One of the most awaited and coveted holidays of the year is fast approaching. Cinco de Mayo is a wildly popular holiday in the United States, especially if you live in southern states like Texas. Why is a Mexican holiday so popular in the United States? Probably because it is a great excuse to go out for margaritas, tacos, and all of your favorite Mexican cuisine.
Before we get to the good stuff, let’s talk a little bit about the history of Cinco de Mayo. Cinco de Mayo is actually a holiday celebrated to commemorate the battle that took place between Mexico and France in 1862, where Mexico reigned victoriously. The battle that we are referring to, of course, took place on the fifth of May in 1862 and is called the Battle of Puebla.
Believe it or not, Cinco de Mayo, also known as the Battle of Puebla Day, is not a big deal in Mexico at all. However, Americans have embraced the day as a way to celebrate and embrace Mexican culture and cuisine.
And hey, we aren’t complaining…
As Gardenuity is based in Dallas, Texas, we are huge fans of the holiday, so we are rounding up all the recipes you need for a successful fiesta. Skip the lines at Mexican restaurants and try cooking up these dishes instead…
If you are celebrating Cinco de Mayo, having guacamole as an appetizer is a must. Get your chips ready and get ready to dip with this fresh, vibrant, and herbaceous guacamole.
Embrace true Mexican culture with the classic margarita, made skinny. A margarita in its purest form contains the simple ingredients of lime juice, agave, and tequila. It’s classic for a reason – cheers!
Hey, it’s called Cinco de Drinko for a reason. If you aren’t feeling a classic marg, give your margarita an upgrade with this Spicy Pineapple Jalapeño Margarita. You can never have too many margs…
That’s right, beets, not beef. Veggie tacos are all the rage these days, and there is a reason why. It’s time to give your veggies a chance to shine and whip out your Gardenuity Taco Toppings garden.
If you simply must have meat on your holiday, this recipe is for you. These short-rib tacos are spicy, flavorful, and tender and will be sure to have you drooling by the time dinner is ready. Give Cinco de Mayo a little bit of Texas twang!