Huffpost Taste

Featuring fresh takes and real-time analysis from HuffPost's signature lineup of contributors

Food52 Headshot

8 Festive Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

Posted: Updated:

At heart, Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of small victories. It might not have the grand, patriotic trappings of Independence Day or the Saturnalian frenzy of Carnival season. In Mexico, it might not even be widely observed outside the state of Puebla, where said victory once took place. But let's be honest -- at Food52, we never need much of a reason for a fiesta.

On May 5th, some of us will remember General Zaragoza's unlikely triumph over the French army. And some of us will just be looking for an excuse to eat more tacos. However you celebrate Cinco de Mayo, we rounded up a bright, festive menu that straddles both sides of the border. Start off with a fresh batch of homemade corn tortillas -- and don't forget a sunny margarita to wash it all down. Salud!

Margarita by Erika Kotite 


Corn Tortillas by Happyolks


Cooked Green Salsa by Pati Jinich


Mexican Chicken Noodle Soup by jessie schupack


Fish Tacos on the Grill by Merrill Stubbs


Roberto Santibañez' Classic Guacamole by Genius Recipes


Frozen Bananas Dipped in Mexican Chocolate Ganache and Spicy Honeyed Peanuts by indieculinary


Flans with Muscovado Sauce by Alice Medrich


This article originally appeared on 8 Festive Recipes for Cinco de Mayo.

Food52 is a community for people who love food and cooking. Follow them at -- and check out their new kitchen and home shop, Provisions.