Happy Cinco de Mayo friends! I’m so excited to be able to celebrate this special day with you! I put together a list of some of my all time favorite Mexican Recipes for Cinco de Mayo for you to peruse. Some are quite popular on the blog, some are a little more obscure, but I wanted to give you an interesting mix of flavors. As you know, I’m a huge fan of Mexico – its people, culture and of course its delicious cuisine. Growing up in Southern California, my family went there a lot and I fell in love early on with all their amazing flavors. For whole the list of Mexican-inspired recipes on the blog (and wow! there are a LOT !) go here to the Mexican Recipes Page.
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A refreshing “healthier” recipe for Mezcal Margaritas– with fresh limes, jalapeno, cilantro and a hint of maple syrup…smoky, spicy and oh so refreshing! Designed for the “grown-up” palate. If you like Scotch, you’ll love this.
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with healthy and Delicious Mexican recipes! Try these delicious menu ideas for a fun Mexican-themed feast! Simple, easy & flavorful!
A vegan adaptable, Roasted Chile Rellenos Recipe – lightened-up with the addition of black beans … and the chilies are roasted instead of fried! Delicious and healthy!
Mexican Street Corn with chilies, cilantro and lime – called Elotes! This lighter version can be grilled or sautéed and can easily be made vegan! Use fresh corn right off the cobb, or in a pinch frozen “roasted” corn for the best flavor!
Introducing….Tlayludas!!! Originally from Oaxaca, this healthy delicious VEGAN version of a popular Mexican street food is loaded up with healthy veggies…. one of my all time favorites…..super tasty! I could eat this every day.
Here’s a Simple and easy Ceviche Recipe– delicious and light, serve it up with chips or spoon it lettuce cups or even in an avocado! This authentic Mexican version is made with everyday ingredients! You will love it!
The only quesadilla recipe on the blog – vegetarian and really surprising and unique! Hibiscus Flower Quesadillas– so “meaty” and delicious! The dried hibiscus flowers are rehydrated, then sautéed with onion and garlic and end up having such great texture and flavor! Got this authentic recipe while down in Sayulita, Mexico a few years back…..and it’s one of my favorites! Vegetarian and yummy. Purchase dried hibiscus flowers in the bulk section of your grocery store!
Tender, falling off the bone, Mexican Short Rib Tacos, cooked low and slow in the oven with dried Mexican chilies, beef stock and stout. Ridiculously good.
Salsa Macha Bowl– a sheet-pan dinner made with Tofu or Chicken (or both), with roasted yams and peppers, avocado and the most flavorful “Salsa Macha” Sauce, an incredibly delicious Mexican marinade made with dried chilies you will fall in love with!
Hibiscus Margaritas – infused with ginger and a whisper of clove. Beautiful, haunting, delicious and refreshing!
One of the most popular recipes on the blog to date…. Grilled Steak Tacos with Cilantro Chimichurri Sauce plus authentic Pico de Gallo and Pickled onions! Perfect for entertaining and outdoor gatherings. Fire up the grill!
This is ridiculously good. A Stuffed Poblano Chili with Mole Negro Sauce. It’s vegetarian yet decadent- filled with black beans, quinoa, and optional goat cheese- topped with a deep, dark and complex Mole Sauce.
Light and refreshing Orange and Avocado Salad with jalapeño, lime juice, Aleppo chili flakes and cilantro. So simple, so beautiful!!! Use blood oranges when in season!
Sheet-Pan, Chipotle Portobello Tacos – smoky, spicy and “meaty” – these VEGAN tacos are sure to satisfy even the most diehard meat-lovers! Make them in 30 minutes!
Healthy Yummy Mexican Breakfast Bowls with sweet potatoes, black beans, home-made turkey chorizo ( optional or use soy chorizo) avocado, cilantro and an egg. YUM!
Incredibly tender and flavorful, slow-roasted Five Spice Pulled Pork Tacos with Asian Slaw and Spicy Aioli – this can be made in a dutch oven or slow cooker. Super flavorful.
Vegan adaptable Chipotle Mayo– (aka Mexican Secret Sauce!!!) A simple, 5 minute sauce that will elevate what you are already making, and add a burst of flavor to most any meal. Vegan adaptable and GF
Happy weekend friends…Salud!
For many more healthy, Mexican inspired meals make sure to check out our Mexican Recipes Page !10