Need Cinco de Mayo recipe ideas? Wondering what is the most popular food eaten on Cinco de Mayo and what do you serve at a Cinco de Mayo party or a Mexican food celebration? We have great holiday finger food ideas and snack ideas for May 5 or a fiesta party! Easy recipes for kids to make, too!
CINCO DE MAY RECIPE IDEAS FOR PARTY
What foods are served at Cinco de Mayo?
The official dish of the holiday is mole poblano because it is a traditional dish in Puebla. Mole poblano is a spicy chicken dish with a deep, dark reddish-brown sauce called mole. The sauce contains about 20 ingredients that includes chili peppers and chocolate.
(Mole is pronounced moe-lay.)
Other traditional Cinco de Mayo food includes:
- Pozole (traditional soup served on holidays)
- Lamb barbacoa, smoked underground in banana leaves
- Carnitas topped with queso fresco, pickled onions, and salsa verde in a corn tortilla
- Chiles en Nogada (poblano pepper dipped in egg batter, fried, stuffed with picadillo—a meat and dried fruit hash—and topped with walnut sauce, pomegranate seeds, and parsley)
Cinco de Mayo desserts include:
- Tres Leche cake
Cinco de Mayo Food Party Ideas
If you’re looking for Cinco de Mayo recipes easy to make, you can’t go wrong with any of the dishes here! They’re great for snacks or finger foods or even as additions to your Cinco de Mayo dinner menu.
And, get the kids involved in cooking! Most of these are super easy recipes and even recipes kids can make alone!