Healthy Cinco de Mayo Recipes - Beans, rice, tortillas, tacos, tostadas, and quesadillas abound in this round-up of delicious and healthy Mexican-themed recipes that are my family's favorites!
What is Cinco de Mayo?
According to History.com, May 5th, or Cinco de Mayo, is a holiday that celebrates the Mexican army’s victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War in 1862.
Though minimally celebrated in Mexico, Cinco de Mayo is widely known in the United States. In particular, places like Tucson, Arizona, where there is a larger Mexican-American population, recognize the holiday with drink and food specials galore!
As such, I wanted to contribute by showcasing some of my favorite Mexican food dishes from the blog today!
1. Vegan Refried Beans
It's amazing to watch how so few ingredients can create such a delicious recipe. Serve these with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of cheddar!
2. Fluffy Mexican Rice
A nod to our favorite Tex-Mex Rice (number 5!), except it's made in the Instant Pot!
3. 4-Ingredient Spelt Tortillas
One of my most-made, most-loved recipes, these soft and pliable spelt tortillas are a treat! Eat them as burritos or topped with cheese for a gooey cheese crisp!
4. Spicy Southwestern Dressing
This is fantastic atop Mexican-themed salads and burritos!
5. The Best Tex-Mex Rice
My daughter Jade hates rice, but loves this recipe! We all do, it's a definite favorite.
6. Quick Tex-Mex Black Beans
Part dip, part side dish, however you serve them, these black beans will be delicious!
7. Instant Pot Charro Beans
Cooked to al dente perfection in a base of vegetarian ingredients, these beans are great side dish.
8. 5-Minute Blender Enchilada Sauce
Blend this together, and it's the perfect sauce for chicken, beef, or cheese enchiladas.
9. Non-Alcoholic Strawberry Margaritas
This recipe is a little different, but it works! I think the secret is the grapefruit juice.
10. Lighter Spanish Brown Rice
A Mexican-inspired fried rice, if you will, this is an old favorite!
11. Healthy Tostadas
Why do tacos get all the love, I adore a good tostada!
12. Ground Beef Tacos
Though I do love tostadas, you definitely can't forget the tacos!
13. Oven-Baked Quesadillas
Add one of the above bean recipes and some cheese, and serve these with guacamole and sour cream for a lighter lunch or dinner. You'll never miss them being fried!
14. Crock Pot Salsa Chicken
If you need a good chicken filling for your tacos and burritos, try this slow-cooked chicken made with fresh ingredients!
And to top it all off, number 15, my daughter's best Guacamole recipe!
I hope you try and enjoy some of my family's favorite Mexican-themed recipes this Cinco de Mayo!
Shared with: Full Plate Thursday
These recipes are delicious and look delicious! Thank you for sharing these recipes.