The dressing for the Taco Salad is basically a Catalina dressing that is much bolder and slightlty less sweet than grocery store varieties.
Knock this off first!
Add all the ingredients together in a blender except the oil. While the blender is still running add oil until the dressing is emulsified.
Brown the ground beef and mix it with taco seasoning per instructions! You can use any taco seasoning you like or make it homemade! You can use low fat turkey replacing the ground beef for a healthier version!
NEXT: Make the Sour Cream Ranch Dip!
Mix sour cream with a ranch dip mix to have a zesty creamy topping for the Taco Salad Recipe, to give it that chip-and-dip appeal.
FIRST: toss the zesty Catalina dressing with romaine lettuce and start piling on…
Taco Meat – a staple in all taco salads.
Kidney Beans – if you wanted to make this a vegetarian dish, simply leave out the taco meat and only put in the kidney beans
Crumbled Nacho Cheese Doritos – this is what makes this recipe special and oh so tasty!
Grape Tomatoes – cut in half, these tomatoes are a bite of fresh, sweet, and acidic flavor.
Chopped Green Onions – onions give this salad a little umph!
Black Olives – an essential taco topping! But if you don’t like olives, feel free to not add them.
Avocado Slices – creamy, fresh avocados slices give this salad depth with a contrasting texture to crunchy.
Shredded Cheddar Cheese – you can’t go wrong with cheese, right?
And finally the Creamy Ranch Dip – this dip enhances this Dorito taco salad like crazy, so don’t skip out on this ingredient! If you are looking for a spicier taco salad, try adding sliced pickled jalapenos and Tabasco sauce, like one of our readers tried and loved!