Catalina Layered Taco Salad {Simple Dorito Taco Salad}

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Last Updated on August 3, 2020 by Deanna Samaan

Catalina Layered Taco Salad is a Dorito taco salad. This layered taco salad has Catalina dressing on it to give it a nice bold flavor. You love making this taco salad with Catalina dressing for taco Tuesday!

 

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Catalina dressing

Have you ever head of Catalina dressing? Catalina dressing is like a French dressing only it is thinner, sweeter and bolder. The first time I ever heard of this red colored salad dressing was as a taco salad dressing.

 

Taco salad with Catalina dressing

When I was a kid, my mother had a friend make a taco salad, but she would use a taco salad dressing on it. Her taco salad with Catalina dressing was amazing. 

 

 

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Layered Taco Salad

My mom’s taco salad recipe was actually a layered taco salad. It was simply layers of taco meat and topping all ontop of each other. There was something really good about that taco salad with Catalina dressing. That sweet tangy flavor of the Catalina dressing just brings out the taco flavor. 

 

 

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Dorito taco salad

I really wanted my mother’s friend’s taco salad recipe to stand out. Yes, that tangy dressing brings that wow factor to a  layered taco salad. What about adding some Doritos? A Dorito taco salad puts a simple taco salad over the top! So I added as one the layers of the taco salad, Doritos!

If you want to impress people at a potluck or picnic make this Catalina dressing taco salad. Trust me you will get rave reviews. This Catalina taco salad is just that good!

 

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Yield: 8 servings

Catalina Layered Taco Salad Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Catalina Layered Taco Salad is a Dorito taco salad. This layered taco salad has Catalina dressing a bold flavor. You love this taco salad with Catalina dressing

Ingredients

  • 1 head iceberg lettuce
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 2 tomatoes (diced)
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 1 bag plain Doritos
  • 1 4 oz can sliced black olives
  • 1 16 oz bottle Catalina dressing

Instructions

  1. Brown your ground beef and add the taco seasoning to it. Make the taco meat according to the directions on the taco seasoning.
  2. Place a layer of the taco meat onto a plate.
  3. Crush the Doritos and then put a layer of the crushed Doritos on top the taco meat.
  4. Next layer on the lettuce.
  5. Add the tomatoes.
  6. The next layer is onions.
  7. Then the black olives.
  8. Finally the cheese on top.
  9. Squeeze the Catalina dressing on the very top. Usually 1/2 the bottle is good but you can use the whole bottle is desire.
  10. Then serve it up and ENJOY!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 503Total Fat: 33gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 129mgSodium: 531mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 39g

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3 Comments
  • Anonymous
    May 5, 2014

    You should try it with Green Goddess dressing. Adds a nice herbaceousness to the mix.

    • Deanna Samaan
      January 13, 2017

      What A great idea! Thank you!

  • Deanna Samaan
    January 13, 2017

    Thank you!!