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Cinco de Mayo Recipe Roundup

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by Barbara Kiebel on May 4, 2011

Photo Credit: Matt Armendariz, Matt Bites

Tomorrow (May 5th) is  Cinco de Mayo, a Mexican holiday that commemorates the victory of the Mexican Army over the French Army in the 1862 battle of Puebla. Though becoming a more well known tradition across the country, it is of significant importance in Colorado and other Rocky Mountain states due to the large number of Mexican immigrants in this region. I will admit, I don’t participate in the more raucous celebrations held around our town but I’ve joined friends and family on many occasions to honor this tradition with some of our best Mexican style food and drinks.

If you’re in the mood; maybe these can be your inspiration! And if you’re not celebrating Cinco de Mayo…then don’t despair, these are all wonderful dishes to accompany your summer barbecue.

If you have a favorite recipe that would be a good addition to this list; please be sure to share it with us in your comments!



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1 Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction May 10, 2011 at 6:42 am

Yum! Lots of tasty recipes… Thanks for including my tacos! Even though Cinco de Mayo is over, I’m suddenly craving Mexican again :)

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2 Lana May 7, 2011 at 12:38 am

I slaved at work yesterday and didn’t even have a margarita! But we love Mexican food around here, and I will browse your recap:)
That sombrero reminded me of the trip to Yucatan last spring. My dad asked my daughter to buy him a mariachi sombrero and she toted the stupid thing first to LA, and then to Serbia. I have no clue what he does with it, but it’s red and gold, stiff, and HUGE!

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3 Jamie | My Baking Addiction May 6, 2011 at 1:07 pm

Great round up, Barb! Thanks for including my recipe! :)

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4 JenniferA May 6, 2011 at 8:33 am

Thanks for including my sorbet recipe! A lot of wonderful looking recipes here.

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5 Yvette May 5, 2011 at 11:01 pm

It ALL looks delicioso!!! Great roundup Barb. The Raspberry Mojito Sorbet is calling my name. YUM!

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6 Amy | She Wears Many Hats May 5, 2011 at 8:23 pm

Wonderful list! Will be bookmarking that for summer reference, especially the Margarita.

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7 Annapet May 5, 2011 at 7:01 pm

What a collection of recipes! Thank you for sharing. Since I am from San Diego, I have embraced Mexican cuisine wholeheartedly! Now I am homesick more than ever.

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8 Ken│hungry rabbit May 5, 2011 at 6:28 am

I wish I have time to make all these fantastic dishes, but like Brian, I’ll have a margarita.

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9 Lea Ann May 5, 2011 at 5:54 am

If I don’t start planning, I may be having Taco Bell tonight. ;-) Nice line of of ideas and thanks for the mention.

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10 Barbara Bakes May 4, 2011 at 8:53 pm

I usually try to whip up something for Cinco de Mayo. Looks like a lot of great choices.

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11 Baking Barrister May 4, 2011 at 8:41 pm

Ive got the best mango salsa ever–great on sea food tacos, too.

http://www.bakingbarrister.com/2011/05/secret-to-mango-salsa.html

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12 Paula May 4, 2011 at 6:36 pm

OMG, I have to find time to go through all these recipes you linked here. I was at Costco the other day and saw a machine to make Margaritas. I’ve never had that drink but your picture makes me think I should try it and perhaps I should have bought the machine LOL

Nice post Barb.

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13 Cookin' Canuck May 4, 2011 at 6:09 pm

That picture of the margaritas makes me want to run straight to the kitchen to make a batch. Thanks so much for including my recipe in your round-up.

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14 Renee @KudosKitchen May 4, 2011 at 5:42 pm

What a line-up of tasty treats! Thanks for sharing all these wonderful links!

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15 Boulder Locavore May 4, 2011 at 5:09 pm

Somehow Cinco de Mayo has gotten lost in the melee of my week so thank you for the reminder with so many delicious selections! I LOVE the photos at top (the sombrero especially) and the pink margarita was calling to me. Something about pink drinks….All these reminded me about some Roast Tomatillo Salsa I made in the fall and froze that I need to pull out AND with your final invite I’ll include the link. It’s delish, easy to make with a nice smoky flavor. I’ll save this post for sure Barb loving these flavors more than anything!

http://boulderlocavore.blogspot.com/2010/10/roasted-tomatillo-salsa.html

OH! Today’s post on my blog of Pool Drinks has a Prickly Pear Margarita too:

http://boulderlocavore.blogspot.com/2011/05/pool-drinks.html

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16 Cooking with Michele May 4, 2011 at 3:08 pm

Thanks for the mention – great roundup of recipe ideas! Wish I weren’t home alone tomorrow night…

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17 Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. May 4, 2011 at 2:38 pm

Thanks so much for including my recipe for Pork Fajitas! Awesome recipe collection!

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18 Jenny May 4, 2011 at 1:04 pm

I had a big Cinco de Mayo-themed birthday party last year. Here are two of the recipes we enjoyed the most:

Margarita Cupcakes
Mexican Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

Your list looks fantastic. Thanks for sharing!

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19 Creative Culinary May 4, 2011 at 1:57 pm

I had hoped to make some margarita cookies for this post…um, that got away from me but I am checking out your margarita cupcakes for sure.

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20 Brian @ A Thought For Food May 4, 2011 at 12:36 pm

I’m a tequila fan… I mean, I love it. So, you can bet your butt I’ll be having a margarita tomorrow. At least one… hopefully served with one of these tasty treats.

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21 Creative Culinary May 4, 2011 at 1:56 pm

I’ll make a deal with you…you can bet my butt and I hope you win it; I have some I would like to give away! :)

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22 Mardi@eatlivetravelwrite May 4, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Guacamuffins and guacpops obviously ;-)

http://www.eatlivetravelwrite.com/2011/05/guacamuffins-and-guacpops-for-cinco-de-mayo/

Love this receipe roundup because I love Mexican food, though I don’t celebrate Cinco de Mayo myself…

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