1 packet taco seasoning (choose a low-sodium or homemade mix for a healthier option)
1 head of lettuce, chopped (romaine or iceberg work well)
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup diced bell peppers (any color)
1/4 cup diced red onion
1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
1 cup crushed baked Doritos or a similar low-fat, baked tortilla chip
1/2 cup salsa
1/4 cup light sour cream or Greek yogurt (optional)
Fresh cilantro for garnish (optional)
Cook the Ground Meat: In a skillet over medium heat, cook the ground turkey or beef until browned and fully cooked. Drain any excess fat. Add the taco seasoning mix and water according to the packet instructions. Stir well and let it simmer for a few minutes. Allow it to cool slightly.
Prepare the Salad Base: In a large bowl, combine the chopped lettuce, cherry tomatoes, diced bell peppers, and diced red onion.
Assemble the Salad: Add the cooked ground meat mixture to the salad bowl. Toss everything together until well combined.
Add the Toppings: Sprinkle the shredded cheese over the salad. Add the crushed Doritos on top.
Serve: Drizzle salsa over the salad. If desired, add dollops of light sour cream or Greek yogurt on top. Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves, if using.
Enjoy: Toss the salad gently to distribute the toppings evenly. Serve immediately and enjoy your friendly Doritos Taco Salad!