Before dating, who is now my husband, I have had this salad maybe once or twice, and as morbid as it sounds I believe it was at a funeral with a potluck lunch afterwords. I had a leftover bag of Doritos from a party sitting in the pantry and he looked at me one day and said " I am craving Doritos Taco Salad, you should really make some". Usually he never gives me hints for dinner so I took this as a victory. It is one of the best (not really healthy for you per say) salads ever. Especially since I LOVE taco salads. You normally see this recipe with a large tomato, chopped into pieces. I found some delicious looking multi size and color tomatoes while at Target and decided to use those. Any kind of tomato will do, or if you are really feeling lazy and have everything but the tomato, and have a jar of salsa sitting around, you could throw that in there instead.
1 1/2 head romaine lettuce, chopped
1 c. tomatoes, chopped
3/4 lb. lean ground turkey (like Jennie-O)
1 packet taco seasoning (or 3 Tbs. of homemade)
1 c. shredded taco shredded cheese (or any cheddar blend)
2 c. crushed Nacho Doritos
1 c. Western dressing
In a medium skillet on medium heat, cook the ground turkey, stirring occasionally, for about 3 minutes or until the meat isn't pink anymore. Do not drain! Add in the taco seasoning and stir until combined well. Let the meat cool slightly while you put the salad together. In a large bowl, combine the romaine, tomatoes, shredded cheese and meat together. Add the Doritos and Western dressing before serving so the lettuce doesn't wilt and the Doritos don't get soggy and stay nice and crunchy!
To spice this salad up if you eat it frequently, you can change the mixing or toppings by adding jalapeno, black olives, black beans, sour cream, etc. Any of your favorite taco toppings will do!