Cinco De Mayo is just around the corner. Here are quick & easy Mexican-inspired Cinco De Mayo recipes that will add a ton of flavor to your celebration! These recipes include salsa, guacamole, tacos, enchiladas, and some chilled margaritas too!
Most of these can be made ahead and are perfect for potlucks, parties, or a cozy Mexican Fiesta at home.
What is Cinco De Mayo
In case you're wondering what it is, Cinco de Mayo means '5th of May' in Spanish, and it is pronounced as Seenkoh-de-Maayo.
Unlike popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day. In fact, it is the annual celebration to commemorate the Mexican Army's victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862.
But like with any celebration, Cinco De Mayo is an opportunity to get together with family and friends, and enjoy some amazing Mexican food and delicious margaritas! Let's get this party started!
These quick and easy Cinco De Mayo recipes are super easy to make, can be made ahead, and are great for potlucks and get-togethers.
I plan to add more recipes to this collection so be sure to bookmark it!
Dips & Salsa
Want Dips for your Chips? This collection will wow you with flavor, ease of making, and a variety of vibrant and colorful dips and salsas. Open a bag of tortilla chips or cut up some assorted veggie sticks and dig right in!
Easy Guacamole Recipe
Pico De Gallo Recipe
Mango Salsa Recipe
Homemade Salsa (Restaurant-style Salsa)
Green Goddess Dressing
Avocado Salad Dressing
Cilantro Jalapeño Sauce
Main Meals & Side Dishes
These delicious entrees and side dishes are easy, healthy, and full of flavor. And the best part is that you can prep or make most of these using an Instant pot, Air fryer, stove, or oven.
Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup
Chicken Enchilada Soup
Pollo Asado (Pollo Asada)
Easy Chicken Fajitas - Sheet Pan & Air Fryer
Cheesy Bean and Rice Burrito
Instant Pot Carnitas
Chicken Enchiladas Verde (Salsa Verde Chicken Enchiladas)
Black Bean Mango Salad (Vegan)
Mexican Chicken Salad (Chicken Taco Salad)
Instant Pot Refried Beans
Chicken Tinga Tacos in Instant Pot
Roasted Cauliflower Tacos
Chicken Fajita Pasta in Instant Pot
Black Bean Burger
Black Bean Quesadilla
Mexican Quinoa Bowl
Creamy Black Beans
Mexican Rice and Beans
3-Ingredient Salsa Chicken
Cilantro Lime Rice
Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice
Vegetarian Taco Pasta
Chilled drinks anyone? Nothing like a cool and refreshing margarita or mojito to enjoy Cinco De Mayo. Cheers!
Skinny Margarita Recipe
Low Carb Mojito
It ain't no fiesta without a delicious dessert! Choose between a creamy, velvety Mexican rice pudding, a rich and luscious caramel sauce, or a silky smooth flan- either way, you'll be in dessert heaven!
Arroz Con Leche (Mexican Rice pudding)
Arroz Con Leche literally translates to ‘Rice (Arroz) with Milk (Leche)’. Try this dump and start pressure cooker recipe for this evergreen and satisfying dessert.
With the Instant Pot, making rice pudding for a party is a breeze. Simply pour all the ingredients in the pot, set the porridge mode, and go enjoy a margarita! The end result is a creamy, rich and smooth dessert that everyone loves.
Instant Pot Flan
This Flan recipe is a keeper! It's by my friend, Valerie, from One Happy Housewife. It is rich, creamy, silky and looks like something I want to dive right into 🙂 Thanks for letting me add your recipe here Valerie!
Dulce De Leche (Cajeta)
Dulce De Leche is a delicious caramel syrup. Also known as Cajeta in Mexico, it is great for dipping and spreading on toast, cookies, churros and ice-cream!
Instant Pot Dulce De Leche
You can also check out the entire range of Mexican-flavored recipes for more inspiration. Enjoy!
I really hope you enjoy these recipes that have been on repeat in my home for several of our Cinco De Mayo get-togethers over the years!
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