Cinco de Mayo is around the corner ~ and it’s the perfect excuse to dine al fresco. Need some recipe inspiration? I’ve got a Mexican themed menu to get your creative juices flowing…delicioso!
I bet you’re dying to get out of the house these days, and Cinco de Mayo couldn’t come at a better time. We’re firing up the grill and setting up the picnic table for a day of relaxed outdoor eating, starting with this colorful south of the border inspired menu…
This dip is just plain fun, and so colorful ~ it’s a fiesta in a cup, and everybody gets their own. For more sophisticated chip ‘n dip tastes, try my Salsa Negra.
This is pure genius, and so delicious. Serve it plain or jazz it up like I did.
This unique salad is patterned after the popular Mexican street food ‘elote’, which is basically seasoned corn on the cob slathered in a creamy sauce, and showered with cheese, chili powder, fresh lime juice, and cilantro ~ the flavors are all here!
A crisp romaine salad with juicy steak, hot seared peppers, and onions ~ the fajita seasoning and tortilla strips are homemade too!
The meat is shredded and served in a sauce redolent with chiles and spices, along with a hit of acidity in the form of citrus juice and vinegar. So good.
Zippy jalapeños takes a great cornbread to a whole new level. The combination of honey with the hot peppers is sensational.
Once you try agua fresca, the classic Mexican fruit drink made with fresh fruit and water, you’ll never look back. You can whip up this healthy refresher with any type of fruit you love.
A subtle hint of Mexican spices like cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and a pinch of cayenne, makes this cake magical. It can easily be adapted to be gluten free.
Ice cream doesn’t get any richer, and you don’t even need a machine to make it, score! (If you’re cutting calories, try my Cinco de Mayo Popsicles)