If you love tacos – and if you love nacho cheese Doritos, you are going to LOVE Taco Salad with Creamy Southwestern Ranch Dressing! Bursting with fresh veggies, taco-seasoned beef, crunchy nacho cheese Doritos, and drizzled with creamy southwestern ranch dressing, it’s simply irresistible! So many layers of flavors!
EASIER THAN TACOS - PERFECT FOR A PARTY OR TACO TUESDAY!
Sure, I could just make tacos and call it a day, but this is one of my family's favorite salads - youth and old, every time I make this Taco Salad for dinner someone things its a special event! And I don't think I can ever have enough nacho cheese Dorito chips on the side - perfect for scooping salad or crumbled and sprinkled on top!
HOW TO MAKE THE PERFECT TACO SALAD:
BEST SIDES TO SERVE WITH THIS TACO SALAD?
BEST SALAD DRESSINGS TO SERVE WITH TACO SALAD:
1 lb. ground beef or turkey
1 small sweet onion, diced
2 large cloves garlic, minced
3 Tablespoons taco seasoning
2 to 3 heads of romaine or 1 to 2 heads of iceberg lettuce (rinsed & chopped into bite-size pieces)
4 green onions, sliced
1 pint cherry tomatoes or chopped fresh Roma tomatoes
2 cups shredded cheddar or Mexican blend cheese
1 bag Doritos Nacho Cheese Tortilla Chips (for scooping up the salad and/or for crushing over the salad)
CREAMY SOUTHWESTERN RANCH DRESSING:
1/2 cup Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
½ cup sour cream
1/2 cup Salsa
1 Tablespoon Taco Seasoning
OPTIONAL OR ON THE SIDE:
Diced fresh Avocado or Guacamole
Black Beans (rinsed & dried)
Fresh Cilantro (chopped)
Red Onions (diced) or Picked Red Onions
Niblets Sweet Corn (drained)
Fresh Limes (cut into wedges, for squeezing over the top)
HOW I MAKE THIS:
SERVINGS: 4 generous servings
Originally posted July 2016; revised and reposted February 2021.
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