Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May, is a day when we get together to celebrate Mexican culture, food, and drinks.

Cinco de Mayo celebrates the anniversary of the Mexican army’s win over France in the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican war in 1862. Despite what many think, it is not Mexico’s Independence Day. While Cinco de Mayo is not widely celebrated in Mexico, it has become quite a festive time here in the U.S.

As you prepare to celebrate this year, we say it’s time to enjoy a few Mexican-inspired dishes in addition to our beloved tacos and burritos. Don’t worry, the margaritas can stay! We just want to offer you a fresh take on a familiar celebration. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

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Get your Cinco de Mayo festivities started with a first course that includes Tortilla Soup. Tortilla soup is a delicious blend of onions, spices, and a host of other scrumptious ingredients, topped with crunchy tortillas. This soup frequently contains chicken, but for a meatless option, try swapping out the chicken for your favorite veggies and beans.

 

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For the main attraction, serve your guests delicious Chicken Mole with Fiesta Corn and Rice. This is an entrée that combines unsweetened cocoa powder and chili powder for a smoky flavored sensation. Yum! Lasagna Mexicana is another great dinner choice, and you definitely can’t go wrong with our Meatball Enchiladas. If you have picky eaters at home, try making our Chicken Fajitas with Mexican Grilled Corn. It’s fast, easy, and sure to satisfy even the most choosy eaters .

 

Are we making you hungry yet?

Dips

What’s a Mexican themed fiesta without guacamole or queso dip? If you decide to forgo a dinner option at your party, you can always serve your guests a variety of dips to keep their cravings at bay. Our easy Guacamole, Spicy Sausage Queso, and Queso Blanco dips take snacking to a new level!

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Who doesn’t love dessert? A creamy coconut custard will be the sweetest ending to any gathering. If you’ve never had it, we suggest you give it a taste. Try making our Coconut Custard with Caramelized Pineapple  or our Aprons Tropical Flan. These rich, velvety treats will make your taste buds smile every time.

 

 

You can find everything you need for these meals and more in any of our stores. Whichever way you choose to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, we hope we’ve given you some great ideas for taking your food from bueno to fantàstico!

 

What are some of your favorite Mexican-inspired meals? Share with us in the comments below.

 

Aijana W.

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If you love to read about ways to use your favorite products and foods in surprising ways, Aijana W. is going to be the blogger to watch. A member of the Publix family since 2014, Aijana loves to explore the diverse corners of social media and hopes you leave our blog with great ideas as well as a better sense of who Publix is as a company. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, dancing, trying new restaurants, and of course – eating Publix GreenWise Salted Caramel Ice Cream!

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