How To Build The Ultimate Taco Board

Whether creating a Homegating spread to cheer on your favorite team, celebrating Cinco de Mayo or just looking for a way to spice up Taco Tuesday, this ultimate taco board will amaze family and friends!

Note: This post is sponsored by ¡Yo Quiero!™️ Brands. All opinions are our own.

The Ultimate Taco Board

Is there a more perfect food than tacos? You could go with traditional Mexican flavors (or more American Tex-Mex versions), Korean fusion, vegetarian or vegan, Greek… The possibilities are truly endless.

In our house, tacos are a weekly staple. They’re quick, easy and everyone in the family loves them. And since I’m all about the snack boards, we’re turning taco night into one!

How To Build The Ultimate Taco Board

We’re so excited to partner with our friend at ¡Yo Quiero!™️ to showcase their guacamole, salsa and queso – because you can’t have taco night without at least one of these, right?

¡Yo Quiero!™️’s dips are all gluten-free, made without preservatives and so so so delicious! They even hand-scoop Hass avocados for their guacamole – just like if you were making it at home.

Making a Taco Board

So, let’s taco bout what you need for this taco board:

  • Bases: Tacos need a good vehicle to get all those toppings to your mouth. Tortillas, hard taco shells, lettuce wraps, baked taco bowls or even tortilla chips are all good options.
  • Protein: Go more traditional with chicken, ground beef or turkey, carnitas, carne asada, black beans or refried beans. Or, switch it up with fish, shrimp, tofu or lentils.
  • Veggies (and fruit!): Let’s load these up! Everything from traditional toppings like tomato, lettuce and onions to new ones like sliced radishes or pineapple are a hit.
  • Toppings: Bring on all the extra toppings! Guacamole, salsa, queso are all musts, along with cheese, jalapenos, fresh cilantro and more.
How to build a taco bar

Tips for Creating Your Board:

  • Use a large cutting board or baking sheet so you have lots of space.
  • For small items or ones that need the help of a spoon, like refried beans, sour cream or shredded cheese, use small bowls to keep any mess contained.
  • Start by placing larger items on the board, like your bowls or tortillas. Then build in all the extra space with all. the. toppings!
  • For extra flair, sprinkle fresh cilantro or other herbs/seasonings throughout the board.
Building a taco bar

Once your board is assemble, you’re ready to dig in! Mix-and-match your favorite toppings and gather around the table to spend time together with friends and family.

Share your favorite taco toppings with us in the comments below! Don’t forget to use #HealthyFamilyProject to share your taco board creations on Instagram.

Building the perfect taco bar

Here are some questions we see a lot for our Ultimate Taco Board:

Q: What are the main components needed for the ultimate taco board?
A: The main components are a base (tortillas, taco shells, lettuce wraps), protein (chicken, beef, turkey, beans, tofu), veggies/fruits for toppings, and extras like guacamole, salsa, queso, cheese, jalapeños, cilantro.

Q: What brand of guacamole, salsa, and queso is recommended for the taco board?
A: We recommend using ¡Yo Quiero!™ brand guacamole, salsa, and queso, which are gluten-free and made without preservatives.

Q: How do you build and arrange the ultimate taco board?
A: Use a large cutting board or baking sheet. Start with larger items like bowls and tortillas, then fill in spaces with all the toppings. Use small bowls for dips and ingredients that need spoons. Sprinkle with fresh cilantro or herbs.

Q: What are some good protein options for a taco board?
A: Suggested proteins include taco-seasoned ground turkey, black beans, refried beans, chicken, beef, carnitas, carne asada, fish, shrimp, tofu or lentils.

Q: What are some tasty vegetable/fruit toppings to include?
A: Traditional toppings like tomatoes, lettuce, onions as well as sliced radishes, corn, peppers, pineapple and jalapeños.

Q: When would you serve an ultimate taco board?
A: The taco board makes a great spread for home tailgating parties, Cinco de Mayo celebrations, or even just to spice up a weekly Taco Tuesday meal.

Let’s make this board shall we?

The Ultimate Taco Board

Amanda Keefer
Whether creating a Homegating spread to cheer on your favorite team, celebrating Cinco de Mayo or just looking for a way to spice up Taco Tuesday, this ultimate taco board will amaze family and friends!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Entree & Main Dishes
Servings 6 -8 servings


  • 1 8 oz. container ¡Yo Quiero!™️ guacamole
  • 1 12 oz. container ¡Yo Quiero!™️ salsa
  • 1 12 oz. container ¡Yo Quiero!™️ queso
  • 6-8 each small soft tortillas hard taco shells and/or Bibb lettuce leaves
  • 1 cup each taco-seasoned ground turkey black beans and/or refried beans
  • Choice of Toppings: lettuce tomatoes, shredded cheese, corn, onion, peppers, jalapenos, sour cream, cilantro, etc.


  • Cook and prepare your choice of proteins. Place in small bowls to add to board.
  • Warm tortillas or hard taco shells before place on board.
  • Assemble board with desired ingredients.
  • Sprinkle with fresh cilantro as desired.


Keyword snack board, taco
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