20 {Gluten-Free} Cinco de Mayo Food & Drink Recipes

20 Gluten-Free Cinco de Mayo Food & Drink Recipes | BoulderLocavore.com

I cannot think of a cuisine in the United States that has a more broad appeal than Mexican food.  Granted my locality lends itself to an abundance of good Mexican food with influence from the Southwest as well.  I think for me discovering my love for the spicy, earthy flavors so young it’s my ‘go to’ for a festive mood with relaxed ease.  It is not fussy food to prepare or to eat.  Even when dining at the upscale Rick  Bayless Mexican restaurants in Chicago there was no pretense.

Like St. Patrick’s Day, the holiday of Cinco de Mayo had been adopted by many as their own and as an opportunity to celebrate.  We have a special local Mexican restaurant with some divey overtones and an outdoor patio that can’t be beat.  It seems to change hands every few years but fortunately is under new ownership serving up healthy ‘fresh Mex’ down to their Margaritas.  That will be our choice for Cinco de Mayo but I know there are many areas where Mexican food, or Mexican-inspired food is not as readily available.  I’ve whipped together a list of ideas that should suite any climate or food preference.  They are not all bonafide Mexican dishes but all bear the spice and personality of traditional Mexican food even if in an adapted form!

However you plan to spend Cinco de Mayo, may you be surrounded by good friends and good food!

Cheesy Ham and Black Bean Nachos | BoulderLocavore.com


Cheesy Ham and Black Bean Nachos

Huevos Diablo

Turkey Tortilla Soup

Grilled Peach and Corn Salsa -  BoulderLocavore.com



Grilled Peach and Corn Salsa

Pineapple Salsa

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

Mexican Sloppy Joes meets Nachos: Tijuana Trainwreck | BoulderLocavore.com


Main Dishes

Smoked Chorizo Soft Tacos with Grilled Peach and Corn Salsa

Tijuana Train Wreck

Chipotle Chicken Soft Tacos and Pepper Jack Quesadilla

Apple Pork Mini Empanadas

Grilled Coffee-rubbed Bison Tacos

Taco Meatloaf

Gluten-free Tres Leches Cake -  BoulderLocavore.com



Tres Leches Cake

Cinnamon-Sugar Gluten Free Churros


Fresh-Style Margarita - BoulderLocavore.com


Libations (alcoholic and not)

Summer ‘Freestyle’ Margarita

Smoky Watermelon Jalapeno Margarita

Grapefruit Margarita

Watermelon infused Tequila Margaritas

Peach Margaritas

Champagne Mango-Lime Agua Fresca

Champagne Mango-Lime Agua Fresco BoulderLocavore 754-001

Come check out even more recipes in the Cinco de Mayo Recipe section!


    • says

      Sounds like you now have a plan for Cinco de Mayo Christiane! Tijuana Train Wreck is very easy and fun anytime I think! And we just got a load of snow so the fact it’s warm sounds good too!

  1. says

    These look terrific and I see my favorite for grilled peach and corn salsa! All of these will work well for the baby shower I’ll be attending before I head over for a Cinco de Mayo bash. Nice collection!

    • says

      That is the nicest comment I’ve had! I too look forward to that and I’m sure there is a conference overlap in our future! Thanks for pinning.

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