The Ultimate Cinco De Mayo Food

It’s Cinco de Mayo food time, and being an Arizona native eating Mexican food and tacos starts practically from birth!

 

The perfect meal always starts with a salsa and dip bar! Here are a few of my very favorite salsas to make, eat and serve!

 

Sweet Green Salsa 

I can eat an entire bag of chips with this sweet green salsa and it is perfect to add to your Cinco de Mayo food list! It is so simple to make sometimes the canned tomatillos can be harder to find. So I stock up on Amazon to always have a can or two on hand!

 

Guacamole 

My favorite guacamole is topped with pomegranate seeds! A local restaurant here serves it that way and my husband and I are suckers for it!

 

Peach Mango Salsa

The best combination to enjoy for your Cinco de Mayo feast! This recipe is perfect for the summer and have tons of flavor!

peach mango salsa recipe

Peach Mango Salsa

Ingredients:

  • 3 peaches, diced
  • 1 mango, diced
  • 1/2 jalapeno, completely cleaned out (or not if you like it spicy)
  • 1/3 purple onion, thinly diced
  • 3 Tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • Juice of 1/2 lime

 

Combine all ingredients and enjoy!

 

Cowboy Caviar 

This is a perfect summertime dish! The sweet corn adds the perfect crisp bite and is absolutely delicious! Here is also my favorite chopper to make it even easier to make!

Queso cooked different ways

Microwave

I had a queso similar to this in Texas when I was visiting my sister! The hot sauce and avocado right on top makes this microwave queso taste amazing.

Crockpot

This crockpot queso has cream cheese, green chilies, and olives in it that add extra flavor and takes this queso up a notch!

 

This recipe is how you jazz up store bought queso! Dump that queso in, add some meat and salsa, cook for a few hours so the flavors blend together and serve!

Mexican Side Dish

Authentic Mexican Rice 

Ditch the bagged or boxed Mexican rice and whip up this recipe! It will be the perfect addition to your tacos or burritos or whatever dish you like!

 

Mexican Main dishes

Mexican Steak rub 

This steak is rubbed with lime zest, paprika, cumin and chipotle powder to make it extra delicious!

 

Honey Lime Mexican Lasagna 

A new spin on my favorite enchilada recipe! No rolling up, just lots of stacking to give it a fun new twist!

 

Sheet Pan Fajitas 

A low carb Mexican dish that can be easily made and cooked just on 1 single sheet pan! An awesome Cinco de Mayo food option!

 

Bean and Cheese Enchilada Style

This is my go-to meal for crazy busy week nights! Roll up those tortillas with bean and cheese and smother in enchilada sauce and bake!

 

Crunchwraps 

No need to run off to Taco Bell to order your favorite crunch wraps! Layer the center of your tortilla with meat, nacho cheese, and lots of yummy toppings! Fold on it and cook!

Copycat Taco Bell Crunchwrap recipe

 

Burrito Bowls

No tortillas, no problem! Serve rice or lettuce on the bottom and top with delicious meat and your favorite toppings!

Burrito Bowls Recipe

 

Beef Taquitos 

These are my kids favorite! No need to buy those nasty frozen taquitos in the freezer section anymore! These with blow all those out of the water! Perfect way to use up leftover Sunday roast meat as well

 

Red Chile Burritos 

I grew up eating green Chile burritos all the time, here is a new twist using red enchilada sauce instead! This is also my go-to meal to feed a crowd! So whether you like green or red sauce I have recipes for both!

 

Jalapeno Popper Flautas

These sound spicier then needed! Unless you like the spice…if you do leave in those jalapeño seeds! They have a sweet apricot to peach touch that elevate this dish!

 

Loaded Carne Asada Burrito

A twist on Chipotle burritos right at home for way cheaper! This carne Asada marinade is so yummy!

 

Crockpot Carnita Tamale Bake

Tamale making can be intimidating! But with this recipe you get the taste of a homemade tamale but the meat is prepared in the crockpot and everything else is thrown together in a baking dish and popped in the oven.

 

Its Taco Time!

Here is a collection of my favorite Mexican Tacos with all kinds of meats and ways to prepare them!

 

Carne Asada Street Tacos

Inspired by local taco shops that offer little tacos so that you can enjoy multiple types of tacos! This recipe has my go-to Carne Asada marinade included.

 

Chicken Tinga Tacos 

These tacos are unlike any other chicken taco you have tasted! The chipotle pepper sauce that is made in the blender adds a perfect kick to your chicken to take it up a notch!

 

Oven baked tacos- Chicken or Beef

A new version on crunchy tacos! Stuffed with chicken or beef and baked to perfection!

 

 

Juicy Lime Cilantro Chicken Tacos

Chicken thighs are rarely used for tacos, but this thigh meat is juicy and delicious in this lime cilantro chicken taco recipe!

 

Homemade Crunchy Beef tacos 

These beef tacos are fried and so so so good! Ditch your basic beef taco recipes and give this one a try! You won’t regret this one!

 

Crockpot Short Rib Tacos

This recipe is on that I use when I am trying to get a variety into my weekly menu! Short rib is a meat that I rarely use but in this recipe it is perfect!

 

Mexican Dessert Time

These recipes are my favorite recipes to finish a Mexican feast with! Especially on Cinco de Mayo!

 

Fruit Salsa

Cinnamon chips are so yummy especially paired with this fruit salsa with some of my favorite fruits!

 

Mock Fried Ice Cream

This is a family favorite and a dish that my mom makes often at Sunday dinner! It does take some time to set up in the freezer to get the ice cream hard again but it is absolutely worth it!

 

Happy Cinco de Mayo! I hope you all enjoy your feast with your family and try some of these delicious Cinco de Mayo food recipes. You really can’t go wrong when it comes to Mexican food!

 

 

 

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