All the Cinco de Mayo recipes you could ever want… and then some.

May 2, 2014

Cinco de Mayo recipes | One Hungry Mama

Monday is Cinco de Mayo and, if you’ve been following for a while, you know that means I’ll be celebrating this weekend. It’s one of my favorite holidays though, I have to admit, for no other reason than I love Mexican culture, food, and drink. Any excuse to celebrate the three is a treat for me. With these Cinco de Mayo recipes and family activities, it can be a treat for you, too.

Cinco de Mayo is one of those holidays that gifts us an opportunity to use food and drink to explore culture with our kids. Yes, our my interest in the holiday started with guacamole and my favorite drink—rocks, no salt—but all’s not lost in margaritaville. Give the holiday meaning by using delicious Mexican food and drink to learn more about Mexico and Mexican culture with your kids.

Read up on Cinco de Mayo, doll up your digs, whip up a festive meal, and do a fun project (ideas for all of this below!).

Eat, celebrate and learn. It’s a beautiful combination.

Easy, DIY Cinco de Mayo party ideas on Cool Mom Picks

Easy DIY Cinco de Mayo party ideas at Cool Mom Picks
From quick projects like mini maracas to more than 10 margarita recipes, more guacamole recipes than you can imagine to 5-minute decorations, I’ve rounded up everything you need to throw a quick Cinco de Mayo party, even if it’s just for you and your family.

Homemade Tortillas

How to make homemade tortillas with kids | One Hungry Mama

The ultimate cooking with kids project for Cinco de Mayo—and you end up with fresh, warm tortillas to go with dinner. It’s a win-win.

Carnitas

Easy Carnitas recipe | One Hungry Mama
These take a while to cook, but do so nearly completely unattended. And holy deliciousness.

Squash and Black Bean Enchilada Pie

Easy enchilada recipe: Black Bean and Squash Enchilada Pie | One Hungry Mama
Make some enchilada sauce or grab your favorite all-natural brand and pile up this enchilada pie. We love it with just squash and black beans, but you can easily add ground beef or pulled leftover chicken if you like.

Taco Seasonng

Easy, homemade Taco Seasoning | One Hungry Mama

If you’re going to make tacos, do it right with this easy taco seasoning recipe. It takes no time to make, is more delicious than the store-bought mix, and is guaranteed all-natural.

Tacos—all kinds of tacos!

Taco recipe round up | One Hungry Mama
Y’all know that I love tacos. Check out my round up of taco recipes for all kinds. Pick any one: you just can’t lose.

Pork Chile Verde

Pork Chile Verde recipe | One Hungry Mama
If you have time and want to make a spectacular meal that will knock your family’s socks off, this Pork Chile Verde is it. It cooks mostly unattended, but definitely takes some time. But man is this worth it. It might be the hungry papa’s favorite recipe of every recipe on the site. (And the man likes food.)

Citrus Salad with Avocado and Hearts of Plam

Citrus Avocado Hearts of Palm Salad | One Hungry Mama
Mexican food is no joke. This salad is the perfect way to add a light, bright touch to your meal. Since winter citrus is out of season, use any old beautiful oranges. They’ll taste just as good.

Hola Jalapeño

Hola Jalapeño book on One Hungry Mama
If you have little ones, grab this super fun book. It’s a great way to introduce Mexican foods (in a non-pressurful way for your picky eaters!).

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