By busy mom on June 20, 2002
Photo by LauraKay
Photo by LauraKay
"This recipe was handed down from my aunt and now I'm not invited to get togethers unless I bring this along."
Serving Size: 1 (236 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 10
"An absolutely awesome salad! Will definitely make this again and again. Thanks so much for the recipe."
"This stuff is unbelievably yummy! We add diced raw onions and black olives. The flavors blend together perfectly. The kids use Creamy French dressing but I love the Catalina. I'm getting hungry just thinking about it...five stars all the way!"
"I was looking for something different to make using ground beef and came across this recipe. I was skeptical about trying it because of the dressing but it was good. I used Frito Lay corn chip scoops instead of the doritos. Instead of mixing it all together, I made individual salads and topped it off with a dollop of sour cream. The leftover ingredients are easier to store this way and you don't have to worry about the salad getting soggy. My son and I really enjoyed this meal. "
"Ah...the classic taco salad...I add black olives, green onions and kidney beans to mine."
"I have to give this 5 stars becasue every time I make it people love it. However, I am not a big fan of it. The dish is just okay to me, but everyone else loves it!!!! Everytime we have a potluck they ask me to bring it. I also add Jalapeno peppers and sour cream to top it off."
"Hi and thanks so much for posting this recipe. My mom used to make this when we were kids but she left off the dressing so we could choose what flavor..it goes with southwestern ranch, green goddess, french, catalina, blue cheese and plan ole' sour cream. She also sauteed the onions and added fresh green ones and used chili beans and left some of the chili flavored juice in the lettuce. The chili juice and the juice from the tomatoes coats the lettuce so much already that we don't miss the added calories from all that added dressing! Anyway, I made your posted recipe tonight and added my mom's changes and as I ate I found myself thinking about old times...."
"We loved this! I halved the recipe for the 2 of us. I had some home-made thousand island dressing left over I had to use up, so I mixed half Catalina and half thousand and it was great! Like other reviewers, I added some black olives, topped with some sour cream and made individual salads so the leftovers would stay good for the next day. Thanks for posting, busy mom."
"This recipe is great - the only changes I made was to use Ortega Taco Sauce instead of the Catalina dressing,and Nacho Cheese Doritos. My family loves it!"
"Good recipe i added a can of drained kidney beans as well as crushed taco flavored doritos instead of a packet of taco seasoning. I did add a teaspoon of cumin to the ground beef. Everyone loved it and have made it for many potlucks and tail gates."
"SO GOOD! I added diced green onions, black beans, and kidney beans and served it with http://www.food.com/recipe/chef-salad-dressing-176110. Quick, easy, and delicious!"
"This is a great recipe. Wasn't sure about the dressing but I think that is what made the salad. This salad creates so much that it would be great for a pot luck or other social gathering. Absolutely keeping this recipe!"
"Love it love it! I cooked my onions along with my ground beef, and I added black olives as a topping choice also!! Thanks for sharing!"
"This turned out so wonderful, and it's so simple to prepare! I'll keep this recipe on hand for those days that we're craving Taco Salad. I liked the comments from others of adding black olives and green onions, which I might consider for the future. Thank you for sharing your recipe, busy mom. Made for Zaar Cookbook tag game."
"Great easy salad. Instead of iceberg since no one in my house likes it, I used 2 romaine hearts. Also instead of 2 tomatoes, I used a pint of grape/cherry tomatoes diced. To add some extra protein, a can of drained and rinsed kidney beans! Even as left overs tastes good, although the chips lose their crunch."
"Terrific taco salad! So easy to make, too. I must say that I'm used to either a ranch-based or sour cream dressing on my taco salads, but I really enjoyed the tangy catalina dressing. It is best to keep the chips seperate and stir them in just before eating. Like other taco salads, it's best eaten the same day. Thanx for sharing!"
"Very good! I made it with http://www.food.com/recipe/kittencals-taco-seasoning-mix-76616 (used half) instead of taco seasoning and I used seasoned Arriba tortilla chips in zesty taco."
"I love this because it is sweet and savory and I swear by plain doritos as the best chip to use."
"Very good and easy. It was a hit with my family! This is just the way I like taco salad."
"This was a hit! I changed it a little by using regular tortilla chips, green onions, and spicy ranch dressing. Will definitely make again."