Looking for delicious cinco de mayo recipes? Then read on or go straight to my Mexican fiesta chapter and pick whatever recipe you like!
Cinco de Mayo Mexican Recipes
Cooking Mexican dishes and food is not very difficult. You just need a few basic ingredients in your kitchen and pantry. Then you can whip up a pretty simple Mexican treat in no time. I’m talking about ingredients such as chicken, bell peppers, jalapeños, lime and lemon. Or sweet corn, avocados, rice and black beans Also cassava, yuka, prawns, cumin, fresh cilantro and mint.
Do you like raw fish, tequila, red onion and tacos? How about cheddar cheese, sour cream, sweet potatoes and chipotle? Yay? Then you will love Mexican food. I’m sure you can find a bunch of these basic ingredients practically everywhere.
My Mexican Recipes
My favorite? Tacos! Just because I love them so much. How about you? Check out my version with canned tuna, black beans and pico de gallo! Or prawn tacos! I love to prepare my own soft shell tacos from scratch, try it out if you have time!
Also check out these recipes:
- chimichurri prawns
- avocado chicken soup
- chili con carne
- roasted tomato salsa
- deep fried shrimp in nacho crust
- avocado pesto spaghetti
- sweet potato casserole
- mixed bean salad with avocado dressing
- beer and pork belly tacos
- corn on the cob with cilantro butter
- zucchini burrito boats
Need more Mexican inspiration? Then check out 50+ more Mexican party recipes here! Or take a look at some other delicious recipes from fellow food bloggers.
More popular Mexican food
- burritos (RecipeTin Eats)
- chimichangas (Lil’ Luna)
- ceviche (The Spruce)
- cochinita pibil (Rick Bayless)
- enchiladas (What’s Gaby Cooking)
- pulled chicken fajitas (The Tortilla Channel)
- mole poblano (The Happy Foodie)
- tamales (A Sweet Pea Chef)
- taquitos (Lil’ Luna)
- flour tortillas (The Tortilla Channel)
- huevos rancheros (Cookie And Kate)
- carne asada (Pinch And Swirl)
- carnitas (The Tortilla Channel)
- arroz con leche (The Spruce)
- camarones al mojo (Hispanic Kitchen)
What is Cinco de Mayo all about actually?
Cinco de Mayo, well that’s Spanish for May 5. Easy one! But what’s the historical background behind this Mexican holiday? Allow me to quote straight from Wikipedia: “the day to commemorate the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory over French forces. At the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Zaragoza.”
Sounds enough reason to me for a great party, right! Cinco de Mayo is not only popular in Mexico only. No, Cinco de Mayo is also highly popular in the US.