Healthy Cinco de Mayo Recipes aka things to eat while you pound margaritas

I think it’s about time I shared some HEALTHY Cinco de Mayo recipes, amirite? Anyone need a few?

Let’s doooo this!

Healthy Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Um… sooooo….. if I’m not allowed to have a margarita [or ten] this year, then you guys are going to have to step it up and drink a few for me, okay?

It’s tragic enough that I had to behave on  New Years Eve… and  my birthday… and St. Patrick’s Day… and OHMYGOSH GUYS, I can’t drink on Arbor Day either!

The horror!

I’ve decided I will 100% be sneaking booze into the delivery room.

While tomorrow’s Arbor Day festivities aren’t typically celebrated with tequila and lime, next Sunday marks the 5th of May in which margaritas before 5pm are not only acceptable, they’re encouraged!

I simply couldn’t let Cinco de Mayo slip by without it’s own post.  In fact, it’s somewhere in the unwritten contract of food bloggerly duties, I’m sure of it.  Luckily I’m a bit of a hussy when it comes to Mexican food.

Healthy Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Let’s get our mex on with a few healthy cinco de mayo recipes!

Baked Vegetarian Flautas

1. Baked Black Bean and Sweet Potato Flautas

These healthy Baked Black Bean and Sweet Potato Flautas are one of my most popular recipes ever, and for good reason too! 

2. Spicy Salsa Verde

I have an ongoing love affair with a freshly roasted bowl of salsa verde. It’s dreamy! Give your taste buds a kick with this deliciously spicy salsa!

Spicy Sriracha Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro Lime Slaw

3. Spicy Sriracha Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro Lime Slaw

These Spicy Sriracha Shrimp Tacos are fast, flavorful, and topped with a zesty Cilantro Lime Slaw that will rock yours socks! These healthy shrimp tacos are the best!

4. Guacamole Tacos with Southwestern Veggie Salsa

Get your guac fix with these tasty vegan Guacamole Tacos with Southwestern Veggie Salsa. These vegetarian tacos are healthy and delicious!

Healthy One-Pot Enchilada Pasta: Gluten-Free + Vegetarian

5. Healthy One-Pot Enchilada Pasta

This healthy one-pot enchilada pasta is quick, easy, and ready to rock your plate! Vegetarian and gluten-free, this healthy one pot pasta makes an easy + delicious dinner!

6. Wicked Easy Restaurant-Style Salsa

This wicked easy restaurant-style salsa is quick, easy, and beyond delicious! You’ll never again rush to a restaurant or resort to a jar to get your fix now that you have this tasty recipe in your arsenal!

Healthy Cinco de Mayo Recipes - Black Bean Salsa with Chips

7. Black Bean Salsa

This Black Bean Salsa is perfect as a dip, taco topper, party appetizer, and even as a taco salad mix-in too! We love the simple ingredients and big flavor.

8. Cheesy One Pan Zucchini Taco Skillet

This easy Cheesy One Pan Zucchini Taco Skillet is a total crowd-pleaser and ready to rock your weeknight dinner game in record time and easily made for a crowd!

Chipotle Corn Salsa Dip

9. Copycat Chipotle Corn Salsa

This copycat Chipotle corn salsa is quick, easy, and crazy delicious! Dive in with tortilla chips or use it to top burritos, tacos, salads, nachos, and more!

10. Easy Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Aiming to eat more veggies? Load up on the good stuff by topping baked sweet potatoes with all your favorite taco ingredients. Bonus points for sneaking veggies into the taco filling too! These Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes are naturally gluten free and easily made vegan, vegetarian, or paleo — enjoy!

Take taco night to the next level with these Baked Bell Pepper Tacos!

11. Baked Bell Pepper Tacos

Take taco night to the next level with these Baked Bell Pepper Tacos! With instructions for vegan, vegetarian, and paleo options, these peppers are ready to transform your typical taco fare with a clean-eating twist!

12. Instant Pot Black Bean Dip

Instant Pot Black Bean Dip is a total breeze to throw together! No cans needed! Simply grab a bag of dried beans and get ready for a party-perfect vegetarian dip that’s easy, make-ahead, and SO delicious!

Instant Pot Lentil Tacos

13. Instant Pot Lentil Tacos

These Instant Pot Lentil Tacos are quick and easy to make! Whether you serve them mild or spicy (yes please!) they’re sure to rock your weeknight dinner routine and even taste great the next day!

Freeze leftover filling or pop it in the fridge to use in tacos, quesadillas, burritos, and more!

14. Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowls

These fully-loaded Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowls taste just like Chipotle’s tasty burrito bowls and are loaded with healthy whole food ingredients!

Healthy Cinco de Mayo Recipes - Vegetarian Wonton Taco Cups with Guacamole

15. Vegetarian Wonton Taco Cups

Vegetarian Lentil Tortilla Soup (Instant-Pot + Slow Cooker)

16. Vegetarian Lentil Tortilla Soup

This scrumptious soup can be made on the stove, in the crock-pot, or in your Instant Pot. Ole!

For even more mexican-inspired dishes, check out last year’s cinco de mayo festivities!

Trust me, we know how to party =)

Cinco de Mayo

Have a great weekend kids!  I expect a report back about that margarita!

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  • hahaha, “things to eat while you pound margaritas”
    i’m drooling all over my computer screen now, will be making some of these for our cinco de mayo party this weekend!!

  • Perfect Timing! I was just planning a Cinco de Mayo party for next weekend and making my grocery list! I’m definitely going to give a couple of these a try!

  • Oh my goodness, although your recipes look absolutely divine and totally ROCK, that ending photo definitely puts the cherry on a great post. Have a great weekend!

  • any excuse to eat mexican is fine in my book – awesome recipes! i’ll definitely be having enough margaritas for 6 of us…

  • Perfect food holiday, I mean who doesn’t love Mexican (other than my stepdad who clearly doesn’t know what he’s missing). I love the photo edit too 🙂

  • Clearly I am a sucker for Mexican food since all of this looks SO good!!

  • I just had to stop by and congratulate you on your exciting news! Yay for little girls!!! I’m sorry that I haven’t been able to write until now … I was busy delivering my own little girl a week ago! 😉 But I’m so excited for you! Congrats!!!

  • this is great! My birthday is on Cinco de Mayo and I’m having a big party at my house, I needed some food inspiration and now I have it!!!

  • Loving your roundup! I’m checking out like every recipe. Love that last photo of your man! You got some great photoshopping skills, I always want to do stuff like that but have no clue how lol. Oh, and I’ll drink a few extra margaritas for you 🙂

  • I just ate Mexican for the past 3 days and no sign of getting sick of it. I think I should test this out and see how many days I can go!

  • Yum that food looked amazing 🙂

    I love Mexican food too!

  • Haha! I was just thinking, “damn Jenn is a Mexican whore!” Wow, that didn’t sound quite as rude in my head. Oops! 😉

    I love all your spicy, cheesy, drizzled with hot sauce creations! And I SWEAR to you, one of these days I’ll actually make something! Lol

    PS, totally dying over the maraca edit!

  • Any excuse to eat lots of Mexican food and drink even more margaritas is a winner in my book!

  • I could eat Mexican food all day every day for the rest of my life and be a very happy person. These recipes look so good.

  • Yum, yum, yum, yum! I want all of these! Is it May 5th yet??

  • Mexican food is the absolute best! I love all these recipes. Sign me up for one of each.

  • I’m instagramming the birth.

  • Hahaha! I laughed out loud when I read your post title! Too funny. All these recipes look so good – I love me some Mexican food!

  • MIZ

    ****CELEBRATE WITH ME??******
    I have a guest room :0)

  • Wow. Those recipes look amazing! I’m debating getting up and leaving for lunch now, even though it’s not even 11. Thanks for sharing!

  • Oh I LOVE Cinco de Mayo & I totally didn’t realize it was on a Sunday this year. I’ll start drinking margs super early just for you 😉

  • Wow! BOOKMARK – all of these recipes look amazing! Last night, I had a
    ‘rita Trio at Outback.. try that!!

  • Any excuse to eat Mexican food, and have an extra drink (for you of course 🙂 ) requires no second thoughts in my book!

  • I’m sooooo happy Cinco de Mayo is uno day after my competition. Though I’d actually rather have red wine… either way, I’ll drink one for you!

  • it’s funny. I’m part Mexican but only enjoy making a few favorite dishes because it’s what I’ve always done. I think it’s time to expand my culinary experience. 😉 All those eats up there look really good!

    • I make the same ones on repeat so many times too… which is supposedly this huge food blogger faux pas? Let’s get our butts back in the kitchea and whip up something new! =)

  • I cannot believe it is almost May!! Holy cow time flies….Definitely will have to try some of these recipes for Cinco de Mayo!

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  • And I’m actually hosting a Cinco de Maya themed baby shower on the 5th so this lovely list of yours is very much appreciated. Now I need to figure out how to make a virgin margarita for the mommy to be.
    Thanks love, perfect timing.

  • Gosh I Love Mexican inspired food. Good thing avocados are always cheap here in Cali!

  • Oh my goodness….everything looks delish! Love the pictures, especially that last one!

  • You guys are so cute. Your secret is safe with us, kind of like that time I took a photo of my hubs asleep on the train to NYC with a wide open mouth and posted it on Facebook…………………..

  • They all sound yummy. If we click on the picture of Paul, will it take us directly to him?? 🙂

  • I love ANY reason to eat guacamole – all of your Mexican recipes are so colorful! 🙂

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