It’s almost Cinco de Mayo y’all! To be totally honest, I didn’t think much about Cinco de Mayo until I was a little older, but now it is one of my favorite holidays to celebrate. So, what is the reason for Cinco de Mayo? Well, Cinco de Mayo is the celebration of the Mexican victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Today, it is one of the most celebrated holidays throughout Mexico. There are parades, music, folkloric dancing and of course, food! I believe the Hispanic culture has some of the best cuisine in the world – it’s fresh, flavorful and they created margaritas. With that, I have rounded up some of my favorite healthy Cinco de Mayo recipes for the upcoming holiday – check them out!
Grilled Shrimp Tostadas with Piñata® Apple & Mango Salsa – First of all, can you ever go wrong with tostadas? I highly doubt it. These Grilled Shrimp Tostadas will satisfy every taste bud in your mouth past the point of no return… AND then a little bit further after that. The savory taste of shrimp combined with the fresh flavors of the Piñata® apple and mango makes this recipe a keeper.
Green Apple Salsa – If you’re looking to not fall too far from the health wagon during Cinco de Mayo, this Green Apple Salsa is ideal. This mixture is a great alternative to condiments like cream sauces or sour cream and offers you a fresh take on delicious. Made with Stemilt’s Granny Smith apples and combined with the delicious flavors of lime juice, olive oil, vinegar, and honey (and a couple of other delicious ingredients), you have yourself a healthy treat.
Pulled Pork Tacos with Crunchy Apple Slaw – You had me at tacos. These Pulled Pork Tacos are from online food media outlet, Serious Eats, who created the to-die-for recipe with our delicious Piñata® apples. If you have an instant pot or other multi-cooker, then game on! Between the homemade rub recipe and the fresh crunch of the apple slaw, your mouth won’t. stop. watering.
Chicken, Monterey Jack & Apple Quesadilla – Seriously you guys. So far, every recipe I’ve listed is making my mouth water and this one is no different. Spice up a classic dish with some Pink Lady® apples! This easy-to-make recipe is perfect if you’re celebrating at home with the kiddos as they’re simple and you can whip up quite a few in no time at all. Sally from Real Mom Nutrition created this recipe and has added a lot of unique spins to give this dish that extra flavor blast you are looking for.
Fiesta Fruit Salad with Cinnamon and Sugar Tortilla Chips – Can’t end the day without some dessert, right? Because life is a balance. 😊 This Fiesta Fruit Salad is a fresh way to end the day after some of the heavier dishes you consumed. With a combination of a Stemilt Gala apple, watermelon, kiwi and lime, this dessert is the perfect way to cap off your Cinco de Mayo celebrations.
Did we miss any Cinco de Mayo recipes? Tell us what in the comments below!