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Festive Cinco de Mayo Recipe Roundup

Crispy Avocado Tacos | Whats Cooking Good Looking
FIESTA TIME

Cinco de Mayo is just a few days away. We’ll gladly raise a glass to that, especially if it’s filled with a stiff margarita and accompanied by homemade tacos — the more types, the merrier! So, we’re helping to make that happen. We rounded up some festive dishes for your upcoming fiesta, including everyone’s favorite items like the necessary boozy beverages and (as promised) plenty of tacos, plus more. From tried-and-true delights like chocolate and churros, to staples with a twist like kimchi and bulgogi nachos, ahead are 11 swoony dishes you will definitely want to devour.

By Natalie Goel
Image via What’s Cooking Good Looking

Mole Black Bean Tacos with Cabbage Cilantro Slaw | Dolly and Oatmeal
MOLE BLACK BEAN TACOS

Lindsey from Dolly and Oatmeal dreamed up a dish that combines two of her loves — fresh, crunchy slaw with a kick and deeply flavorful, slow-cooked mole sauce.

Chilled Avocado and Arugula Soup | Local Milk
Kale and Brussels Sprouts Tacos | Whats Cooking Good Looking
KALE AND BRUSSELS SPROUT TACOS

You know when separate items on your plate intermingle in an unexpectedly yummy way? That’s how this dish was born. After sitting down to a taco lunch with a side of brussels sprouts at a restaurant, Jodi from What’s Cooking Good Looking decided they’d be even better together.

Green Tacos | Early Feast
Heirloom Bloody Mary | With Food and Love
HEIRLOOM BLOODY MARYS

Spicy drinks feel so right on Cinco de Mayo. In this Bloody Mar(ia) from With Food + Love, the heat comes in the form of spicy dill pickles. A couple other twists on the classic cocktail are the heirloom tomatoes and Old Bay seasoning.

Cucumber Pineapple Shrimp Tacos | Camille Styles
Pineapple Margaritas | Pineapple and Coconut
VANILLA PINEAPPLE MARGARITAS

A margarita is a non-negotiable on Cinco de Mayo. This vanilla and pineapple variation might sound like a blended drink, but it’s not, and that’s exactly why it caught our attention. It’s a light, refreshing take on the party-time classic from Pineapple and Coconut.

Kimchee and Bulgogi Nachos | Two Red Bowls
Corn on the Cob with Chili Garlic Butter | Call Me Cupcake
CORN ON THE COB WITH CHILI GARLIC BUTTER

It’s hard to go wrong with buttery corn on the cob, but the staple goes especially right with the additions of garlic, chili, parmesan and lime in a stunning recipe by Call Me Cupcake.

Avocado Tartare with Roasted Beets | The First Mess
Chocolate Churros | Mowielicious
CHOCOLATE AND CHURROS

Homemade churros, homemade chocolate dip. It’s the crowning glory of your festivities. Thank you, Mowielicious.

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