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Top Ten Cinco de Mayo Recipes

You are in for a treat!  This is my top ten Cinco de Mayo recipes!  Perfect for the upcoming holiday!  This list includes both cocktails and food!  Enjoy!

My Top Ten Cinco De Mayo Recipes

Chile Con Queso

A hand holding a chip dipped in the  queso dip

First up is an appetizer.  A delicious cheesey mixture that you can scoop up with some chips and delicately nibble on.  Who am I kidding?  I eat this dip like a fiend.  Chip particles flying all over the place as I shove this dip in my mouth.  It is one of my favorite appetizers!

Ultimate Cadillac Margarita

Grand Marnier poured in both glasses of the golden margarita

This delicious cocktail was very popular at the restaurant where I used to work.  Premium ingredients:  Patron tequila, Cointreau, homemade sweet and sour and Grand Marnier!

But beware, once you taste this margarita, all others will pale.  That’s not a bad thing since it’s sooooo delicious!

Mushroom and Spinach Quesadillas

Spinach and mushroom quesadillas stacked on a plate with salsa

Quesadillas are easy to make and so delicious!  You just have to sauté some veggies before you melt some cheese on a tortilla.  Add the cooked veggies, fold it up and you have a great appetizer.

But it’s not just an appetizer.  Oh, no!  You can also eat these mushroom and spinach quesadillas for  your main meal!

So yummy!

Lemon Curd Margarita

Vertical view of the lemon margarita - tall glass in front

If you like lemon, you will love this cocktail.  It’s so yummy and super easy to make.  All you need is some lemon curd, but don’t fret, you can find the recipe here.

Add the curd, tequila, Cointreau, and simple syrup to your blender and you have a delicious cocktail!

Steak and Shrimp Fajitas

Close up of the three small tortillas filled with the fajita with guacamole and sour cream in the background

I love fajitas and could eat them every week.  For reals!  If you haven’t made fajitas yet, you are missing out.  Just think: stir fry!!

I sauté onions and red bell peppers first.  Next I sauté the shrimp and steak separately because they have different cooking times.  Once done, mix them all together and you have a glorious meal!!

Peach Margarita

A peach frozen margarita blended and poured

Ooo-la-la!  This peach margarita is so refreshing and delicious.  It is slightly sweet and perfectly balanced.  Think of how impressed your guests will be when they sip this delectable margarita on Cinco de Mayo!

Chunky Red Enchilada Sauce

Chunky enchilada sauce in a jar

Christopher doesn’t just use this enchilada sauce on his enchiladas.  Oh, no, he also puts it on the millet, bean and meat mixture that he eats for lunch!  He’s so innovative!

I love this enchilada sauce because it’s chunky.  It is sooooo good.

Electric Blue Margarita

vertical view of the three glasses of the vibrant blue margarita

Don’t be afraid to drink this blue margarita, no nasty additives to make it that color, so it’s good for you.  Okay, maybe not ‘good’ for you.  But it will make you feel good!

Saucy Shrimp Enchiladas

A hand holding a forkful of an enchiladas and the plates all filled ready to be eaten

I love shrimp so much that I’ll eat it any way I can get it.  And it’s extra delicious wrapped in these flour tortillas along with some beans and cheese.  And top it with a sour cream sauce and you get perfection.

Blood Orange Margarita

Vertical view of the orange margarita

I love making cocktails with blood oranges.  They make for a tasty drink.  And, blood oranges go perfectly with tequila.  Almost as though they were grown just for the occasion to be in a cocktail.  See how thick it looks!!??

This blood orange margarita has premium ingredients and is really delicious!

That wraps up my top ten Cinco de Mayo recipes!!

I hope you enjoyed them.

Love roundups? Valentine’s Day is another fun list of recipes.

And as always, may all your dishes/drinks be delish!

If you’ve tried any recipe on the blog, I’d love the hear what you thought about it in the comments below.  I love hearing from you!  You can also FOLLOW ME on FACEBOOKTWITTERINSTAGRAM and PINTEREST  to see more of my delicious food and delightful cocktails!

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From lighting up stages with her BA in theater to food journalist, Elaine Benoit's journey is a testament to passion's transformative power. As the CEO of Dishes Delish, she offers a blend of healthy, comforting recipes and exquisitely crafted cocktails. Beyond the kitchen, Elaine voiced her culinary adventures on her podcast, "Dishing," and co-owns Food Blogger Help, extending her expertise to guide budding food bloggers to success. Whether it's for a heartwarming dish or insights into food blogging, Elaine's diverse experiences make her a beacon in the culinary digital landscape.

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  1. I just don’t even know where to go! I thought before reading through the whole post the peach margarita was still going to be my favorite! But the blue orange? The blue? The shrimp enchiladas? I just can’t decide! Can I have one of each?

  2. This post is getting me really excited for Cinco de Mayo- what a great round up of recipes! That chili con queso looks AMAZING!

  3. I really can’t decide which is my favourite – Blue Margherita or the Orange ? Or is it the Enchiladas or the Dip!!
    I am going up over and over again to choose!

  4. These all look like delicious ways to celebrate Cinco de Mayo! My favorite Mexican food are homemade chimichangas! I usually don’t love them in restaurants but making them at home is a whole other story!

    1. Amy, Do you deep fry them? The restaurant I used to work for deep fried it and I wasn’t fond of them, much preferred the burrito! Do blog about the chimichanga as I’d love to try a home made one!

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