For me this salad brings me back to my childhood home, our family sitting around the table. Like I can see it right now :). This was one of my favorite dinners growing up. It was so fun, and what I didn’t see as a child was how easy and simple this dinner was for my mom after a long day at work. The toppings are quick, all you really need to do is cook the meat and assemble the salad together. This salad is a crowd pleaser because everyone can add the toppings they like. If you don’t want the Fritos, simply don’t add them. If the rest of the family does want Fritos go-ahead and add as much as you want. Its a win-win and so delicious.
Although the dressing has jalapenos, it very mild since we seeded the jalapenos. If your family loves the heat go ahead and add those seeds :). The dressing pairs perfectly with the taco themed salad. It’s creamy, flavorful, and so simple as you throw everything into the food processor and you are done!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Serves: 4-6 people
Ingredients to Make Frito Taco Salad:
1 can 2.25 oz sliced olives
2 green onions sliced
1 jalapeno chopped
3/4 cup plain greek yogurt
1 cup salsa
1 avocado sliced
3 cups romaine lettuce- shredded
16 oz 93% lean ground turkey
16 oz 99% lean ground turkey
1/2 package taco seasoning or 2 tbsps
2 tbsp water
1 9.25 oz Fritos – I used scoops
1 Jar of Basil Jalapeno Dressing (recipe linked here)
How to make Frito Taco Salad:
Heat a large skillet to medium-high heat. Spray with cooking spray then add the 93% and 99% ground turkey. Mix so the turkey breaks down into smaller pieces. Cook until brown, then add taco seasoning and 2 tbsp of water. Stir until the turkey is evenly coated with taco seasoning. Remove from heat.
In a bowl add 1/2 cup lettuce and 1/2 cup ground turkey, Add the toppings you preferred: olives, green onions, salsa, greek yogurt, jalapenos, basil jalapeno dressing and Fritos. Enjoy!