With Cinco de Mayo on a Saturday this year, chances are you're either hosting a party or attending one. I have you covered with seven easy crowd pleasing recipes. All of these are recipes that you can make ahead so that you have time to sip margaritas with your friends and enjoy the food together.
There are even three Whole30 friendly dishes, and all of these recipes are also gluten-free. Just make sure your corn tortillas don't contain any wheat. Set up your table buffet style, and let your guests enjoy the dips and create their own tacos or fajitas. I like to include lots of veggies for dipping and always include butter leaf or romaine leaves as alternative wraps.
Not only is this hummus incredibly yummy, it’s so easy to prepare in your food processor or blender. I used a blend of black beans and garbanzo beans, but I think it would be just as good using all black beans. Serve it with your favorite veggies, crackers, tortilla chips, or pita.
Yum! I love guacamole, and I love hummus. Avocado Hummus marries those two favorites into an amazing dip for chips, pita, or veggies–-pretty much whatever your heart desires. Plus, it couldn’t be any easier to make. Simply place all your ingredients in the food processor, and turn it on until the hummus is blended smooth. Yep, that simple. It only takes about eight minutes to throw together and makes a perfect party appetizer.
I don't know anyone who doesn't like guacamole, and this variation has been one of my most requested side dishes to bring to friends' gatherings.The stars in this recipe are fresh avocados, tomatoes, onion, and cilantro.I love serving Guacamole Style Dip with organic blue corn tortilla chips and strips of sweet peppers.
I love this Easy Taco Meat recipe because it is so versatile. You can use it for taco night with your favorite wraps and toppings, make a taco salad (which is what I usually do), or even double the recipe and freeze the leftovers as part of your meal prep. Who doesn't love tacos?
You definitely want to try these Easy Steak Fajitas. Whether you serve them over greens or wrap them in a warm tortilla, you are going to love the flavor. I love to add fresh tomato, avocado, and shredded cheese to mine, but you could also use additional toppings such as black beans or sour cream.
I just love it when recipes that are so simple turn out like you spent hours working on them. Slow Cooker Carnitas is one of those. Prep time is only ten to fifteen minutes, depending on how fast your are at slicing veggies. Put this in the slow cooker Friday night before bed, and it will be ready for Saturday's festivities.
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This recipe is so easy, even with the homemade enchilada sauce. In fact, it's one that I make about once a month, so no, you don't have to wait for Cinco de Mayo to enjoy this dish. This can also be assembled the night before or in the morning, then cooked when ready to serve.
No matter your plans for Cinco de Mayo, enjoy your friends and family, and be safe. As always, if you try any of these 7 Easy Cinco de Mayo Recipes, let me know how they turned out for you, or rate the recipe.