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Doritos Taco Salad Recipe, Super easy dinner salad recipe #tacotuesday

Doritos Taco Salad

If your taco night needs a new taste or your just a taco lover looking for a recipe to try, this Doritos taco salad will not disappoint. It is loaded with your favorite taco toppings along with crunchy cheesy Doritos and will have your taste buds asking for more.

Take taco Tuesday to a whole new level with this loaded Doritos taco salad recipe

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Taco Salad Recipe, Doritos taco salad recipe with Catalina dressing

My mother in law told me about this Doritos taco salad she used to make my husband and his brother. I have always heard about the famous salad but never tried it until recently.

After talking to my mother in law about what all she added to hers and browsing other recipes, I decided it was time to give it a try. I am a huge taco fan and I have always loved a good taco salad as well so I was excited to try this famous salad.

I never thought to add Doritos to a taco salad though, apparently I had been missing out! The cheesiness of the Doritos along with the sweet Catalina salad dressing makes this salad SO GOOD.

It has definitely been added to the dinner menu rotation in our house and it was kid approved! I mean it has Doritos in it, how can it not be kid approved.

This salad can be made on a busy weeknight (do we dare say Tuesday) and makes great leftovers as well. Have your kids help and let them add the toppings to the salad. They will also love crushing up the Doritos in the bag too!

Loaded Doritos taco salad recipe

This recipe is pretty simple to throw together and will have your family asking for seconds. Serve with some fresh salsa or homemade guacamole and blend up some margaritas because this dinner is worth celebrating!

Loaded Doritos Taco Salad Recipe

Heat a large skillet with a lid to medium high heat. Brown beef and drain all the fat. Add in taco seasoning packet or make your own if you prefer and simmer for a few minutes adding water if needed.

Meanwhile chop your lettuce then drain and rinse black beans and corn. Add lettuce to a bowl and start loading up all your favorite taco toppings. We added sweet corn, black beans, diced tomatoes, shredded cheese, and black olives.

Doritos taco salad loaded with sweet corn, black beans, tomatoes, olives, shredded cheese and a sweet salad dressing.

Crush up Doritos by putting them in a plastic baggie and smashing with a cup or rolling pin (kids hands will work too). Top salad with cooked taco meat, add salad dressing then mix well. Mix in Doritos last so they are nice and crunchy.

I also like to add avocado, salsa, and a little dollop of sour cream, it truly tastes like a taco in a bowl! All the flavors combined with the sweet dressing and and cheesy Doritos just make a great combination for this salad. Not to mention the greens and veggies you are getting your kids to eat. 🙂

If you don’t like some of the toppings I use here just tweak this recipe to your liking. Add your family’s favorite taco toppings or keep it simple. Set everything aside and make a taco salad bar (light bulb) and have everyone build their own.

If you make this recipe don’t forget to tag me by using #moerecipes so I can check out your taco salad masterpiece! Happy Cooking!

If you need more easy dinner recipe ideas check out my easy pizza bread or chicken and broccoli, both can be on the table in 30 minutes or less! You can always follow me on Pinterest too.

Doritos Taco Salad

Try this Doritos taco salad for a new spin on Taco Tuesday. Enjoy with your favorite taco toppings and crunchy cheesy Doritos with a sweet salad dressing. This delicious salad will definitely have your family asking for more.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 lb. lean ground beef or turkey
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning
  • 1 medium – large head of lettuce I like to use a mixture of Iceberg and Romaine
  • ¾ cup shredded cheese use your favorite we like Mexican or cheddar
  • Catalina salad dressing
  • 1 cup crushed nacho cheese Doritos
  • 1 large diced tomato
  • 1 can of black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 can of sweet corn drained

More topping options

  • Sour cream
  • Chopped black olives
  • Jalapenos
  • Avocado
  • Chopped green onions
  • More Doritos


  1. Heat stove over medium to high heat. Brown ground beef and drain all fat.
  2. Add taco seasoning packet and simmer for 5-10 minutes adding a little water if needed (see taco packet for directions).
  3. Meanwhile chop and wash your lettuce; drain and rinse black beans and corn.
  4. Add lettuce to a large bowl and start loading all your favorite taco toppings onto lettuce.
  5. Crush up Doritos by putting them in a plastic bag and smash with a cup or rolling pin (kids hands will work too).
  6. Add cooked taco meat to salad and add desired amount of salad dressing and mix well. Adding Doritos last so they are crunchy. Enjoy.

Recipe Notes

I like to add a little salsa and a dollop of sour cream to my salad for that extra taco taste! My husband likes to add extra Doritos to his salad. Remember you can make this to your liking so use your favorite taco toppings!

Ultimate Doritos taco salad recipe

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