All the Best Flavors for Your Cinco de Mayo Party

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Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner, and if you love to celebrate, get ready to enjoy some delicious food. Whether you are looking for dinner ideas or something festive to sip on, you’ll find some of our favorite flavors for your Cinco de Mayo party.

Jalapeno Margarita

Skinny Spicy Margarita
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It’s not a Cinco de Mayo party without margaritas. Make this spicy jalapeno margarita with fresh ingredients to cut down on calories and satisfy your tastebuds.


Spicy Jalapeno Guacamole Recipe
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Guacamole is another party staple. It’s easy to make and always a crowd-pleaser. You can use it as a topping for tacos and fajitas or as a dip for tortilla chips.

Fajita Stuffed Peppers

fajita chicken stuffed peppers
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For a bit more substance, these chicken fajita peppers are truly satisfying. Serve alone or with rice and tortillas.

Cilantro Rice

cilantro lime rice easy recipe
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Cilantro rice is one of our favorite sides, and when it is made fresh, there is nothing like it. Serve as a side dish or make it a meatless meal by adding black beans and your favorite toppings.

Homemade Flan

A close-up photo of a creamy flan with caramel sauce on a white plate.
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For a truly classic dessert, this flan recipe is simple and delicious. Smooth and creamy custard is drizzled with homemade caramel sauce that dreams are made of.

Chili Lime Shrimp Tacos

Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas Recipe
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We love sheet-pan chili lime shrimp. This recipe is easy to make all at once on a sheet pan and is ready to serve over rice or in a tortilla. The spicy chili and tangy lime flavor combination is the perfect accent for shrimp.

Southwest Corn Dip

Spicy Southwest Corn Dip with Cream Cheese
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Add this creamy corn dip to your table to serve with chips or sliced veggies. Served cold, this dip can be made ahead and is easy to transport.

Strawberry Agua Fresca

strawberry agua fresca in a mason jar glass with ice and scattered fruit in the background
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For a refreshing, non-alcoholic drink, strawberry agua fresca is the one to beat. This traditional drink is easy to make and especially wonderful on a hot day.

Chile con Queso

queso dip recipe with meat
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Warm chile con queso is a family favorite. It’s loaded with flavor and tastes great with tortilla chips. Add this one to your party table and enjoy!

Pulled Pork Nachos

A tray of loaded nachos with jalapeños, tomatoes, black olives, and a drizzle of sour cream on a white background.
Image Credit: Wondermom Wannabe

Nachos are a given on Cinco de Mayo, but these pulled pork nachos take it up a notch with fresh toppings, savory pulled pork, and melty cheese. Who could ask for more?

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