Cinco de Mayo Round Up

Hi Everyone,

You know what Monday is?  One of my all time favorite days of the year, Cinco de Mayo.  I love this Spanish holiday! All that spicy food, peppers, margaritas, chips, salsa and more.  Oh boy!!  I am in pure heaven.  So today I thought I would share with you some of my favorite Mexican style recipes.  So let’s get the party started with a drink.  After all you need a nice skinny drink to have with chips and salsa.

First drink on the menu is the Sauza Rita – A margarita type drink that is a mix of limeade, beer and Sauza Blue Tequila.  I was amazed on how tasty this drink was.
Skinny Lime Margarita with a side of Margarita Lime Guacamole – Oh yah! This is what I am talking about! I just love a classic lime margarita made with tequila, but if you add tequila to guacamole, it adds another dimension of flavor. You have to try it! It’s so good!! Guaranteed no leftovers.
Margarita Lime Guacamole and Skinny Lime Margarita
Skinny Mango Margarita – This is one of my newest recipes and I love it. I was asked if you have to add tequila to it and the answer is no! This drink is awesome with tequila or virgin style. I just love it, it’s very light and refreshing!
Skinny Mango Margarita
Skinny Strawberry Margarita – I love this drink! It’s a simple classic and my go to summer drink!  It has the perfect strawberry flavor and it’s only 104 calories, so you can have a couple of them completely guilt-free!  Hey, just saying….
Skinny Strawberry Margarita
Now what goes with drinks? But appetizers!!
Fire Grilled Salsa – This salsa is a great use for veggies you have leftover in the fridge. I just grilled them up and puree them in the blender. Makes for a nice light salsa with a smoky flavor.
Fire Grilled Salsa
Grilled Jalapeno Poppers – This is such a great dish, made with cream cheese, chicken and cheese. I swear I could eat the whole batch of it!
jalapeno poppers
Guacamole with a Kick – I fell in love with guacamole when I started blogging a few years ago and I haven’t turned back. This guacamole is light, fresh and is a tad spicy! It’s a perfect side dish or to top on tacos.
Guacamole with a Kick
Hot Black Bean Dip – This is a great appetizer, it’s loaded with black beans, it’s warm, cheesy and delish! It is great for dipping or smearing on a tortilla.
Hot Black Bean Dip
Lightened Up Guacamole – I know we tend to over eat chips with our guacamole, so why not lightened up by adding greek yogurt to it? It’s completely guilt-free, so enjoy!!
Lightened Up Lightened Up Guacamole
Shrimp Stuffed Anaheim Peppers – Oh man, I forgot about this recipe. This can be a simple appetizer or served as a main dish. Loaded with shrimp, cream cheese, cojita cheese and served in a slightly spicy pepper. Yes please!
Shrimp Stuffed Anaheim Peppers
Taco Wontons – This is a hit with the family and so easy to make. Nothing like a low-calorie, tasty taco all in a wonton wrapper.
Taco Wontons
Taco Salad in a Taco Cup – I love this recipe! It’s little tacos served in phyllo dough and the best part is the dough doesn’t have to be pretty shaped, it bakes up perfectly. This was a huge hit with the family and me!!
Taco Salad and Taco Cups
Next up is side dishes and some that could also be the main meal!

Black Bean and Butternut Squash Quinoa Tacos – This is my kind of dish! It is so good, tasty and I used this recipe for days on tacos and topping on salad!
Black Bean and Butternut Squash Quinoa Tacos
Black Bean Burger – Oh my gosh! I love black bean burgers and this one is amazing!! I love the flavors all together and top it with salsa and guacamole. Oh yes please!
Black Bean Burger
Grilled Mexican Corn and Avocado Salad – This is one of my favorite summer time side dishes! I noticed that corn is coming in season and this is the perfect recipe to use it with! I can’t wait to make this again!
Grilled Mexican Corn and Avocado Salad
Roasted Squash with Mexican Black Bean Salad – This is such a pretty salad and the flavor is amazing! A wonderful combination of roasted squash, black beans, cheese and only seasoned with lime juice. There is so much flavor that you don’t need anything heavy with it.
Roasted Squash and Mexican Black Bean Salad
Spanish Quinoa – This is the recipe that made me fall in love with quinoa! It is so flavorful and you don’t miss the rice with it. I took the classic spanish rice and used quinoa instead, just amazing!
Spanish Quinoa
Spicy Stuffed Mexican Pepper – I almost called this the Burn your Butt off Pepper, but it is so good! One of my all time favorite recipes. It’s made with black beans, cheese and enchilada sauce. Such a simple recipe with lots of flavor! It is so good!!
Spicy Stuffed Mexican Peppers
Now time for main dishes!!

Skillet Enchiladas – This is such a simple one dish meal and it was a huge hit with the family, plus me! It makes for a quick weeknight meal.

Skillet Enchilada
Slow Cooked Carne Asada – This is another easy dinner. It is Flank Steak slow cooked in a crockpot that has a tomato based salsa, topped with beer and served on corn tortillas. Yummy!
Slow Cooked Carne Asada
Garlic Lime Chicken Fajitas – This is a nice easy weeknight dinner made with McCormick Garlic and Lime Seasonings and peppers and onions. It’ so simple and tastes out of this world! One of my favorite dishes!
Garlic Lime Chicken Fajitas
Grilled Pork and Bacon Wrapped Tacos – Bacon and Pork, um yes!!! This is a nice spin to changing up your tacos. I grilled my pork tenderloin with bacon wrapped around it and then chopped it all up and served it on a flour tortilla. You don’t need a lot of bacon to add flavor!!
Grilled Pork and Bacon Tacos
Wow, that’s a lot of dishes!! I can’t wait to see what I create next for Cinco de Mayo this year.

Do you celebrate Cinco de Mayo? Honestly, I don’t but I celebrate the food, because you know me and food!!

Have a great day!



Skinny Cinco de Mayo Recipes


  1. What a great round-up! I love love love Mexican food, can’t wait for Monday! 🙂

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