23 Cinco De Mayo Recipes to Spice Up Your Parties

May is coming in hot, and so is Cinco de Mayo! Whether you’re out celebrating or hosting a party in your backyard, food and drinks are always the center of attention for Cinco de Mayo. If you are the host or need something to bring to a party, you’re in the right place! You’re at the one stop shop for all things Cinco de Mayo recipes!

We’ve got inspiration for any side dish you could want, because a bunch of side dishes makes the entire meal anyways, right? Most importantly, we’ve included vegetarian and plant-based options for those of you who follow that lifestyle or have friends and family that might. We’ve got the classics like guacamole, quesadillas and salsas. However, we’ve also got twists on the traditional dishes too, like Mexican street corn, 7-layer dip, picadillo and more! Don’t worry; we would never forget the drinks. There’s plenty of drink recipes that are sure to make your fiestas sweet, spicy and salty.

Some key staple ingredients to make sure you grab at the grocery store this week are:

peppers (spice levels to personal preference),


tree-ripened mangoes




hatch chile powder


lastly, your alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage of choice


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Cinco de Mayo Salsa

Chayote Slaw

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Grilled Corn and Black Bean Guacamole

Soyrizo and Potato Empanadas

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Individual 7 Layer Dips

Tatuma Summer Garden Salad

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Mexican Street Corn on the Cob

Red Quinoa Bowl with Lime Cilantro Ranch

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Roasted Poblano Queso Fundido

Jalapeno Poppers

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Fire Roasted Chiles and Cheddar Tamales

Chile Tomatillo Guac

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Plant Based Picadillo

Minty Lemongrass Guacamole

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Vegetarian Lentil Tortilla Soup

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Hatch Chile Grilled Quesadilla


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Roasted Chile-Cucumber Margarita

Skinny Coconut Margarita

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Strawberry Mexican Mule

Spicy Mango Margarita

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Tequila Sunrise Pops

Sparkling Tamarindo Cooler