Countdown to Cinco de Mayo: Unexpectedly Mexican

Coctel de Camarones

Pictured Recipe: Coctel de Camarones

Five authentically delicious, decidedly healthy suppers that go beyond the taco combo platter.

Take a look at the calendar—we’re just a few days away from Cinco de Mayo! That means this is a great week to, shall we say, pre-game by counting down to May 5 with five nights of easy Mexican dinners. Sorry to harsh on your margarita-mellow, but fat and calorie levels are sky-high on many Mexican-restaurant foods we love, like those oversized platters of enchiladas or chimichangas slathered in cheese and sauces. So instead of ordering out, honor some of Mexico’s healthier traditions by making these bright, fresh, authentic recipes for quick dinners at home.

—Wendy Ruopp, Managing Editor

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