Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Round-Up and Blog Hop

With Cinco de Mayo just over a week away, I thought I'd throw a little Cinco de Mayo fiesta here on my blog. Although the holiday (which translates to the fifth of May) technically memorializes the victory of Mexicans over French at the 1862 Battle of Puebla, it has become by and large an American holiday to celebrate Mexican and Mexican-American heritage and culture. Whatever your reason for celebrating, I will never turn down an excuse to eat good Mexican food and honor their beautiful culture. Here are some of my favorite Mexican-inspired dishes from the archives, and I'd love for you to link up your Cinco de Mayo fare at the blog hop below!

Simple guacamole recipe

A simple Guacamole recipe to start any party off right

Chicken Tortilla soup

A flavorful Chicken Tortilla Soup that's perfect any time of year

Tofu Tacos

Vegan Tofu Tacos that will satisfy even the most stalwart meat eaters

Turkey Enchiladas

And ooey-gooey turkey enchiladas are always a crowd-pleaser!

Check out all my past blog hops for more themed inspiration >>



  1. I love the look of your tortilla soup, and Turkey enchilladas…. how mouth watering!

  2. Great photos, and perfect timing for a roundup on Cinco de Mayo! I am sure you will get a ton of nice recipes in the blog hop

    (I hope I did it right this time filling all the spots.. 🙂

    • Thanks Sally! There are so many great recipes linked up I don’t know where to start! Thanks for linking up 🙂

  3. I love your round-ups, Katherine, and all your recipes look yummy! I added my version of a guac and will also have a dessert and cocktail soon. Thanks for hosting these!

  4. I wish I had a Mexican recipe I could just pull out of my sleeve, but I’ll just have to drool over all that’s been posted here so far. I LOVE Mexican food!

    • Hopefully some of the links in the blog hop will inspire you to get cooking Sofie 🙂 I also just love Mexican food!

  5. Yay! Tofu tacos. Thanks for triggering my memory—I’ve been meaning to try these!

  6. Thanks for hosting! All of your recipes looks SO delicious!

  7. Thanks for hosting! I’ve been so busy that I haven’t linked up in a while, but I sure made up for it today! 😉

  8. Thanks for the awesome round up!
    Happy Cinco de Mayo 🙂

  9. Ahhh… memories of my honeymoon in Cancun! But seriously, doesn’t guacamole just make everything better? Great round-up!

  10. Seems like a great collection of recipes! Will have to give that tortilla soup a try

  11. Katherine that Tortilla Soups looks awesome!! Great idea for this week’s round-up!

  12. All of this food is looking SO good! I’m sharing 3 recipes today. If you can’t tell, we kinda like Mexican food around here. Thanks for hosting!

  13. I love everything in this post Katherine! YUM! I’d try your simple guacamole this weekend for snack!

  14. SO many great ideas! I haven’t even begun to think about Cinco de Mayo yet!

    • I’m uncharacteristically early with the blog hop, but hopefully these recipes will provide some good inspiration 🙂

  15. Major soft spot for Cinco de Mayo and Puebla. I did my study abroad there :). I added the Baked Chimis and Skinny Fajitas. All your recipes look so beautiful!

  16. Oh, how I look forward to browsing all the blogs and getting inspired by the dishes! I have been thoroughly smitten by Mexican food since we moved to southern California three years ago and I went to Yucatan in 2010!
    I am so glad I discovered your blog via Maureen and can’t wait to get to know you better through your writing:)
    I hope you have a great weekend!

    • I hope you find some great inspiration here – so many wonderful Mexican dishes linked up! Southern California definitely knows how to do Mexican food. So happy you made your way over here 🙂

  17. Your guacamole looks just perfect…I love that it’s not pureed super smooth. Beautifully done, my friend!

  18. Love all the great Cinco de Mayo recipes. I’ve been looking for a fun idea.

  19. Katherine that Chipotle Sour Cream Sauce on that enchilada looks so good, your really good in making my tummy grumble

  20. Perfect way to celebrate! It’s my mom’s birthday too, she goes to Mexico every year and pretends the celebrations are for her 🙂

  21. Thanks for the inspiration, Katherine. I have a Bison flat iron steak taco recipe that I’ve been putting off. Cinco de Mayo it is!

  22. Stunning! Those vegan taco’s look incredible, but then everything else! Yummy photos!!!

  23. Katherine everything looks amazing! Love Cinco De Mayo… or any excuse to serve Mexican food and margaritas!

  24. omygoodness i was drooling by the end of this post! All of your dishes are absolutely gorgeous! It’s rainy and cold today in Chicago, that chicken tortilla soup sounds so perfect!

  25. I love Cinco de Mayo! And I love Mexican & Tex-Mex. I remember your tofu taco – great idea. Love the look of the tortilla soup, too. So many flavors, so many recipes – I can’t keep up! Fun post – thanks.

  26. Katherine, you have an amazing Cinco de Mayo selection! I love the look of your chunky guacamole. What a terrific round up of recipes, too – thank you for hosting!

  27. What a wonderful selection of Cinco de Mayo recipes! I have a party to go to on Saturday and still haven’t decided on a recipe, and now I’ll have plenty of options to choose from!

    • I’m so glad you’re getting some great inspiration from the blog hop. Can’t wait to hear what you end up making!

  28. Everything looks perfect!!! I love the ooey gooey turkey enchiladas, enchiladas are a weakness of mine:-) YUM! Hugs, Terra


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