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.
Three Creative Guacamole Recipes
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.
Queso with Roasted Poblano Sauce and Pepper Relish
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!
Pineapple Habanero Salsa
This is my friend Steve’s favorite salsa I make. It’s sweet. It’s spicy. It’s awesome. Enough said.
Roasted Tomatillo Salsa
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.
Simple Pico de Gallo
Pico de Gallo. Salsa fresca. Salsa mexicana. It’s got many names, but it’s a mandatory accoutrement for all your Mexican faves.
Cilantro Lime Brown Rice
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.
Cowboy Beans (Frijoles Charros)
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.
How To Make Perfect Carnitas
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:
Carnitas Tacos with Pickled Onions and Salsa Verde
Better Than Chipotle Carnitas Burrito Bowl
Swiss Chard and Onion Tacos
Have vegetarians coming to the party? These chard tacos will make them happy campers.
How To Make Corn Tortillas
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.
How To Make Flour Tortillas
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.
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