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17 Cinco De Mayo Recipes To Try This Year

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1. Roberto Santibañez' Classic Guacamole

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

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

Did someone say melted cheese? Get the recipe.
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Did someone say melted cheese? Get the recipe.

4. Margarita

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

5. Salsa Verde

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

6. Fried Avocado Tacos with Sesame and Lime

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

Break out the Crock Pot. Get the recipe.
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Break out the Crock Pot. Get the recipe.

8. Refried Beans with Cinnamon and Clove

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

9. Spicy Shrimp

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

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

11. Queso Fundido con Hongos

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

Fan or foe? Get the recipe.
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Fan or foe? Get the recipe.

13. Feta Quesadillas with Fresh Pico de Gallo and Avocado

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

14. Grilled Corn with Basil Butter

Go char or go home. Get the recipe.
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Go char or go home. Get the recipe.

15. Pork Belly Carnitas

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

16. Crispy, Oven-Baked Tortilla Chips

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

17. Chimichurri Lamb Chops

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

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