To celebrate Cinco de Mayo we’ve gathered a collection of our best Mexican-inspired recipes, including tostadas, quesadillas, tacos, and enchiladas.
Our Cinco de Mayo recipes are flavorful, simple to prepare, and use easy-to-find supermarket ingredients, so regardless of your heritage, there’s nothing to stop you from celebrating the rich culinary traditions of Mexico on this holiday or throughout the year.
Our Mexican-inspired shopping list:
Produce: Cilantro, limes, tomatillos, corn, tomatoes, avocados, jalapeño and poblano peppers, and garlic are all frequently used in Mexican cuisine.
Dairy: Popular Mexican dairy products include queso fresco, mild shredded cheeses like Monterey Jack and Asadero, and sour cream or Mexican crema.
Protein: Shredded beef, chicken, and pork, chorizo, shrimp, and mild white fish like mahi are good choices for Mexican recipes.
Pantry: Tortillas (both corn and flour), rice, beans, chili powder, cumin, and ground coriander are staples to keep on hand if you like to make Mexican food.
What to drink on Cinco de Mayo:
If you’re celebrating Cinco de Mayo with some great food, you should have some great drinks to go along with it.
Margaritas are the classic choice and we have a recipe for The Perfect Margarita made with fresh-squeezed lime juice.
The Paloma, made with tequila and grapefruit juice is another good choice.
Smothered in a zesty homemade sauce, our easy-to-make chicken enchiladas are filled with moist, tender chicken, melted cheese and fresh cilantro.
About the Author
Contributing author Jennifer Partridge is an artist, teacher, writer, and experienced cook who has perfected a delicious gluten-free lifestyle. Look for her food articles and advice on gluten-free substitutions throughout the site.
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