18 Cinco de Mayo Recipes

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18 Cinco de Mayo Recipes - everything from dips to tacos to margaritas that you need to plan a fantastic Cinco de Mayo party.

Cinco de Mayo is approaching fast.  This fun holiday celebrates the Mexican army’s defeat of the French army back in the 1860s, but now it is the perfect day to celebrate Mexican culture and food.  So here is a collection of 18 delicious recipes that would enhance any Cinco de Mayo event.  Whether you are planning a party or just serving tacos at home there is something here for every taste!

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Homemade Tortilla Chips

Tortilla chips are a must for Cinco de Mayo, so why not make your own chips using this recipe from Mission to Save.

pico de gallo salsa with lime wedge and tortilla chips

This Pico de Gallo from Modern House Wife would go perfectly with the tortilla chips.

Fiesta Black Bean Dip

More great dips are this Cheesy Fiesta Black Bean Dip from A Cedar Spoon,

Black Bean Dip

or this more traditional Smokey Black Bean Dip, also from A Cedar Spoon.

Southwestern Corn Salsa by DelightfulEMade

This Southwestern Corn Salsa from Delightfule Made is colorful and tasty.

Rockin Guac

And no Cinco de Mayo party would be complete without Guacamole!

Mexican Tomato Soup with Corn Dumplings

For something different you can make my Mexican Tomato Soup with Corn Dumplings.

Chicken tacos with spicy cabbage slaw and guacamoleChicken Tacos like these from Tasting Page make a delicious main course.

Coke Zero Shredded Taco Beef

And if you prefer Beef Tacos check out my Shredded Taco Beef recipe.

Cheesy Chicken Tortilla Bake

Casseroles are always good for parties, like this Cheesy Chicken Tortilla Bake from Frugal Mom Eh.

Mexican Pizza Casserole

Or this creative Tortilla Chip Mexican Pizza from Tastes of Lizzy T.

Chile Rellenos Casserole

And Chile Rellenos Casserole is one of my personal favorites.

blood orange margarita

Margaritas are another tradition, and these Blood Orange Margaritas from HezziD’s Books and Cooks look delicious.

Mango Coconut Margarita by Snappy GourmetAnd so does this Mango Coconut Margarita from Snappy Gourmet.

Melon and Mint Mojito by Delightfully MadeBut if you prefer Mojitos to Margaritas try out this Melon Mint Mojito from Delightfule Made.

How are you celebrating Cinco de Mayo this year?


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11 thoughts on “18 Cinco de Mayo Recipes”

  1. Yay, these recipes look awesome! I need to plan out my celebrations and this is a great place to start. I love Mexican food… so much! And, it’s one cuisine my family agrees on too as an added bonus!

  2. WOW – so many amazing recipes! I’ve always wanted to make my own guac but never thought to make chips. Probably super yummy! And that mango margarita….yes please!

  3. Mexican food is my favorite!! What a great collection of recipes!! I would love if you stopped by my place and shared your stuff on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday Link Party. I’d love to have you!!

  4. It’s too early in the season, but as soon as we have fresh jalapeños from the garden I’m making those bacon wrapped jalapeños. YUM.


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