This is the taco salad I grew up with. My husband claims this isn't real taco salad but he still eats it! I always crave this when the weather first turns warm. This time I made one regular salad for Bill and Kay and tried to make a dairy-free version for me. It didn't work. It was fine but didn't taste anything like the original. Tough luck for me, I guess.
There aren't really measurements for this because it depends on what size pan you put it in. Layer the ingredients in the following order starting on the bottom.
Lettuce (usually romaine or iceberg)
1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
Creamy garlic salad dressing
Cheddar cheese, shredded
Doritos, taco flavor, crunched up
If you aren't serving it immediately, wait to add the chips or they'll get very soggy.
Kay: I liked this salad. It tasted like tacos and salad. I really liked the chips! This has nothing to do with the salad but I got a new hamster today.
Mom (Dana): If I ever come across a decent dairy free creamy dressing, I'm giving this another shot!