We make taco salad on a regular basis, and sometimes we mix things up and use Doritos instead of regular tortilla chips. If you have ever heard of a “walking taco”, it is a bag of Doritos with fixings on top, so this is a similar idea.
~ Vegetarian crumbles (we like Morningstar Farms – you can purchase plain crumbles and season them with Taco seasoning, or buy pre-seasoned crumbles)
~ Lettuce (I usually get organic romaine hearts), shredded
~ Tomatoes (I prefer grape tomatoes, halved)
~ Sour cream
~ Shredded cheese (taco / Mexican blend)
~ Black Olives (sliced)
~ Taco seasoning
~ Optional: salad dressing such as Catalina
~ Optional: hot sauce, cilantro, guacamole, jalapeños, etc.
I start by heating up the crumbles.
For regular plain crumbles, I add taco seasoning, but you can also find pre-flavored crumbles.
You can pan fry them in oil, or if you are in a pinch, you can microwave them.
MorningStar Farms has great Chipotle Black Bean Crumbles, so we use those or these Grillers Crumbles with taco seasoning.
This salad can be whatever size and ratios of ingredients you like. These are just suggestions!
To assemble your salad, start by crumbling a handful of Doritos in the bottom of a bowl.
Next, add your shredded lettuce and sliced tomatoes. This is usually the largest portion of the salad, and the rest will be toppings that I mix in.
Sprinkle with meatless crumbles and shredded cheese.
Add any other items you might like, including olives, sour cream, guacamole, and so on.
We enjoy this with hot sauce mixed in!
Mix together and enjoy!
Amber MyersMarch 14, 2023
I will have to give this salad a try. It looks amazing. I love taco salad and am excited to try a vegetarian version.
Tara PittmanMarch 14, 2023
My husband would love this salad. It sure looks simple to make.
Christy GarrettMarch 15, 2023
This salad sounds delicious. I love salad’s especially when I can add Doritos to it for added crunch. I’ll have to make this for me and my son.
Melissa DixonMarch 15, 2023
This sounds so good. I bet my whole family would love this and not even miss the meat!
MonicaMarch 15, 2023
I love Dorito salads! I’ve never made it all plant based though so I am excited to try that Morningstar brand.
Richelle MilarMarch 15, 2023
My kids and husband would absolutely love this salad for sure this looks really good!
CatalinaMarch 15, 2023
Mmmm…. This salad is so rich and nutrient! It’s perfect for my busy lunches!
Zab ZariaMarch 15, 2023
This vegetarian taco salad sounds delicious and I can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing this recipe!