12 Easy Cinco de Mayo Recipes

12 Easy Recipes for Cinco de Mayo!

Can you believe we’re already at the tail end of April!? I’m so ready for hot weather, days at the river, and my traditional saltwater sandal tan lines.

Butttt before we get there, we have a few more days of April Showers.

And then the whole month of May.

Okay, realistically, summer never starts here in the Pacific Northwest until July 5th (because Mother Nature demands that we must stand in the rain to light off our fireworks).

The good news is that we have lots to keep us busy in the meantime, like hosting a super fun Cinco de Mayo party!

You’ll have to go ahead and host one for me, because I just remembered that I’ll be in San Francisco for the big event.

I’m not sure how I didn’t realize that until just now, but I’ll be cruising the Californian coastline next week with the fabulous Becky of The Cookie Rookie and we’ll be making lots of ruckus in the city that night!

Becky & Anetta

If you need some inspiration for a party menu, or you just feel like making a fun themed dinner for the family, I’ve put together a handy list of some of my favorite Mexican-inspired recipes for Cinco de Mayo!

Tequila-Lime Margarita Chicken Fajitas

Margarita Chicken Fajitas

Chicken Enchiladas in Colorado Sauce

Chicken Enchiladas

Honeydew & Raspberry Agua Fresca

Honey Raspberry Agua Fresca

Super Easy Chicken Fajita Soup

With all of the flavor of your favorite Mexican dish, this super easy Chicken Fajita Soup recipe satisfies even the strongest craving!

Mexican Chicken Salad with Chipotle-Raspberry Dressing


Mexican Chicken Chilaquiles Casserole

Mexican Chicken Chilaquiles Casserole

30 Minute Creamy Chicken Enchilada Soup

Creamy Chicken Enchilada Soup - 12 Easy Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Agua de Jamaica (Hibiscus Tea)

Agua de Jamaica

Huevos Rancheros in Colorado Sauce

Huevos Rancheros

Mexican 3 Bean & 3 Pepper Salad

Mexican Three Bean and Three Pepper Salad | thewanderlustkitchen.com

Mexican Pinto Bean Soup

Mexican Pinto Bean Soup

Grilled Citrus-Marinated Mexican Chicken

Grilled Citrus-Marinated Mexican Chicken | 12 Super Easy Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Alright, my lovelies. Go forth and cook!

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Hi, I'm Linda! Welcome to The Wanderlust Kitchen, where I share recipes and travel adventures from all around the world. Here you'll find a world of recipes you can have confidence in. These recipes celebrate authentic food heritage as well as modern techniques and ingredients. Be adventurous and try a new recipe and travel somewhere you have never been before.  Bon Appétit! Bon Voyage!  

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