Top 3 Recipes to Make For Your Cinco de Mayo Celebration

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A Cinco de Mayo celebration is incomplete without some delicious food. Your guests will be coming over to your place, and you need to entertain them with some tasty snacks and dinner. Here are the top three recipes to Make For Your Cinco de Mayo Celebration

1. Street Corn Salad Recipe

This Mexican street corn salad packs all of the goodness of Mexican grilled corn, minus the more inconvenient aspects like messy leftover husks and kernels. It’s made with hearty ingredients that are sure to be a crowd-pleaser—and they’re sure to leave you wanting more!

  • 3 ears of corn, kernels removed
  • 1 mayo
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • chili powder, salt, and pepper 


  • Cotija cheese or queso fresco, crumbled
  • Scallions, thinly sliced 
  • Cilantro leaves (for garnish)

2. Chipotle Shrimp Taco Recipe

To prep the chipotle shrimp:

  • Marinate the shrimp in olive oil, lime juice, garlic, chili powder, and salt.
  • Cook the shrimp in a skillet until they’re pink.

As for the sauce:

  • Blend Greek yogurt, lime juice, cilantro, and chipotle peppers.

And finally, to assemble your tacos:

  • Wrap your tortillas around the cooked shrimps, then drizzle with that delicious chipotle yogurt sauce. Top it off with cilantro and red onion slices for an extra Mexican touch.

Feel free to add any other toppings you wish!

3. Cilantro Lime Chicken Taco Recipe

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Servings: 4
  • Ingredients:
  • 8-10 tortillas of choice
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1 cup chopped cilantro leaves
  • ½ cup flour) + sprinkle for dusting work surface as needed

Final Thoughts

Cinco de Mayo is one of the best holidays to celebrate because you can spend it with friends and family, enjoying Mexican food and culture. Remember, you don’t have to be of Latinx heritage to enjoy these delicious dishes. Enjoy your delicacies!