Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Next week is Cinco de Mayo, and while I certainly don’t need an excuse to eat Tex-Mex or Mexican food, I sure will take one! It’s my favorite type of food in the world to eat. Today I thought I’d do a roundup of Mexican-inspired recipes from my blog, just in case you need some Cinco de Mayo recipe inspiration of your own.

Salsa, Dip and Condiment Recipes

Fresh Mexican Salsa

Homemade Salsa

Pickled Jalapeños and Carrots

Guajillo Salsa

Jalapeño Pumpkin Seed Dip

Creamy Avocado Dip

Spicy Guacamole

Side Dishes

Easy Coleslaw with Jalapeños and Cilantro

Spicy Marinated Tomatoes

Fresh Sweet Corn and Jalapeños

Pinto Beans with Bacon and Peppers

Sauteed Zucchini with Poblano Peppers

Soups

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Black Bean Chili

Smokey Black Bean Soup

Main Courses

Chicken and Black Bean Chili

Spicy Black Bean and Corn Tacos

Tex-Mex Chicken and Quinoa Casserole

Einkorn Coconut Waffles

Einkorn Coconut Waffles

My aunt gave us a waffle iron for Christmas years ago, and I hadn’t really used it much until the last year or so. It makes heart-shaped waffles, so I might’ve made them once or twice for Valentines’s day, but that’s about it. But now, it’s something I’ll make about once a week. […]

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Easy Coleslaw with Jalapenos and Cilantro

Easy Coleslaw with Jalapenos and Cilantro

I’m a huge fan of cole slaw. When it’s done right, that is. Have you ever had cole slaw that is so drenched in dressing that it was almost inedible? I have, and it is definitely not good. I like just enough dressing that the slaw is well coated. […]

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Thai-Inspired Quinoa

Thai-Inspired Quinoa

This quinoa recipe was my first experiment with using fish sauce in my cooking. I had debated over buying it for quite some time. The top recommended brand of several food bloggers is the Red Boat brand. It’s a minimally processed (extra virgin, first press) fish sauce from the Vietnam Island of Phu Quoc. The only two ingredients are fresh wild caught anchovy and sea salt. […]

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Homemade Salsa

Homemade Salsa

I am a HUGE fan of chips and salsa. It’s one of my favorite parts of going out to eat Tex-Mex or Mexican food. In fact, if the chips and salsa aren’t good, I’m probably not going back. It doesn’t matter how good the rest of the food is if the chips and hot sauce are bad. Luckily, Texas is full of good chips and salsa! […]

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Chicken Macaroni Salad

Chicken Macaroni Salad

Hey guys! Hope you are having a great week so far. We had thunderstorms here in our area this afternoon. Marble-sized hail was hitting our windows so hard that I thought they might crack. The tornado sirens going off in the background were a nice accompaniment to Twister, which just happened to be on TV. Spring is always an interesting time weather-wise here in Texas. […]

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Tex-Mex Chicken and Quinoa Casserole

Tex-Mex Chicken and Quinoa Casserole

Tex-Mex food is without a doubt my favorite type of food period. Growing up, El Chico was our favorite Tex-Mex restaurant. These days, there are so many more restaurants to choose from. Some great, some not so great. But the great ones? Yes, they take care of that intense craving for Tex-Mex. Chips and hot sauce. Beef fajita’s, cheese enchilada’s and tacos al carbon. All. So. Delicious. Maybe not all figure friendly, but still super delicious! And now I want chips and hot sauce. […]

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Grated Carrot Salad with Lime Vinaigrette

Grated Carrot Salad with Lime Vinaigrette

Do you ever find yourself at a loss for a side dish at dinner time, only to come up with a delicious new side dish? That’s exactly how this grated carrot salad recipe came about. I had decided somewhat at the last minute to make some fried cod for dinner. Cole slaw is always a must-have side dish whenever I have something like fried fish. Unfortunately, I didn’t have any cabbage or cole slaw mix in the fridge. […]

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Pancetta, Pasta and Peas

Pancetta, Pasta and Peas

Today’s recipe is inspired by Sunny Anderson’s Pasta, Pancetta and Peas recipe that I found over on the Food Network. It’s a tomato-less pasta dish, which I wasn’t sure if my husband would like or not. He’s not a huge fan of pasta in general (I know, crazy!), but cover it in a tasty tomato sauce, and he’ll scarf it down. The man loves anything made from tomatoes. Turns out, he actually liked this one even though it wasn’t covered in red sauce. […]

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Honey Dijon Chicken with Lime

Honey Dijon Chicken with Lime

I just have to say that I’m pretty excited about today’s recipe. The chicken just comes out so tender and delicious! Like, it’s probably the best baked chicken I’ve ever made. It’s a far cry from my first attempts at baking chicken. Let’s take a walk down memory lane, shall we? […]

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