While most of us look forward to our delicious Taco Tuesdays, in reality, it isn’t always an option for everyone. First off, our schedules are all over the place. Second, most of the time, we adults are too tired to prepare a homecooked meal after a long day.
Therefore, you must add this Dorito Taco Salad to your Tuesday menu.
As you probably can tell from the title of this post, we included everyone’s childhood favorite snack; Doritos!
I bet you didn’t even think to add these tasty treats to your taco salad. In addition, you probably didn’t picture a salad you could take so quickly on the go with you.
Now, we can start talking about this Dorito Taco Salad and, above all, what delicious ingredients are included.
First off, we have a base of lean ground beef coupled with taco seasoning, lettuce, tomatoes, Catalina dressing, and lastly; Doritos.
While this recipe does include Doritos, it does in fact include some pretty healthy ingredients that balance out your salad. In fact, with lean ground beef, lettuce, tomatoes, and avocados; you are getting some pretty great benefits from this dish.
What is Catalina Dressing?
This dressing resembles the color and taste of french dressing; of course, bringing its own flair. It was trademarked in 1962 and then graced tables all over the world to be used in a variety of ways. In brief, this dressing includes a base of vinegar, ketchup, oil, and sugar. In conclusion; Catalina dressing pairs well with a salad that includes protein and in addition; is used to marinate chicken and seafood in a lot of cooking recipes.
Can I make this recipe any healthier?
First off, substitute your standard sour cream for low-fat sour cream. Secondly, grab a healthy salad mix; especially one that includes spinach or kale leaves. Lastly; you can’t really make it more healthy unless you remove the Doritos and well, that wouldn’t make this meal complete, am I right?
Ingredients for your Dorito Taco Salad
1 Tbsp. Olive oil
1 lb. Lean ground beef
2 Tbsp. Taco seasoning
1 Medium iceberg lettuce chopped
1 Large tomato diced
1-2 C. Nacho cheese Doritos chips
1 C. Catalina dressing
Sour cream and guacamole for garnish if desired
Step by Step for putting your salad together
Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat on the stove.
Add the ground beef and taco seasoning to the skillet, and cook until completely browned. Drain and set the meat aside to cool.
Chop the iceberg lettuce, and place it into a large bowl.
Add the chopped tomatoes, cooked beef, Doritos, and Catalina dressing to the bowl with the lettuce, and toss well to combine.
Serve topped with sour cream and guacamole if desired.
Have you seen a better-looking salad?
- 1 Tbsp. Olive oil
- 1 lb. Lean ground beef
- 2 Tbsp. Taco seasoning
- 1 Medium iceberg lettuce chopped
- 1 Large tomato diced
- 1-2 C. Nacho cheese Doritos chips
- 1 C. Catalina dressing
- Sour cream and guacamole for garnish if desired
- Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat on the stove.
- Add the ground beef and taco seasoning to the skillet, and cook until completely browned. Drain and set the meat aside to cool.
- Chop the iceberg lettuce, and place it into a large bowl.
- Add the chopped tomatoes, cooked beef, Doritos and Catalina dressing to the bowl with the lettuce, and toss well to combine.
- Serve topped with sour cream and guacamole if desired.