Cinco De Mayo or the fifth of May is a widely celebrated Mexican holiday commemorating the Mexican army’s early triumphant victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on the fifth of May in 1862. In the United States, Cinco De Mayo celebrations center around Mexican-American culture, a day to rejoice while savoring Mexican food and drink. If you need some culinary inspiration for the upcoming Cinco De Mayo holiday, look no further than our 11 mouthwatering recipes for the perfect Cinco De Mayo fiesta.
1. Homemade Mexican Chalupas
If you’re a fan of Taco Bell’s chalupas, you’ll want to get your hands on this homemade Mexican chalupas recipe because they’re out-of-this-world delicious! With just five pantry staples, you can skip the drive-thru and create your favorite Mexican take-out meal right at home!
2.Frozen Strawberry Margarita
Break out the tequila! It’s time to toast to Cinco De Mayo with a refreshing and utterly delicious frozen strawberry margarita! Our ultimate frozen margarita is blended with fresh strawberries, triple sec, lime juice, tequila, crushed ice, and granulated sugar.
3. Easy To Follow Chicken Enchiladas
Similar to the burrito, an enchilada’s filling is rolled in a tortilla. But, unlike the burrito, the enchilada is eaten with a fork, smothered in a savory sauce topped with melty cheese. This Cinco De Mayo, serve our easy to follow chicken enchiladas for the ultimate tasty fiesta.
4. The Ultimate Queso Dip
No one can resist this smooth and cheesy dip! Our ultimate queso dip is the traditional Queso Blanco (white cheese) that you’d anticipate at your favorite Mexican restaurant. However, there are really two kinds of queso dip, the yellow variety is a more Americanized version, but our very popular Velveeta queso dip is just as delicious!
5. Seven-Layer Dip
No Mexican fiesta would be complete without a seven-layer dip, to get the party started! As most seven layer dips, our dip comes together fairly quickly for busy party hosts using pre-packaged ingredients. But, there is one ingredient that sets our seven layer dip apart from the rest, Herdez® Guacamole Salsa. Herdez® combines the heart and soul of two beloved Mexican appetizers to create one unbelievably flavorful dip, guacamole salsa.
6. 3-Ingredient Chicken Tacos
As one of our all-time favorite 3-ingredient recipes, serving some easy 3-ingredient chicken tacos at your upcoming Cinco De Mayo celebration should be a no-brainer! Consisting of only chicken breast, taco seasoning, and salsa, this recipe comes together in a snap when prepared in a slow cooker. Pair your taco de pollos with our sweet and spicy pineapple salsa!
7. The Best Sweet And Spicy Pineapple Salsa
Showstopping condiments do exist, and our sweet and spicy pineapple salsa is here to prove it! The invigorating tropical sweet and spicy notes pair wonderfully with our chicken tacos, and you’ll find that its zesty flavor will help any dish shine. Or you can enjoy this addicting tropic treat on its own with plain tortilla chips.
8. Creamy White Chicken Chili
A break from traditional chili, our creamy white chicken chili features tender chicken, great Northern beans, sweet corn, yellow onions, heavy cream, cream cheese, and peppery enchilada sauce. Serve a bowl of creamy white chicken chili as a savory starter at your next Cinco De Mayo feast or prepare this velvety smooth soup for your celebratory meal.
9. Homemade Churros
Treat everyone to an unbelievably delicious dessert, homemade churros! Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside – these addicting Mexican fried treats are undeniably decadent, dusted with cinnamon and sugar. Learn how to make homemade churros for this upcoming Cinco De Mayo!
10. Apple Empanadas
Whip up an apple empanada in no time from scratch that would make any Abuela proud! These portable, buttery crusted hand-held pies, are brimming with warm caramel apple filling that will make anyone’s tastebuds swoon! Dazzle your guests with this fabulous dessert.
11. Homemade Guacamole
Guacamole is a go-to party dip favorite that all party-goers can enjoy for being both a delicious vegan and gluten-free appetizer. The creamy and chunky spread, also standouts for its incredible versatility.
Although traditional recipes usually call for a mixture of avocados, tomatoes, onion, jalapeno, add a unique and fun spin by customizing your guacamole recipe to suit your tastes. Try tossing in some raw veggies, like celery, or fruit such as mango and mint, or add some protein with bacon and egg. Learn how to make a smooth guacamole dip for your next get-together.