I realize it’s not quite summer until mid-June, but we’ve already had several 90-degree days in my neck of the woods, so it certainly feels like it’s time to dust off the grill, get out the blender and celebrate Cinco de Mayo – on a Saturday this year! – with some south-of-the-border flavor. Here are a few Cinco de Mayo recipes from our collection as well as a few food bloggers we enjoy.

Appetizers

Did you know that salsa is the most-consumed condiment in the United States? I would’ve put my money on ketchup, but its spicier cousin takes top honors. Even though our tomatoes and hot peppers aren’t quite ripe yet, salsa and dip recipes are still a must-have for this weekend.

Grilled Corn, Black Bean, Avocado Salsa Recipe

Grilled Corn, Black Bean and Avocado Salsa

Tomatillo Salsa from Cheerios and Lattes

Tomatillo Salsa from Cheerios and Lattes

Spicy Summer Salsa Recipe

Spicy Summer Salsa

Chile Con Queso y Frijoles from Sumptuous Spoonfuls

Chile Con Queso y Frijoles from Sumptuous Spoonfuls

Main Courses

As I was eating shrimp tacos for lunch yesterday, it crossed my mind that I could probably eat these every day and never get tired of them. I am a Mexican food fanatic, but luckily I live in the part of the country where taco trucks, burrito bistros and enchilada eateries are plentiful. My friend who lives in Boston told me that though she can find incredible Italian food everywhere, the one thing she misses is Mexican restaurants. But to me, Mexican-inspired recipes are among the easiest types of cuisine to cook at home – and for a large crowd. Here are a few main course dishes to try out for Cinco de Mayo.

Slow Cooker Pork Tacos from Eat, Drink, Smile

Slow Cooker Pork Tacos from Eat, Drink, Smile

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Sour Cream Enchiladas Recipe

Sour Cream Enchiladas

Taco Salad from Ranch Wife Chronicles

Taco Salad from Ranch Wife Chronicles

Tamale Pie recipe

Tamale Pie

Drinks and Dessert

What’s a Cinco de Mayo party without a few drinks to cool off? Here are a couple of tasty-sounding fresh fruity beverages, including a non-alcoholic option, along with a sweet-sour dessert to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Frozen Pomarita from Ingredients Inc.

Frozen Pomarita from Ingredients Inc.

Strawberry Lemonade from Alana's Ramblings

Strawberry Lemonade from Alana’s Ramblings

Key lime cake recipe

Key Lime Cake

What’s on your Cinco de Mayo party menu?

1 COMMENT

  1. What an awesome collection of recipes! Thank you so much for including my chile con queso dip 🙂

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