Like Mardi Gras and St. Patrick’s Day, Cinco de Mayo is one of those holidays many of us celebrate simply because it gives us an excuse to eat and drink. And really, what’s wrong with that? Nothing, I say—and any occasion that calls for margaritas and chips and guacamole is just fine with me. Here are some recipes to get you in the mood for a fiesta, whether you just want to raise a cocktail or have a full-on Mexican feast.
Fresh Tomato Salsa
Grilled Corn With Cheese and Lime
Mushroom and Poblano Tostadas
Sweet Corn Quesadillas
Chicken Enchiladas With Green Salsa
Spiced Beef Empanadas With Lime Sour Cream
Chorizo-Potato Tacos With Black Bean Slaw
Mexican Meatball Soup
Slow-Cooker Beer-Braised Pork and Black Bean Soup
Happy Cinco de Mayo!
(image: Dana Gallagher)