10 Dishes You'll Want to Make for Cinco de Mayo

10 Dishes You'll Want to Make for Cinco de Mayo
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10 Dishes You'll Want to Make for Cinco de Mayo

Read on to discover 10 dishes perfect for a Cinco de Mayo celebration.

Image Credit: Melanie Makes

Pinto Bean and Swiss Chard Tacos

Looking for an exciting new twist on the classic taco? These Pinto Bean and Swiss Chard Tacos contributor Beard & Bonnet posted to Pinterest are probably what you're looking for. They contain Granny Smith apples and avocado (and they're gluten-free and vegan).

Image Credit: Beard and Bonnet

Classic Guacamole

A big bowl of guacamole is pretty essential to any Cinco de Mayo celebration, which is why we had to include this classic version contributor Clara Artschwager of Clara Persis shared on Pinterest.

Image Credit: Clara Persis

Spicy Chicken Tortilla Soup

Phoebe Lapine of Feed Me Phoebe knows that soup can be just as fun and interactive at a party as tacos, which is why she shared a photo of this Spicy Chicken Tortilla Soup on Instagram.

Image Credit: @phoebelapine

Skinny Taco Salad

If you're watching your waistline, this Skinny Taco Salad posted to Pinterest by Ana Frias of Fit, Fun & Delish is a great way to celebrate without overloading. It contains lettuce, ground beef, salsa and corn tortillas cut into strips—the avocado and cheese are optional.

Image Credit: Fit, Fun & Delish

Steak Fajitas

Melanie Dueck of Garnish & Glaze fixes up these easy Steak Fajitas she posted to Pinterest by marinating the meat in Worcestershire sauce, garlic and fajita seasoning and searing it, then mixing it with peppers and onions and topping it all off with queso fresco, salsa, avocados and cilantro.

Image Credit: Garnish & Glaze

Grain Free Breakfast Taco Pie

The celebration can begin when you start your day with this Grain Free Breakfast Taco Pie posted to Pinterest by Lauren Silverman of Healing and Eating. It contains ground beef, taco seasoning, eggs and cilantro.

Image Credit: Healing and Eating

Skinny 7 Layer Tostadas

Another vegetarian option, these Skinny 7 Layer Tostadas posted to Instagram by Amanda Plott of The Skinny Fork are a light and flavorful way to go meatless on Cinco de Mayo.

Image Credit: @theskinnyfork

Rosemary Citrus Shrimp Tacos

Looking for a quick Cinco de Mayo recipe? Melanie Bauer of Melanie Makes shared a photo of these beautiful Rosemary Citrus Shrimp Tacos that are super simple—they take just 15 minutes to make!

Image Credit: Melanie Makes

Greek Goddess Celebratory Nachos

For a new spin on nachos, try these Greek Goddess Celebratory Nachos shared on Pinterest by Shelly West of Vegetarian Ventures. Those are pita chips under roasted chickpeas, tomatoes, feta, black olives and a tahini dressing.

Image Credit: Vegetarian Ventures

Spicy Shrimp and Guacamole Tostadas

How good do these Spicy Shrimp and Guacamole Tostadas look? This photo was posted to Instagram by Colleen Kennedy of Souffle Bombay, and her dish looks so delicious!

Image Credit: @soufflebombay


No Cinco de Mayo celebration is complete without delicious Mexican staples like tacos, nachos and of course, guacamole. Our contributors know what's on our minds, because they've been sharing photos on their Instagram and Pinterest accounts of dishes that look just perfect for the holiday. From simple steak fajitas to a Greek spin on nachos, we've gathered 10 drool-worthy photos of the meals they're cooking up that we think you'll want to try too.

Check out the slideshow above to get inspired for Cinco de Mayo.

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