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Cool Ranch Doritos Taco Salad

Cool Ranch Doritos Taco Salad is so simple to make and will be loved by even the pickiest eaters. All you need are some ingredients that might already be in your kitchen, a bowl, tortilla chips, taco seasoning mix (or homemade), lettuce leaves, tomato slices or diced tomatoes, shredded cheese and Cool Ranch Doritos! It’s an easy recipe for lunch or dinner. Get ready to have your taste buds sing!

bowl of Cool Ranch Doritos Taco Salad

The inspiration behind this salad is the Doritos Los Taco.  You know, the one that makes you go, “Wow!”

Bag of Cool Ranch Doritos

How To Make Cool Ranch Doritos Taco Salad

For this tasty taco salad recipe, you need the following ingredients:

  • ground beef
  • taco seasoning
  • Cool Ranch Doritos
  • shredded lettuce
  • tomatoes diced (or 1 cup cherry tomatoes sliced in half)
  • shredded cheese
  • cucumber
  • black olives
  • Ranch Dressing

It’s a really easy salad to make.  Really.

You start by placing browning (cooking) ground beef in a skillet until it is no longer pink.  Add the taco seasoning and follow the directions on the packet.  One it has cooked, set it aside.

Place a layer of crushed Cool Ranch Doritos on a plate.  (I use some really nifty bowls that are perfect for salads.)

Crushing Doritos for yummy taco salad

You can either crush the chips directly on the plate or you can crush them in the bag.

Crushed Cool Ranch Doritos

Next, the following ingredients top the chips:

  • chopped or shredded lettuce
  • chopped cucumbers
  • shredded cheese
  • ground beef that has been seasoned with taco seasoning
  • chopped tomatoes
  • olives
  • Ranch dressing
Doritos Taco Salad

Tossed Cool Ranch Taco Salad

Doritos Cool Ranch Taco Salad is the love child of a tasty taco salad combined Cool Ranch Doritos. It is an amazing salad that even picky eaters love.
4.25 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 638 kcal


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 1 Cool Ranch Doritos
  • 1 8 oz. package shredded lettuce
  • 1-2 to matoes diced (or 1 cup cherry tomatoes sliced in half)
  • 2 cups shredded cheese
  • 1 cucumber peeled, sliced, and cut into quarters
  • 1 small can of sliced black olives
  • Ranch Dressing


  • Brown ground beef in skillet until thoroughly cooked. Add taco seasoning and cook according to directions on package. Set aside to cool slightly.
  • Hold bag of Doritos in both hands and crush chips.
  • Place small layer of chips on plate. Next, add shredded lettuce.  Top with ground beef, tomatoes, cheese, cucumbers, and olives.
  • Drizzle with Ranch dressing.


Serving: 1Calories: 638kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 46gFat: 44gSaturated Fat: 19gPolyunsaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 159mgSodium: 694mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4g
Keyword Doritos, salad
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I like to add one more layer of crunch by adding a few more crushed Doritos to the top after I have drizzled Ranch dressing on top.

Close up of Doritos Taco Salad

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