Cinco de Mayo is more than just your favourite taco recipes. These Cinco de Mayo salad recipes are the perfect addition to your fiesta spread. Whether you are looking for a cool and refreshing watermelon salad, to a perfectly-spiced elote salad, this list has you covered!
What is Cinco de Mayo?
Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of Mexico's victory over the French Empire in 1862 - celebrated on May 5th.
Modern day celebrations in the United States are of course, much more commercialized. Cinco de Mayo is now commonly associated with a reason to indulge in delicious Mexican and Mexican-inspired foods!
What Foods are Typically Eaten?
The most traditional Cinco de Mayo food is molé poblano, as it is known as the official food of Cinco de Mayo, and is consumed in Puebla, Mexico.
That being said, if you are looking to celebrate Cinco de Mayo at home, you cannot go wrong with homemade tacos, tinga quesadillas, or fusion taco biscuit bites. With all great tacos and main course ideas, a side is a must. These Cinco de Mayo inspired salads are the perfect addition! If you're looking for cocktail inspiration for Cinco de Mayo, you'll want to add Mexican micheladas, a homemade blue margarita, or even a chile lime mangorita to the spread!
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