For many Americans, Cinco de Mayo means they have a pretty darn good excuse to enjoy Mexican food and probably a few too many margaritas. We love Mexican food! So we rounded up our best Cinco de Mayo recipes from our Mexican recipe collection to help you celebrate!
What is Cinco de Mayo?
Cinco de Mayo is actually the celebration of the courage of the Mexican people during a battle in the city of Puebla, Mexico (100 miles east of Mexico City). This battle occurred on May 5th, 1862, naturally called “the Battle of Puebla.” During this battle, about 4,500 Mexican soldiers defeated the Mexican traitors and a French army of 6,500.
Cinco de Mayo is often a misunderstood holiday. Many think this day is the celebration of Mexican independence, but that happened 50 years before the Battle of Puebla. Cinco de Mayo is celebrated on a larger scale here in the United States than in Mexico.
Regardless of the real reason this holiday came to be, Cinco de Mayo translates into a celebration of Mexican culture, food, music, and beverage.
Cinco De Mayo Recipes
From appetizers and soups to main courses, let us help you plan your fiesta with these Cinco de Mayo recipe ideas. Have fun exploring some of our best Mexican recipes!
Served smooth or chunky, this guacamole gets flavor from cumin and a little bit of heat from cayenne pepper. Flavorful, clean, and healthy!
Cinco De Mayo is the perfect excuse to get together and enjoy their delicious cuisine with family and friends! Which one of these recipes are you going to make? We love hearing from you. Comment below!