It’s here, it’s finally here! Cinco de Mayo is THIS weekend! I’m kinda a little bit sorta maybe excited, in case you couldn’t tell by the torrent of Mexican and Tex-Mex themed recipes I’ve bombarded you with this past month. Sorry about that. I just couldn’t help myself.
And no worries if you missed any of them, because here they are in one, convenient list.
This is the Cinco de Mayo party app I most lost forward to. They are so insanely addictive and will instantly up your “cooking cred” among your friends. Who doesn’t like fried anything?! Best of all, these southwest wontons are cheap and easy to make.
Serve your wontons with the healthy Avocado Lime Cream made with greek yogurt and/or the full-on-fat (my favorite of course) spicy Lime Crema. Your friends might just deem you a Cinco de Mayo party hero.
You cannot, under any circumstance, consider throwing a good Cinco de Mayo party without guacamole. You wouldn’t do that, would you? Nah I didn’t think so… you’re totally cool like that.
But consider branching out a bit this year with these fun guacamole additions: bacon, pomegranate-mango, and roasted corn-tomato. You’re friends will think you are a master guacamole connoisseur.
It’s pretty darn hard to not love tortilla chips dipped in melted cheese. I mean really now. It’s queso! With the added jam-packed flavors of the roasted poblano sauce and the sweet-tangy-spicy pepper relish, it’s pretty darn irresistible. I need to be careful not to bite off my fingers as I devour chip after chip!
This is my friend Steve’s favorite salsa I make. It’s sweet. It’s spicy. It’s awesome. Enough said.
I love this bright and tangy salsa on tacos, burritos, and the sort. Feel free to dig in with some salty tortilla chips if you prefer. It’s got a deeper flavor than a typical salsa verde because the vegetables are roasted first.
Pico de Gallo. Salsa fresca. Salsa mexicana. It’s got many names, but it’s a mandatory accoutrement for all your Mexican faves.
Lots of people love Chipotle’s rice. A bright burst of lime, the herbaceous bite of cilantro. It’s pretty darn good. Now it’s your turn to make this easy recipe at home. No more Chipotle trips necessary.
Go to any Mexican restaurant and they give you a good ole’ scoop of the obligatory stewed or refried beans. Unfortunately, they are normally pretty bland. We can do better.
These cowboy beans are ridiculously good. Asheley gets super excited every time I make them.
Pork shoulder is a very affordable cut of meat that is a perfect solution for entertaining on a budget. And this recipe is so easy… it’s really almost foolproof. You’ll have mouthwatering tender carnitas in no time!
What to do with your mountain of glorious pulled pork? Here are two ideas:
Have vegetarians coming to the party? These chard tacos will make them happy campers.
With all this taco and burrito talk, you are going to need some tortillas! I couldn’t believe how easy it was to make these 2-ingredient tortillas. And honestly, they taste so much better than any of the commercially sold ones you find in grocery stores.
I’m partial to flour tortillas. Anyone with me? It’s ridiculous how much better tasting these fresh flour tortillas are than the sad looking ones sitting on supermarket shelves.