Holidays Recipes

What to Eat on Cinco de Mayo

cinco de mayo menu

Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day (which is celebrated September 16th).   It’s actually a celebration commemorating Mexico’s victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla – and the holiday is not even observed in most of Mexico – only in the state of Puebla.  Who knew?

Regardless, it’s a much anticipated holiday for Americans like me who love any excuse to eat Mexican food and indulge in a margarita.  I almost always create a make-your-own-taco bar, or make this braised chicken with tomatillos and fruit.  This year however, I’m looking to Pinterest for Cinco de Mayo menu inspiration.  In an instant I’ve found so many delicious-looking ideas, such as…

Individual Seven-Layer Dips

seven layer dip recipe

Easy Fish Tacos

seven layer dip recipe

Barefoot Contessa’s Pink Grapefruit Margaritas

Fruit tacos with Chocolate Tortillas

Burro Pinata Cookies

(pictured at the top.  Seriously.  How incredible are these?!)

More coming soon……

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  • Kris Mullen @munchin with munchkin
    May 2, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Thanks for featuring my fruit tacos, Amelia! Great round up of Cinco de Mayo recipes. Seriously, those pinata cookies are unreal… wow

  • Amelia
    May 2, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Seriously can’t wait to make your fruit tacos! I’m only afraid I might end up spreading butter on the tortillas while they’re hot and popping them into my mouth 🙂

  • Kris Mullen @munchin with munchkin
    May 3, 2012 at 7:27 am

    That’s what my fiance did! I had to shoo him away so I had enough for the tacos. lol. He wants to make chocolate banana quesidillas with the leftovers. This is why I love him 🙂

  • Teri Roughen
    May 7, 2012 at 9:49 am

    i didn’t do a May 5th celebration but I’m saving the grapefruit margarita and seven layer ideas for summer parties. so cute! Teri

  • Amelia
    May 7, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    Good idea – I think all of these are great recipes for summertime events too!

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