Are you ready for Cinco de Mayo? May 5th is your day to celebrate with these delicious Gluten Free Cinco de Mayo recipe ideas. Although Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army’s victory over the French, today has a double meaning. This holiday has come to celebrate the Mexican-American culture more than anything.
Here are some of my favorite gluten free Mexican recipes for you so that you can have your own celebration. While you are celebrating, don’t forget to check out these Fancy Drinks to help you celebrate!
I have to be totally honest with you. Now that we live in California, Cinco de Mayo often passes us by. Coming from Austin where the Mexican food is just amazing, I have found that the restaurants we have tried in California frequently don’t compare to Austin’s.
I try to make gluten free Mexican recipes for my family a few times per month because it is comfort food for us. I hope you can enjoy a few of these recipes in your own Cinco de Mayo celebration! I am including gluten free Cinco de Mayo recipe ideas for every meal to carry you through the whole day.
Cinco de Mayo Cocktails
A celebration wouldn’t be complete without my favorite margarita, Pink Grapefruit Margarita with Sriracha Salt.
Fresh pink grapefruit makes this drink so refreshing and good. The sriracha rim adds the kick of spice needed to be a true Mexican cocktail.
If spice isn’t your thing, these Frozen Peach Margaritas with Ginger Sugar are also delicious.
I may be a little margarita focused, and you may need to make all three because it can be hard to decide which margarita recipe to make. These homemade Prickly Pear Margaritas are a fun margarita. Prickly pears can come in vivid orange or hot pink hues.
And if you love Sangria, wait until you try this Sangrita recipe from OMG Yummy!
Here is a great guide to making a top-shelf margarita from my friend at Pastry Chef Online that I think you will love.
Cinco de Mayo Breakfast Recipes
Let’s start with my favorite Chorizo Migas recipe. Although migas are technically “Tex Mex” they are one of our favorite breakfast recipes!
This quick and easy Mexican Shakshuka is a fun spicy twist on the classic shakshuka. This is a yummy one pan dish that makes a hearty breakfast!
My kids LOVE breakfast tacos and these Spring Onion Breakfast Tacos with a Mango Habanero Salsa are full of delicious flavor!!
Your family will love putting together their breakfast with this easy Chorizo Potato Burrito Bar!
Cinco de Mayo Appetizer Recipes
This shredded chicken taco soup is a delicious blend of Mexican flavors. This soup makes a great starter or a light meal. Another thing I love about this soup is that it cooks really quickly in one pot!
This fun twist on quesadillas is a great way to sneak in some vegetables while enjoying a delicious Mexican appetizer.
We eat a lot of soup so I wanted to share this Mexican Style Chicken Soup recipe with you. Another quick and easy protein-packed soup that makes a wonderful meal!
These easy bean nachos are so easy to make. This is two recipes in one as I also include a homemade bean dip recipe for these nachos!
If you love cheese, this classic White Queso is stuffed with chorizo and tastes amazing with chips.
This cheesy chili dip is a must for dipping chips!
If you love easy, these Velveta Nachos are sure to please a crowd!
It isn’t a party without this yummy Avocado Tomatillo Roll!
Cinco de Mayo Meal Ideas
This recipe is perfect for a day of celebrating. It cooks up in your slow cooker so you have an easy tasty dinner without taking up a lot of cooking time. Serve this slow cooker pulled pork with all of the fixings for a build your own taco bar!
Use this amazing Corn and Avocado Salsa on your pulled pork tacos too!!
If you love tacos, wait until you try these Duck Tacos with Cherry Citrus Salsa! Tacos will never be boring again!
So this is in no way an authentic Mexican recipe…but it is full of Mexican flavors and is a kid-favorite in our house. You will love how easy this gluten free Mexican Lasagna recipe is to make.
Cinco de Mayo Desserts
You are going to love this mouthwatering Gluten Free Tres Leches Cake. This recipe was created by Chef Tony Kzaz, the executive chef.
Unfortunately, Chef Tony is now in Florida, but I am grateful he allowed me to share his recipe with you :-).