Vegetarian Dorito Taco Salad

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)
~ Doritos
~ 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!

What do you think?

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  • Amber Myers
    March 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 Pittman
    March 14, 2023

    My husband would love this salad. It sure looks simple to make.

  • Christy Garrett
    March 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 Dixon
    March 15, 2023

    This sounds so good. I bet my whole family would love this and not even miss the meat!

  • Monica
    March 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 Milar
    March 15, 2023

    My kids and husband would absolutely love this salad for sure this looks really good!

  • Catalina
    March 15, 2023

    Mmmm…. This salad is so rich and nutrient! It’s perfect for my busy lunches!

  • Zab Zaria
    March 15, 2023

    This vegetarian taco salad sounds delicious and I can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  • Kimberley Asante
    March 31, 2023

    This looks so delicious! I have to try this. We absolutely love loaded chips.

  • Beth
    April 1, 2023

    Wow, you’ve got a lot of easy recipes to make. I cannot wait to try these vegetarian taco salads.

  • Monidipa
    April 1, 2023

    Wow, this vegetarian Dorito taco salad recipe is a game-changer! The combination of flavors and textures is amazing, and the Doritos add the perfect crunch. Can’t wait to make it again!

  • Fransic verso
    April 2, 2023

    This looks so yummy although I’m not vegetarian I would love to try this Taco salad. Thank you for sharing!

  • Bedabrata Chakraborty
    April 3, 2023

    Finally, a vegetarian dish which is not a curry. The recipe seems easy and I think i would like to have this salad for dinner one evening.

  • Sonia Seivwright
    April 3, 2023

    I can’t wait to give this a try. Salad+Taco+Dorito= Healthy, Yummy Snack.

  • Carolyn D
    April 14, 2023

    The Dorito taco salad looks delicious! I would love to try the MorningStar Farms Griller crumbles.

  • Dwight Pierson
    April 15, 2023

    Hungry NOW!

  • Leela
    April 15, 2023

    That looks really tasty,

  • Jenifer Wetle
    April 16, 2023

    The salad looks and sounds great so I will have to try this recipe.

  • Tami Vollenweider
    April 18, 2023

    I have made something similar before but used plain tortilla chips, I bet the doritoes would give it some extra flavor. Got to try it!!!!

  • Kara Marks
    April 19, 2023


  • Jeffrey
    April 24, 2023

    This looks quite tasty.

  • Jeffrey
    April 28, 2023

    Looks pretty tasty.

  • Jeffrey
    April 29, 2023

    Looks pretty tasty to me.