Festive Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Make it a true fiesta with these delicious Cinco de Mayo recipes. We're sharing party-ready recipes for Mexican appetizers, desserts, and margs.

Strawberry Margarita Cheesecake Minis

Complete your Cinco de Mayo menu with a tray of mini margarita cheesecakes. A salty-sweet pretzel crust is the perfect base for a creamy lime filling and fresh strawberry topper. Make them up to a day before party time. 

Lime Shots

It's Cinco de Mayo party time! Serve up a tray of margarita-inspired shots. Simply hollow out fresh lime halves and fill with lime gelatin that's been spiked with tequila. Top with a sprinkle of salt and chill until firm. Slice the Jello shots into wedges and you're set to celebrate. 

Enchilada Casserole

Who says Cinco de Mayo casserole recipes have to be boring? Dress up these rice, chicken, and bean enchiladas with fresh spiralized veggies. We love the texture and flavor of fresh beets and carrots. 

Corn Salad with Queso Fresco

This vegetarian Cinco de Mayo recipe is filled with the fresh flavors of sweet corn, red pepper, and cilantro. Want to spice things up? Toss in a chopped fresh jalapeno pepper. 

Margarita Cupcakes

This fun party dessert goes totally outside the glass. Dress up box cake mix with fresh lime, tequila, and triple sec. A dash of salt in the frosting echoes the flavors of a classic margarita. 

Avocado Margaritas

Blend up a big batch of these Cindo de Mayo margaritas. Creamy avocado gives each cocktail a smooth texture and rich flavor. A chile-lined rim packs a punch. 

Flank Steak Fajita Burritos

Looking for easy Cinco de Mayo dinner recipes? Whip up a big batch of assemble-yourself burritos and you're all set. Serve them up with plenty of fresh salsa and homemade guacamole. 

Queso Verde Dip

Nothing beats a big bowl of homemade queso. Whip up a big batch of everyone's favorite dip and serve it along side plenty of crunchy tortilla chips. This version gets spice from green chiles. 

Slow Cooker Taco Salad

This slow cooker Cinco de Mayo recipe is ready when you are! Perfect for an after work party, this spicy salad is as easy as setting your slow cooker. Serve up the finished meat mix with fresh lettuce, corn, and avocado. 

Mini Mexican Tortas

Assemble this easy Cinco de Mayo appetizer just before party time. Our simple shortcut? Dressing up refrigerated pulled pork with spicy mix-ins like pickled chile peppers and red onion. 

Strawberry Sangria Ice Pops

Cap off your Cinco de Mayo party menu with a tray of these boozy fruit pops. Use your favorite white wine in this easy make-ahead dessert. Serve them over ice for a cool snack that lasts. 

Baja Fish Tacos

Finally a fish taco worthy of a party! Upgrade the Cali classic with a light mayo-free slaw and our homemade pineapple salsa. We like to serve these up on warm corn tortillas but flour ones are great, too. 

Classic Nachos

Chips and cheese. Does it get any better? Yep. These classic nachos become worthy of your Cinco de Mayo party when topped with fresh cilantro, jalapeno peppers, and chunky salsa. 

Pineapple Margarita Mocktail

All the flavor, none of the alcohol. These sweet pineapple mocktails blend the bright flavors of cinnamon and pineapple. Ginger ale gives each glass plenty of fizz. 

Fiesta-Ready Churro Bar

It's not a Cinco de Mayo party without churros. This Mexican dessert is all about the toppers. Upgrade delicious glazes like birthday cake, chocolate, and orange with sprinkles, chopped nuts, and crushed cookies. 

Slow-Cooked Beef Pozole

Turn to your slow cooker for this easy Cinco de Mayo recipe. Hearty ingredients like flank steak, hominy, and cabbage make this Mexican soup the perfect one-dish dinner. A trio of fresh toppers keeps it light. 

7-Layer Southwestern Dip

All your Mexican favorites are here: refried beans, sour cream, guacamole, and cheese. We've taken them up a notch with fresh lettuce, black olives, and salsa. 

Grilled Chicken-Finger Fajitas with Peppers and Onions

A platter of chicken fajitas is one of our favorite paleo Cinco de Mayo recipes. Serve them up family-style and let your guests help themselves to just what they want. 

Fresh Taco Salad

Finding vegan Cinco de Mayo recipes isn't always easy. This fresh taco salad is the perfect way to customize your party menu. Leave off the cheese and swap in fresh lime for the dressing, and you've got a healthy Mexican meal that's full of flavor. 

Sweet Corn Soup with Toasted Corn Guacamole

We're all about the toasted corn topper on this creamy Cinco de Mayo soup. Be sure to use crumbled queso fresco cheese, which gives the dish authentic Mexican flavor. 

Strawberry Sangria

Over margaritas? Whip up a big batch of sweet strawberry sangria. A homemade berry syrup ensures each sip of this big-batch cocktail is filled with flavor. Just before serving, top with sparkling water and fresh orange slices.

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