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Layered Taco Salad

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Layered Taco Salad takes the classic Taco salad that you love and then layers it in a fun trifle dish to create a beautiful presentation that is ready in minutes as it combines lettuce, beans, tomatoes, taco meat, guacamole, and cheese that is then topped with Salsa, green onion, sour cream, and Frito corn chips. 

Layered Taco Salad

Taco Salad seems to be one of my go-to weeknight meals that is quick and easy, but sometimes when we are having company I want to make it look like I spent a ton of time making dinner, that is why I love layered taco salad! 

Layered Taco Salad

This dish has all the ingredients we love in taco salad, but then layers them to make the most beautiful presentation to wow a crowd! You will love that this layered taco salad serves a crowd and is still ready in under 20 minutes.

Be sure to try our other trifle dish salads like our layered salad with berries and our layered fruit salad. 

How to make Layered Taco Salad

  • Press the lettuce into the bottom of a trifle bowl and layer the other ingredients on top of the lettuce in the order given, saving some tomatoes for the top. 
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put the chips on
Layered Taco Salad
  • Best if served immediately. If the salad needs to be refrigerated, wait to add the Fritos, sour cream, and green onions before serving. 

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • If you want to swap the ground beef for ground chicken or ground turkey you certainly can.
  • If you want to create a fajita taco salad you can easily grill up some peppers and add in a layer of those. 
  • You can substitute the beans for some of your other favorite flavors if you choose. 
  • You can swap out the Fritos for Cheese Doritos or Cool Ranch Doritos. 
  • Add in a layer of corn if you would like as well for even more flavor. 
  • If you find yourself without a trifle dish you can make this in a 13 x 9 pan. 

Storage

You can store this in the fridge for up to 3 days, but the chips and the lettuce will become soggy as the days go by. 

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Can I make this in advance?

Technically you can make layered taco salad ahead of time, but I don’t recommend doing it too early on because the chips will become soggy and the lettuce will start to wilt. 

Layered Taco Salad

Layered Taco Salad

Layered Taco Salad takes the classic Taco salad that you love and then layers it in a fun trifle dish to create a beautiful presentation that is ready in minutes as it combines lettuce, beans, tomatoes, taco meat, guacamole, and cheese that is then topped with Salsa, green onion, sour cream, and Frito corn chips.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups torn romaine lettuce
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 3 cups prepared taco meat, optional
  • 1 ½ cup prepared guacamole
  • 1 (15 ounce) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 ½ cup fiesta blend cheese, divided
  • 1 cup prepared salsa
  • 1 cup lightly crushed Fritos corn chips
  • 1 ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup sliced green onions

Instructions

    1. Press the lettuce into the bottom of a trifle bowl and layer the other ingredients on top of the lettuce in the order given, saving some tomatoes for the top. 
    2. Best if served immediately. If the salad needs to be refrigerated, wait to add the Fritos, sour cream, and green onions before serving.

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