cinco de mayo recipes cowgirl magazine
Recipe and Photo by Climbing Grier Mountain

Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner. While might ignore this celebration, you don’t have to twist my arm to get me to enjoy margaritas and Mexican food. A traditional five course meal consists of soup, an appetizer, salad, main course, and is rounded out with dessert. You don’t have to get fancy for this one – but here are five recipes that reach beyond the taco.

Soup: Try Mexican street corn tortilla soup. It’s made in 30 minutes so you don’t have to spend too much time on this delicious dish.


Recipe and photo by Fusion Craftiness

Appetizer: Creamy jalapeno and avocado salsa. This spicy salsa is packed with some heat but tones everything down with sour cream and lime.

Recipe and photo by Culinary Hill

Salad: Dorito taco salad. Classic taco salad favorites combine with cheesy Doritos. Sign me up.

Recipe and photo by Mommy’s Home Cooking

Main Course: Chicken and corn enchiladas with creamy green sauce. This recipe will please a whole crowd.

Recipe and photo by Spoonful Of Flavor

Dessert: Flourless Mexican chocolate cupcakes. Spicy and sweet chocolate cupcakes with just a dash of cayenne pepper.

Of course, all of these delicious items need to be accompanied by some margaritas. Check out some delicious margarita round ups here.