It’s almost time to get ready for a Mexican fiesta, so here’s a recipe roundup of 10 Recipes for Cinco De Mayo! You can plan your whole menu with the recipes here, we’ve got everything from appetizers to dessert covered!
Here’s a fun fact: While many believe Cinco de Mayo is Mexico’s Independence Day, that’s actually incorrect. Known as the Anniversary of the Battle of Puebla, Cinco De Mayo commemorates the Mexican army’s victory over Napoleon III’s French soldiers on May 5, 1862. Cinco de Mayo also marks the last time in history that a European military force invaded a country in the Americas. In Mexico, the day is celebrated with speeches and parades. Some cities even create reenactments of the famous battle.
In the United States, Cinco de Mayo has become a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. The day is celebrated with many traditional festivities– music, dancing, drinking, and lots of delicious Mexican food! It’s not uncommon for the holiday celebration to last an entire week, especially in areas with large Mexican-American populations.
To get your menu ready for the Cinco De Mayo festivities, check out these 10 recipes for Cinco De Mayo for your fiesta! These recipes can be combined to serve up a whole Mexican meal, so take a look and see what inspires you! Happy Cinco De Mayo!
Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa
These quick and easy grilled shrimp tacos with mango salsa are a tropical treat that combines smoky grilled shrimp, a bright and zesty mango salsa and a creamy chipotle crema that packs a punch! You can make this recipe in 20 minutes or less!
Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup
This Mexican comfort food classic is so easy to whip up, and the slow cooker means you can just set it and forget it!
Shredded Pork Tacos Al Pastor
Traditional Mexican Tacos Al Pastor consists of thinly sliced pork shoulder that’s cooked on a vertical spit. This flavorful variation is made using your multi-cooker pressure cooker.
Slow Cooker Creamy Jalapeno Corn Dip
This delicious slow cooker creamy jalapeño corn dip is chock full of crowd pleasing ingredients, like sweet corn, cream cheese, bacon and jalapeños. How can that possibly be anything but fantastic?
Bacon & Smoked Gouda Queso Fundido
Queso fundido is Mexico’s superior version of the quintessential cheese dip that usually features processed cheese and canned chiles. This yummy recipe features all natural cheeses and a ton of bacon!
Authentic Carne Asada (Grilled Steak)
Marinated skirt steak is grilled to perfection for this mouth-watering Authentic Carne Asada recipe. This tender, grilled meat is full of authentic Mexican flavor.
Mexican Street Corn Salad (Ensalada de Elotes)
Inspired by Mexican street corn (elotes), this Mexican Street Corn Salad contains all the ingredients you would use to make elotes in a spoonable, picnic friendly version!
Pork Tinga (Spicy Mexican Shredded Pork) Tacos
This classic Mexican Pork Tinga recipe features succulent pork shoulder pressure cooked with a spicy tomato & onion based sauce that’s got the perfect amount of kick! A pressure cooker helps tenderize the pork quickly, and results in a mouthwatering shredded pork that’s perfect for tacos, burritos, and so much more!
Churro Cinnamon Rolls with Chocolate Drizzle
These churro cinnamon rolls are inspired by Mexican churros, which are my absolute favorite dessert! We top them with a deliciously creamy chocolate drizzle, because I’m a firm believer of go big, or go home.
Tres Leches Cake
This authentic Tres Leches Cake is called as such because after it’s baked, you soak the cake with 3 different types of milk!
Looking for even more delicious Mexican inspired recipes?
- Easy Mexican Salsa Chicken
- Shredded Pork Tacos Al Pastor
- Holy @#$%^&* Pineapple Guacamole!
- Slow Cooker Carnitas
- Copycat Chipotle Corn Salsa
- Watermelon Salsa
- Ancho Chile Rubbed Skirt Steak
- Tex-Mex Chorizo & Egg Breakfast Tacos
- Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Chicken
- Tomatillo Salsa Verde
What’s on your Cinco De Mayo menu? Let me know in the comments!