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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Elena Harrington


Apr 19th, 2016

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with delicious fiesta-inspired drinks, appetizers and dishes! Whether you are inviting friends over for a party or enjoying drinks and appetizers before going out, we have simple, unique recipes with a twist for your festive celebration! Reads on for 3 ways to create the perfect Cinco de Mayo fiesta.

Spice up the Classic Margarita 

Add a kick to your margarita this Cinco de Mayo with this Spicy Pineapple Margarita. The classic margarita is a festive cocktail, but adding jalapeño transforms this fiesta favorite with a dose of spice to complement the sweetness. Serve a pitcher in your favorite salt-rimmed glasses to kick-start your fiesta!

Start with Staples

Mexican food is famous for its delicious starters. From queso to salsa and chips, we have slight twists on these staple favorites for Cinco de Mayo. If you’re headed out to celebrate the holiday, throw a quick pre-party with margaritas and appetizers to kick off the festivities!With green chiles, ground beef, cheese and taco seasoning, this Easy Taco Queso Dip takes classic queso to the next level. Ready in just 20 minutes, this dish is a great way to simplify party prep.   

Try this Roasted Tomato Salsa for classic salsa with a twist this Cinco de Mayo! Using tomatoes roasted with olive oil, salt and pepper will add a new flavor composition to this festive favorite. Roast the tomatoes ahead of time to simplify salsa prep.

  Serve your favorite dips with the perfect chip! Swap fried options with these Baked Chili-Lime Tortilla Chips. In just 10 minutes, you can make these homemade tortilla chips with less fat and more flavor. Chili powder and lime zest complete these whole-wheat tortilla chips.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a taste of Mexico. Elote is Mexican corn on the cob or Mexican street corn complete with grilled corn, garlic, spices, mayonnaise, queso fresco, sour cream and cilantro. This Elote recipe is simple and resembles the iconic Mexican favorite.

Add a Twist to Fiesta Favorites

For Cinco de Mayo main dishes, focus on versatile main menu items to enjoy during your party. From salads to tacos and fajitas, we have fiesta favorites with a unique twist for incredible flavor!

For a lighter fiesta entrée, try this Chicken Taco Salad with Creamy-Lime Cilantro Dressing. The flavorful dressing completes this salad full of chicken, romaine, beans, corn and avocado. This simple dish is ready in just 15 minutes and packed with protein and produce for a healthier dinner option.

Transform classic fajitas by serving them in taco boat tortillas! Ready in just 30 minutes, these Grilled Steak Fajita Boats are perfect for a quick, easy-to-eat fiesta entrée.


Add a twist to classic tacos with Sriracha! These Sriracha Avocado Ten Minute Tacos are a quick Cinco de Mayo recipe option packed with incredible flavor. The Sriracha and avocado complete these chicken tacos. The Old El Paso™ Stand ‘N Stuff® are perfect for topping your taco with all your favorite items without the mess.



This Cinco de Mayo, enjoy flavorful options to celebrate the holiday with festive flair. For more recipe inspiration, visit our Cinco de Mayo Pinterest board!

3 Responses to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

  1. Virginia Sengel 01/05/2016 at 9:14 pm

    Love all the nice recipes. – Cinco de Mayo.

  2. JO ANNE SCHUYLER 30/10/2016 at 1:15 pm

    Along time ago, Albertson’s used to give out recipe cards. I loved this recipe, and can’t find my anymore. It was a Mexican casserole with crushed tortilla chips, ground beef, sour cream, olives, layered and baked. If anyone has it, please send it to me. JoAnne

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