Cinco de Mayo Menu

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  • Easy Cinco de Mayo Menu ideas that everyone will love! Choose from the best Cinco de Mayo appetizers, salads, sides, mains and of course, cocktails to design your Cinco de Mayo menu!

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    Cinco de Mayo is the Mexican celebration of victory over the French, but it is also the perfect excuse to indulge in your favorite Mexican eats. Truly, any excuse to eat Mexican food.

    I’d be lying if I said we don’t enjoy Mexican all year round! After all, these are some of the easiest, most flavorful recipes. 

    cinco de mayo appetizers

    This Cinco de Mayo menu is designed with a few calorie splurges, along with keto and calorie friendly eats, cocktails and more! There’s truly something for everyone!

    This menu is anything but boring! In lieu of Fried Ice Cream try fresh lime sorbet! I’ve yet to try making tres leches cakes, but thinking about tackling it this year!

    From grilled shrimp to grilled chicken, this menu has it all!

    Let’s kick it off with Cinco de Mayo Appetizers!

    Cinco de Mayo Appetizers

    Easy Mexican inspired Cinco de Mayo appetizers that are always crowd pleasers!

    Watermelon Salsa (Easy Fruit Salsa Recipe)

    Watermelon Salsa (Easy Fruit Salsa Recipe)

    Mix it up with Watermelon Salsa! This fruit salsa recipe is bright and colorful. It embraces the fresh flavors of summer blending watermelon with bell peppers, jalapeño, cilantro and lime. It’s perfect for dipping or for topping tacos, salads and more!

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    Mexican Layer Dip (7 Layer Taco Dip)

    Mexican Layer Dip (7 Layer Taco Dip)

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    Chipotle Corn Salsa Recipe

    Chipotle Corn Salsa Recipe

    This Chipotle Corn Salsa Recipe is a fresh and easy dip or topping for tacos, quesadillas, burritos and more! Add this Chipotle Corn Salsa to your burrito bowls for the ultimate Chipotle copycat.

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    Queso Blanco White Queso Dip

    Queso Blanco White Queso Dip

    Queso Blanco, a recipe for a restaurant style white queso dip without a lot of effort. This creamy, cheesy Queso Blanco is made with just 4 ingredients; white cheese, heavy cream, tomato and jalapeño!

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    Velveeta Cheese Dip

    Velveeta Cheese Dip

    Velveeta Cheese Dip is the perfect appetizer for any event! Velveeta Dip is made with Velveeta cheese, fresh cream, and fresh vegetables including diced tomatoes, poblano and jalapeño peppers, onion, cilantro, and lime.

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    Mango Guacamole Recipe

    Mango Guacamole Recipe

    A fun twist to the traditional dish! You'll love the fresh mango flavor in this pretty guacamole!

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    Chilled Queso Recipe

    Chilled Queso Recipe

    This Whole Foods copycat queso recipe is served chilled, making it easy for entertaining and the best creamy queso dip recipe for entertaining or tailgates.

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    Of course it’s not an occasion without a cocktail (or mocktail)!

    Cinco de Mayo Cocktails

    Refreshing Mexican cocktails made with rum and tequila.

    Paloma

    Paloma

    A Paloma is a popular cocktail in Mexico made with grapefruit flavored soda, tequila and lime. It’s a delicious alternative to a skinny margarita that is full of flavor yet low calorie!

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    Skinny Margarita Recipe

    Skinny Margarita Recipe

    This easy skinny margarita recipe is fresh and flavorful without all the calories! It’s a skinny margarita made with agave and lime that is so good you’ll never use a margarita mix again!

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    Mango Margarita

    Mango Margarita

    A simple and refreshing Mango Margarita that's full of summer flavor!

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    Homemade Margarita

    Homemade Margarita

    The best Homemade Margarita recipe that will make you want to ditch the margarita mix forever!

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    Watermelon Margarita

    Watermelon Margarita

    A light and flavorful Watermelon Margarita recipe made with fresh watermelon, in minutes!

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    Mojito Float

    Mojito Float

    The best of both worlds - the quintessential flavor of a mojito served with lime ice cream floating in a sea of rum!

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    Mango Margarita Float

    Mango Margarita Float

    This Mango Margarita Float made with mango sorbet is perfect for Cinco de Mayo and beyond. It’s a Mango Margarita Recipe you’ll crave time and again that will cool you off all summer long!

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    Poptails (Lime Popsicle Margaritas)

    Poptails (Lime Popsicle Margaritas)

    Add Poptails to your list of must-try summer cocktails. These Lime Popsicle Margaritas are a fresh, zesty and delicious way to stay cool by the pool!

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    Cinco de Mayo Menu

    Easy Cinco de Mayo Menu ideas that everyone will love! Choose from the best Cinco de Mayo appetizers, salads, sides, mains and of course, cocktails to design your Cinco de Mayo menu!

    Taco Salad

    Taco Salad

    This Taco Salad is loaded with fresh lettuce, juicy chicken, tomatoes, fresh shredded cheese, red peppers and optional cilantro and red onion for a light but flavorful effortless lunch or easy weeknight dinner.

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    Taco Bowls (Homemade Taco Salad Bowls)

    Taco Bowls (Homemade Taco Salad Bowls)

    Easy Homemade Taco Salad Bowls made with a flour or corn tortilla shell in the oven.

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    Cilantro Lime Dressing (Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette) with Video

    Cilantro Lime Dressing (Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette) with Video

    Give your salad a kick with this easy and delicious Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette recipe! This Cilantro Lime Dressing is the perfect Southwest Taco Salad Dressing. It is made with fresh cilantro, olive oil, and jalapeno and easily blended in the food processor. Add it to simple mixed greens, wraps, burrito bowls, as a marinade for chicken, and more!

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    Chipotle Dressing (Apple Chipotle Vinaigrette)

    Chipotle Dressing (Apple Chipotle Vinaigrette)

    An incredible Chipotle Dressing that’s loaded with flavor to spice up your salads, burrito bowls, wraps, to marinate chicken, salmon and more!

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    Cilantro Lime Chicken

    Cilantro Lime Chicken

    Light and flavorful Cilantro Lime Chicken recipe to enjoy on it's own or on tacos, nachos, salads and more.

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    Baked Chicken Breast

    Baked Chicken Breast

    The easiest and juiciest Baked Chicken Breast recipe with a hint of lime and Mexican flavor in less than 5 minutes hands on time.

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    Avocado Salsa Recipe for Chicken, Tacos, Salads and More!

    Avocado Salsa Recipe for Chicken, Tacos, Salads and More!

    Spice up your salad, taco toppings or chicken with this easy avocado salsa recipe that's also great on toast or served with chips!

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    Chicken Tacos

    Chicken Tacos

    So quick, so amazing - this easy recipe for chicken tacos will have everyone asking for seconds!

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    Chicken Nachos

    Chicken Nachos

    How to make easy Chicken Nachos that are baked to perfection for an easy weeknight dinner or crowd pleasing appetizer.

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    Best Beef Taco Recipe

    Best Beef Taco Recipe

    The best Beef Taco Recipe, in just 10 minutes. Get the simple twists and best ingredients to make cravable tacos the entire family will love!

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    Grilled Spicy Lime Shrimp with Creamy Avocado Cilantro Sauce
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    Grilled Spicy Lime Shrimp with Creamy Avocado Cilantro Sauce

    Grilled Spicy Lime Shrimp with Creamy Avocado Cilantro Sauce has a simple but full of flavor and spice marinade. The creamy avocado cilantro sauce is the perfect cool and creamy dipping sauce.

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    Chorizo Burrito Mexican Breakfast Casserole

    Chorizo Burrito Mexican Breakfast Casserole

    A light and fluffy chorizo and eggs Mexican Breakfast Casserole layered with tortillas, queso, pico de gallo, salsa verde and flavor!

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    Mexican Street Corn | Mexican Corn on the Cob

    Mexican Street Corn | Mexican Corn on the Cob

    Easy Mexican Corn on the Cob recipe, also known as Mexican Street Corn made with mayonnaise, lime juice, cojita cheese (also known as queso fresco) and garlic.

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    Mexican Pasta Salad {Fiesta Pasta Salad Recipe}

    Mexican Pasta Salad {Fiesta Pasta Salad Recipe}

    Easy 20 minute Mexican Pasta Salad – a light, and delicious pasta salad recipe makes the perfect side dish or stand alone dinner.

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    Lime Sorbet Recipe

    Lime Sorbet Recipe

    Easy and refreshing 3 ingredient lime sorbet recipe. In just 3 minutes hands-on time you can put together a refreshing lime sorbet!

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    What’s on your Cinco de Mayo menu this year?

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