30 Cinco de Mayo Recipes
Happy almost Cinco de Mayo! Whether you’ll be celebrating Cinco de Mayo next week or you just love a good Mexican recipe, you’re sure to find plenty of deliciousness in this collection of my most favorite Cinco de Mayo recipes!
I think we can all use an excuse to kick up our feet, suck down a margarita or two and devour a tasty Mexican dinner. I have several Mexican inspired meals here at Kim’s Cravings. They are actually some of my all-time favorite recipes. We LOVE Mexican food in my family! I’m re-sharing 30 of my perfectly suited Cinco de Mayo meal and snack ideas that you’re sure to enjoy whether you’re celebrating Cinco de Mayo or not.
If you make any of these, be sure to leave a comment and let me know how you liked it! You can also share a photo of your creation on Instagram with the hashtag #kimscravings and be sure to tag me @kimscravings so I don’t miss it. Enjoy xoxo!
Let’s get this party started with one of the most popular recipes here at Kim’s Cravings…
Best Damn Salsa | This homemade salsa recipe is absolutely irresistible! It’s loaded with delicious, vibrant flavor and it comes together in less than 5 minutes.
Sweet Potato Black Bean Casserole | A family-friendly Mexican-inspired enchilada casserole recipe, that’s as tasty as it is healthy. This Sweet Potato Black Bean Casserole is vegan and gluten-free, but can also be easily adapted to include meat.
Sweet Potato Black Bean Burritos | Healthy Sweet Potato and Black Bean Vegan Burritos stuffed with sweet potato, black beans, avocado and brown rice. They’re gluten-free, vegan and make a fabulous breakfast, lunch or dinner that’s ready in under 30 minutes!
Fast & Easy Chicken Enchiladas | This is my all-time favorite Fast & Easy Chicken Enchiladas recipe, made with red and green enchilada sauce, so that you get the best of both worlds! Soft and delicious corn tortillas filled with shredded cheese, chicken and salsa, these come together so easily and they will definitely become a family favorite Mexican dinner.
Mexican Brown Rice | 5 Ingredient Mexican Brown Rice, a tasty side dish that’s perfect for busy weeknights!
Seared Salmon Tacos | Seared Salmon Tacos with Avocado Crema! It’s the perfect twist on the original fish taco recipe and a family favorite! These are super easy to make, heart-healthy, and full of flavor. Your family will love this Mexican favorite!
Best Homemade Guacamole | Not to toot my own horn or anything, but I’ve been known to whip up some damn good guacamole amongst my friends and family… some tell me it’s “the best homemade guacamole” they’ve ever had. So here she is folks! It’s seriously the best homemade guacamole. SO simple and SO tasty!
Clean Eating Mexican Taco Meat | Whoever thought it was possible to limit tacos to Tuesday clearly never tried them stuffed with incredibly tasty clean eating Mexican taco meat!
Best Fire Roasted Salsa | The Best Fire Roasted Salsa is super quick and easy to make (under 20 minutes!), it’s chocked full of fresh grape tomatoes and veggies that have been roasted to perfection, and it’s always a hit at every party.
Low Calorie Mexican Cornbread Muffins | These Low Calorie Mexican Cornbread Muffins are sweet, savory and perfectly moist. Ready in 25 minutes to enjoy with your favorite soup or chili! (vegetarian + freezer friendly)
Healthy Taco Soup | This healthy taco soup is beyond delicious and so quick and easy to make. It will be one of those go-to hearty soup recipes you make again and again!
Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili | Easy Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili is a gluten-free, hearty and healthy crock pot recipe. You’d never guess it’s low-fat, too!
Healthy Baja Fish Tacos | These Healthy Blackened Baja Fish Tacos are just like your favorite food truck-style fish tacos, but homemade using fresh cod, flavorful seasonings, soft taco tortillas, and topped with a creamy cabbage slaw mixture for amazing flavor.
Southwest Jalapeño Pesto Pasta Salad | This Southwest Jalapeño Pesto Pasta Salad is the perfect cold pasta salad for potlucks, parties, or a quick and easy meal. It can be made in advance and your friends and family will love this pasta salad recipe!
Chicken Enchilada Soup | This Clean Eating Creamy Chicken Enchilada Soup is a quick and easy meal that is full of amazing flavors and is perfect for a chilly, busy day!
Corn Black Bean Avocado Salsa | So many delicious flavors and so easy to throw together!
Strawberry Avocado Salsa | This Easy Strawberry Avocado Salsa is so fresh and tasty, once you start, you won’t be able to stop – I couldn’t help from eating up the whole bowl in one day. It works as a topping or a dip and is perfect to bring along to cookouts, picnics or parties.
Blackened Salmon with Strawberry Avocado Salsa | Blackened Salmon With Strawberry Avocado Salsa – A hearty, intensely flavorful dish that’s as colorful as it is delicious. Just 20 minutes required!
Chickpea Avocado Tacos | Insanely delicious Chickpea Avocado Tacos. Hearty, healthy, and ready in less than 20 minutes with no heat required. The perfect plant-based, gluten-free lunch or dinner!
Easy Unstuffed Bell Pepper Skillet | Easy Unstuffed Bell Pepper Skillet- simple, flavorful, full of protein and fiber and entirely dairy and gluten free!
Mexican Chopped Tuna Salad | Mexican Chopped Tuna Salad- protein-packed tuna joined with chopped romaine, black beans, bell pepper, olives, sweet yellow corn, fresh tomatoes, avocado and a creamy taco-flavored dressing makes for the most incredibly tasty yumilicious tuna salads!
Chipotle Ranch Dip | A super Easy Chipotle Ranch Dip made in the blender with plenty of flavor and a delicious spicy kick. This dip (or dressing) will be a new favorite to drizzle on tacos or Southwestern inspired meals and is so perfect for dipping with chips.
Avocado Cilantro Dip | Creamy and refreshing avocado cilantro lime dip or dressing. Great for dipping veggies and topping off any salad. Dairy free, paleo, Whole30 friendly. Made in minutes in the blender or food processor.
Shrimp Tacos with Pineapple Salsa | Super Simple Shrimp Tacos with Pineapple Salsa is absolutely the most perfect summer meal… light, refreshing and quick!
Creamy Avocado Ranch Dip | My two favorite ingredients are combined in this creamy dip, salad topper, and/or sandwich spread. The flavor of this cool creamy avocado ranch dip is truly off the charts. It’s definitely my new go-to when it comes to appetizers!
White Bean Chipotle Hummus | You guys have got to try my newest hummus creation, White Bean Chipotle Hummus. It is a winner, for sure- smooth, creamy and guilt-free with the perfect kick of spice!
Jalapeño Cilantro Hummus | Trader Joe’s Cilantro Jalapeno Hummus doesn’t have anything on the deliciousness of this easy-to-make, very healthy hummus! This recipe is a family favorite that I make ALL of the time. We eat this stuff up, here in the Lee household!
Skinny Enchilada Casserole | A tasty skinny enchilada casserole that takes less than 30 minutes, from start to finish!
Cod Fish Tacos | Alaska Cod Fish Tacos with a Creamy Avocado Dressing – quick, easy, delicious and even kid-friendly!
Skinny Tortilla Soup | Easy, flavorful chicken tortilla soup!
Split for choice here and those dips look so delicious too!
Omg! So many incredible recipes here!!! I want them all!
Excellent roundup! You have planned my entire menu for our Cinco de Mayo party; everything looks delicious!
Everything looks so delicious and appetizing! We’re having a Mexican fiesta next week and I’m definitely going to try a few of these!
this is an outstanding roundup wow I love the cod tacos and cant wait to try them. I need to scroll back through so I dont miss anything!
So many delicious Mexican recipes! I wish I could try them all. I particularly love salsas and guacamole. I’m going to check out those recipes first.
This is a fabulous list. Now to make a menu for Cinco De Mayo.
It’s a gorgeous collection, bookmarket it.
DAAAANG! This is one epic roundup! I want to make every single one of those dips, line them up, and open a big bag of tortilla chips just for me! LOL I absolutely love this, gotta try some of these amazing recipes!
Cinco de Mayo is my all time favorite food holiday! Mexican foods are so diverse! Spicy and delicious, I just can’t decide which to make first! Love the idea of the chicken enchiladas with both sauces! That’s awesome!