Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo and rather than focusing only on Mexican-themed food, here are 25 recipes that are fun for outdoor parties and warmer weather.

As well as drinks to keep you cool and a few easy-breezy treats to keep your sweet tooth happy.

Everything featured is fast, easy, no-bake or nearly no-bake, since most of us would rather spend our time outdoors and with family and friends than in a hot kitchen.

 25 Cinco de Mayo & Easy Summertime Recipes averiecooks.com

1. Chipotle Avocado Cucumber Flatbreads (vegetarian, vegan if vegan flatbread is used)

Chipotle Avocado Cucumber Flatbreads

2. Mango Basil Personal-Sized Tortilla Pizzas (vegetarian or vegan if vegan cheese and tortillas are used)

Mango Basil Personal-Sized Tortilla Pizzas

3. Double Melted Cheese and Red Pepper Dip (GF) – Make in 5 minutes in microwave

Double Melted Cheese and Red Pepper Dip

4. Pina Colada Dip (vegan, GF)

 Pina Colada Dip

5. Baked Chipotle Sweet Potato and Zucchini Fritters (vegan, GF)

Baked Chipotle Sweet Potato and Zucchini Fritters

6. “Cheater’s” Guacamole (veagn, GF) – Make in 5 minutes

“Cheater’s” Guacamole

7. Cheddar Cheese and Olive Oil Savory Muffins

Cheddar Cheese and Olive Oil Savory Muffins

8. Vegetable Fried Rice Frittata (vegetarian, GF)

Vegetable Fried Rice Frittata

9. Corn and Double Cheese Dip (vegan, GF, serve warm or cold) – Make in 5 minutes

Corn and Double Cheese Dip

10. Avocado, Cream Cheese, and Salsa-Stuffed Puff Pastries (easy to keep vegan)

Avocado, Cream Cheese, and Salsa-Stuffed Puff Pastries

11. Spinach & Artichoke Dip (vegan, GF, fat-free option, serve warm or cold) – Make in 5 minutes

Spinach & Artichoke Dip

12. Mini Grilled Cheese and Tomato Sandwiches

Mini Grilled Cheese and Tomato Sandwiches

13. Parmesan Ranch Snack Mix –  Make in 5 minutes

Parmesan Ranch Snack Mix

14. Cinnamon Sugar Chocolate Pretzels (no-bake, vegan, GF) – Make in 5 minutes and one of the best things I made in 2012 on the work-reward scale and my husband begs for these

Cinnamon Sugar Chocolate Pretzels

15. Peach Mango Pineapple White Sangria – A great way to stretch a bottle of wine and serve a crowd

Peach Mango Pineapple White Sangria

16. Coconut Water Champagne Fruit Punch (Vegan, Gluten Free, Soy Free, No Sugar Added)

Coconut Water Champagne Fruit Punch

17. Mango Coconut Water Tropical Martini

Mango Coconut Water Tropical Martini

18. Rum Runner

Rum Runner

19. Pink Lemonade Freezer Bars

Pink Lemonade Freezer Bars

20. Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups and Ice Cream

Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups and Ice Cream

21. Chocolate-Covered 7-Minute Microwave Caramels (GF)

Chocolate-Covered 7-Minute Microwave Caramels

22. White Chocolate Buttery Waffles Snack Mix

White Chocolate Buttery Waffles Snack Mix

23. Orange PushUp Smoothie – This was the Most Viewed Recipe my entire site in 2012. Apparently everyone loves Creamsicles and Orange PushUps as much as I do

Orange PushUp Smoothie

24. Chocolate Chip and Chunk Cookies – Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Chocolate Chip and Chunk Cookies

25. Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Dough Crumble Bars

Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Dough Crumble Bars

Are you celebrating Cinco de Mayo? Have a favorite easy-breezy warmer weather recipe that you’re looking forward to making?

Feel free to share links in the comments and have a happy, fun, and safe weekend.

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