Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Cinco de Mayo recipes

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo by gathering your amigos for some great Mexican food and drinks. Here are a few easy and delicious Cinco de Mayo recipes for appetizers and margaritas with a twist!




Cheryl’s Awesome Guacamole

Of all the guacamole recipes I’ve tried, this one is definitely one of the best.

Combine:

  • 4 large avocados
  • 2-1 cloves of garlic
  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 bunch of chopped cilantro
  • ½ -1 finely chopped serrano or jalepeno pepper (depending on how hot you like it)
  • 2 diced roma tomatoes
  • the juice of 1½ limes
  • sea salt and pepper to taste
  • cotija cheese (to garnish)

Smash avocado with a fork, mix in other ingrediants, squeeze fresh lime juice liberally, salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle cheese on top to serve.

Fresh Tomato Salsa

Ingredients :

  • ½ of a small onion
  • ¼ cup of cilantro leaves or parsley
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • 1 pound of diced ripe tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon of lime juice
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt

Instructions:
Finely chop one half of a small onion. Mince ¼ cup of cilantro leaves or parsley. In a mixing bowl, combine the onion, cilantro or parsley, 1 minced garlic clove, 1 pound of diced ripe tomatoes, 1 tablespoon of lime juice, and ¼ teaspoon of salt. Makes 2 ½cups.

Jose Cuervo Pomegranate Margaritas

(from the Jose Cuervo website)

  • 1.5 oz Jose Cuervo Especial Gold Tequila
  • 3 oz Jose Cuervo Lime Margarita Mix
  • 2 oz Pomegranate Juice
  • 1 Lime Wedge
  • 1 tbsp. Coarse Salt or Sugar (optional)

Directions:
Combine tequila, margarita mix, and pomegranate juice in a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled Margarita glass. Rim glass with salt or sugar if desired. Garnish with lime wedge. **Tip: Use red sugar on the rim of your glass for an extra festive Margarita.

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Healthier Super Bowl snacks — Are you ready for some football?

It is Super Bowl weekend.  Here are four healthy options for your game time snacking!

Healthier Super Bowl Party Snacks

I just made a trip to the grocery store for dinner tonight, and couldn’t believe the displays of potato chips and soda pop beckoning soon-to-be Sunday Super Bowl watchers. Are you looking for something with a little more flair for the big game? Want some healthier Super Bowl snacking ideas that will keep the gang satisfied? Here are three great recipes that are sure to score this Sunday!

Here are some Healthier Super Bowl Snacks

 

 

buffalo cauliflower recipeBuffalo Cauliflower

We’d love to hear from you, and share with our readers, some of your healthy Super Bowl snack recipes for the big game! Please feel free to comment below and share your favorite recipes for game day.

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Buffalo Cauliflower for the Super Bowl

buffalo cauliflower recipe

It’s almost time for Super Bowl Sunday! Yay! Being a gal living in Portland, Oregon, I have to say that I am totally rooting for the Seahawks this year (sorry Patriots fans).

Sunday, February 1st is Super Bowl Sunday, and the big game airs at 3:30 pm Pacific time (6:30 Eastern time).

If you are looking for a healthy, yet yummy snacking option while watching the game, why not try this recipe for roasted  buffalo cauliflower.

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Buffalo Cauliflower

Ingredients:

  • 1 head of cauliflower (double or triple recipe if you are hosting a big group)
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Buffalo hot sauce
  • Blue cheese dip (buy or make your own by combining 3/4 cup of lowfat sour cream with 1/4 cup of crumbled blue cheese)

Directions:

  • Cut cauliflower into bite-sized chunksoven roasted buffalo cauliflower
  • Whisk together flour, water, and 1 Tbsp buffalo sauce
  • Add cauliflower and toss to coat
  • Roast in oven at 425 degrees until deep golden brown (takes about 15 or so minutes)
  • Toss with more hot sauce and roast for an additional 10 minutes
  • Serve with blue cheese dip, celery and carrots

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Potato Bar for Super Bowl

A Super Bowl Potato Bar

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Are you hosting a Super Bowl party this year? A baked potato bar can be a great Super Bowl menu idea that both pleases everyone and actually allows you to relax and enjoy the game (and the commercials!) Add a few other make-ahead snacks such as chips and dip, buffalo wings,  a salad, and some brownies, and you’ll be all set before kickoff!

Here are some items to include with your spuds:

  • Butter or margarine (roasted garlic butter is an especially yummy option)
  • Sour cream
  • Salsa or pico de gallo
  • Taco sauce
  • Guacamole
  • Chili
  • Taco meat or shredded chicken
  • Bacon bits
  • Cheese — shredded cheddar, mozzarella, or even gorgonzola
  • Broccoli
  • Olives
  • Mushrooms
  • Tomatoes
  • Green onions
  • Chives





Want some more Super Bowl party food options? Take a look at Today.com for a great list of amazing recipes.

Also, be sure to check out our Creative Party Themes football party page for loads of Superbowl party ideas to help you  host an amazing event.