Recipes for Cinco de Mayo — from lemony guacamole to spicy lettuce-wrapped tacos and fresh ceviche, these Latin inspired recipes are over-the-top delicious! ¡Muy sabroso!I adore these recipes for Cinco de Mayo and could feast on each one of them all day and night — special holiday or not! I’m hoping you’ll feel the same way.
What does Cinco de Mayo celebrate?
In the United States, Cinco de Mayo is very often thought of as Mexico’s Independence Day, but it’s not. Mexico’s Independence Day is actually September 16th.
Cinco de Mayo commemorates a victory over France in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. It’s not widely celebrated in Mexico — in the United States however, the commercialization of the holiday has taken off and is mostly about food.
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Top Cinco de Mayo recipes . . .
Roasted Tomato Poblano Salsa (also pictured above)
The smoky flavor and fresh ingredients in this salsa make it superb for chips, tacos, burritos, or to top meats, chicken and fish. And after all, you can’t really celebrate Cinco de Mayo without salsa! Right?
Puerco Con Salsa Verde
With succulent pieces of juicy pork, coated with a fresh, spicy Salsa Verde recipe, this popular Mexican dish, Puerco Con Salsa Verde, will have you licking your plate clean.
Roasted Poblano Guacamole Recipe
Hands down, my favorite guacamole of all time! It’s fresh and smoky all at once.
Pepper Jack Turkey-Pickled Onion Lettuce Tacos
These bundles of lettuce are packed with superb spicy, savory flavors, and are perfect for a lighter meal to go alongside the salsa and guacamole!
Tomatillo Shrimp Ceviche
This is the perfect starter for your Cinco de Mayo festivities this weekend! It’s fresh, light, and packed with delicious Latin flavors!
Mexican Chocolate Crème Brûlée
Mexican Chocolate Crème Brûlée is a fabulous Cinco de Mayo dessert. Every rich, chocolatey bite is subtly spiced with cinnamon, and the creamy texture is over the top! Whether you serve this for the holiday, or any day, it’s sure to make you happy.
Mexican Chocolate Spice Cookies
Mexican Chocolate Spice Cookies are little bites of melted chocolate, a subtle kick of heat, and a whole lot of sweetness. Delicious for Cinco de Mayo, or any day!
More Cinco de Mayo recipes:
- Blackened Fish Tacos
- Pickled Tomato-Pulled Pork Tacos
- Halibut Blood Orange Ceviche Tacos
- Mango Avocado Chipotle Salsa
- Marinated Achiote Chicken
- Chopped Mexican Salad with Pepitas
- Best Vegetarian Enchilada Recipe Ever!