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Taco Creations

In honor of National Taco Day on October 4, Libby’s® wants to help you celebrate the beloved Mexican dish with a culinary fiesta. Tacos are one of the rare foods that can be consumed for any meal – breakfast, lunch or dinner.

The traditional taco consists of a corn or flour tortilla stuffed with your favorite fillings, including beef, chicken, seafood, vegetables and cheese. However, the taco has evolved over the years to be consumed in a variety of ways. Below you will find a few of our favorite non-traditional taco recipes to help you celebrate this special day!


Skip the tortilla with these delicious Turkey Taco Starters filled with Libby’s® Whole Kernel Sweet Corn, along with lean ground turkey, black beans and chopped vegetables. An easy spin on the traditional taco makes for an easy weeknight meal for the entire family.

Turkey Taco Starters

Dip It

Fall season brings about lots of football and baseball games to watch with the family. For the next game or tailgate celebration prepare this amazing “veggie” Seven Layer Dip with Libby’s® Whole Kernel Sweet Corn and Cut Green Beans for the vegetarian snackers to enjoy.

Seven Layer Dip

Quick & Easy

Who said salads are boring? There’s nothing boring about this Taco Salad loaded with Libby’s® Whole Kernel Sweet Corn, along with black beans, tomato, Mexican cheese and more. This easy lunch or dinner option will become one of your go-to weekday recipes to please the entire family. It has everything you’ll find in your favorite taco, while also helping you fit more greens into your meal.

Taco Salad

Celebrate the Pumpkin This Halloween: Guide to Upgrading Your Greens

By Dylan Bailey, MS

With Halloween being a mere 6 days away, it’s time to recognize a favorite of the scary season – the pumpkin! This staple has been used to celebrate Halloween for hundreds of years. Commonly, we see pumpkins transformed into jack-o-lanterns, complete with carvings of just about anything (check out these DIY jack-o-lantern ideas). But, did you ever take pause and notice what is produced while prepping your pumpkin?

Seeds. Lots and lots of seeds. Instead of chucking them out this season, let’s try something different and fun for the whole family.

Also known as pepitas, pumpkin seeds are the unofficial hero of Halloween. Not only are they a nutritional powerhouse, loaded with healthy fats, fiber, protein and necessary micronutrients like manganese (important for metabolism and antioxidant protection) and iron (necessary for growth, development and cell functioning), but they add a crunchy texture and savory bite to just about any recipe, including salads.

Making your own pepitas is a fantastic activity that kids will love and can be done as you carve your jack-o-lanterns. You can follow these steps here to make your own pepitas and get inspired to add pumpkin seeds to some of Libby’s® favorite salad recipes to enjoy post-pumpkin carving.

Taco Salad

Taco Salad

Try sprinkling a tablespoon of your freshly roasted pepitas on top of this tasty Taco Salad featuring Libby’s® Whole Kernel Sweet Corn. The crunch from these seeds will add a nice texture to compliment the tortilla chips and black beans.

Checkered Flag Chicken, Corn and Bean Salad

Checkered Flag Chicken, Corn and Bean Salad

This zesty salad screams for the extra crunch. Dressing with garlic, ginger, red pepper and lime juice among other delicious ingredients will pair perfectly with the roasted goodness of fresh roasted pepitas. Aim to add one to two tablespoons of your pumpkin seeds.

Warm Baby Green Salad with Peas Pistachios and Pecorino 

Warm Baby Green Salad with Peas, Pistachios and Pecorino

Try substituting the pistachios used in this Warm Baby Green Salad with Peas, Pistachios and Pecorino recipe for your fresh roasted seeds. Use a half cup of your seeds to add a savory and nutty bang to this already wonderful salad.

Super Summer Salads


Nothing beats a refreshing, satisfying salad at the end of a long, hot summer day. Let the official one-dish meal of the season help you shift into a summer state of mind. Salads are one of the few dishes that can be customized for every taste preference. Quick, easy and delicious, here are some summer salad recipes for every member of your family.   


The Adventurer For those salad lovers who like to venture outside of their comfort zones, there are plenty of ways to mix up your menu this summer. Need inspiration? Take this Pea, Ricotta and Bacon Salad for a spin this summer. 

The TraditionalistWhen you’re looking for a dish that is guaranteed to please the masses, lean on the family favorite recipes. Check out our recipe for Taco Salad, livened up with Libby’s® Whole Kernel Sweet Corn and Libby’s® Organic Black Beans. 

The MinimalistWe all know that person who finds flavor and taste in the simplest ingredients. Adding Libby’s vegetables to salads contributes the perfect amount of flavor. Try this recipe for Green Bean & Tomato Salad this summer or kick it up a notch with Easy Three Bean Salad.