Our Favorite Taco Salad

Our Favorite Taco Salad
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Growing up in Minnesota my mom would make taco salad for dinner.  I loved it so much that I have brought it into my home where we eat it quite frequently.  You can adjust it any way you want to your liking, and there is one special ingredient inside of this recipe that makes in my favorite.

First you’ll need anything you like in a salad.  We use lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, olives, and some of us like salsa.  You could also add beans, sour cream, avocado, etc.  Whatever you like 🙂

Brown your hamburger and we add taco seasoning to ours.  I follow the package instructions that tell you to add how much seasoning and water based on how much meat you are cooking.  You could change this to chicken, pork, or whatever you like.

Doritos are the special ingredient that makes this a family favorite.  Instead of using regular corn chips, we use Doritos!  What a difference it makes.

We set up a “salad bar” per say on our counter and everyone makes their salads to their liking, adds the hamburger, and crushed Doritos.

Mix it up and enjoy.  We never get tired of this recipe, it’s so easy to make, and good for you!

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Comments (12)

  • Thant looks really good! I love that you’ve added the spinach for a little extra nutrition. Doritos are my grandkids favorite. 🙂

    • Thanks Linda! I just can’t get enough of this salad and everyone at our house likes it so that they can mix and match. Can’t go wrong with that 🙂

  • I’ve made a similar taco salad for years. If i take this for a party I separate all the ingredients in baggies. I mix it when it’s time to eat. I’ve also used Italian dressing when mixing it all . The best way though is let everyone put what they want on it. Plain corn/taco chips also are good

    • Thanks Kathy and you are so right about everyone making their own is the best way to set it up. Everyone is happy that way 🙂

  • I typically make myself a taco salad when my boys eat tacos and I just LOVE the idea of using Doritoes on top. I like mine with a bit of salsa and sour cream and tons and tons of veggies.

  • I think this is the way all Minnesotans make taco salad, lol. I use Western or French dressing with it. You’ve inspired me to make this tonight. I’ve been enjoying your posts and it’s fun to know you’re from the Land of 10,000 Lakes (closer to 15,000)!

    • Thank you so much Lynnae and us Minnesotans always stick together 🙂 You are so right about the lakes (plus a couple ponds and slews – ha ha)

  • I love this salad- we always make it with lot of French dressing and extra doritoes!

  • Yum! I love taco salad … even for breakfast! 🙂


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