Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with the fresh, tangy and spicy flavours in these mouthwatering Mexican dishes.
It’s that time of year again with Cinco de Mayo just round the corner. So I bring you this roundup of easy and delicious Mexican recipes from talented bloggers across the internet, with a few from End of the Fork.
You will find a mix of traditional dishes and some with new flavours to try, from the all important dips and sauces, to irresistible finger food, main courses, desserts and drinks.
So if you are planning a Cinco de Mayo party, a Mexican fiesta, or any time you have a craving for Mexican food, this collection is for you!
What is Cinco de Mayo?
In case you were wondering, Cinco de Mayo commemorates the date of the Mexican army’s victory over the much larger French army in the Battle of Puebla in 1862.
It is not really celebrated in Mexico, but in the U.S. it is a day of great festivity, heavily promoted by beer companies as a day to celebrate Mexican-American culture with food, drinks, parades, music and dancing.
With Cinco de Mayo celebrations becoming increasingly popular here in London and the rest of the world, such as Spain, Australia, South Africa and Japan, this collection of tasty Mexican dishes will certainly help get the celebration started!
Dips and sauces
Sauces play a big role in Mexican cuisine, and no feast is complete without some tangy and spicy dips for nacho chips or just as extra toppings.
Easy Pinto Beans
Fresh Tomato Salsa (Pico de Gallo Recipe)
Spicy Mexican Street Corn Salad
Best Easy Guacamole Recipe
Vegetarian Refried Beans
Nacho Cheese Dip
Find your favourite Mexican finger foods here, from crunchy tacos, mouthwatering fajitas to cheesy quesadillas, these are a must have for any Mexican celebration.
Vegan Black Bean Taquitos
Homemade Mexican Chalupa Recipe
Chicken Sheet Pan Quesadillas
Chicken Tinga Recipe (and Video)
Beef Birria QuesaTacos con Consomé
Salpicón de Pollo – Shredded Chicken Salad Tostadas
Save some room as you won’t want to miss these delicious main dishes.
Slow Cooker: Birria de Res, or Mexican Beef Stew (with video)
Cilantro Lime Chicken
Green Chicken Enchiladas Recipe with Salsa Verde
Quinoa a la Mexicana
Black Bean Stew (Frijoles Negros)
Dessert and Drinks
Round off the feast with something sweet because it’s not a fiesta without dessert and drinks.
Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars
Tres Leches Cake
Strawberry Cheesecake Tacos
Fried Ice Cream in a Pan
Layered Lime Sherbet Bars
Frozen Mango Margaritas (Tequila and Virgin Margarita)
Are you making any of these recipes for Cinco de Mayo? Let me know how it went in the comments below.
Instagram – I love seeing your creations, so post a picture, tag @endofthefork and hashtag #endofthefork