Raise your hand if you LOVE Mexican food! (If you could see me right now, both hands AND feet would be raised – if that’s even possible. 😉 ) But that’s why I love Cinco de Mayo! In my opinion, it’s just an excuse to eat ALL THE FOOD and make ALL OF THE THINGS! So I’ve complied a list of all my favorite Cinco de Mayo recipes to help make your menu planning this year a little bit easier. Check them out below!
1. Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Dip
Cheesy, spicy, creamy and everything in between! This is hands down the most requested appetizer recipe I’m asked for and it’s so easy to make too! All you need is a handful of ingredients, some chips and you’re good to go!
THIS! If there’s one dip you need to make this Cinco de Mayo, it’s this one loves! It has all the flavor of your favorite Mexican street corn but lightened up and turned into a tasty dip!
3. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salsa
If you love salsas that are full of textures and flavors, then THIS is the salsa for you! Hearty black beans, fresh corn, crisp bell pepper and topped with creamy avocado chunks! This salsa has it all!
A classic Mexican dish! We eat SO MUCH ceviche in our house that I’m surpised we haven’t turned into little shrimps by now! So this recipe definitely had to make the list. (I know some people can be a little intimidated by ceviche, but it’s so easy to make! Here I’ve “dumbed it down” for you and give easy step-by-step instructions on how it’s made!)
5. Loaded Carne Asada Sheet Pan Nachos
Every Cinco de Mayo party has to include some type of nachos right?! And these nachos are the best (and easiest) to make and perfect for serving a crowd!
6. Cilantro Lime Chicken Wings
For the slightly less traditional palate, give these fresh and tangy chicken wings a try! They’re baked instead of fried and packed full of flavor too!
7. Chipotle Lime Shrimp Tacos with Chipotle Lime Sauce
A true staple in this house! Seasoned shrimp that cooks in minutes and the sauce can easily be made ahead of time too – making these tacos the best option for an easy taco night!
8. Crispy Chicken Carnitas Tacos with Avocadao Lime Sauce
Love crunchy shells? Then these are the tacos for you! They’re filled with zesty marinated chicken and baked on a cookie sheet so it’s easy to make them in bulk!
You can’t not have a go-to fish taco recipe, am I right?! And this one is IT! Chipotle seasoned white fish, fresh cilantro lime slaw and a creamy avocado lime sauce all stuffed into your favorite corn tortillas! How could anyone say no to that?!
10. Slow Cooker Carnitas Tacos with Mexican Corn Salsa
These carnitas are always a great option for serving at a party because they make A TON of food and your guests can eat them however they want! Just serve them with tortillas, your favorite toppings and this Mexican corn salsa and you’re all set!
11. Chipotle Salmon Tacos with Mango Salsa
A little sweet, a little spicy and whole lot of flavor too! These tacos may look simple but they are jam packed with Mexican flare and a fun spin on traditional fish tacos too!
12. Easy Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas
Sheet pan meals are always a favorite! They’re fast and easy, simple to put together and only require one pan so cleaning up is a breeze! Serve this meal with your favorite corn tortillas and taco toppings for a more well-rounded meal!
13. Black Bean Tostadas with Mexican Corn Salsa
Need a vegetarian option? Give these tasty tostadas a try! Homemade tostada shells, an easy refried black bean recipe and topped with the best corn salsa too! They’re great for an appetizer or served as an entree too!
14. Spicy Chicken Tostadas with Black Beans & Guacamole
Another go-to recipe in this house! The chicken is baked and shredded then layered on crispy tostada shells with homemade guac and all of your favorite toppings! They’re a simple dinner option that’s full of flavor and incredibly easy too!
15. Spicy Shrimp & Guacamole Tostadas
Sometimes simple really is the best – especially when it comes to these spicy shrimp tostadas! The heat from the shrimp paired with your zesty and tangy guacamole is like a match made in flavor heaven! Plus they take no time at all to make too!
16. Cilantro Lime Shrimp & Avocado Salad
One of the MOST POPULAR recipes on my blog! Basically think “ceviche” but made with precooked shrimp so it takes half the time and is still full of flavor! (It’s a great option for a quick meal-prepped lunch too!)
A hearty, warm and cozy soup that just screams Mexican flavors! Just throw all of your ingredints into a pot and let your slow cooker do all the work for you!
18. Mexican Street Corn Kale Salad
A fun spin on Mexican street corn! Take all the things you love about street corn and transform them into a healthier, better-for-you kale salad! (Plus it’s tossed in my favorite cilantro lime dressing that is out of this world delicious!)
19. Black Bean, Mango & Avocado Salad
A salad that doubles as salsa? Don’t mind if I do! This lettuce-less salad is full of so many different textures and flavors and is always a huge hit at parties! (You can even add it to your tacos too!)
Another family favorite! It’s easy to make, loaded with veggies and perfect to serve for a large group! You can even add some black beans or chicken and make it more of a entree dish too!
I hope you enjoyed these fun Cinco de Mayo recipes and they were able to inspire your menu!
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