Cinco de Mayo Recipes: Celebrate Potato Style!

Cinco de Mayo Margarita

Are you planning a Cinco de Mayo shindig? Potatoes are a big part of Mexican cuisine, and they pair beautifully with traditional Mexican spices. We’ve rounded up some our favorite festive recipes to help you celebrate right!

The fifth of May is the anniversary of the Mexican army defeating the French in 1862, and it’s actually not a big holiday in Mexico. Here in the U.S., though, we love to celebrate with Mexican-themed fare, and of course plenty of frosty margaritas.

But sometimes we can overdo it on Cinco de Mayo, so balance out those margaritas with a good-for-you spread of healthy potato recipes! Check out our healthy Cinco de Mayo menu, along with a bonus recipe for our tangy (totally not healthy) margarita!

Fiesta Potato Smashers


Kick things off with some tasty crowd-pleasing starters! If you’re not doing a sit-down shindig, you can just serve these appetizers as finger foods, so your guests will have something festive and healthy to munch on between cocktails.

Potato Tacos

The Main Event

Cinco de Mayo is on a Sunday this year, which means you can celebrate with a yummy brunch. We’ve got a few main course options for you, so whether you go brunchy or for more standard fare, we’ve got you covered!

Cinco de Mayo Margarita

Margaritas are not what we’d call health food, but it’s a holiday, so indulge a little! We’ll never tell.

Makes: 8 margaritas


  • 12 ounces tequila
  • 8 ounces of triple sec
  • 1 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/3 cup simple syrup (optional)
  • Ice


Pour all of the ingredients into the blender, adding enough ice so the liquid is just covering it. Blend until smooth, and serve immediately.

Image Credit: Remixed Creative Commons photo by Lee Edwin Coursey

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