Are you ready for Cinco de Mayo? May 5th is your day to celebrate with these delicious Gluten Free Cinco de Mayo recipe ideas. If you love Mexican food, these homemade gluten free Mexican recipes will quickly become your favorites!

I have to be honest with you. Now that we live in California, Cinco de Mayo often passes us. 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.

This holiday has come to celebrate the Mexican-American culture more than anything. I hope you enjoy the holiday with these special gluten free Mexican recipes.

I make gluten-free Mexican recipes for my family a couple of times per week because it is comfort food for us. I hope you can enjoy a few of these recipes in your own Cinco de Mayo celebration!

Why Celebrate Cinco de Mayo?

Cinco de Mayo is a huge celebration of Mexico’s heritage, and it commemorates Mexico’s defeat over the French army in the battle of Puebla in 1862. Although Mexican independence came on September 16, many mistakenly think Cinco de Mayo celebrates Mexican independence

Here are some of my favorite Mexican recipes for you so that you can have your own celebration. While celebrating, don’t forget to check out these Fancy Drinks to help you celebrate!

If you love celebrating fun holidays, try some of these gluten free recipes for Mardi Gras.

There are so many delicious foods enjoyed at Cinco de Mayo. Some of the popular foods and drinks include:

  • Nachos
  • Enchiladas
  • Tacos
  • Margaritas
  • Churros
  • Tres Leche Cake

The Best Gluten Free Cinco De Mayo Recipes:

Cocktails

Pink Grapefruit Margaritas with Sriracha Salt
Sandi Gaertner
Easy pink grapefruit margaritas with homemade sriracha salt rim.
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overhead photo of 2 glasses of pink grapefruit margaritas with red chile peppers floating in them.
Prickly Pear Margarita
Sandi Gaertner
An easy prickly pear margarita recipe.
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Classic Margaritas
This classic margarita recipe is a winner all year long!
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A frozen margarita next to liquor bottles.

Appetizers:

Padron Pepper Salsa
Sandi Gaertner
A fresh spicy homemade salsa with delicious ripe tomatoes and padron peppers.
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The top view of a bowl of padron pepper salsa. There are tortilla chips around the bowl.
Shredded Chicken Taco Soup
Sandi Gaertner
Your whole family will love this easy chicken taco soup. This healthy soup is ready in under 30 minutes!
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A top view of a bowl of taco soup with corn tortilla chips.
Easy Mexican Style Chicken Soup
Sandi Gaertner
A simple one pot Mexican Style Chicken Soup recipe that can be made stovetop or in an Instant Pot.
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a bowl of Mexican chicken soup in a black bowl
2 Ingredient Mexican Dip with Black Beans
Sandi Gaertner
This recipe makes a tasty Mexican bean dip with black beans. All you need are two ingredients and about 5 minutes to make this nacho bean dip.
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A bowl full of black bean dip on a wooden serving tray.
Homemade Chorizo Queso
Sandi Gaertner
A delicious melted cheese dip that is full of tomatoes, chorizo, and scallions
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A close up of a bowl of stuffed white queso dip in a bowl.
Avocado Tomatillo Roll
This Avocado Tomatillo Roll is a unique appetizer that is sure to wow your guests with creamy avocados, tangy tomatillos and spicy serrano peppers wrapped in a blanket of cream cheese.
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Avocado tomatillo dip.

Meals:

Easy Tex Mex Migas Recipe
Sandi Gaertner
A hearty traditional Mexican breakfast that includes eggs, corn tortillas, and chorizo.
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A plate full of Mexican migas.
Easy 5 Ingredient Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
Sandi Gaertner
Delicious slow cooker pulled pork makes delicious sandwiches, tacos, and casseroles.
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Padron Pepper Chili
Sandi Gaertner
A delicious hearty chili made with ground meat, vegetables, and spices. It is ready in just 30 minutes.
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A bowl of padron pepper chili garnished with scallions.
Beef Enchiladas
This beef enchiladas recipe is so good with corn tortillas filled with slowly simmered ground beef, lots of shredded cheese, then smothered in homemade red enchilada sauce.
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Beef enchiladas on a plate.
Vegetarian Mexican Casserole
Sandi Gaertner
This delicious gluten free vegetarian Mexican Casserole makes a delicious meatless dinner the whole family will love.
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Easy Blackened Shrimp Fajitas
Sandi Gaertner
Step by step easy instructions to make homemade blackened seasoning and then how to use it to make shrimp fajitas.
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Easy Walking Tacos Bar
Sandi Gaertner
A quick and easy walking tacos bar that is perfect for any gathering. I include my homemade chimichurri sauce recipe as it goes perfectly with these gluten free tacos.
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Two walking tacos next to a taco bar.
Grilled Pork Street Tacos
Sandi Gaertner
Quick and easy grilled pork street tacos. Dinner is ready in under 30 minutes.
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Three pork tacos on a tray.

Desserts:

Mouthwatering Gluten Free Churros
Sandi Gaertner
Delicious gluten free churros. Fried churros are rolled in cinnamon sugar and are a delicious Mexican dessert.
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A bowl full of cinnamon sugar coated fried churros.
Coconut Tres Leches
Sandi Gaertner
A delicious homemade gluten free tres leches cake recipe that is perfect for any occasion. Three milks blend together to make this creamy tres leches cake.
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A slice of gluten free tres leches cake on a small white plate.
Crazy Good Gluten Free Churros Cupcakes
Sandi Gaertner
Everyone will love these cinnamon sugar gluten free churros cupcakes. Cinnamon cupcakes topped with gluten free churros
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Have a favorite?

We would love to hear if you have a loved Cinco de Mayo recipe. Please leave a comment. Thank you!