

I prefer to store the lettuce and all the extras in an airtight container together and then store the meat separately. This way I can heat the meat up and add it to the salad. I like to top it with additional Doritos and salad dressing. 

If you store it this way, it will last for up to 5 days in the fridge. 

dorito taco salad

Love Salads? Try these!

Chicken Salad

Crab Salad

Tomato and Watermelon Salad

If you have extra taco meat left, try this delicious Taco Monkey Bread. You will love it!

dorito taco salad

Dorito Taco Salad

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This Dorito taco salad combines seasoned ground beef, lettuce, black beans, your favorite cheese, and cheesy Nacho Doritos for an incredible salad bursting with flavor that everyone will love.

Ingredients

  • 1 LB Ground Beef
  • ¾ Cup Water
  • 1 Envelope Taco Seasoning
  • 1 head of lettuce, chopped
  • 2 Cups Shredded Cheddar or Mexican Blend
  • 2 Cups Broken Doritos, bite-sized pieces
  • ⅓ Cup Catalina Dressing
  • OPTIONAL ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS
  • 1 Avocado sliced
  • 1 Cup Black Beans, rinsed
  • 1 Cup Sliced Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1 Cup Corn

Instructions

    1. Brown ground beef in a skillet, drain. 
    2. Add in ¾ Cup of water & seasoning packet.  Heat until thickened. Remove from heat & set aside. 
    3. In a large bowl, add in your chopped lettuce. 
    4. Start adding in your shredded cheese, Dorito pieces, avocado, black beans, cherry tomatoes, & corn.
    5. Gently toss to combine. 
    6. Top with dressing just before serving.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 697Total Fat: 41gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 24gCholesterol: 78mgSodium: 803mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 9gSugar: 7gProtein: 30g

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