In honor of Cinco de Mayo (the fifth of May), we’re sharing recipes inspired by Mexico’s savory cuisine. Need a reminder on the significance of this date? It’s the day Mexicans commemorate their 1862 defeat of the French army in the Battle of Puebla. In the U.S., Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture, history and, of course, food!Whether you’re planning to celebrate the holiday or not, it’s a great occasion to try out some new recipes and start thinking about summertime foods. Be sure to stop by our stores for great ideas, and check out some of our favorites for a fun and casual Cinco de Mayo celebration.Get the festivities started with some salsa, guacamole and salads:
Who can resist a bowl of fresh homemade salsa opens in a new tab? Better make a double batch.
Try Blackened Jalapeno and Avocado Sauce opens in a new tab with chips or spoon it over grilled meats.
Put a twist on the standard guac by making our Edamame Guacamole opens in a new tab.
Try a fresh Jicama Salad with Cucumber and Lime opens in a new tab alongside grilled fish or beans and rice.
Spoon Sweet Corn and Black Bean Salad opens in a new tab onto chips or into tacos, or serve it atop a big green salad.
Pick your protein and make one of these for a main course:
Use your stovetop or the grill to make Easy Halibut Tacos with Creamy Corn and Tomato Slaw opens in a new tab.
Leave the work to the guests! Set up the fixings for a burrito bar opens in a new tab and then relax while your guests make their own dinners.
Fire up the grill and enjoy Grilled Veggie Tostadas opens in a new tab.
Dress up Quick and Easy Pork and Pineapple Tacos opens in a new tab with your favorite salsa and serve ‘em alongside rice and beans.
Get ahead with Shrimp Tacos with Fresh Pineapple Salsa opens in a new tab: marinate the shrimp overnight and make the salsa ahead of time, then quickly assemble the tacos when you’re ready to eat.
Pick up a rotisserie chicken and use the meat to throw together Quick Chicken Tostadas opens in a new tab.
Got a vegetarian crowd? Everyone will love these Tofu and Black Bean Tacos opens in a new tab.
Tilapia Tostadas opens in a new tab are another easy-to-assemble choice.
And if you’d like a little something sweet to finish your meal, here are our picks:
Make the Mexican-inspired chocolate sauce opens in a new tab from this recipe and drizzle it over grilled fruit or vanilla ice cream.
Sprinkle ground cinnamon over Grilled Bananas opens in a new tab before grilling.
What’s on your menu for Cinco de Mayo?