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5 from 4 votes

Tex-Mex Doritos Taco Salad

Delicious Tex-Mex Doritos Taco Salad is loaded with ground beef taco meat, kidney beans, cheese, green onions, avocado, tomatoes and Nacho Cheese Doritos.  It's a family favorite that we like to serve at potlucks and family dinner on hot summer nights!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 965kcal
Author: Amy Nash


  • 1 batch [ground beef taco meat]
  • 1 head Romaine or Iceberg lettuce chopped
  • 2-3 Roma tomatoes diced (about 1 ½ cups)
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 15 ounces red kidney beans, drained
  • 1 large avocado diced
  • 4-6 green onions chopped (I like lots of green onion)
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • 14.5 ounces Nacho Cheese Doritos partially crushed
  • 12 ounces Thousand Island salad dressing* it's about ¾ of a bottle of dressing


  • Prepare the taco meat by browning hamburger in a pan and adding taco seasoning to it.
  • In a very large bowl, combine all salad ingredients except dressing and Doritos. Toss to combine.
  • Add the partially crushed Doritos and Thousand Island dressing to the other salad ingredients and toss to evenly distribute the dressing.


You could add a small can of sliced black olives to this as well.  Except I'm not a fan, so I don't.  
I have seen French, Catalina or even Ranch dressing used in place of Thousand Island, but since I grew up with Thousand Island as the only option for this salad, it just doesn't taste the same with a substitution.


Calories: 965kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 65g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 21g | Monounsaturated Fat: 21g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 1273mg | Potassium: 1125mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 9742IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 328mg | Iron: 5mg