Are you planning to host a Cinco de Mayo party this weekend?
Every year Kevin and I say we should do this, and then May 5th sneaks up on us and of course we haven’t made any party plans.
It doesn’t help that this time around I’ve been sick for the past week, so it is definitely no surprise that yet again, there are no party hosting plans for us.
It’s a bummer because I always love a plate of tacos, enchiladas, guacamole, and more!
And it is always fun to host a party – I can only imagine how much fun hosting a Cinco de Mayo Party would be.
So, like I do every year, I’m currently vowing that NEXT YEAR WILL BE DIFFERENT!
These Top 20 Cinco de Mayo Recipes are not only some of my very favorite recipes that I’ve posted here on Good Life Eats, but they also happen to be some of the most popular recipes on the blog.
So, if you are a little more organized that me and are planning to have a fun party this weekend – or maybe you’re just looking for some menu ideas for dinner – I’ve got plenty of recipe ideas for you here.
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You'll find everything you need here for your perfect Cinco de Mayo Party Menu. The recipes are ordered as follows: drinks, appetizers, sides, main dishes, dessert. There are plenty of vegetarian and gluten-free ideas here, too!
Strawberry Lime Agua Fresca is a great, fresh and fruity summertime drink! If you’re not already familiar with it, agua fresca is Spanish for “fresh waters” and is most often a blend of fruit, sugar and water, served over ice. While agua fresca can be endlessly customized with your favorite fruits, herbs, and even edible flowers, our family fave is this simple combination of strawberry and lime.
This easy roasted salsa verde takes just a few minutes to prep once you've roasted the veggies. It is perfect for homemade green enchilada sauce, smothered burritos, or simply as a green salsa to serve with chips.
This Easy Restaurant Style Salsa is so good and so easy to make! Serve it alongside the Roasted Salsa Verde with plenty of tortilla chips for red and green salsa choices. Make extra of both salsas, because these make a great gift to send home with guests packaged in glass jars.
In this recipe for Mango Salsa with Grilled Corn and Blistered Red Peppers, juicy mango pairs well with grilled corn and blistered red bell peppers for a sweet and savory summertime salsa. You'll like it on a taco, carnitas, or just scooped up with a big chip.
This Cilantro Lime Broccoli Slaw is a tasty side dish to accompany any Mexican inspired meal. Pre-packaged shredded broccoli, carrots, red cabbage are tossed with jalapeño, lime, red onion, and red bell pepper for a refreshing side salad.
Crock Pot Mexican Chicken is the perfect shredded chicken recipe for your next Mexican recipe. Packed with flavor and super tender thanks to hours in the crock pot, this recipe is sure to please! I always use this chicken as the filling for my chicken enchilada recipes. It freezes well and is worth making an extra large batch!
Chicken Enchiladas with Homemade Chile Gravy Enchilada Sauce is a classic Tex-Mex dish from my childhood. Corn tortillas are stuffed with shredded chicken and smothered in a rich, chile gravy sauce before baked up to perfection with a gooey cheese topping.
Try a fun summer take on tacos with this recipe for Chicken Tacos with Grilled Corn Tomato Salsa. Chicken is flavored with a tasty Chipotle Lime Marinade and then grilled. Instead of traditional salsa, fresh, sweet summer corn is grilled until charred and combined with tomatoes, jalapeño, onion, and cilantro.
These Individual No Bake Mango Lime Cheesecakes are an easy summertime dessert that provides a fun new take on cheesecake. There is just a little hint of savory and spicy with salsa that pairs really well with the sweet, creaminess of the No Bake Mango Lime Cheesecake.
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