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Taco Salad with Catalina Dressing

Dorito Taco Salad with Catalina Dressing

This Taco Salad with Catalina Dressing is going to be a new family fave! All the delicious taco flavors come together in this simple salad and is topped with the most amazing, tangy Catalina dressing! If you've never had a taco salad with Catalina dressing, you have been missing out! The best part is, you can make this taco salad AND the homemade dressing in less than 30 minutes!
4.78 from 31 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dinner, lunch, Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 664 kcal


Homemade Catalina Salad Dressing

  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar Sherry vinegar works, too
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika sweet paprika is good, too!
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/3 cup olive oil or vegetable oil

Dorito Taco Salad

  • 1 lb. lean ground turkey or lean ground beef
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 packet taco seasoning, low sodium if possible or about 2 tablespoons
  • 8 cups romaine lettuce, torn or chopped into small pieces or iceberg lettuce
  • 1 cup fresh tomatoes
  • 1 cup corn (frozen or canned)
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 3.8 oz. can sliced black olives about one cup
  • 1/4 cup red onion, diced
  • crushed Doritos, to taste


  • Combine all dressing ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together until combined. OR add all ingredients to a medium sized jar and shake until combined. Set aside.
  • Heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add ground turkey and cook 2-3 minutes, breaking up the meat as it cooks. Pro Tip: Using a potato masher when the meat is almost cooked through works really well to break up the meat!
  • Drain off excess fat (in necessary) and add in taco seasoning. If your taco seasoning packet calls for water, add that in as well. Cook for 1-2 minutes longer.
  • In a large serving bowl, add lettuce.
  • To the bowl, add all of your other "toppings" (turkey, tomatoes, corn, olives. cheese and onion).
  • Drizzle on Catalina dressing, toss and serve immediately.


Nutrition information is only an estimate. Info is based on the Very Well Fit Nutrition Calculator. Nutrition calculated WITH dressing.


Calories: 664kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 33gFat: 42gSaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 111mgSodium: 1183mgPotassium: 903mgFiber: 4.7gSugar: 25gVitamin D: 3µgCalcium: 272mgIron: 7mg
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