10 Cinco de Mayo Recipes by Bloggers We Love

Cinco de Mayo Menu

 

Cinco de Mayo is coming up rapido, and we’re ready to put on our sombreros and get our fiesta on!

Americans have warmly embraced this Mexican celebration, which celebrates the defeat of the French army in Puebla on May 5th of 1862. We’re all about fighting oppression, of course, but above all, we’re all about two things: delicious foods and copious amounts of tequila and cerveza. 

To celebrate this Cinco de Mayo, we’ve brought together some of the most incredible food ideas from  our favorite food bloggers. We have 10 amazing Cinco de Mayo recipes to share with you, so grab your amigos, a bottle of tequila, your most colorful serve-ware, and viva Mexico!

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It’s all about fresh ingredients, lots of cheese, and a good amount of spice for this Cinco de Mayo menu. We chose two different types of tacos  – classic Tacos Al Pastor recipe and a healthier Fish Tacos option.  For sides, we went with fresh Cilantro Lime Rice and some mouthwatering Beer Battered Bean and Cheese Stuffed Poblano Chiles. 

You’ll need some traditional salsas, like a classic Pico de Gallo and Salsa Verde, and it wouldn’t be a true fiesta without nachos and guac, so we found you an amazing Sriracha Guacamole recipe and Pulled Pork Nachos that will leave you thanking Dios.  Melted cheese with tequila? Si, por favor! This Queso Fundido With Poblano Chorizo and Tequila recipe has it all.  Finally, a great Margarita recipe to wash it all down! Happy Cinco!

 SRIRACHA GUACAMOLE

Sriracha Guacamole by Damn Delicious.

Sriracha Guacamole by Damn Delicious.

PULLED PORK NACHOS

Pulled Pork Nachos by Simply Gloria.

Pulled Pork Nachos by Simply Gloria.

 BEER-BATTERED BEAN AND CHEESE STUFFED POBLANO PEPPERS

Beer-battered Bean and Cheese Stuffed Poblano Chiles by Girl Versus Dough

Beer-battered Bean and Cheese Stuffed Poblano Chiles by Girl Versus Dough

 TACOS AL PASTOR

Tacos Al Pastor by Spicie Foodie

Tacos Al Pastor by Spicie Foodie.

 GRILLED FISH TACOS

Fish Tacos by Aggie's Kitchen

Grilled Green Fish Tacos by Aggie’s Kitchen

 CILANTRO LIME RICE

Cilantro Lime Rice by Big Flavors From A Tiny Kitchen

Cilantro Lime Rice by Big Flavors From A Tiny Kitchen

 PICO DE GALLO

Pico de Gallo by The Wicked Noodle

Pico de Gallo by The Wicked Noodle

 SALSA VERDE

Salsa Verde by Eat.Drink.Love

Salsa Verde by Eat.Drink.Love

 QUESO FUNDIDO WITH POBLANO CHORIZO AND TEQUILA

Classic Queso Fundido with Poblano, Chorizo and Tequila by Cooking For Keeps

Classic Queso Fundido with Poblano, Chorizo and Tequila by Cooking For Keeps

 GREEN MARGARITA

Green Margarita by Gimme Some Oven

Easy Green Margarita by Gimme Some Oven

 

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Top row, left to right: Mexican Chorizo, Dried Chipotle Chiles, Arbol Chiles, Sriracha Sauce, Ancho Chile.
Bottom row, left to right: Cumin Seeds, Ground Cilantro, Jalapeño Powder, Red Pepper Flakes, Ground Cumin.

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Spring Entertaining: Warm Goat Cheese & Honey Crostini Salad

Warm Goat Cheese Crostini

Warm Goat Cheese Crostini

Easy but sophisticated, this delicious goat cheese crostini is ready in 15 minutes.  Serve it over a bed of greens with sweet dried fruit, crunchy roasted pumpkin seeds, and drizzled with an accompanying vinaigrette for a light, delicious lunch.  It’s also equally great by itself as an easy appetizer for when friends drop by. Pair it with a chilled grass of Sancerre (or your favorite white wine), and enjoy all season long.

Spring Entertaining: Warm Goat Cheese & Honey Crostini Salad

Spring Entertaining: Warm Goat Cheese &   Honey Crostini Salad

Ingredients

  • For Crostini
  • 4 slices whole-grain bread
  • 4 slices fresh goat cheese
  • 1/4 cup caramelized walnuts (for garnish)
  • Honey (for garnish)
  • For Honey Mustard Vinaigrette
  • 2 Tbsp. cider vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 Tsp. whole grain mustard
  • For Salad
  • 2 cups mixed baby greens
  • 1/4 cup yellow raisins
  • 1/8 cup dried apricots
  • 1/8 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup oven-roasted pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup carrots, shredded

Instructions

  1. 1. In a large bowl, mix in cranberries, apricots, raisins, pumpkin seeds, greens and shredded lettuce. Set aside.
  2. 2. For the dressing, mix the vinegar, olive oil, mustard and honey in a small bowl, and whisk until the ingredients are incorporated and the mixture is smooth. This can be made in advance and refrigerated until use.
  3. 3. In a large baking sheet, arrange the bread slices, and top with a 1/2-inch slice of goat cheese. Bake for about 5 minutes, until the cheese starts to bubble and just starts to brown.
  4. 4. While it bakes, mix the salad greens with the dressing. Serve the goat cheese crostini right warm, drizzled with honey and garnished with a couple of caramelized walnuts, over the bed of dressed greens.
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