Taco salad veggie burgers are the perfect meal when you want that Dorito topped salad and a veggie burger with cheese all at the same time. A spicy lime ranch dressing salad sits on top of a veggie burger and a layer of spiced refried black beans. This burger has it all!
Mike always complains about the times I make taco salad.
Not for the reasons you think though.
If you think it is because of the olives and tomatoes, then you are wrong.
Mike hates when I make taco salad because as much as I try, I do not know how to make a small, 2 person batch of the salad.
I make this salad every once in a while when I get a hankering.
I end up using a giant mixing bowl and then eating the salad for 10 leftovers for a week after.
Here’s the thing though…
I don’t mind eating the soggy salad leftovers for that long.
This recipe came to fruition because I really wanted to try to condense all the salad fixings into taco salad veggie burgers.
I had to prove it to Mike that I could minimize the salad.
This salad topping is similar to the classic taco salad with Doritos, but it has a twist.
The dressing has a kick to it!
Ingredients for the spicy lime ranch:
- Ranch dressing
- Hot sauce
- Lime juice
I even use this dressing combo for coleslaw mix on fish taco nights.
The burger is simple. I just use an Impossible burger.
They are our favorites of all the ones we have tried so far and have a good dose of protein.
You can use a chicken, beef, or turkey burger if you want too.
Grill the burgers.
While the burgers are cooking, you are going to make the refried bean topping.
Saute some diced onion in olive oil.
Add a half a can of black beans and some spices.
Cook until tender while gently smashing the beans until they are to your liking.
Set off to the side.
Top the burgers with colby jack.
While the burgers are resting, mix together the dressing and salad topping.
For the salad topping:
- chopped romaine
- diced tomatoes
- sliced black olives
- crushed Dorito chips
- a sprinkle of shredded Mexican or crumbled Cojita cheese
Toast the buns.
Add the refried beans to the bottom bun.
Top with the burger and then a big serving of salad.
Top it with the top bun and then enjoy your very own messy, big, taco salad veggie burgers.