Frito Salad


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.


Can Tomatoes Cause Joint Pain?

No relationship between arthritis pain and tomatoes — or any of its cousins like potato and eggplant —has been found.


Frito Salad

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

Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Everyone's Favorite Mexican Recipes
Keyword: bbq, cheese, chili beans, chips, corn, fritos, salad, side
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 253kcal
Author: Sweet Basil


  • 2 small bags fritos 1 chili cheese for extra flavor
  • 1 Regular 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: 1g | Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 17.6g | Protein: 12.5g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Fiber: 4.5g | Sugar: 3.4g
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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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13 comments on “Frito Salad”

  1. I love this Salad! I add cucumbers and shredded carrots and serve over lettuce. Crunchy and tasty! 

  2. If you were going to serve this with something as a meal… What would you serve with it?

  3. could these be served as a hot salad?

  4. This looks like something my husband would LOVE! Are the Frito bags you used like the lunchbox sized bags? Which size exactly?

  5. I have to try this ASAP!!!

  6. This looks like a perfect dish for any outing. So glad I came across your site today. I’ll have to give this a try.