Cinco de Mayo is officially the day that Mexico celebrates its independence from its French colonizers. But over here in my kitchen, we are celebrating our independence from oppressive, time-consuming recipes. Dinner on the table in 20 minutes, anyone? And, no, it’s not hot dogs!
A lot of Mexican recipes are quick to prepare, inexpensive, and tasty. With the right pantry items in stock, I can assemble this dinner in 10 minutes and have it on the table in 20 minutes. That’s just barely enough time to set the table!
But don’t forget, you need your Mexican food to please the pickiest and tiniest eaters in your house. Mexican food is often spicy, but the plainer the better is how my little ones like to eat. These recipes are great for that, and you can always spice up and dress up the rest of the meal with a little sour cream, chopped cilantro, chopped peppers and/or hot salsa. If you’re feeling ambitious, try adding thinly sliced radishes and guacamole for an extra dash of deliciousness.
These easy Mexican recipes will be great to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, and you can also use them all year-round. Bon appetit!