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Dorito Taco Salad

Dorito Taco Salad

Fiesta in a Bowl: The Ultimate Dorito Taco Salad

Calling all taco lovers and salad enthusiasts! This Dorito Taco Salad is a flavor explosion waiting to happen. It's a guaranteed crowd-pleaser, perfect for potlucks, backyard barbecues, or a satisfying lunch or dinner.

Why You'll Love This Recipe:

  • A Family Favorite: This recipe is a classic for a reason! Handed down through generations, it's a tried-and-true crowd-pleaser that will have your taste buds dancing.
  • Customization Craving? We Got You Covered!: With its separate ingredient bowls, this salad allows everyone to personalize their experience. Add more cheese, extra veggies, or a generous helping of Doritos – the choice is yours!
  • Perfect for Any Occasion: This versatile salad is ideal for potlucks, backyard barbecues, or even a fun weeknight meal. It's a crowd-pleaser for any gathering.
  • Easy Does It: With minimal prep work and straightforward instructions, this recipe comes together in a flash, leaving you more time to spend with loved ones.


  • For the Savory Base:

    • 1 pound lean ground beef
    • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • For the Classic Taco Trio:

    • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
    • 1 head lettuce, shredded
    • 6 tomatoes, chopped
    • 1 red onion, diced
  • For the Creamy & Tangy Dressing:

    • ½ cup Italian dressing
    • 2 cups ranch dressing
  • For the Ultimate Crunch:

    • 1 large bag Nacho Cheese Doritos, broken into bite-sized pieces


  1. Browning the Beef: In a large skillet, crumble and brown the ground beef over medium heat. Once cooked through, drain any excess fat from the pan.

  2. Taco Time! Add the packet of taco seasoning to the cooked ground beef and stir well, following the package instructions to create your desired level of flavor and spice.

  3. Dressing Up the Flavor: Pour in the Italian and ranch dressings to the seasoned beef mixture. Stir everything together and simmer for a few minutes, allowing the liquid to be absorbed by the meat.

  4. Building Your Base: In a large bowl, layer the shredded lettuce to create the foundation of your salad.

  5. Separate But Delicious: Prepare separate bowls for the chopped tomatoes, diced red onion, and shredded cheddar cheese. This allows everyone to customize their salad portions.

  6. The Star of the Show: In another bowl, break the Nacho Cheese Doritos into bite-sized pieces. Remember, we want a satisfying crunch, not crumbs!

  7. Salad Assembly Time! Now comes the fun part! Let everyone assemble their Dorito Taco Salad masterpiece. Spoon generous portions of the seasoned ground beef mixture, veggies, and cheese onto the bed of lettuce.

  8. The Grand Finale: Finally, top it all off with a sprinkle of those delightful Nacho Cheese Doritos for a burst of flavor and irresistible crunch!


  • For a vegetarian option, replace the ground beef with cooked lentils, black beans, or crumbled tofu.
  • Leftover ingredients can be stored in separate containers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Feel free to experiment with different types of dressings, cheeses, or vegetables to personalize your Dorito Taco Salad experience.