Easy Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Celebrate this festive holiday with these tasty recipe ideas

Queso

Though Cinco de Mayo is not as widely celebrated in Mexico as it is in the United States, here, the holiday has come to represent a fiesta-filled day with plenty of margaritas, dips, and snacks. Whether the day is spent hosting a party or attending someone else’s, it’s always a good idea to have something on hand to bring. Below is a collection of some of our favorite recipes to help you celebrate the day right. 

 

Dips

Fresh Guacamole

An easy, go-to guacamole recipe for those looking to stick the basics (nothing wrong with that).

 

 

 

 

 

Blackberry-Citrus Salsa 

Mix up your go-to salsa recipe with this sweet and tangy recipe that’s perfect when served with grilled shrimp.

 

 

 

 

 

Seafood Guacamole 

Looking to mix it up? Try this seafood guacamole recipe or this blue cheese one

 

 

 

 

 

Queso with Chile con Carne

Cheesy goodness in a bowl. Oh yeah, and meat, too. Done deal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Chorizo Chile con Queso Lite

A lighter version of the traditional queso fare. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Main Courses

Slow-Roasted Pork in Mole Sauce

A twist on the traditional chicken and mole recipes, this Mexican-inspired dish is great for dinner and leftovers the next day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bison Sausage Tacos

For a healthier spin on red meat, try making these bison sausage tacos instead of beef.

 

 

 

 

 

Panko-Fried Fish Tacos 

Using a flaky white fish like tilapia makes this dish light and crunchy at the same time.

 

 

 

 

 

Chico's Tacos Flautas

For one flauta lover, Chico's Tacos flautas in particular, this recipe can’t be beat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lobster and Avocado Quesadillas

More of a splurge because of the lobster meat, but these quesadillas are well worth the price.

 

 

 

 

 

15-Minute Quesadillas with Homemade Simple Salsa 

In a rush? Throw together this easy recipe for a quick meal.