Celebrating Cinco de Mayo in Delicious Ways

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo in Delicious Ways | 31Daily.com

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo in Delicious Ways is easy with these fresh recipe ideas. Every 5th day of May, we love to celebrate Mexican Independence Day across America, and throughout the world.

Beautiful recipe ideas whether you’re celebrating Cinco de Mayo, Taco Tuesdays or anytime you crave the fresh, invigorating flavors of Mexico.

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Easy Mexican Shredded Chicken – 3 Ways

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo in Delicious Ways | 31Daily.com

Cinco de Mayo almost required shredded chicken! And this Easy Mexican Shredded Chicken is made with three simple ingredients. And there are three easy ways to cook it. Read more for a host of ideas on how to use this savory main ingredient.
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Southwestern Chicken Quinoa Bake with Spinach

Easy Southwestern Chicken Quinoa Bake with Spinach | 31Daily.com

For a healthier twist to Cinco de Mayo celebrations, this easy Southwestern Quinoa Bake is a favorite in our household. Make the quinoa ahead for a simple mix and bake before dinner. Yum!
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Nacho Bar Party

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“You see, it’s all about a little make your own nacho bar. There are multiple essentials when it comes time for such an epic occasion…. Tortilla Chips, shredded cheese, cheese sauce, black beans, pickled jalapeños, green onions, pico, more shredded cheese, carnitas, guacamole, limes… the works! It all needs to laid out, arranged in cute little bowls and then turned into nachos!”
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Fresh Guacamole and Chips

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“This fresh, zesty guac is loaded with avocados, tomato, red onion, jalapenos and plenty of fresh lime juice. If you’re feeling adventurous (or just plain feisty), try adding a shot of tequila to the mix, too.”
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Best Guacamole

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“I take my guacamole very seriously. It has to be the perfect mixture of smooth and chunky. Seasoned just the right amount. If it’s lacking on salt that’s a major bummed. AND…. here’s the secret. You need a mix of lemon and lime juice in the guacamole. Boom. Game over. Add to that the perfect amount of finely chopped red onions, freshly chopped chives and salt and pepper and a hint of spice and you’re set. You’ll be on your way to the best guacamole your kitchen has ever seen! Promise!”
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Quick and Easy Oven Baked Chicken Tacos

Quick and Easy Oven Baked Chicken Tacos | 31Daily.com

A quick and easy Cinco de Mayo favorite made simple with rotisserie chicken or Mexican Shredded Chicken. Plus — it’s easy to make ahead and pop in the oven before the party!
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Ultimate Veggie Skillet Nachos

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo in Delicious Ways | 31Daily.com

“Nachos are an easy dish to make, but it’s amazing how many restaurants and bars just don’t get it right. The key to success? Good quality ingredients, and tortilla chips that are layered with attention to their respective cheese-to-topping ratio. These ultimate skillet nachos are covered in lots of fresh toppings after they’ve emerged from the oven, which give them a great contrast of hot and cold.”
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Mexican Street Corn

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo in Delicious Ways | 31Daily.com

Popularly known as ‘elotes,’ this grilled corn is a favorite street food in Mexico.”
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Chiles en Nogada

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo in Delicious Ways | 31Daily.com

“Where did this elaborate dish originate, even if we can’t pin down an exact original recipe? Historians believe that this artisanal dish was created 200 years ago by nuns in Puebla, Mexico, as a patriotic dish for Viceroy Agustin de Iturbide. Since then, the dish has continued to be a classic. It boasts the colors of the Mexican flag and thus is prepared every September when the chiles poblanos are their greenest, the pomegranates a ripe juicy red and the walnuts freshly plucked from the trees, just in time for independence day celebrations.”
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Chalupas Poblanas

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“These thick tortillas, bathed in two types of salsa and garnished with shredded chicken, are a popular street snack in Mexico.”
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Mexican Pizza

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo in Delicious Ways | 31Daily.com

“Deconstructed nachos were the inspiration behind this fun pizza. Made with chili-spiced black-bean puree, tomatoes, olives, shredded lettuce and low-fat Jack cheese on a whole-wheat crust, the pie also gets a little low-fat sour cream (that nacho staple) on top.”
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Chipotle Shrimp Tostadas

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“To create this Southwestern-inspired dish, Melissa Rubel Jacobson tosses shrimp with chipotle chile powder (made from dried, smoked jalapeños), grills them, then layers them on top of crunchy fried corn tortillas and crisp, citrusy slaw.”
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Tortilla Crusted Pork

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“This pork dish is a Tex-Mex lover’s dream.”
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Southwest Chicken Tortillas

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo in Delicious Ways | 31Daily.com

“Serve these Southwest Chicken Tortillas with sliced avocados and extra salsa on the side. We used corn tortillas, but feel free to use flour if you prefer. Feel free to add any toppings you like. You really can’t go wrong with this family-favorite.”
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Slow Cooker Mexican Stew

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“Classic posole, a delicious slow-simmered Mexican pork stew often reserved for special occasions, is typically a time-consuming labor of love. But this one gives you all the comfort and flavor of the old-world version made in your slow cooker.”
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Slow Cooker Apple Spiced Chicken Carnitas

Apple Spiced Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas | 31Daily.com

“Apple Spiced Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas; crispy on the outside, tender and juicy inside, seasoned with sweet and smoky flavors. Cooked low and slow for perfect, fall-apart deliciousness.”
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Mexican Chocolate Cookies

“These crumbly Mexican Chocolate Cookies are lightly spiced with cinnamon and cayenne yet deliver a rich, chocolatey flavor so incredibly delicious, I keep making them again and again.”
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