Taco Salad & Giveaway #GayLeaMom

We love summer here at our house. We change gears from the fast-paced school days to some laid-back summer fun days! One of our favourite day trips is to head out to the beach. We pack a lot of snacks and spend most of the day there. Everyone has a great time and comes home exhausted!


With these laid-back days, we love laid-back meals to go along with it. Meals that are easy to make, very filling, and  taste delicious! One of our go-to laid-back meals is Taco Salad. It is so quick to make, and so flexible with the ingredients. Everyone loves it, and nobody complains! :)

 One of the best parts of Taco Salad is the creamy goodness that comes from Gay Lea Gold Premium Sour Cream. It is so thick and delicious, and really balances out the spiciness of the taco seasoning.  It is rich, silky & decadent, nut-free and certified Kosher, and available in Ontario only (we’re so lucky!).

Taco Salad


1 lb ground beef

1/2 package taco seasoning

diced onions & peppers

1/2 head of lettuce, shredded

1 bag tortilla chips

1 tomato, diced

1 cup salsa

1/2 c. grated cheddar cheese

1 c. Gay Lea Gold Premium Sour Cream

1. Brown ground beef along with peppers and onions. Add the taco seasoning according to directions. Set aside.

2. Lightly crush the tortilla chips in the bag. Pour them into a large bowl. 

3. Add lettuce, tomato, salsa, cheese and ground beef.  Toss to combine.

4. Serve with a dollop of sour cream on top.

Taco salad - perfect for picnics

Not only is this great for rushed summer suppers, but it also travels well. Perfect for BBQs, and potlucks. You can mix the sour cream right into the salad if you prefer – it tastes great either way! You can substitute ground pork or turkey, or avoid the meat altogether, and add some delicious beans. Let us know what other substitutions you make! We love trying it different ways!

 Also, we have some exciting news from our friends over at Gay Lea! They are giving away a “BBQ Kit” that also
includes a one year supply of Gay Lea product coupons! Perfect for those lazy summer days!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

 The contest runs until July 31st, 2015.

Readers may enter across many blogs, they may only win from one participating blog.  Entrants must be a resident of Canada, excluding Quebec. The winner can expect their prize in approximately 4-6 weeks!

Disclosure: I am part of the Gay Lea Ambassador Campaign with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are always my own.

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Marya R

I live in Bowmanville, and am a mom to four young boys - it can get a little loud in my house. I am a Christian, a part-time French teacher, a piano teacher and former homeschooler. I love finding the best deals, which will come in handy when our boys become hungry teenagers! We just moved to a house with more outdoor space, and I'm still getting used to life in the country (a walk around the block is a lot longer here!).

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  1. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    That sounds absolutely delicious. I can’t wait to make this for my family!

  2. Taco salad is a favourite in our house too. To change it up, I’ll switch the lettuce from Romaine to mixed greens with extra spinach.

  3. I love salads, looks really easy to do to me, I will post some pics when I make this yummy taco salad! :D Thank you!

  4. That looks delicious – I think I would borrow your recipe to try! :)

  5. I haven’t heard of Gay Lea sour cream before. But I love a good taco salad.

  6. You can’t go wrong with taco salad and this version looks outstanding!

  7. I love Taco Salad. One of my most favorite meals.

  8. That Taco salad looks delicious! yum!!

  9. That looks so delicious. We just had tacos last night, but the kids wouldn’t mind a repeat.

  10. That taco salad looks so yummy! I can’t wait to try your recipe.

  11. The salad looks absolutely delicious & yum. My kids are going to love it so much. I would love to try the same recipe with chicken as my husband loves it more than beef.

  12. It looks good to me. The giveaway is really nice for summer. Thanks for hosting!

  13. Wish I could enter this giveaway, but I’m in the US :( Anyways, I love a good taco salad or loaded nachos. I should make them more often at home.

  14. We use lots of Gaylea sour cream in dips and heavily butter our corn.

  15. Mmmm we are big taco salad fans here too! So good! I put sour cream on everything and Gay Lea is my favourite one! I think the next thing i’ll use it on will be a nice big baked potato topped with sour cream and chives from the garden!

  16. I love taco salad and we use plenty of sour cream here too!

  17. This looks delicious! Always a favourite in this house!

  18. We love baked potatoes on the BBQ during the summer and smother them with Gay Lea sour cream.

  19. We always have taco salad when we go camping, with Doritoes. We’ll be enjoying it again this weekend -yum!

  20. I’ll be making Rhubarb Sour Cream Bars with this recipe I found on the Gay Lea website. Looks so good! http://gaylea.com/recipes/desserts/1745-rhubarb-sour-cream-bars

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