This Dorito Taco Salad is a Taco Tuesday dish that is simple and easy, can be made ahead, and served as a side or main meal.
With school being back in and life getting seemingly busier (which really when is it not busy?), my go-to favs are those recipes that can be made in under thirty minutes. And they get bonus points if they can be made ahead.
I totally look like I have my stuff all the way together when my family gets home at the end of the day and dinner is already done.
While I try to actually have my ish together and not just look like it, sometimes momma is faking it until she makes it yall.
And if you can relate this recipe is totally for you. We can fake it together. LOL.
What Goes In Dorito Taco Salad?
While you can alter these ingredients however you see fit and for your palate, this is what I put in mine:
- Ground Turkey
- Romaine Lettuce
- Black Beans
- Shredded Taco Cheese
- Green Onion
Some things you may want to add or substitute:
- Ground Beef
- Ground Chicken
- Pinto Beans
- Sour Cream
- Tortilla Strips
What Is The Best Dressing For Dorito Taco Salad?
I personally use French dressing for my taco salad. I have seen it done with Catalina as well. By-and-large I am an Aldi Shopper. They don’t have Catalina, so French it is! And it is delicious.
If you like prefer Catalina, I think it would taste amazing too! Basically, do you boo!
Is Taco Salad Healthy?
Healthy is subjective. So let me say it like this, it can be…
Here is what I mean. I am currently on Weight Watchers, many of the ingredients are zero points which end up making it a low point meal for me. BUT that doesn’t automatically translate to healthy.
Many vegetables are zero points. But I am willing to bet if you ate a whole pot of vegetables, you probably have done the equivalent damage of eating meat. So you could have just had that steak.
You get what I mean?
I have found that moderation is what is healthy. No matter what you eat, you have to moderate it.
Dorito Taco Salad Recipe
For this recipe, you can choose to make your own taco seasoning (like I do and it’s soooo easy). Or you can buy a taco seasoning packet.
- 1 packet taco seasoning
- 1 lb ground meat
- 2 hearts romaine lettuce
- 1 can black beans
- 1 can corn
- 1 can diced tomatoes*
- 1/2 cup green onions, diced
- 2 cups Doritos, crushed
- 1 cup shredded cheese
- 1 cup french dressing
- Brown ground meat over medium heat on the stovetop. Season to taste. I use seasoning salt and garlic powder
- Add in taco seasoning and water according to package. If you make your own, see notes for how to prepare it
- Set meat aside. Rinse and shread lettuce, dice grean onions, and rinse and drain canned vegetables.
- Starting with lettuce, layer vegetables in large bowl, topping with meat and cheese.
- Toss with dressing. Serve and Enjoy!
To use Homemade Taco Seasoning, add 3 Tbsp and 2/3 cup of water. Simmer until liquid is thickened.
*can also dice 1 cup fresh tomatoes.
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[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Dorito Taco Salad – This Dorito Taco Salad is a Taco Tuesday dish that is simple and easy, can be made ahead, and served as a side or main meal. – taco seasoning, ground meat, romaine lettuce, black beans, corn, diced tomaotes (*), green onions (diced), doritos (crushed), shreaded cheese, french dressing, , Brown ground meat over medium heat on the stovetop. Season to taste. <em> I use seasoning salt and garlic powder</em>; Add in taco seasoning and water according to package. <em>If you make your own, see notes for how to prepare it</em>; Set meat aside. Rinse and shread lettuce, dice grean onions, and rinse and drain canned vegetables.; Starting with lettuce, layer vegetables in large bowl, topping with meat and cheese.; Toss with dressing. Serve and Enjoy!; ; – To use<strong> <a href="https://kenyarae.com/recipe/diy-taco-seasoning/">Homemade Taco Seasoning</a></strong>, add 3 Tbsp and 2/3 cup of water. Simmer until liquid is thickened.
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