Frito Salad loaded so much flavor and always a favorite at BBQ's!

Last summer we attended our nephew’s birthday party which was so fun, and full of more mosquitoes than I have ever witnessed. They ate us alive and the men had to hurry off to the closest stores to buy up all of the bug spray we could. Since then I’ve decided that mosquitoes are of the devil. Is there any purpose other than to destroy us? Thankfully they did not get the frito salad.

Frito Salad loaded so much flavor and always a favorite at BBQ's!

It was our saving grace. We gathered around the picnic tables to enjoy a bunch of delicious food. One dish in particular was my favorite. This frito salad recipe is by Carole Carlson and I’m so grateful she was willing to share the recipe with all of you.

Frito Salad loaded so much flavor and always a favorite at BBQ's!

You can add or substitute whatever you would like, you really can’t go wrong with this dish. And the best part, you can mix the whole thing an entire day before and then add the fritos right before serving. Your next bbq you wont have to stress over what side to bring, just whip up frito salad!

Are Fritos Gluten Free?

Fritos are made from corn and are gluten free.

All Frito-Lay products are labeled accurately with the most current ingredient information.

Are Tomatoes Good For You?

Tomatoes have been shown to have many health benefits, including reduced risk of heart disease and cancer.

They are also a great source of vitamin C, potassium, folate and vitamin K.

What Nutrients Are Found In Corn?

 Corn is rich is in Vitamin B12, folic acid and iron.

Frito Salad

Frito Salad

4.70 from 13 votes
Servings: 8 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 2 small bags Fritos, 1 chili cheese for extra flavor
  • 1 Bottle Catalina Dressing
  • 1 Can Olives , sliced
  • 1 Can Chili Beans and Sauce, do not drain
  • 2 Cups Grated cheese
  • 1 Packet Taco Seasoning , to taste, we use the entire packet
  • 1 Tomato, chopped
  • 1 1/2 Cups Corn
  • 1 Bell Pepper, chopped
  • Cilantro, for garnish


  • In a large bowl, stir together everything but the chips.
  • Refrigerate if you are not serving immediately otherwise stir in the fritos and serve.


Serving: 1gCalories: 372kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 11gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 1927mgPotassium: 367mgFiber: 6gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 1734IUVitamin C: 26mgCalcium: 254mgIron: 3mg
Author: Sweet Basil
Course: Everyone's Favorite Mexican Recipes

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