Everyday Mom's Meals: Summer Salad Supper {A Review/Giveaway with Taylor Farms}

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Summer Salad Supper {A Review/Giveaway with Taylor Farms}

I love when I can take a little help from the store, making my life just a little simpler when it comes to meal time. I think busy moms (and dads) everywhere would agree with me, it's okay to take help where we can when it comes to getting good food on the table for our families. 

And when it comes to convenience foods, one of my favorites are bagged salads. From the simple tossed salad to the complete salad kits, I use these in my kitchen a lot! Hence why I was so excited to team up with my new friends at Taylor Farms to introduce you to all of their bagged salad sensations! 

Founded in 1995, Taylor Farms was on a quest to become America's favorite salad maker. They have partnered with the finest companies in North America to provide excellent quality salads for their loyal customers. With salad varieties from Garden Vegetable, to BBQ Ranch, Southwest Chopped, Asian Chopped and many more, there is a salad, or complete salad kit to fit anyone's tastes. 

The folks at Taylor Farms were kind enough to send me quite the sample box to experiment with, and after a lot of fun in the kitchen, I decided to feature the Southwest Chopped Salad today. Filled with chopped cabbage, Romaine lettuce, cilantro, and green onions, it also comes with crunchy tortilla strips, pumpkin seeds and a creamy cilantro dressing. Now, that would be a tasty salad all on it's own, but of course, me being me, I had to add a little EMM flare to it. I decided on a couple more southwest inspired veggies, plus topping it with a fabulous grilled chicken bursting with chili and lime flavor, with just enough kick to make you know it's there! Not too spicy for those who can't take the heat, but with enough heat to remind you what the Southwest is all about! 

Plus, did you know May is National Salad Month? What a better way to celebrate than with a great salad kit filled with fresh, tasty ingredients. Plus, if you are on Instagram, snap a photo of your chopped salad, add #choptalk and you could have the chance of being featured on Taylor Farms website and Facebook page! 

And now, you have the chance to win some Taylor Farms coupons for your kitchen too! Just scroll down under the recipe for full giveaway details and rules! 

Southwest Chopped Salad with Grilled Chili Lime Chicken
2 bags Southwest Chopped Salad 
1 (1.5 lb.) package chicken tenders
1/2 c. vegetable oil
Juice of 2 limes
Zest of 1 lime
1 TBS chili powder
1/2 TBS paprika
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 TBS Montreal Chicken Grill Seasoning
1 (15 oz.) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 (11 oz.) can corn, drained
1 avocado, chopped
1/2 c. grape tomatoes, halved
1/4 c. green olives, chopped
Salt and Pepper to taste

In a medium bowl whisk together oil, lime juice and zest, chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, grill seasoning, salt and pepper. Place chicken in a large plastic bag. Pour marinade over chicken and chill for 2 hours. When ready, preheat grill to high. Spray with nonstick spray. Sear chicken on both sides for about 1-2 minutes and then reduce heat to medium-low and cook for about 15-20 minutes, until done, turning occasionally. Remove to platter and allow to cool slightly. In a large bowl combine salad mixes, black beans, corn, avocado, tomatoes and green olives. Mix well. Divide among serving plates. Drizzle with cilantro dressing included in kit. Chop chicken and top each salad with equal portions. 

Shared on Lady Behind The Curtain May 22, 2013
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1. This contest is open to US 18 and older ONLY.

2. The winner will be chosen by Random.org 

3. The winner will be notified by email and Facebook. He/she will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. I will then pass on your address to the sponsor for shipping.

4. When leaving comments for entries, they MUST BE SEPARATE ones AND include an email address so it's easy for me to find the winner. If entries are together, it will only count as (1) and if no email, entry will not be considered.

5. If any of the extra entries are items you are already doing, please just remind me!

6. Contest Ends: June 1, 2013

Two Lucky Winners Will Receive:
$25 in Taylor Farms coupons
(2 winners will each be given 25 $1.00 coupons)

Mandatory Entry:
1. Become a fan of Taylor Farms on Facebook. Leave a comment when you have.

Extra Entries:

1. Become an EMM Facebook fan. Leave a comment when you have.

2. Follow EMM on Twitter. Leave a comment when you are.

3. Follow EMM on Pinterest. Leave a comment when you have. 

4. Follow me on Instagram. Leave a comment when you have. 

5. Upload a photo to the Instagram contest. Tag @everydaymomsmeals on it, and then leave a comment here.

That makes up to 6 entries per person!!!

Good Luck!

Disclaimer: I was provided with free samples in exchange for this review. The coupons were given to me for a giveaway. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Suresh Urs said...

Nice post. Thanks. CLickfoodsnearme

Miz Helen said...

Wishing you a peaceful Memorial Day Weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon,
Miz Helen

The Better Baker said...

Sounds like a very yummy salad. Thanks so much for sharing at Weekend Potluck.

The Better Baker said...

I like Taylor Farms at FB.

The Better Baker said...

I like EMM at FB.