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!
This Mexican comfort food classic is so easy to whip up, and the slow cooker means you can just set it and forget it!
This authentic Tres Leches Cake is called as such because after it’s baked, you soak the cake with 3 different types of milk!
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?
Pico de gallo, also called salsa fresca or salsa cruda, is a vibrant, easy to make salsa commonly used in Mexican cuisine. It’s the perfect topping for grilled meats and seafood, and it’s an essential topping for tacos, fajitas, burritos, and so much more!
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!
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.
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!
Sometimes, you’re just craving comfort food, and nothing else will do. This sizzling cheesy chicken and shrimp recipe, inspired by one of my favorite casual dining spots, is for one of those moments.
This rockin’ plant-based smoky sweet potato and black bean chili hits the spot, is vegetarian and vegan friendly, but meat eaters will love it too! (Bonus, it’s also super good for you!)
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.
Looking for even more delicious Mexican inspired recipes?
- Easy Mexican Salsa Chicken
- 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!