A quick and delicious southwestern taco salad made easier by using a salad kit! Full of veggies and black beans which adds loads of flavor and also makes this hearty enough to enjoy as a full meal.
Did you know May is National Salad month? Don’t you just love these food holidays which gives us every excuse to eat (and post pictures of) all the yummy things? With Cinco de Mayo only a few days away, you better believe my first salad of the month just had to be something inspired by Mexican flavors. Thankfully, Taylor Farms has a Southwest Chopped Salad which makes this salad come together so easily.
The salad is already washed, chopped, and ready to go. It even has a blend of romaine lettuce, cabbage, carrots, and cilantro, which I love not only for the flavor, but it also has the perfect crunchy texture you look for in a salad. It’s so convenient because it already comes with everything you need to make a quick and delicious salad, including some toppings and a dressing. You can keep it simple by using the kit alone or you can use it as a base to add some additional veggies and/or a protein, like grilled chicken or fish.
I loaded this salad with my favorite taco fillings, like black beans, corn, avocado, onions, and peppers. I even took a couple of the veggies one step further and grilled them to bring out even more flavor. I’m telling you, that extra simple step totally took this salad to the next level!
The only thing a great salad needs to make it even better is a good dressing. I used the cilantro dressing that came with the salad kit and just blended in an avocado and fresh lime juice. A quick whirl in the blender and voila, an easy “homemade” dressing that is so creamy and delicious.
Now it’s your turn to show off your best salad! To celebrate salad month, Taylor Farms is hosting a giveaway on their Instagram page throughout the entire month of May. They will be awarding one lucky winner each week with a month’s supply of their Chopped Salad Kits! Here’s how to enter:
1) Follow @YourTaylorFarms on Instagram
2) Create an original Instagram post with a photo featuring your best salad and add the tags #SweetSaladSkills and #TaylorFarms in the main post caption (not as a comment after you have posted) for a chance to win!
The contest is for U.S. residents only and will remain open until 5/31/17 at 10:00am pst. Taylor Farms will choose a total of 5 lucky winners/1 winner every week, which will be announced on the @YourTaylorFarms Instagram page. Good luck!Print
This post was sponsored by Taylor Farms, but all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Wife Mama Foodie!