Doritos® Taco Salad

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 dinner salads


  • 1 lb lean ground beef or turkey
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 2 cans red kidney beans, drained
  • cup taco seasoning
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup mild Pace salsa
  • 1 cup ranch dressing
  • 3 medium tomatoes
  • 3 romaine hearts
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 bag Nacho Cheese Doritos® regular or party-sized, depending on how naughty you feel
  • sour cream optional


  1. Add lean ground meat to a non-stick skillet and cook over medium heat until done. Add water, beans, taco seasoning, cumin, and garlic. Cook until beans are hot and sauce is thickened, about 2 minutes.
  2. Wash your lettuce and chop lettuce into bite-sized pieces. Dice your tomato. Slice your cucumber length-wise into quarters and then slice the other way into ⅛ inch slices.

  3. Add vegetables to a large salad bowl. Top with meat-bean mixture. Add ranch, salsa, and crushed Doritos®. Toss to combine and serve immediately. Top with sour cream if desired.

Recipe Notes

I normally make this salad ⅓ at a time and put the remaining meat-bean mixture in the fridge for later. ⅓ of this salad will make a filling meal for 2 hungry adults.