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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo: 10 Fun Fiesta Foods

05/02/2015 05:37 am ET | Updated May 02, 2016

Cinco de Mayo -- the perfect excuse to feast on all your favorite Mexican foods. These delicious dishes are some of my most requested Ole!

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Unlike most salsas, which are raw, the vegetables in this recipe are roasted -- intensifying the flavor of the tomatoes, mellowing the onions and garlic, and adding a light touch of smokiness. Warning: It's utterly addictive. GET THE RECIPE

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With black beans, sweet corn, crisp bell peppers and creamy avocado, this make-ahead salad is one that everyone loves. You can serve it as a side dish, salad or dip. The vinaigrette is similar to the popular smoky-sweet salad dressing served at Chipotle. GET THE RECIPE

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My whole family loves these enchiladas. They're filled with smoky shredded chicken and cheddar cheese and topped with a tangy tomatillo sauce. GET THE RECIPE

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While traditional guacamole is made with raw onions, this updated version is made with roasted garlic, which has just as much flavor and none of the unpleasant aftertaste. Always a crowd-pleaser! GET THE RECIPE

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These are my kids' all-time favorite tacos -- they're healthier than traditional beef tacos, and just as good, if not better. GET THE RECIPE

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This dish is not really authentic. True Mexican rice is more complicated and time-consuming to make -- but my kids claim it tastes just like the rice served at their favorite Mexican restaurant. GET THE RECIPE

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This recipe was inspired by a black bean dip I had at a restaurant in Costa Rica that was better than any other black bean dip I'd ever tried. Given -- it won't win a beauty contest, but it's so flavorful, healthy and easy to make, you won't care. GET THE RECIPE

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Also known as Margarita Chicken, this is one of those dishes that just screams fun. The marinade -- a combination of tequila, lime, garlic and spices -- is loaded with bright South-of-the-Border flavor. GET THE RECIPE

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Inspired by the delicious chicken tortilla soup served at Tommy Bahama Café, this silky purée of vegetables, corn tortillas, chicken broth and spices is hearty enough to serve as a meal. GET THE RECIPE

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A proper celebration needs a libation. Citrusy and slightly sweet, these margaritas are a refined version of the syrupy, fake-tasting margaritas served at many bars and restaurants. GET THE RECIPE