Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a celebration held on May 5 commemorating the Mexican army’s surprising victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.
Interestingly, while Cinco de Mayo sees limited significance and celebration in Mexico, the date is observed in the United States and other locations around the world as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride.
Whether you’re hosting your own Cinco celebration, or just looking for some new recipes to add some spice to your weekly menu, here are 5 healthy, organic treats worth giving a try!
Best Damn Guacamole Ever – Treehugger
Author-foodie Jerry James Stone says it was hard to go public with his super secret recipe, but we’re glad he did. Be sure to make an extra batch! It’s gonna disappear quick! (The fajitas recipe also included in this post doesn’t look bad either, but it’s a little more time-intensive).
Organic Margarita – greenUPGRADER
Whether you’re going, out staying in or having people over to celebrate, author Becky Striepe recommends trying out this killer organic Margarita recipe for a little liqurious goodness.
Grilled King Salmon with Roasted Tomatillo Sauce – MNN
Salmon isn’t what you would normally think of when you think Mexican, but this Mexican-inspired dish uses a traditional sauce that complements the salmon or other varieties of fish very well (just be sure to purchase wild-caught salmon, never farmed).
Shrimp-and-Black Bean Nachos – Cooking Light
Finger foods are a hit at any party. Just be sure to look for wild-caught shrimp and organic veggies when making this recipe.
Black Bean Tacos – My Recipes
This veggie taco is loaded with protein from the beans and seitan (wheat gluten). Look for seitan in health food stores or near tofu in larger supermarkets. If you prefer to skip the seitan, use another can of black beans, tofu, sustainably-raised beef, or chicken in its place.
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