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    17 Cinco De Mayo Recipes To Try This Year

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    1. Roberto Santibañez' Classic Guacamole

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    There's no such thing as a Cinco de Mayo without guacamole. Trust me. Get the recipe.

    2. Cuban Avocado, Watercress, and Pineapple Salad

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    Not every dish you eat this Cinco de Mayo has to be covered in melted cheese. Get the recipe.

    3. Chicken and Black Bean Nachos

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    Did someone say melted cheese? Get the recipe.

    4. Margarita

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    If a drink is your idea of tapas, we've got you covered. Get the recipe.

    5. Salsa Verde

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    Put the store-bought stuff to shame. Get the recipe.

    6. Fried Avocado Tacos with Sesame and Lime

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    Take your avocado to the next level, by way of a crispy fry. Get the recipe.

    7. Citrus Pulled Pork Tacos

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    Break out the Crock Pot. Get the recipe.

    8. Refried Beans with Cinnamon and Clove

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    Refried beans, like you've never seen before. Get the recipe.

    9. Spicy Shrimp

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    Make sure to save a couple for the chef, as these will disappear quick. Get the recipe.

    10. Serrano Ham and Manchego Croquetas

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    Fried ham and cheese sounds like a v. good idea. Get the recipe.

    11. Queso Fundido con Hongos

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    Keep tortillas on deck for bathing in this melted cheese. Get the recipe.

    12. Smashed Pea Guacamole with Cilantro, Ginger and Lime

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    Fan or foe? Get the recipe.

    13. Feta Quesadillas with Fresh Pico de Gallo and Avocado

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    Growing up means putting feta in your quesadilla instead of Kraft. Get the recipe.

    14. Grilled Corn with Basil Butter

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    Go char or go home. Get the recipe.

    15. Pork Belly Carnitas

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    Tender and crispy pork belly, could you want anything more? Get the recipe.

    16. Crispy, Oven-Baked Tortilla Chips

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    Remember to squeeze fresh lime juice on them after baking. Get the recipe.

    17. Chimichurri Lamb Chops

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    Three's a (delicious) crowd. Get the recipe.

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