Cinco de Mayo is next week. I joke that it’s Cinco de Mayo year round in our house since we eat Mexican flavors regularly. Cumin, oregano, cilantro, and avocados seem to appear on our dinner table more often than not. The flavors are comforting to my guy and I. Both having been born and raised in California, this isn’t a huge surprise. Without being too difficult, here is an assortment of homemade, healthy Cinco de Mayo recipes you can easily whip up for next week and year round…
Mexican Chocolate Iced Coffee
Start the celebration of flavors early with this delicious morning coffee mix. A few basic spices, a dash of cocoa, and you’re ready to go. You can actually enjoy this hot or iced!
Mango Margaritas on the Rocks
A classic favorite without the blender! You can make the drink ahead of time and pour over ice when you’re ready.
Homemade Pico de Gallo
Homemade pico de gallo is always a winner! This recipe makes a lot, which is great to enjoy as leftovers!
Tomatillo, Quinoa Guacamole Dip
This might be my favorite avocado dip recipe to date. It’s similar to guacamole with an extra zing from the tomatillos and protein from the quinoa.
LA Fruit Cart Salad
This quintessential LA treat combines all your favorite tropical fruits. Topped with salt, lemon juice, and possibly some chili spice, you’ll feel authentic as can be!
7 Layer Sweet Potato Bean Dip
Seven delicious layers of sweet potato, beans, lettuce, veggies, pico de gallo, guacamole and jalapenos. It’s vegan, gluten free, and oh so delicious! Enjoy as cute, individual servings or in a big platter to share!
Homemade Fajita Vegetables
The easiest way to enjoy Mexican flavors. Enjoy these veggies in a taco, on a salad, or on their own!
healthy cinco de mayo dinner recipes
Jicama Peach Salsa w. Tuna Tacos
Grab a fork because you’ll want to eat this salsa on it’s own. Make it a complete meal with tuna tacos that are so simple and filling to boot!
Sweet Potato + Quinoa Tacos
Healthy and super simple. Everyone will be filling up tortillas for seconds and thirds with this vegan, dairy-free dish.
Wild Rice Stuffed Bell Peppers
A family favorite. Top rice and fajita vegetables with tons of cheese for a comforting meal. And if you’re looking to end on a sweet note, try one of these festive desserts…
Mexican Chocolate Cake w. Cinnamon Glaze
Made with the help of a box cake mix, so it’s super simple. You’ll be in a debate if the cake or the icing is more delicious!