Zesty [and Sometimes Skinny] Cinco de Mayo Roundup!

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TGIF, TGIF, TGIF! Happy Friday, y’all! I was debating this morning on whether I should post a Cinco de Mayo  roundup or something just completely unrelated to it, like some skinny cinnamon rolls. However, tequila prevailed and I’m rounding up some of my favorite boozy, Mexican inspired recipes.

Oh, and did you know that The Kentucky Derby AND Cinco de Mayo fall on the SAME DAY this year, May 5th? So be sure to watch the greatest 2 minutes in sports while you’re shoveling guacamole into your face, mmk? I’ve got LOTS to share with y’all so let’s get started!

Finger food

Spicy pork empanadas. Perfect finger food for Derby watching! RECIPE HERE.


Spicy strawberry and green verde. Holy NOM. And so easy to make! RECIPES HERE!

Cucumber avocado and tomato salsa. I like drink this stuff. RECIPE HERE.

Main dishes

Spicy pork crock pot stew. Perfect “cook itself” kind of meal! RECIPE HERE.

Chilled avocado soup. Perfect, healthy soup to cool you down! RECIPE HERE.

Lime and avocado cream pasta. With bacon. RECIPE HERE.

Skinny chicken tortilla soup. Creamy and light! RECIPE HERE.

Gluten free chicken tacos. So easy and SO delicious! RECIPE HERE.

Margaritas & cocktails

Perfect strawberry daiquiri. No need for alterations, it’s just plain perfect. RECIPE HERE.

Can you guess the flavor with the seeds? PAPAYA! A unique twist that’s perfect for your party! Oh and that pretty in pink up there? GRAPEFRUIT. And the frothy orange? CANTALOUPE. MAKE THEM IMMEDIATELY.  RECIPES HERE.

A cherry julep. Made with gin! And a lovely margarita that tastes like a MINT JULEP. RECIPES HERE.

I’m growing weary. I must go refuel with tequila. I hope y’all have a fabulous Derby/Cindo de Mayo!

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  1. Posted by Lizzy Do on
    Friday, May 4th, 2012
    Oh, boy! I want ALL of these!!!! 
  2. Posted by Baking Serendipity on
    Friday, May 4th, 2012
    I love this line-up! Cucumber in salsa is something I need in my world...immediately!
  3. Posted by Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. on
    Sunday, May 6th, 2012
    I will take one of everything please! :)
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