Cinco de Mayo – Best Mexican Recipes

by Dannii on May 4, 2014

Cinco de Mayo - Best Mexican Recipes
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I really love Mexican food. Have I mentioned that before? I am sure I have. Anything that comes with a side of guacamole is a definite winner for me. I seem to have gotten myself a reputation for being a bit of an avocado fiend (pretty fair to be honest). On Instagram, a HHH reader tagged me in a photo about avocados. They saw avocados and thought of me – I guess I do talk about/eat them pretty often. What can I say? It’s green gold!

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Tomorrow is Cindo de Mayo and I shall be celebrating Mexicaness with a big Mexican feast. We really wanted to go back to Mexico this year, but we are unable to, so we are just going to have to eat lots of Mexican food to make ourselves feel better. I thought I would share some of my favourite Mexican recipes that I have posted here on HHH, as well as some recipes from around the web that I really like the look of. The title of each recipe is clickable and will take you to the full recipe.


Chicken Burrito Bowl



Mexican Lentil Stew


Slow Cooked Lime and Coriander Chicken Tacos


Salmon Tacos with Avocado Cream


Mexican Coleslaw


Chicken Tortilla Soup


Turkey Chilli


Chicken Enchiladas


Bean Burrito


Bean Chilli with Avocado Salsa


Vegan Burrito Bowl


Spicy Summer Burrito


Here are some of my favourite Mexican recipes from around the web:

Mexican Lentil Tacos from Recipes From A Pantry

Mexican Rice from Simply Sensational Food

Breakfast Burrito from Ren Behan

Simple Chicken Mole from London Unattached

Honey Lime Tequila Shrimp from Tartine and Apron Strings

Smothered Chile Colorado Burrito from Chef in Training

Mexican Pickled Potatoes from The Daily Spud

Mexican Breakfast Eggs from Lavender and Lovage

Mexican Casserole from Running Cupcake

What is your favourite Mexican dish? Leave a comment below – you might see a healthier version of it on the blog soon!

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{ 58 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Choclette

Mexican food is one of my favourites, as are avocados. Lots of delicious looking recipes here – lovely round-up Dannii.


2 Dannii

I could honestly live on avocados.


3 Bintu @ Recipes From A Pantry

Thank you so much for featuring my recipe. Would have t0 try some of these others for next year.


4 Dannii

Your welcome :)


5 Shannon

You’re a food artist! They all look so good! Even though its no longer cinco de mayo I’ll have to give these a try, I love Mexican food!

That Sheffield Sound


6 Dannii

Thank you :)


7 Mary

To be honest, we never really eat Mexican at home. I think it’s the beans and veg involved. Dan’s not a big lover of veg and is so awkward when I’m cooking meals in the evening! I’m a fan though…especially guacamole! Yum!


8 Dannii

You could do him just a meat based dish and add extra veggies for you?


9 Anna @AnnaTheApple

Yum! I do love Mexican food. All that guacamole :) And the spices are just so tasty.
I love a good chilli as well. I think my favourite meal are fajitas – I love the assembly process!


10 Dannii

That is what I love about Mexican food, putting it all together. That is why it makes a good dinner party meal I think.


11 Rachael Huntley

Haven’t cooked much Mexican food before but this post definitely made me salivate so I’ll look forward to giving some of these recipes a go!


12 Dannii

Give it a go – it is so easy.


13 Lucy

I love mexican food- they all look amazing!


14 Dannii

Thanks :)


15 Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

Got to love Mexican food! So much deliciousness in one post, yum!


16 Dannii



17 Lucie

I spied a vegan recipe in there! I haven’t tried Mexican food in forever but your post has me now craving it! Such beautiful colours!


18 Dannii

The vegan recipe is actually one of my favourites.


19 Janice Pattie (@FarmersgirlCook)

What a fabulous list of Mexican yumminess, I have some wraps and I think I’ll be making something spicy tomorrow!


20 Dannii



21 Kathy

I am going to try and making the slow cooked chicken tomorrow. I use my slow cooker so much, as it saves a lot of time, but I struggle for ideas of what to put in it sometimes.


22 Dannii

I love my slow cooker, it’s so handy.


23 Deena kakaya

That coleslaw looks a fab idea x


24 Dannii

Thanks :)


25 Julie

I think I’m one of the few who has never tried mexican food! These dishes do look yummy!


26 Dannii

You definitely need to give it a try – it is amazing.


27 Jacqueline Meldrum

I love Mexican food too. Although we don’t have it very often. My favourite dish is Black Bean Enchiladas.


28 Dannii

Mmm, love black bean dishes.


29 Simone

Beautiful photos – especially the salmon tacos.


30 Dannii

Thank you :)


31 Jesse

Thanks for including a vegan recipe :)


32 Dannii

Of course :D


33 London Unattached Lifestyle and Travel

Thanks for linking up to my chicken mole! I love mexican food – yummy


34 Dannii

You’re welcome!


35 Gemma

Love your recipes – so creative. Thanks for sharing this round-up. There are some here that I have not tried.


36 Dannii

Thank you :)


37 Sophie

My favourite Mexican recipe would have to be quesadillas. Anything cheesy.


38 Dannii

Mmmm! Have you tried my mushroom quasadillas?


39 Linda

We make your Mexican coleslaw every week in our house. Even my kids love it, although they pick out the big bits of red chilli. We have it with a Mexican meal and then I eat the leftovers on salads for the next couple of days.


40 Dannii

Yay – so happy you like it.


41 Maria @ runningcupcake

PS Thanks for having my link there :)


42 Dannii

You’re welcome :)


43 Nayna Kanabar (@citrusspiceuk)

What a lovely selection of recipes.


44 Dannii



45 Nia

Everything looks so delicious. I don’t know which one to try first. I am fairly new to your blog, but I have subscribed and I am really enjoying all the recipes.


46 Dannii

Welcome to the blog!


47 Sarah

Doesn’t everyone love Mexican food? The bean chilli looks really tasty I’ll need to give it a try


48 Dannii

It seems some people have not tried it before. I am here to share the Mexican food love :D


49 Maria @ runningcupcake

I think at the moment I pretty much love anything that can be topped with avocado or guacamole! I like Mexican food as I like a little tiny bit of spice but not too much, plus avocado seems to help balance out any spiciness.
I have never been a fan of chilli and chocolate though- I have tried a few variations but I always wonder why ruin perfectly good chocolate by making it so spicy!!


50 Dannii

I agree! My husband loves chilli and chocolate, but I am not a fan.


51 Karen

THANKS so much for adding my Breakfast Eggs Dannii and what a FABULOUS idea to gather lots of Mexican recipes as a round up! I am a Fiesta Baby being born on the 5th May, so every Cinco de Mayo I party even harder than everyone else! LOL! Karen


52 Dannii

You’re welcome :)


53 Erin

Haha, I had a feeling that you liked Mexican food ;) That is a good thing for me, as I love it too and I love seeing your healthy take on Mexican recipes.


54 Dannii

Do I really speak about it that much? haha


55 Tracy

This all looks lovely. I didn’t actually know what Cinco de mayo was (I had to google it) but anything that celebrated with Mexican food is good with me. I am going to make something off this list tomorrow for dinner.


56 Dannii

Everything should be celebrated with Mexican food :D


57 Laura

I have actually made all your Mexican recipes and I love them – especially the chicken burrito bowl. It is a good way to use up leftover vegetables and the chicken from my weekly food prep.


58 Dannii

Fear not – lots more Mexican recipes coming soon for you to try.


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