Before celebrating Cinco de Mayo, it’s important to know the meaning behind the name. Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence day (that is September 16th – which I know since our whole neighborhood goes crazy with partying!). Cinco de Mayo is the celebration of The Day of the Battle of Puebla, which you can read more about HERE on wikipedia.
Now that you know, or maybe you already knew, let’s dig in to some yummy food! Here’s a list of some amazing looking dishes that you can cook up for Cinco de Mayo, or any other time of year. And, of course, the recipes are gluten-free and paleo-friendly!
Healthy Paleo Cinco De Mayo dishes:
Chicken Tinga From Muy Bueno Cookbook
Paleo Taco Shells From Whole New Mom
Paleo Empanadas From Predominantly Paleo
Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice From The Healthy Beast
Pico De Gallo From The Healthy Beast
Paleo Cinco De Mayo Beverages and Treats:
Paleo Margaritas From Against All Grain
Frozen Mexican Hot Cocoa Smoothie From The Healthy Beast
Paleo Churros From The Saffron Girl
Mexican Hot Chocolate Bark From Tasty Kitchen