Cinco de Mayo Classics

Even if you don’t live in a place like California or Texas with a large Mexican population, everyone in the U.S. has a fabulous reason to celebrate Cinco de Mayo—the fabulous Mexican food.

We’ve got plenty of mouthwatering Mexican recipes that are perfect for a Cinco de Mayo celebration and are healthy too. Our Shrimp Enchiladas Verde is an easy, layered casserole with shrimp, tomatillo sauce and melted cheese that only takes about 45 minutes to make. If that’s not fast enough, Shrimp Veracruzana is ready in 30 minutes with only 9 ingredients. Grilled Salmon Soft Tacos with a creamy Cilantro Crema and Citrus Salsa is an irresistible option. Any of these recipes is great with Calabacitas, a simple summer squash sauté or Easy Fiesta Beans.

And the best news about all of these recipes is that they’re far healthier than traditional versions. We skip the heavy-handed cheese and sour cream and opt for plenty of bright fresh cilantro, vegetables and seafood.

Break out a Corona or stir up some Salty Chihuahuas and get ready to party.

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