South Dakota Salad: A Crunchy and Unconventional Delight

Welcome back to The Stoner’s Cookbook, where we explore unique and quirky recipes that satisfy your munchies cravings. Today, we’re bringing you a South Dakota Salad that’s unlike any salad you’ve ever seen. Get ready for a wild combination of flavors and textures that will leave your taste buds dancing.

South Dakota Salad Recipe


  • 1 vending-machine-sized bag of Cool Ranch Doritos (the blue bag)
  • 1 vending-machine-sized bag of whatever-cheese Doritos (the red bag)
  • 1 bag of Teriyaki-Ranch flavored beef jerky
  • 1 20 oz bottle of Mountain Dew


Step 1: The Dew Reduction

Start by pouring the entire 20 oz bottle of Mountain Dew into a Teflon saucepan. Place the saucepan on low heat, being careful not to burn the soda. You want to gently bring it to a light boil. Keep a close eye on it as it heats up.

Step 2: Reducing to Syrup

As the Mountain Dew heats up, it will begin to reduce and become syrupy. This transformation may take some time, so be patient and stir occasionally. You’re essentially concentrating the flavors and sweetness of the soda.

Step 3: Assembling the Crunchy Mix

While your Mountain Dew reduction is simmering away, it’s time to open those vending machine bags of Doritos. Pour both the Cool Ranch and whatever-cheese flavors into a large mixing bowl. Now, toss this unusual “salad” until everything is well mixed.

Step 4: Dressing the Salad

Once your Mountain Dew has reached that delightful syrupy consistency, it’s time to pour it over the Doritos mixture. The sweet and citrusy syrup will add a unique twist to this unconventional salad.

Step 5: Enjoy with Fingers

Now that your South Dakota Salad is dressed to impress, dig in! Grab handfuls of this crunchy and sweet delight and enjoy it with your fingers. It might get a little messy, so make sure to have a sink nearby to wash off any sticky residue from the syrup.

Final Thoughts:

South Dakota Salad might not be the typical salad you’d expect, but it’s a playful and adventurous snack that’s perfect for satisfying those late-night cravings. Whether you’re enjoying it with friends or indulging in a solo snacking session, this recipe is sure to bring a smile to your face.

Give it a try and let us know what you think in the comments below. And remember, it’s all in good fun, so embrace the unconventional and enjoy every crunchy bite!

Until next time, happy munching!

Disclaimer: This recipe is meant for entertainment purposes only and may not be suitable for everyone’s tastes. Consume responsibly and in moderation.

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