34 Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Margarita Cupcakes -- 20 Cinco de Mayo Recipes

This coming Monday is May 5th, Cinco de Mayo… the day that makes it perfectly acceptable to consume nothing but chips, salsa, guacamole, and margaritas for all the live long day. Quite a lovely foodie holiday, isn’t it? I’ve wrangled together a list of recipes that are perfect for celebrating this very festive Mexican holiday. There’s everything from appetizers to dinner and dessert; I’ve got all of your bases covered. Enjoy!


1. Black Bean Salsa
2. Chile con Queso
3. Cream Cheese-Stuffed, Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeños
4. Guacamole
5. Homemade Restaurant Style Salsa
6. Jalapeño Popper Dip
7. Mango-Pineapple Salsa
8. Seven Layer Dip
9. Shrimp Nacho Bites
10. Taco Dip
11. Ultimate Nachos with Beer-Braised Carnitas
12. Warm Black Bean Dip


13. All-American Beef Chili
14. Chicken Fajita Enchiladas
15. Chicken Tortilla Soup
16. Chili-Rice Dinner
17. Chipotle Chicken and Corn Chowder
18. Favorite (Hardcore) Chili
19. Frito Pie
20. Grilled Fish Tacos
21. Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix
22. Jalapeño Cheddar Cornbread
23. Taco Rice Salad
24. Tamale Pie
25. Thick and Hearty Chili
26. Wendy’s Copycat Chili


27. Alfajores
28. Caramel-Topped Flan
29. Dulce de Leche Brownies
30. Dulce de Leche Cheesecake Squares
31. Fried Ice Cream
32. Margarita Cupcakes
33. Salted Mexican Chocolate-Chile Caramels
34. Tres Leches Cake

What are some of your favorite recipes for Cinco de Mayo??


5 Responses to “34 Cinco de Mayo Recipes”

  1. Debra on May 1, 2014 at 12:29 am

    After having much success with the Irish cupcakes (one of my favorites, thanks) using Guinness beer, Irish whisky & Baileys, my mind went directly to a Mexican version. Using a dark Mexican beer, silver tequila & Kahlua instead. Now just might be the time to put that idea into motion 🙂


  2. Helen @ the crispy crouton on May 1, 2014 at 4:17 am

    What a fabulous collection of recipes! In the UK we have a holiday on Monday too and my hubby and I will be spending it in France so I hope I’ll be enjoying some fabulous French cuisine.


  3. Mir on May 1, 2014 at 6:23 am

    This is just in time for me to do some menu planning! I’m already craving chile con queso at 6 AM!


  4. Laura @ Raise Your Garden on May 1, 2014 at 7:57 am

    Let the fiesta begin! 34 recipes. whoa.
    Put me in coach, I want to play.
    (With a cupcake photo like that I’m heading to my basement to get my Cinco De Mayo hat)


  5. Pam on May 10, 2014 at 7:35 am

    Those Margarita cupcakes are my favorite ever.


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