cinco de mayo recipe

Roasted Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa
Fresh, fast, and healthy, these zesty tacos are on the table in less than 30 minutes. The heat of the spice-rubbed shrimp is tempered by a sweet and juicy mango salsa, which features the bold flavors of raw red onion, jalapeno, cilantro, and lots of lime juice. Cook Time: 15 min
Prep Time: 10 min
Mango Margarita Popsicles
Chill out with this whimsical spin on a classic south-of-the-border cocktail. Fresh mango adds a touch of tropical sweetness to these salty-sour margarita boozesicles. Cook Time: N/A
Prep Time: 5 minutes (+ 4 hours freeze time)
Skinny Solution: 4 Healthy Dips for Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is barely celebrated in Mexico, but here in the United States, it's a day that's devoted to appreciating our southern neighbor's culture – through the medium of margarita mixology and spicy hot salsa. 

And let's be honest, lots of Americans will spend May 5th sipping salt-rimmed glasses at one of the many alcohol-fueled festivities happening across the country. 

Susan Feniger's Chipotle Salsa
This authentic spicy salsa is made with chipotle chiles and pureed tomatoes. Serve it chilled with tortilla chips alongside your favorite Mexican dish! Cook Time: 25 min
Prep Time: 10 min
Easy Avocado & Feta Cheese Dip
This incredibly delicious dip proves that healthy eating doesn't have to be boring. Avocados, onions, garlic, cilantro, and jalapeno combine with feta cheese to create an effortless app or snack that's packed with flavor, as well as antioxidants, potassium, calcium, and vitamins B-6 and B-12. Serve with baked pita chips and fresh veggies. Cook Time: N/A
Prep Time: 5 min
Susan Feniger's Squash Blossom Quesadillas
The flavor of squash blossoms, a traditional filling for quesadillas in Mexico, is much more complex than that of the squash itself. And the fragile flowers need only be cooked briefly to release their intense flavor. Cut in wedges, these unique quesadillas, featuring a dynamic trio of flavorful manchego, panela, and cotija cheeses by Cacique, are excellent as a starter for a summer barbeque or cocktail party. Cook Time: 30 min
Prep Time: 15 min
Black Bean and Goat Cheese Dip
Keep things light and healthy at your next football party with this zesty dip. Simply combine black beans, goat cheese, cilantro, lime juice, and chipotle peppers in a food processor and within 5 minutes, you've got a tangy and spicy appetizer that everyone will love. Cook Time: N/A
Prep Time: 5 min
Southwestern Potato Salad with Roasted Red Pepper Dressing
This mayo-free potato salad gets its color and flavor from a spicy red pepper sauce made with lime juice, greek yogurt, and chipotle chile peppers. This dressing tastes like a homemade version of hot buffalo sauce. Cook Time: 30 min
Prep Time: 5 min
Healthy Avocado-Lime Potato Salad

No one will miss the mayo once they taste this zesty potato salad. It features a smooth and nutritious sauce made with Greek yogurt, ripe avocados, cumin and fresh cilantro.

Cook Time: 30 min
Prep Time: 5 min
Margarita Lime Wedge Jello Shots
The skip the salt-rimmed glass and go straight for these adorable and wiggly lime wedge jello shots infused with tequila, Triple Sec, lime juice, and sugar. It takes some prep work, but the super cute results are totally worth it. Cook Time: 5 min
Prep Time: 30 min + chill time
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