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Dorito Taco Salad

Dorito Taco Salad

This easy and delicious Dorito Taco Salad recipe is made with ground beef with taco seasoning, black beans, fiesta corn, nacho cheese Doritos chips and more! It’s a crowd pleaser and makes for a great summertime salad.

I’m always looking for new recipes to try and lately, I’ve been loving dorito taco salad.  I found a recipe of it on one of my favorite online magazines and instantly added it to my weekly menu.  I tried making it once and my family and I were completely sold! It was different, interesting and very tasty. 

I’ve made it so many times and overtime, I’ve put a few of my own twists on the recipe and wanted to share it with you. I think you are going to love it just as much as I do! It is definitely a great salad to make all summer long. 

What is Dorito Taco Salad?

My dorito taco salad has a delicious Mexican flair but with extra nacho cheesy-ness added in. It has lots of healthy ingredients like corn, tomatoes, beans and lettuce. However, it also has a few splurge-worthy ingredients too!

Doritos are not something I eat often but I did crumble some extra into my salad and you should too. Go crazy! It will just make you love this salad more and I promise it won’t ruin your summer bikini body. 

Ingredients for Dorito Taco Salad

I love salads that have lots of ingredients. The more things mixed in the bowl, the more flavorful the salad is. I also like recipes that are flexible. While there are a few ingredients in this taco salad with doritos recipe that I would definitely recommend keeping, many others can be added to suit your personal tastes.

Here is a quick look at what goes into my Dorito taco salad recipe:

  • ground beef– Ground beef is what makes this salad a complete, filling meal. You can also use ground chicken or ground turkey if you want a leaner meat. 
  • taco seasoning– A simple packet of taco seasoning will give the ground beef the perfect flavor. It is so easy, too, to just add in the pre-mixed seasoning. 
  • Romaine Lettuce– Shredded romaine is the bulk of the salad. I love romaine because it is crunchy and also refreshing in the hot summer heat. 
  • cherry tomatoes– Some halved cherry tomatoes are the perfect addition to the taco salad. 
  • Doritos – Crunchy nacho Doritos are what makes this salad unique. The cheesy taste is delicious with the savory beef and the chips add a great crunch to the salad. 
  • Catalina salad dressing– Catalina salad dressing is a tomato based dressing that is almost like a tomato sauce. It is a little bit sweet but has a zippy tomato taste with some mild spices as well. 

In addition to these main ingredients, you can also add in some black beans, red onion, fiesta canned corn, olives avocado or even a sprinkle of cheddar cheese. I also like to make the bowl a little bit fancy by adding some lime wedges as a garnish. 

Dorito Taco Salad Recipe

Once you have all the ingredients you need, putting the salad together is pretty easy. You will need a large skillet, a spatula, a chef’s knife, a cutting board and a large bowl. Here is what you need to do to make this salad come to life:

Cook the ground beef in a large skillet, breaking it up with a spatula into small pieces as it cooks. 

Add the taco seasoning packet to the skillet along with some water. Once the sauce is thick, remove the pan from the heat and set the seasoned meat aside. 

Cut the lettuce and tomatoes and add them to a large bowl. Add any extra taco-style ingredients you’d like at this time too. 

Add the salad dressing to the bowl and toss together. 

Divide the salad between about 8 bowls and top each with the cooked beef, doritos and any other garnishes you’d like. 

Enjoy the salads right away while the chips are nice and crispy. You really want that crunch along with the fresh cooked beef. It’s absolutely irresistible! 

What to Serve with Dorito Taco Salad

Dorito taco salad is hearty enough to be a full meal on its own. If you want to serve it as a lunch or dinner, just divide the salad into 4 larger bowls. If you want the salad to be more of an appetizer or side dish, you can try serving it with any other Mexican themed foods. It’s perfect with tacos, burritos or enchiladas. I made a tasty black bean soup to go with the Dorito salad just the other night and it was perfect! Keep those Mexican seasoning in mind when you consider what to serve with Dorito taco salad and you can’t go wrong! 

If you have been looking for a new salad recipe or just want to try something really different and flavorful, this is the recipe for you. I know that you will love the tomatoey dressing with the fresh lettuce, savory beef and crunchy, cheesy chips. It is quite the combo! Give it a try and let me know what you think. Enjoy!

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Dorito Taco Salad

  • Author: Jocelyn Brown


This easy and delicious Dorito Taco Salad recipe is made with ground beef with taco seasoning, black beans, fiesta corn, nacho cheese Doritos chips and more! It’s a crowd pleaser and makes for a great summertime salad.




1 pound lean ground beef 

2 tablespoons or 1 packet taco seasoning 

½ cup water

1 large heart romaine lettuce

1 pint cherry tomatoes or 2 medium size tomatoes 

1 bag (9.75 oz) Doritos nacho cheese chips  (see notes) 

1 bottle Catalina Dressing

Optional additional ingredients

1 (16 oz) bag cheddar cheese or your favorite

1 can (15 oz) beans – black or pinto, drained and rinsed 

1 small red onion, sliced 

1 can fiesta corn, drained well

1 can black olives, drained and sliced

12 avocado 

Serving, optional 

green onions, sliced

lime wedges 


Pico de Gallo 


sour cream 



  1. Cook ground beef in a skillet over medium heat until no pink remains, drain
  2. Return to skillet and add water and taco seasoning
  3. Stir and heat through
  4. Clean and cut lettuce and tomatoes 
  5. Add to a large bowl 
  6. Add any additional ingredients you like
  7. Stir gently to combine
  8. Serve with chips and any additional serving ingredients you like
  9. Store in refrigerator in airtight container 


Be sure to serve chips on a side if you plan on having leftovers. The chips will get soggy.

Dorito Taco Salad
Jocelyn Brown

A former school teacher, Jocelyn Brown created Hip Mama’s Place in 2007. Her motto for this blog is: get inspired, create and share! Jocelyn loves sharing about food and recipes, crafts, DIY projects and her random travels with her family. She also loves all things social media, but her latest obsession is Instagram.

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  1. 07/11/2023 / 1:56 am

    This look amazing, I will have to make this on a cool summer day. thanks for sharing the recipe with us.

  2. 07/10/2023 / 10:49 pm

    Your recipe for Dorito Taco Salad looks absolutely delicious! The combination of crispy Doritos, seasoned ground beef, fresh vegetables, and creamy dressing is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. I appreciate the detailed instructions and the helpful tips you provided. Can’t wait to try this mouthwatering salad!

  3. 07/10/2023 / 7:11 pm

    This is exactly the quick, easy kind of Mexican Food that I love to make! The Doritos sound so yummy in this recipe.

  4. Lavanda Michelle Williams
    07/10/2023 / 5:50 pm

    I love the combination of flavors and textures, and the addition of Doritos adds a fun and crunchy twist. I can’t wait to try it

  5. 07/10/2023 / 4:14 pm

    This is exactly the kind of salad my whole family will eat! I can see this becoming a firm favourite very quickly

  6. 07/10/2023 / 7:24 am

    Sounds like a fun twist on taco salad that the whole family would enjoy. Such a flavorful combination!

  7. 07/09/2023 / 10:27 pm

    This is almost like deconstructed tacos, but with the Doritos added, I bet that really takes it up a notch! I can’t wait to try it!

  8. 07/09/2023 / 8:29 am

    Ooh doritos in a taco salad would be delicious! Looks great!

  9. Monica
    01/18/2023 / 7:01 am

    This looks so good and so easy! I want to make it for my lunches this week.

  10. 06/13/2022 / 2:15 am

    Taco salads are a hit in our home! We love them and love adding so many different things to them – I will be adding this recipe to our collection.

  11. Mila R
    06/12/2022 / 9:16 pm

    Can we actually have Dorito Taco Salad for Taco Tuesday? Does it count?

  12. 06/12/2022 / 6:51 pm

    This taco salad is both appetizing and satisfying! I have some of the ingredients available and I want to try this very soon!

  13. Catalina
    06/12/2022 / 2:41 pm

    Taco salad is so rich and nutrient. It has a lot ingredients that I love!

  14. Melissa Cushing
    06/12/2022 / 1:52 pm

    Oh my goodness…. I have pinned this recipe as I love a good taco salad and this looks delicious! My daughter will love this too so its a win win! Thank you for sharing!

  15. Rosey
    06/11/2022 / 6:32 pm

    Taco Salad is my favorite. I’ve never tried it with Doritos.

  16. 06/11/2022 / 4:03 pm

    Just looking at the photos makes my mouth water. I’m sure this Doritos Taco Salad is bursting with flavors.

  17. Melanie Edjourian
    06/11/2022 / 3:52 pm

    That sounds like a fun dish. I do love salad and this one sounds like it would be really tasty!!!

  18. 06/11/2022 / 3:24 pm

    This looks delicious! We love taco salad and Doritos but we haven’t tried combining them yet. I’m sure this will be a hit in our home.

  19. Alita
    06/11/2022 / 12:56 pm

    I super love your recipe. This can easily become a favorite in the house!

  20. briannemanz
    06/11/2022 / 12:27 pm

    Wow, I haven’t had Dorito Taco Salad for a long time. I’m too excited to make this!

  21. Rose Ann Sales
    06/11/2022 / 9:13 am

    That looks absolutely delicious and tasty! I would really love to try this recipe!

  22. Richelle Milar
    06/11/2022 / 7:36 am

    Wow! This is such a really amazing recipe! It looks absolutely delicious I love it!

  23. 06/11/2022 / 4:04 am

    Taco salad is so good! The dorito adds an extra punch to the flavor!

  24. Kathy
    06/11/2022 / 12:30 am

    This looks really good. I love making taco salad. I haven’t tried a Dorito one yet though. I’ll have to make this soon.

    • 06/11/2022 / 3:27 am

      Thanks! You’ll love it – I promise! 😉

  25. 06/10/2022 / 9:31 pm

    My boys love Doritos. This is a dish that I need to make for dinner.

    • 06/11/2022 / 3:27 am

      Yep, my boys too (my husband and 3 boys, no girls lol) and that’s exactly the main reason why I make this salad often 😉

  26. 06/10/2022 / 7:55 pm

    It could work as a side dish, appetizer, or a meal all by itself. We make a similar Mexican dish and we are usually too full to eat anything else!

    • 06/11/2022 / 3:26 am

      Definitely! It’s a very versatile salad that can be an appetizer or side dish too.. totally agree with you 100%! 🙂

  27. 06/10/2022 / 6:53 pm

    I love using Doritos in my Mexican dishes like this one. It adds a ton of awesome flavor.

    • 06/11/2022 / 3:23 am

      Right? Thanks for stopping by, Beth. 🙂

  28. 06/10/2022 / 3:19 pm

    Yum – that sounds amazing!! Perfect for these warmer months. Pinning that one to try soon. 😉

    • 06/11/2022 / 3:24 am

      Yayyy!!! Thank you, Jamie. Let me know how it goes 😉

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