May 23, 2024


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Let’s Celebrate! Easy and Delicious Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

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15 incredibly delicious, Mexican-inspired recipes to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Everyone loves these fresh and delicious recipes!

Cinco de Mayo is a wonderful reason to make all your favorite Mexican food. Invite some friends over and you’ve got a great and easy party. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite south-of-the-border-inspired recipes for you today. These recipes are easy, can be made ahead of time and are of course incredibly delicious.

Horizontal photo of a stack of Homemade Flour Tortillas on a colorful kitchen towel.

Don’t miss our most popular recipe ever, the homemade flour tortillas. Have you tried them yet? There are also crazy good salsas, fresh salads and several main dish options. Plus a few delicious desserts to round out the meal. What’s on your menu for Cinco de Mayo?


Vertical picture of Tomatilla Avocado Salsa in a blue and white bowl

One taste of this fresh, vibrant Tomatillo Avocado Salsa will have you craving it again and again. It’s fabulous on tacos, enchiladas, burritos… any Mexican entree but it also makes a wonderful sandwich spread, dipping sauce for chips and/or salad dressing.


Vertical picture of Best Ever, Super Easy Salsa with chips and a blue and white bowl

This fresh, vibrant easy salsa is loaded with delicious South of the Border flavor and comes together in less than 10 minutes.


Vertical Image of Mexican Street Corn in a blue and white bowl with chips and lime wedges.

This Mexican Street Corn is CRAZY GOOD! It works double duty too; as a side or a scrumptious dip!


Close up vertical picture of homemade flour tortillas in a stack

These really are the best ever homemade flour tortillas, no one can believe how easy and delicious they are! They’re perfect for enchiladas, soft tacos, burritos, quesadillas, wraps… Check out the over 500 5-star reviews!


Image of Mexican Chopped Salad in a bowl with crisp tortilla strips.

This Mexican Chopped Salad is perfect with any Mexican meal and always gets rave reviews! It’s also delicious spooned over chicken, shrimp or pork or beef!


Vertical picture of Chopped Mexican Street Salad in a bowl

This Chopped Mexican Street Corn Salad is a healthy, super delicious rendition of the iconic street food antojito (“snack”), sold by roadside vendors all over Mexico City!


Vertical picture of Cilantro Rice (Arroz Verde) in a white bowl

This beautiful-hued Cilantro Rice is a delicious alternative to plain rice. It will receive wow reviews every time you serve it!


Vertical picture of a glass jar of homemade enchilada sauce

Our 10-Minute Homemade Enchilada Sauce is loaded with fabulous South-of-the-Border flavor and can be used in lots of delicious ways!


Vertical picture of Mexican Grilled Chicken sliced on a wooden cutting board

No worries about dry chicken! This Mexican Honey-Lime Grilled Chicken stays moist, tender and full of fabulous Southwest-inspired flavor!


Vertical overhead picture of southwestern Black Bean Chicken Tortilla Soup in a blue and white bowl with toppings

This Black Bean Chicken Tortilla Soup is bursting with lean chicken, healthy veggies and South-of-the-Border flavor and it comes together in under an hour!


Overhead photo of Black Bean Nachos with Salsa Verde in a cast iron tray on a wooden table

Black Bean Nachos with Salsa Verde- This fresh, vibrant, easy appetizer has lots of south-of-the-border flavor and will be the first thing to disappear at your next gathering!

Overhead picture of enchiladas verde in a white dish with small bowls of toppings

With a few easy shortcuts, you can have these delicious Easy Chicken Enchiladas Verde on your table in less than an hour! No one will know you cheated (just a little)!


Overhead picture of One-Pot Mexican Chicken and Rice in bowls with chips

This fabulous Mexican Chicken and Rice comes together in one skillet in way less than an hour. It’s loaded with fresh veggies, lean chicken and lots of south-of-border flavor!


Vertical pictures of Slow Cooker Mexican Shredded Beef in a slow cooker with small bowls of toppings

This delicious, tender beef is perfect for all sorts of south-of-the-border entrees; tacos, enchiladas, burritos, tamales, nachos, Mexican salads, etc. And the slow cooker does most of the work!


Vertical picture of Mexican Cinnamon Sugar Shortbread Cookies in stacks with glasses of milk

Crisp, buttery and super delish, this Mexican Cinnamon Sugar Shortbread is fabulous for snacking or dessert. It also pairs wonderfully with ice cream or flan and comes together with just one bowl and no mixer!


Vertical picture of Mexican Churro Cake on a white cake stand decorated with small flowers

This Mexican Churro Cake is super easy, actually ridiculously easy. It’s also a delicious, tender-crumbed cake with swirls of cinnamon and a crisp cinnamon sugar-coated topping.


Thought for the  day:

There is one God and Father of all,
who is above all,
and through all, and in you all.

Ephesians 4:6

What we’re listening to for inspiration:

Above All


If you enjoy any of these recipes, please come back and leave a star rating and review! It’s so helpful to other readers to hear your results, adaptations and ideas for variations.

Let\'s Celebrate! Easy and Delicious Recipes for Cinco de Mayo


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