Looking for recipes for Cinco de Mayo? Most people we know whip up guacamole and Tex-Mex favorites: burritos, quesadillas, tacos, tortillas. We love these “classics.” But of you’d like something new, here are more options for Cinco de Mayo breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks, and desserts.     CINCO DE MAYO RECIPES Breakfast Foods Cashew Salsa […]

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[1] Cashew salsa (recipe below) adds protein to salsa (photos #1, #2, #3, #4 © DeLallo). [2] Fire-roasted diced tomatoes from DeLallo. Fire-roasting provides a slightly smoky flavor. [3] Calabrian chiles (or chile peppers, if you will), from DeLallo. [4] Roasted piquillo chiles from DeLallo.   Add some cashew protein to your salsa with this […]

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[1] Yummy, isn’t it? Think of it as “Mexican pasta” (photo © Go Bold With Butter). [2] Fresh rigatoni. You can use any short cut pasta; see below for choices (photo © The Baker Chick).   If you want an alternative to yesterday’s Chicken Enchilada Casserole recipe, The recipe was created by Jonathan of The […]

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While stuffed baked potatoes may not be authentic Mexican fare, these two winners from blogger Sylvia Fountaine of Feasting at Home. They were sent to us by the Idaho Potato Commission are an easy way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Serve the baked potatoes along with some grilled steak or fish, and a green salad […]

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Will you be doing something festive for Cinco de Mayo? Think beyond guacamole. This recipe, from Bush’s Beans, tops the ever popular hummus with two Mexican favorites—salsa and queso fresco—to create fusion hummus. Even if you’re not doing anything special, serve it as a first course with dinner, or as an accompaniment to a glass […]

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At this time of year, we receive nonstop recipes for tequila cocktails in anticipation of Cinco de Mayo. Personally we love Margaritas—plain and flavored with fruit purée. We prefer to focus on other celebratory ideas—like a Taco Party. The renowned master of Mexican cuisine, Chef Rick Bayless tells us that the name for a taco […]

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