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Mega Taco Salad in Cool Ranch Baked Tortilla Salad Bowls

This Mega Taco Salad is a seriously satisfying dinner salad that has all the goodies of a fully loaded taco: chorizo, pico de gallo, cheese cubes, barbecue ranch dressing, sour cream, avocado slices or guacamole, and a dash or two of hot sauce all served in an edible Cool Ranch Baked Tortilla Salad Bowl.
Author Rebecca Lindamood


For 4 Dinner Sized Mega Taco Salads:

  • 4 Cool Ranch Baked Tortilla Salad Bowls
  • 12-16 cups salad greens
  • 2 cups Pico de Gallo
  • 2 cups browned fully cooked Mexican Style Chorizo, warm but not hot
  • 2 cups 1/4-inch sized cubes Cheddar Pepper Jack, or Monterey Jack cheese.
  • 1/4 cup Ranch dressing
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce This one or This one
  • sour cream
  • 1 ripe avocado halved, pitted, and sliced thinly ~OR~ 2 cups Ultimate Guacamole
  • Optional: Hot sauce to taste


  • Once you've assembled the ingredients, this Mega Taco Salad couldn't be easier! Simply stir together the Ranch dressing and barbecue sauce in a bowl or liquid measuring cup and set aside.
  • Divide the salad greens evenly between the Cool Ranch Baked Tortilla Salad Bowls. Scatter over the top of each salad: 1/2 cup of the Pico de Gallo, 1/2 cup of the chorizo, 1/2 cup of cheese cubes, 1 tablespoon of the barbecue ranch dressing, a dollop of sour cream, 1/4 of the avocado (or 1/2 cup of the guacamole), and a dash or two of hot sauce, if desired.
  • Serve immediately.