75 Cinco de Mayo Recipes

75 Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner!

Cinco de Mayo is a day celebrated in both the US and in Mexico. In the US it originated with Mexican-American communities in the American West as a way to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War and it has since spread. In Mexico the day commemorates the Mexican army's victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Celebrations in the US typically include Mexican-American culture, food, music and dancing.

Mexican cuisine is definitely one of my favourites and Cinco de Mayo is the perfect excuse to pull out some of my favourite Mexican dishes and to try a few new ones! I am kicking things off a little early this year by testing some new recipes and gathering up a list of some of my favourite Mexican dishes and Mexican inspired dishes to share with you! I must apologize for the length of this list, there are just so many great options starting from breakfast or brunch, to snacks, main courses and sides and lets not forget plenty of salsas, tacos and quesadillas! You really can't go wrong celebrating Cinco de Mayo with tasty food and each of these recipes are sure to please!



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18 comments:

Tieghan said...

WOW! I need a bigger stomach!

Heather Christo said...

Kevin. You are a recipe animal!! And now you have made me very, very hungry!!

Amy Lee Scott said...

Kevin, I should have known better than to look at your blog an hour before lunch! I am totally drooling right now and cannot wait to try your bacon guacamole for starters, quickly followed by the fajita burger (perhaps bacon guac ON the fajita burger? My life may have just flashed before my eyes in a good way :). Puts the carnitas recipe I just posted to shame!

Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain said...

Now, this is one sexy, mexy round-up! Everything looks delish!

Aimee @ Simple Bites said...

Kevin, I am very literally pen-in-hand planning my Sunday dinner. Thanks!

Gaby said...

would it be super fatty of me to say that I want to eat all of these on Cinco de Mayo this weekend? It needs to happen

Anonymous said...

Do you know 5 de Mayo was the battle of the mexicans against the french army, that's why it's a holiday but is not as big here in Mexico, our independence and biggest party is in semptember :D I said this because a lot of people thinks is our independence day and is not.
A very traditional dish for semptember is the stuffed chile, it's a chili stuffed with ground beef, raisins, acitron (caramelized fruit) piƱones, sometimes battered with egg, but always wih a sauce made of nuts, cheese, sometimes sour cream, and sprinkle with pomegranate. At the end the dish will have the colors of the flag, green from the chili, white form the sauce and red from the pomegranate :)

Jerry | Simply Good Eating said...

Wow Kevin. There sure is a lot of good ideas on this post. Thanks for sharing a nice roundup of recipesz1

Jenny said...

Yes. To all of the above :)

Kevin Lynch said...

Anonymous: Yes. According to the wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinco_de_Mayo) Cinco de Mayo is an US celebration that has its origins in the Mexican-American communities in the American West as a way to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War. It is a great excuse to pull out some tasty Mexican cuisine.

I will have to try that stuffed chili dish on September 16!

Marian (Sweetopia) said...

Awesome array of recipes... bookmarking (pinning) for future use!

Irina @ wandercrush said...

Perfect roundup. Thanks for sharing... you have so many recipes up your sleeve! Happy Cinco!

Averie @ Averie Cooks said...

This was quite the roundup! I hope you had a great Cinco and were able to enjoy a few of these great recipes again! :)

Gi meaningful purple life said...

what a collection!!!

eatgood4life.blogspot.com said...

What a great round up of recipes. I love all the melted and dripping cheese look of some dishes. I need to start working on my menu for 5 de Mayo ASAP :-)

md said...

Help! I feel overwhelmed...!

Gaby said...

My second favorite holiday and this is my favorite roundup ever!

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

An amazing round-up Kevin! Love it! Pinned

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