Although Cinco De Mayo is not celebrated in most Mexican cities, this holiday that commemorates the victory of the Mexican army at the battle of Puebla has become very popular in the United States. And although it’s important to remember it’s real meaning Cinco de Mayo is also the perfect excuse to embrace the Mexican culture, eat delicious Mexican inspired dishes and drink margaritas! Here are some easy and delicious Mexican inspired recipes to celebrate Cinco de Mayo!
Start celebrating Cinco de Mayo early with these delicious spicy chipotle empanadas, prefect for an on the go breakfast.
Another great breakfast recipe, these sope bites are filled with flavor. There is no better combination than chorizo and egg!
Combining tuna with fresh ingredients like avocado, tomato, cilantro and red onions these tostadas come together with a delicious cilantro lime crema and a little bit of kick.
I’m a huge fan of fish tacos and this version is one of my favorite. The mango and lime juice combine to give these fish tacos a sweet and tangy flavor that is further enhanced by the spiciness of the the chipotle lime sauce.
This healthy recipe combines the sweetness of the mangos with a bit of chipotle kick.
Made with raw fish cured in citrus juice ceviche is a very popular dish in many Latin American countries. Each country has a different version and this one combines fresh, sushi grade tuna with fresh tomato, cilantro, onion and avocado for a deliciously fresh fish recipe.
This vegetarian taco recipe is one of my favorites. The mushrooms and flor de calabaza come together to create tacos that are delicious, hearty and filling. The chipotle crema brings the flavors together finishing them off with a bit of kick.
These open quesadillas loaded with hearty vegetables and topped with gooey melted cheese will make you forget you have given up beef. They are not just delicious and filling but oh so good for you. Cut them up like a pizza and dip them in fresh avocado dip and you will find yourself in heaven.
These warm and flaky empanadas are filled with tuna and veggies. Dip them in fresh salsa and enjoy!
Huitlacoche, also knows as cuitlacoche, is a mushroom or fungus that grows on corn. It has a sweet and earthy flavor and it has now become one of my favorite foods. Huitlacoche or Cuitlacoche is traditionally eaten in Mexico and considered a delicacy.
Easy to make and full of flavor these spicy crab bites combine two favorite Mexican ingredients: avocado and chipotle.
This bacon wrapped and queso stuffed jalapeño recipe combines the spicy kick of the jalapeño peppers with the delicious crunchy bacon filed with gooey melted cheese. To top it off the chipotle crema gives it a soft and smokey flavor that finishes it off.
One of my all time favorite Mexican dishes, the enchiladas suizas are covered with a creamy tomatillo sauce that will have you licking your fingers.
Sopes are ideal to serve as appetizers for a crowd because they are easy to make and provide single servings. Fill them with this easy crockpot carnitas for a rocking Cinco de Mayo fiesta!
Perfect for those of us a with a sweet tooth these chocolate tacos are the perfect Cinco de Mayo dessert.