38 Recipes for Cinco de Mayo!

Looking for inspiration for your Cinco de Mayo menu?  Here you go- 38 recipes for any Cinco de Mayo celebration!

38 Delicious Recipes for Cinco de Mayo | Kristine's Kitchen

Tomorrow is May 1st!  You know what that means, right?  Only 5 more days to plan your Cinco de Mayo menu!  Don’t worry, I’ve gathered a bunch of delicious recipes from my site as well as some of my favorite bloggers so you will have plenty of inspiration!  We love Mexican food around here, and I know I will have a tough time deciding between all of these yummy recipes.

Feel free to pin my collage image from this page to share.  If you want to pin individual recipes, please click through to the original blogs/pages where the recipes can be found.  Thanks for sharing the Cinco de Mayo love!  Happy celebrating!


Margaritas Shawnda has you covered with pretty much any margarita flavor you might imagine (Confections of a Foodie Bride)

Sparkling Watermelon Limeade for a non-alcoholic option (Lauren’s Latest and Good Life Eats)

Restaurant Style Salsa | Kristine's Kitchen


Restaurant Style Salsa (Kristine’s Kitchen)

Chicken Enchilada Dip (Closet Cooking)

Skinny Taco Dip (Skinnytaste)

Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Corn Dip (Melanie Makes)

Baked Mexican Eggrolls with Enchilada Guacamole (Taste and Tell)

Homemade Taco Seasoning | Kristine's Kitchen


DIY Taco Seasoning (Kristine’s Kitchen)

Shredded Chipotle Beef (Slow-Cooker) (Kristine’s Kitchen)

Chicken Tacos with Cucumber-Avocado Salsa (Kristine’s Kitchen)

Fish Tacos with Pineapple-Peach Salsa (Kristine’s Kitchen)

Quinoa, Black Bean, and Corn Tacos (Sweet Pea’s Kitchen)

Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Salsa Verde (Elly Says Opa)

Grilled Chicken Fajitas | Kristine's Kitchen


Grilled Chicken Fajitas (Kristine’s Kitchen)

Grilled Fajita Skirt Steak (Joyful Healthy Eats)

Portabello Fajitas with Fontina Queso (How Sweet It Is)

Avocado Enchiladas | Kristine's Kitchen


Avocado Enchiladas  (Kristine’s Kitchen)

Stacked Chicken Enchiladas (Kristine’s Kitchen)

Vegetable Enchiladas (Kristine’s Kitchen)

Chicken Enchiladas (Kristine’s Kitchen)

Swiss Enchiladas (Kristine’s Kitchen)

Chipotle Chicken Taco Salad | Kristine's Kitchen


Chipotle Chicken Taco Salad (Kristine’s Kitchen)

Southwestern Grilled Chicken Salad with Black Bean Salsa (Kristine’s Kitchen)

Easy Crock Pot Chicken and Black Bean Taco Salad (Skinnytaste)

Bean Burritos | Kristine's Kitchen


Bean Burritos (Kristine’s Kitchen)

Baked Chicken, Rice, and Black Bean Burritos (Kristine’s Kitchen)

Crispy Black Bean Quinoa Burritos (Two Peas and Their Pod)

Margarita Chicken with Cilantro-Lime Rice | Kristine's Kitchen

Other Main Dishes

Margarita Chicken with Cilantro-Lime Rice (Kristine’s Kitchen)

Southwest Quinoa Salad (Kristine’s Kitchen)

Mexican Lasagna (Kristine’s Kitchen)

Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos (Kristine’s Kitchen)

Cheesy Chicken Quesadilla Pie (Mel’s Kitchen Cafe)

Creamy Poblano-Tortilla Casserole (Pink Parsley)

Side Dishes

Cilantro Lime Rice (Rachel Cooks)

Enchilada Rice (Heat Oven to 350)

and we can’t forget dessert…


Churros con Chocolate (Sweet Pea’s Kitchen)

Strawberry Margarita Cupcakes (Pink Parsley)

Mini Strawberry Margarita Cheesecakes (Baked by Rachel)

What’s going on your Cinco de Mayo menu?  Leave a comment- I’d love to know!

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  1. Great list! Thanks for including my rice 🙂

  2. I so want all of these!!

  3. Mmm what a great round up! So many to choose from! Sometimes I wish I had a family of, like, 50 people so making dozens of recipes at a time would be completely justified!

  4. Great roundup! I will be using these recipes year round. My family loves Mexican and Tex-Mex food so I cook it often. 🙂 I will be starting with the Margarita Chicken!

  5. My husband & son fixed the shrimp tacos with avocado salsa verde last night. WOW, wonderful, especially the salsa! It would be good on so many items, use instead of guacamole (healthier too).
    I also made the vegetable enchiladas, using your enchilada sauce recipe. They were also a hit. I will be making them again, using whatever veggies are available and fresh. Thanks for sharing!

    • Joyce, thank you so much for your thoughtful comment! I will have to try those shrimp tacos! I’m so glad you enjoyed the enchiladas. They are a favorite of ours!

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