Cinco de Mayo Recipes for a Memorable Fiesta

by Auntie Nono

Cinco de Mayo falls on a Wednesday in 2021 — and who wouldn’t want an excuse to have some mid-week fun?! Whether you’re cooking for your small family unit or having a few friends over for a fun celebration, don’t skip these classic Mexican-inspired recipes!

Classic Margaritas

First things first: Mix the perfect margarita! Feel free to get fancy with blended versions or added fruit if that’s what you prefer, but you can’t go wrong with a classic. For a margarita on the rocks, here’s what you’ll need: one cup fresh ice, two ounces blanco tequila (AKA silver tequila), one and a half limes (for fresh lime juice), one and a half ounces orange liqueur (AKA triple sec), two tablespoons simple syrup, plus lime wedges for garnish. Shake it all up, salt your rim, and pour over ice. Voilà!

Chicken Enchiladas

Filling, delicious, and good for a gathering, chicken enchiladas are quintessential Cinco de Mayo fare. The best part is that everyone can personalize their dish with their favorite toppings! Have bowls of sour cream, chopped lettuce, chopped cilantro, jalapeños, and extra cheese ready to go. Pro tip: Before you smother the chicken with enchilada sauce and cheese, give it a good shake of Everything Seasoning. The extra oomph of the savory seasoning blend will have everyone reaching for seconds.

Veggie Plate

Balance out the more cheesy and salty dishes with a veggie plate! Slice up a few of your favorite vegetables and simply add a shake of Auntie Nono’s right over the top! Carrot slices, broccoli florets and cherry tomatoes are all good for a crowd. Serve them alongside some hummus for a healthy bite.

Guacamole

If you’re having a party, you can’t go without this crowd favorite! The key to good guacamole is simple ingredients — avocado, lime, onion, tomato, jalapeno, cilantro, salt. For an extra savory kick to this classic, add a sprinkle of Everything Seasoning just before serving!

Grilled Street Corn

Fire up the grill and get ready to hit flavor nirvana. Mexican street corn is a classic Cinco de Mayo dish — and it couldn’t be easier to prepare! To make it, mix cotija cheese with mayo, sour cream, cilantro, lime zest, chile powder, and a dash of Auntie Nono’s Everything Seasoning. After you grill your corn (as normal), take it off the grill and brush with the cheese mixture. This is a step-up from corn-on-the-cob, and you’ll believe us after the first bite.

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