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Today we’re sharing some of our best recipes that are perfect for your Cinco de Mayo menu!
While each and every recipe may not be authentic Mexican fare, you’ll get the right vibe and plenty of the amazing flavors we know and love.
Mexican inspired food is flavorful, creative and delicious and popular just about everywhere. We’ve got all kinds of recipes spanning everything from Appetizers and Starters all the way to dessert.
Let’s get this party started! Olé!
Appetizers and Starters
Jalapeño Popper Dip with a twist! Easy, cheesy and delicious, this make-ahead spicy dip will be your new favorite go-to recipe just in time for Cinco de Mayo and all your parties!
Sweet Corn Salsa – Sweet corn is the star of this fresh and tasty salsa. Terrific served with chips, on chicken, fish or tacos – it’s great on everything!
Easy Spicy Guacamole ~ What would a party be without guacamole?! Don’t spend a small fortune on restaurant guacamole when it’s much less expensive to make at home!
Guacamole is incredibly delicious made fresh at your own table, hand crafted and seasoned just the way you like it … and it’s super easy to make too.
Spicy Southwestern Spinach Dip – a spicy warm spinach dip packed with flavor. Serve with bread, chips or crackers. Easily mixed up ahead of time then baked when ready to serve.
Soups and Sides
Try this robust Slow-Cooker Pork Posole Recipe next time you have a craving for a flavorful, hearty and comforting Mexican stew!
Creamy Taco Soup ~ a healthy, protein packed, fiber rich, flavorful soup loaded with tender chicken and plenty of spices, perfect for the slow cooker or the stove top!
Easy Spanish Rice Recipe ~ a family favorite for years. Be sure to make plenty because you’ll want seconds! Sweet onion and green bell pepper compliment the tomatoes and spices in this tasty Mexican rice dish. It’s a must make side dish to compliment all our favorite south-of-the-border dishes!
Grilled Mexican Street Corn (Elote) – a wonderfully well spiced, delicious summer treat! Fresh sweet summer corn slathered in a mixture of mayonnaise, garlic, lime juice, chili powder and Cotija cheese then grilled to perfection.
The end result is the perfect combination of salty, spicy, and tangy, and it’s utterly addicting!
Creamy spicy Homemade Refried Beans. A wonderful side dish or great base for tacos, burritos, quesadillas, nachos or tostadas.
The Main Event
Cheesy Grilled Taco Burgers – all the authentic Mexican flavors you love, in one tasty burger!
Smoky Chicken Tinga Tacos (tinga de pollo) – a flavorful Mexican dish made with fire roasted tomatoes, chipotle chilis in adobo sauce and tender, shredded chicken.
Served as a topping for tostadas with a layer of refried beans, or as a filling for tacos, this delicious smoky chicken won’t get lost under layers and layers of toppings!
Easy Chicken Enchiladas Recipe is quick, flavorful and satisfying, and I bet you’re going to love it as much as we do. Honestly, I probably spent more time preparing the toppings than I did making the entire casserole.
Start to finish it takes about 20 minutes to put it together and cooks up in an amazing 15 minutes.
Everybody loves Mexican food and of course pizza too, so it’s a given these easy Mexican Pizzas will be a hit with the whole gang. Layered with refried beans, spicy chicken, onions, shredded cheese and plenty of taco sauce, these double decker pizzas are easily personalized with all your favorite toppings.
Grilled Salmon Tacos with Avocado Crema – delicious, healthy and easy tacos loaded with crunchy spicy slaw, a flavorful avocado crema and chunks of grilled tender salmon.
Meatless Monday Taco Salad – A deliciously spiced vegetarian salad layered with summer fresh corn and tomatoes.
Skillet Chicken Fajitas ~ incredibly easy to make, loaded with bold flavor, sweet sautéed vegetables and tender, juicy chicken.
Beverages and Desserts
Frozen Strawberry Margarita ~ a delicious cross between a sorbet and a Margarita, so good it’s almost dessert!
Frozen Margarita Pie with a Pretzel Crust ~ a wonderful light and creamy grown-up dessert that is incredibly easy to make with just a few tasty ingredients.
This is a must make for all your summer parties and for Cinco de Mayo too!
Creamy Margarita Milkshake – vanilla ice cream blended with fresh lime juice, orange liqueur and of course tequila, for a surprisingly delicious grown up treat.
We serve our milkshakes in a sugar & zest rimmed glass, then topped it with whipped cream and more lime zest, which is optional, but highly recommended!
Chocolate Dulce de Leche Dip. Yes… you can eat it with a spoon, and no, you don’t have to share. But just in case you do – your guests will be forever grateful. Chocolate and caramel are a classic combination and in dip form the possibilities are endless.
Creamy Margarita Pretzel Bars – A creamy Margarita flavored dessert with a sweet and salty Pretzel Crust. Prefect for summer get togethers!
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If you’re interested in reading more about why we celebrate Cinco de Mayo here in the United States, check out this great article from HISTORY. Thanks so much for stopping by! Tricia