35 festive appetizer, entree, dessert and cocktail recipes for Cinco de Mayo!

35 Recipes for Cinco de Mayo | iowagirleats.com

Happy Friday, everyone! I hope you had a wonderful week of spring and sunshine! It’s been gorgeous around here so Lincoln and I have been talking daily walks with kleenex box in tow. Little man picked up a cold at MOPS last week which he promptly passed to Ben and me. I’m guessing the transfer happened after the 8th time he sneezed in my face or perhaps when he licked my cheek to say goodnight. Maybe it was whe- just kidding, I’ll spare you the rest!

ANYWAY, that said, I was going to whip up a festive Orange Agave Margarita to share with you today, in preparation for this weekend’s Cinco de Mayo festivities, but, well, thanks to this head cold I can’t taste a thing! So, I rounded up 35 of my favorite south-of-the-border appetizer, entree, dessert, and cocktail recipes from my fellow food bloggers to give you some yummy weekend cooking ideas (Huevos Rancheros Tacos – I’m looking at you!)

Wherever you are and whatever you do have a TASTY, fun, and full weekend!




Sweet Potato Seven Layer DipNamely Marly

Best Ever Southwestern Black Bean Dip – Iowa Girl Eats

Guacamole Deconstructed & SkeweredTasting Page

Easy Roasted Vegetable SalsaMelanie Makes

Roasted Mexican Street Corn SaladFoxes Love Lemons

Fire Roasted Tomatillo Corn SalsaThe View From Great Island

Black Bean and Sweet Corn Guacamole Dip – Iowa Girl Eats

Homemade White Queso DipWill Cook For Smiles

Fresh Corn SalsaI Heart Eating

Mexican RiceLive Well Bake Often

Strawberry Mango SalsaTwo Peas & Their Pod



Roasted Poblano Salsa Chicken Enchiladas with Cucumber Pico de Gallo – Iowa Girl Eats

Huevos Rancheros TacosDiethood

Skinny Roasted Shrimp Chili RellenosApron Strings

Caldo de Cameron y PescadoGirlichef

Crock Pot Shredded Beef Enchiladas – Iowa Girl Eats

Mexican Chicken Quinoa CasseroleWell Plated

Carnitas TacosWhat’s Gaby Cooking

Salsa Poached Egg TostadasBran Appetit

Black Bean Salsa Stuffed Sweet PotatoesThe Lemon Bowl

Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Tortilla StacksThe Creative Bite

Mexican Chorizo, Sweet Potato and Black Bean Skillet – Iowa Girl Eats

Mexican Turkey Lettuce WrapsA Cedar Spoon

Spicy Shrimp TacosThe Lean Green Bean

Oven Baked Black Bean and Cheese QuesadillasAggie’s Kitchen




Brown Butter Churro Crispy TreatsWell Plated

Cinco de Mayo PopsiclesThe View From Great Island

Spicy Mexican Chocolate FudgeWine and Glue

Mexican Chocolate PopsiclesVery Culinary



Chambord Margarita – Iowa Girl Eats

Very Berry Margarita SpritzerDiethood

Pineapple MargaritaOne Sweet Mess

Jalapeno-Infused TequilaThe Marvelous Misadventures of a Foodie

Blood Orange MargaritasWine and Glue

Rose MargaritaKaren’s Kitchen Stories