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22 Easy Recipes To Eat Your Way Through Cinco De Mayo

Our favourite fiesta-ready dishes, from icy margaritas to spicy tacos, chunky salsa and a rich tres leches cake.
22 Easy Recipes To Eat Your Way Through Cinco De Mayo

Photo, Erik Putz.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at home this year with a dinner fiesta. There's a lot to choose from here—including a super-easy pico de gallo salsa to juicy pork carnitas plus plenty of margaritas to sip on (including a mocktail version).

Grilled steak tacos

We like these tacos with red cabbage slaw, pico de gallo salsa, sliced avocado, fresh cilantro and a squeeze of lime. Get this grilled steak taco recipe.

Grilled steak tacos on plates.Photo, Sian Richards.

Grilled eggplant tacos

For a vegetarian take, we love our grilled eggplant tacos topped with guacamolered cabbage slaw and hot sauce. Get the grilled eggplant tacos recipe.

Grilled eggplant tacos on a plate.Grilled eggplant tacos.rnPhoto, Sian Richards.
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Strawberry margarita

A cool and fruity drink that will never go out of style. Make it with fresh in-season strawberries for premium-quality results. Get this frozen strawberry margarita recipe.

Strawberry margaritas in glasses.Photo, Erik Putz.

Cucumber-jalapeño margarita mocktail

An easy drink with a little spicy kick to serve up to anyone looking for a fresh and enjoyable non-alcholic beverage. Get this cucumber jalapeno margarita mocktail recipe.

Cucumber jalapeno margarita mocktail in glasses.Photo, Erik Putz.

Mojito fish tacos

Topped with minty ‘slaw, fresh lime and a dash of hot sauce, these are the fish tacos you’ll be making all summer long. (We just can’t get enough.) Get this fish taco recipe

Mojito-inspired fish tacos on a wooden platter.Photo, Roberto Caruso.
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Juicy pork carnitas

This slow-cooked dish is flavourful and simple, delicious when served with rice and a Mexican crema. Get this pork carnitas recipe.

Pork carnitas on a plate with avocados and rice.Photo, Angus Fergusson.

Lagerita

Beer gets a makeover! We’ve combined two favourites (a refreshing lager and a citrusy margarita) into an amazing cocktail you’ll be craving all summer long. Get this lagerita recipe.

Lager margaritas in glasses served alongside tacos.Photo, Sian Richards.

Cauliflower tacos

Roasted cauliflower tacos on a plate.Photo, Sian Richards.
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Homemade pico de gallo and guacamole

No Cinco de Mayo meal is complete without heaping bowls of homemade pico de gallo and guacamole to dip your tortilla chips in. Get the pico de gallo recipe and guacamole recipe.

Guacamole with pico de gallo in serving dishes.Photo, Sian Richards.

BBQ-chicken tostadas

Cilantro, chilis, chicken, lime — these tostadas (with a side of salsa verde) will be so popular, you won’t be waiting until next year to have them again. Get this tostada recipe.

Chicken tostadas on a platter.Photo, John Cullen.

Margarita ice pops

If your guests hit the spicy food a little too hard, these margarita pops are the perfect antidote. (Tip: Make extras — they’re ridiculously good.) Get this ice pop recipe.

Margarita popsicles on a bed of ice on a platter.Photo, Erik Putz.
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Chicken enchiladas

Stuffed with cheese, chicken and vegetables, these baked enchiladas are a simple all-in-one meal everyone will enjoy. Get this enchilada recipe.

Chicken enchiladas on a baking sheet.Photo, Roberto Caruso.

Tequila and lime cola

Dazzle guests with this silver tequila and lime-laced cola. Get this cola recipe.

Tequila and lime cocktail in a glass.Photo, Angus Fergusson.

Serrano chili ceviche

Zesty and a little bit spicy — this dish is mixed with some truly delicious Latin American flavours (from fresh fish to creamy avocado and ripe tomato.) Get this ceviche recipe.

Fish ceviche on a plate.Photo, Erik Putz.
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Mexican chicken tacos

Tacos are great for easy entertaining; just mix and match with your favourite toppings and dig in. Get this chicken taco recipe.

Chicken tacos on parchment with pickled onions.Photo, Sian Richards.

Shrimp tacos

Not in the mood for chicken? Try these tacos with guacamole, pineapple-watermelon salsa and a squeeze of lime. Get this shrimp taco recipe.

Shrimp tacos on a plate.Shrimp tacos

Paletas

Cool things down after dinner with Latin American ice pops. To make: mix fresh, juicy fruit with punchy flavours like lime and ginger, and freeze. Get these paleta recipes.

Assorted popsicles and paletas on a bed or ice.Photo, Roberto Carsuo.
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Chino margarita

And if a classic margarita leaves you uninspired, why not try this lime-tangerine version?

Lime-tangerine margarita in a glass.Photo, Roberto Caruso.

Margarita puddings

Any good fiesta needs an eye-catching dessert — our margarita puddings are a perfect fit for a Mexican-themed party. Get this margarita pudding recipe.

Margarita-inspired pudding in a glass.Photo, Angus Fergusson.

Tres leches coconut cake

We gave this Latin American cake, traditionally made with three types of milk, a delicious twist with rich coconut milk. Get this coconut cake recipe.

Tres leches cake in a baking pan.Photo, Erik Putz.
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Raspberry-margarita sorbet

Dessert gets a zesty twist with a sweet-tart margarita sorbet. Get this margerita sorbet recipe.

Raspberry margarita sorbet in glasses.

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