Cinco De Mayo is just around the corner and I’ve got a handful of side dish recipes perfect for the occasion. Cinco De Mayo is definitely up there as one of my favorite food holidays because Mexican Cuisine is hard not to love.
Most people have the main dish down whether that be enchiladas, tacos, burritos or fajitas, but what do you serve with it? Taco Night Sides can be tough to come up with, but that's where I'm here to help.
From to guac, to salsa, to dips, to veggies, and margs, I’ve got something for you. If you’re wanting festive side dishes for Cinco De Mayo (or just delicious homemade Mexican food for anytime of year) you’ve come to the right place to make it a tasty fiesta.
Mexican Street Corn Feta Dip
Healthy Cowboy Caviar
Easy Mango Salsa
Peach Jalapeño Salsa
Avocado Shrimp Ceviche
Sides & Toppings
Food Processor Salsa
Avocado Crack Dip
Apple Cider Vinegar Pickled Red Onions
Cilantro Lime Basmati Rice
Street Corn Mexican Brussel Sprouts
Creamy Jalapeño Sauce
Soup and Salad
Fiesta Chicken Tortilla Soup
Mexican Caesar Salad
Healthy 7 Layer Salad
Drinks are sides, too;) Because every Taco Night needs a delicious margarita.
Orange Jalapeño Margarita
Skinny Spicy Margarita
Spicy Mezcal Paloma
Tequila Key Lime Pie
Okay this is dessert, but margarita inspired. Your fiesta needs this!
Taco Night FAQs
No, Cinco De Mayo is not Mexico’s independence day. Cinco De Mayo is actually the mark of the Mexico’s victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla on March 5, 1862 in the Franco-Mexican war. Outside of Puebla, where the battle took place, Cinco De Mayo is a relatively minor holiday throughout Mexico. But in the United States where the holiday is quite popular and has developed into a celebration of Mexican heritage, culture, and cuisine. I know for sure that I am ALL for the celebration especially when it comes to the food. Read on for all the delicious Mexican recipes to enjoy for Cinco De Mayo and let me know in the comments which one you’re making!
Taco Tuesday is simply people eating tacos (or other Mexican recipes) on Tuesdays. In many U.S. cities, restaurants will often do specials on Tuesdays encouraging people to go out for tacos.
Rice, beans, salsa, guac, slaw. Any of the sides listed above would be a great addition to your taco pot luck. You could also offer to bring the tortillas/taco shells or just the taco meat. Follow the taco filling recipe from my Ranch Taco Salad for perfectly seasoned ground beef.
I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below. It's my passion to create dishes that can be shared with others. Tell me something you loved, something that you think it might need, or just say hi!
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