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This vegetarian Frito Taco Salad comes together quickly by using bottled dressing. It’s full of tomatoes, onions, cheese, lettuce and beans and has crunchy Fritos mixed in!
Fritos. Those crunchy corn chips are one of those food items that I can’t keep in the house. When that craving for something salty hits at 2:30 in the afternoon, I go straight for the pantry. Because I have no self control around them, I rarely in the house. But every now and then I indulge myself. Fritos are one of my secret pleasures.
This easy Frito Taco Salad finds its way on the table at many of our family gatherings. Although I’ve always loved eating it, I’ve only recently started making it more. The kids are old enough to enjoy it now, so that makes it a great side dish, and in some cases, a perfect vegetarian main dish.
This is a quick and easy weeknight recipe, but there are a few things you do in advance to keep it easy.
We serve this salad with just about anything, but especially at family holidays when there is a large spread of all kinds of food. It’s a great potluck dish. Here are a few ideas to make a meal:
Been making this for 20+ years but with drained and rinsed Ranch Style beans or pintos AND, hold in to your hat, chopped dill pickle. I know it sounds crazy but that pickle just adds something special.
Great salad! I’ve made with doritos too, yummy!
great! but black beans for me.
My MIL taught me how to make this salad in 1972. It is delicious. My family likes to serve it with my MIL’s Enchilada Con QUESO recipe also from 1972.
I made this taco salad and it was delicious. I used thousand Island dressing and added black olives. Thank you for a great recipe!! 🙂
This salad sounds amazing for this hot memorial day party! Just got back from the store. Thank you for sharing!
This is a very tasty salad! My kids used to get “walking tacos” at the football games when my eldest daughter cheered and its basically all of this with salsa or/and sour cream instead of the dressing & beans. We had this brought to us around Christmas time with the kidney beans, Fritos & cool ranch Doritos, added olives and there was arugula in it too which we didn’t care & took out for but with everything else plus added some meat & it was delicious. I never would’ve thought of adding kidney beans to this but it was really… Read more »
This brings me back! When I was younger we used to eat Frito pie which was basically just Fritos in their own bag, with chili and cheese sauce poured over. It was so disgusting but so good at the same time. I had forgotten about those delicious Frito pies until I saw this recipe! I like this slightly more grown up version, and Fritos are THE BEST! I also do not keep chips in my house because once I sit down to watch TV at night, I IMMEDIATELY want those delicious chips. And I will eat them…all!
My mom made this salad for years. Used green onion, Brooks Hot Chili Beans and black olives.