It’s almost Cinco de Mayo, which means it’s time to start planning just how you’ll celebrate! This is such a fun holiday to celebrate…especially with so many delicious Cinco de Mayo recipes to choose from!
We’ve rounded up the twelve best Cinco de Mayo recipes to make this year. Whether you’re looking for refreshing cocktails, sweet treats, or tasty appetizers and entrees, we’ve got you covered.
Cilantro Lime Air Fryer Shrimp Skewers
These shrimp skewers are so delicious (and healthy!) year-round, but especially for Cinco de Mayo.
If you’re not a fan of skewers, skip them and cook the same way for an easy taco filler, nacho topper, or snack.
Vegan Cauliflower Tacos
Speaking of tacos, we had to choose a taco to feature in this Cinco de Mayo recipes roundup! But these tacos have a unique twist.
These vegan cauliflower tacos from Meals and Mile Markers pack a flavorful punch without tons of calories. As a healthier alternative to traditional ground beef, cauliflower is affordable and a great base for tacos.
This is a simple recipe with only a few ingredients—which is a win-win for holiday meal prep!
Coconut Mojito Mocktail
A mocktail doesn’t have to be any less amazing than a typical cocktail. This coconut mojito mocktail proves just that!
Laura from Cook At Home Mom created this refreshing, slightly sweet nonalcoholic drink that’s perfect to kick off summer. With only five ingredients, this recipe is a quick, easy way to brighten up your Cinco de Mayo (without feeling guilty afterward!)
Mango Habanero Guacamole
Everyone loves a staple guacamole recipe. But this delicious mango habanero guacamole takes things to the next level!
With a spicy-sweet flavor and a creamy texture, you’re going to love this refreshing guacamole. Whether you’re cooking for your family or hosting a party, this is one of the best Cinco de Mayo recipes to try!
Mexican Spicy Pasta Salad
You’ve probably made traditional pasta salad before. But this Mexican pasta salad recipe is a fun twist just for Cinco de Mayo!
Plus, it’s a quick and easy recipe. You can even keep the leftovers for lunches throughout the week!
Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies
Have you ever tried Mexican hot chocolate? These cookies are inspired by that sweet, slightly spicy treat.
Sheri Silver’s creativity shines in the way she created such a tasty cookie recipe inspired by classic Mexican flavors.
With a cake-like texture and a crunchy outside from being rolled in sugar, you’re going to LOVE these cookies.
Add cinnamon and cayenne to the dough for a fun mix of flavors!
Slow Cooker-Spicy Pineapple Pork Butt Roast
Slow cooker recipes add so much flavor to your Cinco de Mayo menu. Especially with vibrant, fresh flavors, you’re bound to create a crowd-pleasing dish!
If you’re short on time when deciding which Cinco de Mayo recipes to prep, this recipe even includes time-saving steps! Your family is going to love this sweet, spicy, flavorful pork recipe.
Breakfast Nachos Recipe
Don’t forget about creative Cinco de Mayo recipes for breakfast! This is such a cool idea, especially if you have children.
With all of your favorite breakfast flavors, serve these tasty nachos for breakfast or brunch.
Jared and Amy from Savvy Saving Couple created these nachos with bacon, eggs, cheese, sausage, and hash. Then, they added extra flavor with cheese, jalapenos, cilantro, salsa, and some chopped tomatoes.
It’s like a deconstructed omelet with an extra pop from the tortillas and flavors!
Is there anything better than a cinnamon-sugar treat? Churros are a classic dessert, but it doesn’t have to take tons of effort to make them at home!
Instead of putting in TONS of effort…use Stacey and Jennifer’s recipe from In the Kids Kitchen! Their “shortcut” recipe uses biscuit dough, which saves you lots of time.
Whip up these delicious churros as a sweet treat for your Cinco de Mayo festivities.
Perfect (and Foolproof) Spanish Rice
When you’re preparing food for Cinco de Mayo, a good staple like perfect Spanish rice is a great idea.
Stacey from The Soccer Mom Blog shares tons of tips for creating the fluffiest flavorful rice. Although rice can be tricky, this recipe is easy to make, packed with flavor, and a fluffy texture.
Serve this rice as a side with your entrees or use it as a base for shrimp or that pineapple pork!
Sweet and Spicy Corn Salsa
A good salsa is the perfect complement to any Cinco de Mayo meal. This spicy corn salsa packs a punch of heat that is balanced with sweetness!
Whether you eat this corn salsa with chips or whip it up to accompany tacos, burritos, or quesadillas, it’s a fresh, tasty treat.
It’s also great to add on top of a salad for texture and flavor!
Pineapple & Kiwi Margarita
We saved one of the best Cinco de Mayo recipes for last. This margarita recipe is one you won’t want to miss!
It’s a delicious, refreshing blend of pineapple, kiwi, and lime. You’ll keep coming back to this recipe well beyond Cinco de Mayo! But it’s perfect and festive for the holiday, too.
Making a margarita at home is easy with a recipe like this one from Home Cooking Memories!
Making Cinco de Mayo recipes is the perfect way to celebrate. Choose one of these flavorful, easy-to-make recipes to make the most of this holiday.