In our home, Cinco de Mayo is often a celebration of Mexican culture and the wonderful influences that are a part of our daily lives. We often celebrate with Cinco de Mayo Recipes.
Cinco de Mayo is, officially, a holiday celebrating Mexico’s victory over France in the 1862 Battle of Puebla. In the U.S., where it is actually celebrated with more gusto than in its native country, the holiday has become a celebration of Mexican heritage and culture.
The holiday also provides a great excuse to make irresistible Mexican-inspired recipes for entertaining and, of course, a big batch of margaritas. Salt anyone?
And don’t forget fresh sweet corn is an essential component of many Mexican dishes and a cultural staple.
Luckily, Cinco de Mayo falls right in the middle of Florida’s Sunshine Sweet Corn season, meaning that the sweetest corn, available all year, arrives just in time to be a part of your Cinco de Mayo celebration. (Bet you didn’t know that!) This post contains affiliate links.
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Celebrate with Cinco de Mayo Recipes
Incorporating more healthful whole foods and veggies into your Cinco de Mayo celebration this year makes it easier to justify one more margarita.
Get the fiesta started with this Fire Roasted Corn and Chorizo Dip and a big bowl of tortilla chips. Crunchy, spicy, sweet and creamy, this addictive dip will have your guests asking for more.
Be sure to serve Mexican Style Corn, a truly authentic and delicious Mexican street food. Crunchy ears of fresh sweet corn are charred to perfection then slathered with a mixture of cheese and mayo, sprinkled with chili powder and squirted with lime for simple flavor perfection.
No Cinco de Mayo celebration is complete without tacos. For a healthful twist on your typical taco, try this recipe for Charred Corn Tacos with Radish Zucchini Slaw that will have both vegetarians and meat eaters clamoring for seconds.
If you make one dish this summer, it absolutely hands-down has to be Cowboy Caviar. This spicy black bean, corn and fresh tomato salsa recipe is AMAZING with the right combination of sweet and spice.
Deep fried Mexican pasta para duros with lime and hot sauce from a street vendor are delicious, but you can make them at home.
Healthy, cheap, citrusy and a lil spicy these Tequila Orange Shrimp Tacos are an easy recipe for Taco Tuesday.
This Peach Salsa is really easy to make and the fresh taste is much better than store-bought. Also, the ingredients hold their texture instead of getting mushy like jarred salsa does.
Make Albacore Tuna Quesadillas with sustainable seafood.
These delicious Plantains Foster Ice Cream tacos are filled with warm plantains foster and topped with yummy Chips Ahoy! The perfect dessert or snack with a latin twist.
These easy Beef Tacos Al Pastor are made in the slow cooker. Shredded beef topped with pineapple chunks, cheese and avocados.
Serve up some California Mex with this Creamy Verde Chicken Enchiladas dish.
Enjoy Mexican food for dinner tonight with this delicious shredded beef recipe for slow cooker tacos… so easy to make and have only 4 ingredients.
Spaghetti Squash Low-Carb Taco Bowl has all the flavors that make you love beef tacos in a spaghetti squash bowl.
With spicy ground turkey filling in these Cheesy Stuffed Poblanos with Ground Turkey, this tasty recipe is low-carb, gluten-free, and South Beach Diet friendly.
If you are looking for a easy dinner idea, try this Copycat Chipotle Barbacoa which is so easy to make!
This simple Beef Enchiladas recipe never disappoints if you’re looking for a dinner idea that everyone in your family will love.
Looking for a wonderful dessert? You’ll gobble up these Caramel Apple Taquitos.
Celebrate the season by creating this creamy, dreamy, vibrant green guacamole recipe with roasted garlic and chia seeds.
This spicy, creamy Mexican Spinach Dip is perfect to serve to a crowd of friends alongside a bucket of cold cervesas.
This hot, spicy, cheesy vegetarian dip has the flavor of a cheese-stuffed chile pepper similar to a jalapeño popper without all the fuss (or the jalapeños).
Roasted sweet potatoes and corn tossed with beans and avocado in an red and green salsa dressing make this Harvest Sweet Potato Salsa.
Salsa Roja de Malcajete is a simple traditional salsa.
Soft tacos made with tender filet mignon strips, tasty slaw, crumbly cotija cheese, tangy pickled red onions, fire roasted salsa and crema totally hit the Tex-Mex spot!
Try this recipe for Crock Pot Shredded Beef Tacos as a different alternative to traditional tacos. This super-tender dish would be perfect for your Cinco de Mayo dinner!
Easy Enchilada Casserole is a great way to enjoy all the Mexican flavor of traditional Enchiladas with less work and less mess. This casserole is easy to make and will be one that your family will ask for again and again.
Skip the deep fried and meat heavy traditional taquitos and make vegan taquitos with red lentils, butternut squash, chickpeas, arugula and red onion instead.
These easy taco salad bites are perfect for any Cinco de Mayo party!
This chunky avocado salsa recipe is a great meat-free alternative. It’s sure to please vegetarians and meat eaters alike.
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