Everyone loves a reason to celebrate, especially if there are cocktails involved, so Cinco de Mayo is no exception. Who doesn’t love nachos and a good margarita, amiright?
While you’ve probably heard of Cinco de Mayo and maybe even celebrate, I bet most of you don’t even know why it’s a holiday! You are gonna learn today! According to Wikipedia, Cinco de Mayo is “the date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza.”
There are plenty of Mexican-style recipes for Cinco de Mayo to try out, but we have 3 yummy recipes for Cinco de Mayo that are tried and true, plus they’re easy to make too!
3 Yummy Recipes for Cinco de Mayo
TEX-MEX WOOD FIRED PIZZA
- Classic Dough
- Classic Sauce
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp cumin powder
- Handful of grated cheddar or shredded mozzarella
- 1/2 of a small red onion sliced into rings
- 1/4 tin of mixed beans or refried beans
- 1 small avocado sliced
- 1 small gem lettuce finely chopped
First, light up your Uuni or whatever wood fired pizza oven you own.
Next, flour your pizza peel and spread the classic dough over the top into a pizza base shape.
Spread a couple of spoons of classic pizza sauce over the base and (if you’re feeling daring) sprinkle the chili powder and cumin over the top.
Now you can add your cheese of choice, followed by the chopped onion and beans.
Using the peel, slide the pizza into the Uuni and allow to cook for 2-3 minutes.
Remove from the heat and cover the center of the pizza with a bed of chopped lettuce and some avocado slices.
Season to taste.
OVEN TOASTED NACHOS
- Bag of your favorite nachos
- Jar of salsa
- Jar of jalapenos
- 1 chili pepper finely chopped
- Shredded cheese
First, put your nachos on a baking tray that will fit into the Uuni (or on a foil-lined baking sheet in your oven, under the broiler.)
Cover with salsa, cheese, chili, and jalapeños.
Put in the Uuni for 1 minute (or cook in the oven under the broiler for 4 minutes.)
Enjoy with your favorite Mexican-inspired cold refreshment like an icy cold margarita!
I personally like to add BBQ Chicken and chopped scallions to nachos for a more filling meal!
SLIM AND TRIM SKINNY MARGARITA
- 2-3 parts Skinny Margarita Mix 15 Calories
- 1 part Alacran Tequila
- Salt and Lime Wedge Garnish
In a cocktail shaker, combine Margarita Mix and Alacran tequila with plenty of ice. Cover and shake vigorously. Pour into a salted glass and garnish with a wedge of lime.
JORDAN'S SKINNY MARGARITA MIX NUTRITIONAL FACTS
Mix is lightly and naturally sweetened with a blend of real sugar, Stevia and erythritol. 1 liter/33.8 fl oz 15 Calories. 5g Carbs. 3g Sugar. No Artificial Flavors. No Artificial Sweeteners. Gluten Free and Kosher. Made in the USA For more information or to purchase Jordan's Skinny Margarita Mix, visit www.SkinnyMixes.com.
Personally, I make all my Margaritas with Alacran Tequila because of it’s clean, smooth, slightly sweet flavor… and no hangover in the morning. It’s great for mixed drinks or straight up in a shot glass. Use it to make all the margaritas to pair with your recipes for Cinco de Mayo.