Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner.

I wish I was throwing a party, but I’m not. Darn.

I hope that you are hosting or going to a party.

Here are a few Mexican-inspired recipes, some with vintage photography and all, to jumpstart your fiesta.

Homemade Horchata (vegan, GF)

Spicy Baked Black Beans with Mixed Vegetables (vegan, GF)

“Cheater’s” Guacamole (vegan, GF)

Chipotle Salsa Lentils with Mixed Vegetables (vegan, GF)

Raw Taco Nut “Meat” Taco Salad (vegan, GF)

Fajitas with Sweet Ginger-Lime-Cumin Dipping Sauce (vegan)

Cheesy Taco Casserole

 Mango Basil Personal-Sized Tortilla Pizzas

Chocolate Mexican Wedding Cookies (no-bake, vegan, GF)

Vanilla Avocado Banana “Ice Cream” (no ice cream maker required, vegan, GF)

Are you celebrating or doing anything special for Cinco de Mayo?

I’m only 11 miles from the Mexican border here in San Diego so there’s always lots of parties, fiestas, and celebrating.

We aren’t doing anything “special” but all I have to do is walk outside and the taco stands, restaurants, and bars in my neighborhood will be in full tilt this entire week leading up to Saturday.

Channel thoughts of margaritas the size of your head and lots of shirtless men wearing fiesta hats and drunken revelry. Welcome to Cinco de Mayo week.

Do you have any favorite Mexican-inspired recipes?

I’ve seen a few roundups and fun recipes including Brown Eyed Bakers 20 Recipes, Deborah’s 47 Favorites, and Maria’s Avocado Pita Pizza with Cilantro Sauce.

The winner of the Cascal Natural Soft Drink Giveaway is Lizthechef

48 comments on “Cinco de Mayo Recipes”

  1. Tamales are my favorite Mexican dish– I’ve had vegetarian and sweet (almost dessert-like) tamales and I made them once many years ago. They are labor intensive! The cheesy taco casserole looks like a yummy cook once eat twice recipe (I love leftovers!). Oh–I found your email about the cookies–no technology glitch, just human error on this end. Somehow it got moved before I saw it so sorry for the confusion!

  2. You make me want to go out and make all of that food!

  3. I am going to a communion/cinco de mayo combo party. Should be fun! I am bringing black bean salsa that Paula Dean makes on food network website. It is actually a healthy recipe which I was surprised especially coming from her. :)

  4. We are definitely have a Cinco de Mayo party. It is a tradition, and we love it. Counting down the days….

  5. Eager to try your vegan gauc and mango pizza…Cinco de Mayo is just a big drinking night to me, but I enjoy the collection of recipes you created to celebrate !

  6. For Cinco de Mayo, I’ll be hosting a dinner (on Friday night – so really, Cuatro de Mayo, I guess?) for my student staff to say an end-of-semester thank you for their hard work this year…pretty simple fare with a taco bar, some Yucatan rice and maybe some corn. But (for me, at least) the highlight will be the lime poundcake with strawberry sauce.

    I wrote about it here – – and would simply ask for blogging forgiveness that I posted someone else’s recipe (this was in my pre-recipe etiquette stage). =)

  7. I am hosting a family dinner tomorrow for Cinco De Mayo … I love Mexican food!

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