It’s that time of the year again – the time when it’s 100% acceptable to eat guacamole all day long and have a margarita with lunch! Cinco de Mayo is in a few short days and I’ve rounded up the most epic collection of Cinco De Mayo Recipes ever!
Cinco de Mayo, which literally means the Fifth of May in Spanish, is a holiday originating in Puebla, Mexico, to commemorate when the Mexican army defeated the much larger and better-equipped French army in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. While more widely celebrated in the US than in Mexico, the date has become associated with the celebration of Mexican culture. These celebrations originally started right here in my home of California and have been observed annually since 1863. If you’ve ever been in Los Angeles for cinco de Mayo, you know it’s celebrated all over the county! So if you’re planning on cooking a feast to celebrate later this week, here are my fav recipes inspired by Mexico!
From drinks to snacks to the main course, there’s a little something for everyone in this Cinco de Mayo recipes round-up!!
Let’s start with drinks, seeing as how that’s how my parties generally start:
Drinks!! The most important way to start a party if you ask me! These margarita recipes are exactly what you want to kick off the fiesta!
Appetizers + Snacks! You know I’m never one to turn down an appetizer. It’s just the right way to live and these recipes can do no wrong.
Salads – we need a little something healthy right? Just a smidge!
Let’s move into something a little more substantial – the main course recipes! You’ll find everything here you could ever want!
Chicken Enchiladas Verde. OMG these are everything.
Have at it! Happy Cinco