Happy Cinco De Mayo-Authentic Mexican recipes

Happy Cinco De Mayo-Authentic Mexican recipes

Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone!

Many of you around United States and Mexico celebrate today Cinco de Mayo. For the ones who do not know what Cinco de Mayo means, the day is a celebration of the Mexican victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. In the United States, Cinco de Mayo is sometimes mistaken to be Mexico’s Independence Day—the most important national holiday in Mexico—which is celebrated on September 16.

However, the day is a source of pride for Mexican Americans who enjoy the celebration with traditional foods, culture and music.

I love Mexico. Many years ago, while I was living in Mexico City, I learned a lot about their culture, foods and traditions. I opened myself to new flavors, I learned recipes and made life time friends. Overall, Mexico will always hold a huge part of my heart and I am honored that life allowed me to live in Mexico for a while and experience some of its culture, traditions and foods.

So, for you, the ones who celebrate Cinco de Mayo today, I put together some of my favorite authentic Mexican recipes I learned over the years. I hope you will enjoy them as much as I do!

This is a good one…My friend Paty from Mexico used to make this delicious appetizer: Pico de gallo with tuna 

She would serve it with soda crackers or any kind of salty crackers available.

Pico de gallo with tuna


A very easy salad that travels well is this Mexican Pinto Bean Salad:

Happy Cinco de Mayo- Authentic Mexican Recipes

Another super easy and delicious salad is Authentic Mexican Cactus Salad

Authentic Mexican Cactus Leaves Salad9

A delicious side dish that can be made in advance and can be served warm or cold is the Chipotle Mushrooms with Cilantro

Chipotle mushrooms

Let’s not talk about Guacamole! Who doesnt like that and also…how can you have a real Mexican meal without it? I believe everyone has his own version of it, right?

Happy Cinco de Mayo- Authentic Mexican Recipes

The number one recipe on my blog is the Authentic Mexican Tinga de Pollo.

This is something I really enjoy making and my family loves eating. Simple, easy to make, this recipe is a favorite one among Mexican food lovers.

Happy Cinco de Mayo- Authentic Mexican Recipes

Serve it with the Mexican Rice and you will enjoy a complete, delicious meal that will become a favorite for you and your loved ones.

Happy Cinco de Mayo- Authentic Mexican Recipes

If you never tried this Authentic Mexican Picadillo, you have to know that it is a great one for tacos. Tortilla chips are great too for serving. DELICIOUS!


For a simple dessert, try this Flan with Cream Cheese.

Flan with Cream Cheese

Enjoy and get cooking! Bring one or two recipes for that picnic out there with your friends and enjoy the day with good food, good music and great company!

Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone!

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