This Taco Salad Dressing is a creamy dressing that’s full of bold flavor. And you are not going to believe how easy it is to make! 

creamy taco salad dressing in a jar, beside fresh taco salad


When I find a recipe that the entire family adores, you can bet that it graces our table regularly.

Such is the case with this Easy, Creamy Taco Salad Dressing.

I’ve been making this dressing for taco salad for a couple decades already, a recipe passed down from my dear friend Bobbi Jo. She had a thing for serving taco salad at gatherings, and I finally figured out what drew me to it so fiercely each and every time.

It was all about the dressing.

Creamy and full of bold flavor, you are not going to believe how easy this is to make!

*Here are a few more salad dressing recipes I’m loving right now: The recipe we make most often, an all-around family favorite, is this Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing. I wouldn’t want to be without my mom’s recipe for her Sweet Onion Coleslaw Dressing – I make this all year long, but especially during prime grilling season. And I love to have this Herby Lemon Vinaigrette on hand – it’s a dressing full of summer sunshine!

Dorito taco salad layered in a large blue bowl, with nacho cheese Doritos, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, and taco meat

Salads that eat like a meal are ones that I absolutely live for, especially during the heat of the summer. While we make this taco salad recipe during winter, spring, summer, and fall, it’s the warmer months when we make it the most. I’m thankful to my sister Jessica for making this salad a tradition in our family.

A few more salads that eat like meals:

ingredients for creamy taco salad dressing

How to make taco salad dressing

This dressing couldn’t be easier to make. Especially because we always have these three bottles on hand: Thousand island dressing, Western or a zesty French dressing, and a mild taco sauce. If you like more heat, use a spicier taco sauce.

mixing creamy taco salad dressing in a clear bowl with spout

Just measure out each of these according to the recipe below and stir them together.

That is it!

creamy taco salad dressing in a jar, beside fresh taco salad

Homemade taco salad dressing

I get that when I say “homemade”, this recipe is really just combining three bottles found on the grocery store shelves. But sometimes we just need “easy”. And I just haven’t found another taco salad dressing that I like more than this one!

If you like this taco salad dressing recipe…

*Here are a few more recipes I’d like to try: Our family loves a good balsamic vinaigrette, so I know this Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette from Barefeet in the Kitchen would be a hit. For all that fresh summer basil, this Basil Vinaigrette from Fifteen Spatulas looks WONDERFUL. And citrus always wins – I’m loving this bright Clementine Vinaigrette from Aggie’s Kitchen.

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creamy taco salad dressing in a jar, beside fresh taco salad

Easy Creamy Taco Salad Dressing

Yield: 18 servings
prep time: 10 minutes
total time: 10 minutes
This dressing is full of bold flavor, the perfect taco salad topper. And you are not going to believe how easy it is to make!
4.3 Stars (89 Reviews)


  • 1 c. Thousand Island dressing
  • 1 c. zesty French or Western dressing
  • ¼ c. mild taco sauce


  • In a small to medium sized bowl, stir all ingredients together. Serve with taco salad. Store in covered container in refrigerator for a couple weeks.



from my friend Bobbi Jo’s recipe box

Nutrition Information:

Serving: 1 Calories: 112kcal Carbohydrates: 3g Fat: 11g Saturated Fat: 2g Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 7mg Sodium: 284mg Sugar: 3g
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creamy taco salad dressing in a jar, beside fresh taco salad