Combine the ranch dressing and taco seasoning in a small bowl or cruet. Add in the buttermilk until you have achieved the desired consistency. Set aside and let sit to allow the flavours to meld.
In a large skillet, add the ground beef along with the onion and garlic and saute until browned and cooked completely. Add in the taco seasoning and stir to combine well. Set aside
In a large bowl combine all of the salad ingredients. Toss to combine. Once you are ready to serve the salad, add in the meat mix .....if you decide to use my Meatless Meaty Taco Mix, add about 1 cup (any leftover will freeze very nicely). Next, you want to add in the cheese and finally top with the salad dressing. Toss to combine all of the ingredients. Evenly divide the salad among 4 plates.