Cinco de Mayo, meaning the 5th of May, commemorates the Mexican army's victory over the larger and more heavily armed French forces during the Battle of the Puebla in 1862. Take part in the festivities with a spread of some (or all!) of these mouthwatering recipes. From classic staples, like tacos and nachos, to exciting new favorites, this list is sure to make your fiesta a success!
Crock-Pot Shredded Pork Tacos
Seven Layer Taco Dip
Hatch Green Chile Enchiladas
Roasted Squash and Portobello Mushroom Quesadillas
Tres Leches Cupcakes
Joyful and traditional, these tres leches cupcakes are sure to delight both old and young. Three types of milk beautifully moisten the cake to ensure a heavenly, creamy bite of happiness. Plus, this recipe helps guide you on how to make them as rich or light as you please!
Beer Braised Chicken Tacos with IPA Avocado Cream and Beer Corn Tortillas
Sweet Potato Quinoa Cakes with Cilantro Lime Crema
Nobody said you have to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a food coma. For a lighter option, try these Sweet Potato Quinoa Cakes. Don't be deceived -- these little cakes pack a lot of complexity in one bite! Bold, savory, and spicy, with a hint of sweetness, your guests won't stop at just one!
Chip Dip for Cinco de Mayo
Fiesta-Ready Margarita Recipes for Cinco de Mayo
Throw polite manners out the window and let your guests play with their food! Shake up your Cinco de Mayo fiesta with these Cookie Maracas. You can't go wrong with the buttery, light fluff of a crispy rice treat with a surprise of classic American chocolate, and the satisfying saltiness and crunch of a pretzel.