Cinco de Mayo Recipe Roundup

Empanadas with a chimichurri sauce on a serving platter

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with these recipes!

Cinco de Mayo, observed on the 5th of May, is a lively celebration that pays homage to Mexican culture and heritage. Beyond the common associations of margaritas and music, it presents an occasion to savor the rich flavors of Mexican cuisine. Whether you’re hosting a grand fiesta or simply eager to elevate your weekend menu, we’re here to guide you with this comprehensive Cinco de Mayo recipe collection.

No matter how you choose to celebrate, delectable food is paramount to the festivities. To ensure your Cinco de Mayo feast is unforgettable, we’ve curated the perfect selection of recipes that captivate the essence of Mexican culinary delights. Let’s delve into this extensive Cinco de Mayo recipe roundup and discover dishes that will surely delight your taste buds!

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Person combining ingredients to make fresh guacamole

1. Classic Guacamole

No Cinco de Mayo celebration is complete without a bowl of fresh, homemade guacamole.  Mash some ripe avocados with lime juice, diced tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and a pinch of salt for a creamy and irresistible dip. Serve it with tortilla chips or as a topping for nachos and tacos.


Chilaquiles Rojos plated

2.  Chilaquiles Rojos

Start your morning off right with a delicious, flavor-packed breakfast cooked to perfection on your Sharp Induction Cooktop. This authentic Chilaquiles Rojos recipe is a vibrant, delicious dish and is a surefire way to let the festivities start first thing in the morning.

This simple authentic Mexican recipe starts with a salsa roja made from chiles and tomatoes, mixed with crunchy tortilla strips. Go crazy with the toppings! Traditionally these are made with avocado, cilantro, and queso fresco (or cotija cheese), but add whatever you’d enjoy on nachos.


Shrimp tacos with pineapple

3. Tacos (Shrimp and Barbacoa)

Looking for a quick family favorite dish? Look no further. This simple shrimp taco recipe is a quick and delicious appetizer or meal. From the cooktop to the table in under 10 minutes, this shrimp taco recipe puts a crave-worthy dinner on the table quickly.

If you have some time to spare, go all out by slow-cooking barbacoa in your European convection oven and preparing the juiciest barbacoa tacos!


Empanadas with a chimichurri sauce on a serving platter

4. Empanadas with Creamy Chimichurri Dipping Sauce

A gem of South American cuisine, empanadas can be stuffed with a variety of fillings. This version is a super simple and approachable combination of potatoes, ground beef, and peas. This easy, yet impressive, dish, is elevated by a creamy chimichurri dipping sauce. This recipe makes large empanadas. A serving of 2 makes a meal. If desired, make 20-24 for appetizer-sized pastries.

Steam Bake mode on the Sharp Smart Combi Built-In Steam Oven makes it possible to create a bakery-quality crunch, and golden crusts in your home by injecting steam into the oven during the preheat cycle to promote even rising.


Beef and Shrimp Fajitas being prepared with Sharp Supersteam Countertop Oven

5. Fajitas

Nothing is more exciting than a 1-pan dinner that’s ready in 20 minutes. It’s the little things, right?  Fajitas are such a great meal. Veggies, protein, and all the toppings wrapped up in a toasty tortilla. They are so crazy simple to make at home. After a long week, who else craves a dinner they can prepare in under 30 minutes?

This recipe uses a smooth spice mix that’s combined and then sprinkled over the fajita veggies (lots of colorful peppers, please!), steak, and shrimp.


What Should I Bring to a Cinco de Mayo Party?

One of the best things you can bring to any party is your favorite dish! This Cinco de Mayo, transport your taste buds south of the border with these delicious and authentic Mexican recipes. There’s something for everyone to enjoy. So gather your friends and family, put on some festive music, and let the fiesta begin.

Cinco de Mayo is a time to celebrate Mexican culture, history, and, of course, delicious food. Whether you’re hosting a festive gathering or simply enjoying a meal with loved ones, these recipes are sure to add a burst of flavor to your celebration. From zesty guacamole to spicy shrimp tacos, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.


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