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Dorito Taco Salad

Dorito Taco Salad is made with vegan ground beef, lettuce, black beans, olives and tomatoes, covered in a Catalina dressing. This Taco Salad comes together really fast and the whole family will enjoy it. 

Ready to eat Dorito Taco Salad in a serving bowl.

I have a fondness for taco recipes like this Taco Mac, the Taco Rice, my Taco Casserole, or the Taco Spaghetti.

This is such a great Taco Salad recipe that is amazing for many occasions: potlucks, BBQs, get togethers, parties. You can be sure this salad will never disappoint you.

Pretty basic, but yet so impressive and rich in flavor. A keeper that comes together in around 15 minutes.

Ingredients for the Dorito Taco Salad collected on a wooden board.

Why you know you will love this Dorito Taco Salad

Doritos: I have to admit sweet chili is my flavor, because I really like combination of sweetness and spiciness, so good.

Black beans and vegan ground beef crumbles are always here for a pretty darn texture.

The dressing: seriously my Catalina Dressing is amazing here, but to aim for more variety I can tell you I’ve tried Ranch Dressing and Thousand Island Dressing as well and it was so good.

Step by step pictures make everything so visually easy to prepare. You won’t believe how fast it can be to prepare something great.

All ingredients for the salad are given to a large mixing bowl.

What you need for Dorito Taco Salad recipe

  • Vegan ground beef
  • Olive oil
  • Taco seasoning
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Doritos

 

  • Tomatoes
  • Vegan cheddar
  • Olives
  • Black beans
  • Catalina dressing
  • Lettuce
  • Avocados

Showing how the Catalina dressing is mixed with the salad.

How to make Dorito Taco Salad

In a frying pan, heat olive oil and add onions, garlic, vegan ground beef, and taco seasoning. Cook for about 5 minutes, then  set aside.

Get a large mixing bowl and give the lettuce, vegan cheddar, olives, tomatoes, olives, tortilla chips, avocados to it.

Add the taco meat from the frying pan.

Finally mix in Catalina dressing and serve in bowls or on plates.

Portion of the Dorito Taco Salad in a big bowl.

Tips and tricks

Leftovers will keep fresh in the fridge for 3 days but the tortilla chips will get soft.

Make ahead: you can layer this Dorito Taco Salad in advance. Start with vegan ground beef crumbles, followed by tomatoes and olives. Use lettuce on top and finally black beans, cheddar and half of your dressing. Use remainder just before serving and add tortilla chips.

Close Up to the Dorito Taco Salad.

What to serve with this Dorito Taco Salad

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Cheers, Florian.

Portion of the Dorito Taco Salad in a big bowl.

Dorito Taco Salad

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Dorito Taco Salad is made with vegan ground beef, lettuce, black beans, olives and tomatoes, covered in a Catalina dressing. This Taco Salad comes together really fast and the whole family will enjoy it. 

Ingredients

  • 10 oz vegan ground beef
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/3 cup onions, diced
  • 14 oz iceberg lettuce, chopped
  • 2 tsp Taco seasoning
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 big handful Doritos, lightly crushed (use gf, if preferred)
  • 1 cup black olives, sliced
  • 1 15 oz can black beans, drained
  • 3/4 cup vegan cheddar, shredded
  • 1 avocado, cut into cubes
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, chopped
  • Catalina dressing

Instructions

  1. In a frying pan, heat olive oil and add onions, garlic, vegan ground beef, and taco seasoning. Cook for about 5 minutes, then  set aside.
  2. Get a large mixing bowl and give the lettuce, vegan cheddar, olives, tomatoes, olives, tortilla chips, avocados to it.
  3. Add the taco meat from the frying pan.
  4. Finally mix in Catalina dressing and serve in bowls or on plates.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1.5 cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 435Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 343mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 7gSugar: 3gProtein: 12g
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