There are tons of ways to low key celebrate a holiday without having to go overboard, and one of the best ways is with food. With the help of a simple recipe, you can show appreciation to the holiday and feed your family a good meal at the same time. A lot of American-centric celebrations of Cinco de Mayo involve trips to the bar and a lot of alcohol, two things that definitely aren’t family friendly. Most of these recipes are delicious, authentic, and can be shared with the entire family.
1. Mexican Street Corn (Elotes)
Made in the oven, these authentic Elotes are covered in savory toppings and taste almost too good to be true. About 35 minutes in the oven and you can create a delicious side dish or snack that pleases everyone in the family.
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2. Chorizo & Potato Empanadas
Empanadas are a Mexican staple that never seem to get old. In this recipe, deliciously soft pockets of dough are stuffed with spicy chorizo sausage and boiled sausage that come together to create a super unique, super delicious flavor.
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3. Cilantro Lime Rice
This cilantro lime rice is super easy to make and is a fantastic side to tacos, burritos, or anything really. Super refreshing lime juice and cilantro make a combination that practically tastes like summertime.
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4. Salsa Verde Pork Taquitos
Crunchy on the outside, and filled with all kinds of savory goodness. If you’ve never had a homemade taquito, you are seriously missing out. Slow cooked pork and a freshly made salsa verde combine in a recipe that is a little complex but definitely worth the work.
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Soft, doughy, and draped in cinnamon sugar, churros are heaven sent. The technique for making these churros relies on a piping bag and hot oil and comes with a recipe for an amazing espresso chocolate dipping sauce.
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6. Mexican Fried Ice Cream
This Mexican fried ice cream has all the greatness of the traditional dessert with a few little changes. Instead of actually being fried, super frozen scoops of ice cream are covered in crushed, toasted corn flakes then placed back in the freezer until they are molded together. The recipe is fun, delicious, and easy enough that the kids can help.
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This horchata recipe has about seven ingredients, but every single one of them makes up a super authentic drink that will have you obsessed after the first sip. Chilly, sweet, and full of love, this horchata is the perfect way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.
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8. Pineapple Jalapeño Margarita
You can’t make a post about Mexican food without including at least one margarita recipe. This gorgeous drink is the perfect blend of tropical flair and sultry heat. Sweet pineapple juice and spicy jalapeños mix perfectly with tequila in a way that makes the three ingredients seem almost meant to be.
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