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60 Essential Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

April 28, 2014
This recipe will teach you how to make guacamole with 6 simple ingredients, plus how to make homemade tortilla chips. Both are so simple and delicious!

Cinco de Mayo is in one week, but if you are like me you will be celebrating with a GIGANTICO fiesta this weekend. Whether your planning on serving chili with all the fixins’ or a taco bar, I’ve got you covered with all the recipes you’ll need for a memorable party. Today I’m posting my all-time favorite Mexican nibbles and bites and come back on Thursday for 25 cocktail recipes to round out your menu. Now, Who’s Ready To Party!!!

Classic Guacamole   Chips

Classic Guacamole with Chips
Charred Tomatillo Salsa
Pico de Gallo
Chicken and Black Bean Nachos
Mexican Relish Tray
Oven-Roasted Jalapeño Poppers
Orange-Oregano Requesón
Cóctel de Camarones {Mexican Shrimp Cocktail}
Candied Cayenne Pecans
Tomatillo Salsa Crudo
Tomato Avocado Salsa

Baby Kale, Avocado, and Pear with Grapefruit-Cilantro Vinaigrette


Salads and Sides
Baby Kale, Avocado, and Pear with Cilantro-Grapefruit Vinaigrette
Black Bean Taco Salad with Green Chile Dressing
Cilantro-Lime Coleslaw
Roasted Asparagus with Sweet Jalapeño Dressing and Garlicky Breadcrumbs
Simple Black Beans
Mexican Tuna Salad
Mexican Rice
Stewed Green Beans with Tomatoes and Oregano

Beef and Chipotle Chili

Chilis and Stews
Beef and Chipotle Chili
Braised Pork and Chile Stew
Cheater’s Pozole

Chicken and White Bean Stew
Chicken Tortilla Soup
Green Tomato Chili
Oxtail Soup with Cilantro Chimichurri
Sopa de Albondigas
Sweet Corn and Chard Soup
Vegetarian Black Bean and Chipotle Chili

Smoky Chicken Tacos with Mango Pico de Gallo


Tacos, Tortas, and Tostadas
Smoky Chicken Tacos with Mango Pico de Gallo
Tacos La Playita Carnitas
Summer Squash Tacos
Roasted Squash Tostadas
New Potato and Chard Tacos
Mexi Turkey Burger
Cuban Sandwich
Chicken Chile Verde Torta with Goat Cheese


Picadillo {Seasoned Beef with Carrots and Potatoes}


Main Dishes
Picadillo {Seasoned Beef with Carrots and Potatoes}
Black Bean Enchiladas in Pipián Verde
Broiled Lime Chicken Breasts
Cilantro-Garlic Pork Chops
Citrus Marinated Chicken Fajitas
Classic Steak Fajitas
Grilled Chicken Fajitas
Pumpkin Mole
Pork Flautas


Bandera Paletas {Grape-Lime-Strawberry Pops}


Bandera Paletas {Grape-Lime-Strawberry Pops}
Banana-Coconut Paletas
Banana Fritters with Boozy Coffee Sauce
Blackberry-Jamica Sorbet
Canela Ice Cream
Chocolate, Raspberry, Macadamia Nut Bars
Coconut Tres Leches Cake
Fudgy Kahlúa Brownies
Lime Shortbread Bars
Lime Sugar Cookies
Mexican Chocolate Pudding
Mexican Wedding Cookies
Pineapple-Pomegranant Paletas
Rum Roasted Pineapple
Still want more? Head over to my Cinco de Mayo Pinterest Board for 100 more ideas!

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  • Heather Christo April 28, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    All of this stuff looks SO GOOD! You are completely making me want to have a Cinco De Mayo party!

    • Kate Ramos April 29, 2014 at 2:38 pm

      Thanks Heather! I’m surprised you don’t already have a party in the works…..:)