Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Cornmeal Crusted Fish Tacos with Rhubarb Salsa

I just love Mexican food, so you can imagine how excited I get each year when Cinco de Mayo comes around.  This year, I’ve been quite consumed over the past three weeks with a new house hunt, so my fiesta preparations have been virtually nonexistent.  Luckily, I recently found an amazing place to live (more exciting deets coming soon), so I can now concentrate all my time on party planning.  I’ve gathered some of my favorite Mexican recipes below all suitable for a Cinco de Mayo celebration.  From cocktails to tamales, these recipes are all so bold and so delicious.  Continue reading for the roundup.

I’m going to keep the chatter to a minimum and let the pictures do the talking.  Click through to find the recipe and more information on the dish.  Let’s start with appetizers and drinks.

Almond Horchata

Almond Horchata

Roasted Jalapeño Blackberry Margarita

Roasted Jalapeno Blackberry Margarita

Bacon and Tomato Guacamole

Bacon and Tomato Guacamole

Drunken Salsa with Garlic Black Pepper Chips

Drunken Salsa

Spiced Jicama, Cucumber and Mango Skewers

Jicama, Cucumber, Mango Skewers with Chile and Lime

Next up, a super tasty soup:

Red Pozole

Red Pozole

On to sides and entrees.

Roasted Beets with Red Onion, Poblano and Lime

Roasted Beets with Red Onion, Poblano and Lime

Cornmeal Crusted Fish Tacos with Rhubarb Salsa (pictured at the top)

Rhubarb Salsa

Mexican Braised Beef Tacos

Mexican Braised Beef Tacos

Yucatan-Style Slow-Roasted Pork

Yucatan-Style Slow-Roasted Pork

Finally… dessert.

Dark Chocolate Chile Ice Cream

Dark Chocolate Chile Ice Cream

Roasted Pineapple Tamales with Riesling Poached Raisins

Roasted Pineapple Tamales with Riesling Poached Raisins

Well that’s that!  Enjoy these recipes with some Mexican beer or tequila drinks and you’re sure to have a smashing Cinco de Mayo celebration.

Comments

  1. says

    Holy guacamole Brandon! You put a great twist to all of these “traditional” (well to me, they’re pretty traditional) foods! I LOVE that you incorporated bacon in the guacamole and had almond horchata! Haven’t had that before so definitely was ELATED when I found out you had posted up the recipes as well. Will be trying it out real soon!

  2. says

    Out of all the food blogs posting line-ups for Cinco de Mayo celebrations, this is where I will be going for my recipes. BTW, so glad you found a new place to live! I am sure it’s in a very happenin’ part of SD. :)

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