I realize it’s not quite summer until mid-June, but we’ve already had several 90-degree days in my neck of the woods, so it certainly feels like it’s time to dust off the grill, get out the blender and celebrate Cinco de Mayo – on a Saturday this year! – with some south-of-the-border flavor. Here are a few Cinco de Mayo recipes from our collection as well as a few food bloggers we enjoy.
Did you know that salsa is the most-consumed condiment in the United States? I would’ve put my money on ketchup, but its spicier cousin takes top honors. Even though our tomatoes and hot peppers aren’t quite ripe yet, salsa and dip recipes are still a must-have for this weekend.
As I was eating shrimp tacos for lunch yesterday, it crossed my mind that I could probably eat these every day and never get tired of them. I am a Mexican food fanatic, but luckily I live in the part of the country where taco trucks, burrito bistros and enchilada eateries are plentiful. My friend who lives in Boston told me that though she can find incredible Italian food everywhere, the one thing she misses is Mexican restaurants. But to me, Mexican-inspired recipes are among the easiest types of cuisine to cook at home – and for a large crowd. Here are a few main course dishes to try out for Cinco de Mayo.
Drinks and Dessert
What’s a Cinco de Mayo party without a few drinks to cool off? Here are a couple of tasty-sounding fresh fruity beverages, including a non-alcoholic option, along with a sweet-sour dessert to satisfy your sweet tooth.
What’s on your Cinco de Mayo party menu?