May is just around the corner and you know what that means: Grilling and Cinco de Mayo! It’s time to start planning your fun Cinco de Mayo festivities! Whether you’ll be dancing to the lively sounds of a mariachi band or just having a relaxing feast with family, we have the recipes that will make your Cinco de Mayo celebration a true fiesta.
Pitcher Style Margaritas for a Crowd
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Cinco de Mayo and margaritas go together like bread and butter. These easy 3-ingredient margaritas are made by the pitcher and you’ll be mingling with your guests instead of being tethered to the bar. Go here for the simple recipe.
The Best Grilled Corn Salad Recipe
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Mexican street corn is a classic food of Mexico in which grilling corn in its husk is the key before serving it on a stick. The husk is pulled back and the golden kernels are slathered with crema or mayo, coated with cotija (Mexican cheese), and sprinkled with cayenne. This recipe melds all of the flavors from traditional Mexican street corn into a delicious side dish you can eat with a fork. Find the mouth-watering recipe here.
Creamy Jalapeno Ranch Dip
It’s not a party without chips and dip. This Tex Mex recipe adds just the right amount of heat and cool. It can be made in advance and can chill out in the fridge while you wait for guests to arrive. Serve with your favorite tortilla chips or thin it out with a little extra lime juice for a fabulous dressing. Go here for the complete recipe.
Cilantro Lime Rice
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If you can boil water, you can make this simple dish that’s a perfect accompaniment to any main course you happen to be grilling. Make it on your Paradise Grill side burner and you won’t have to miss any of the party. Go here for the recipe.
Grilling Honey-Lime Chicken Skewers
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Kabobs are perfect party food. With this recipe, you can cut up your chicken and let it absorb the delicious marinade for an hour or more before the festivities, and pop them on some skewers and throw them on the grill after your guests arrive. Get the full recipe here.
Decorations for a Cinco de Mayo party can be as simple as a Mexican blanket spread over your table with some small potted cacti or some vases with brightly-colored flowers. With a few decorations, some delicious food, and friends and family, and you’ve got yourself one great Cinco de Mayo celebration!
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