Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner, and we all know what that means! No, it’s not Mexican Independence day, but it does make for a great excuse to indulge in some delicious Mexican food!
I happen to have a great collection of easy and delicious Instant Pot recipes perfect for the occasion!
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For those of you that are wondering, Cinco de Mayo is the date in 1862 when the Mexican army defeated the French in the Battle of Puebla. It is a minor holiday in Mexico, but any excuse for good food right?
Without further ado, here are my suggestions for your Cinco De Mayo celebration!
Cinco de Mayo Dinner Recipes
Let’s start with the main course!
Nothing could be more perfect for a Cinco de Mayo celebration than some authentic Mexican tacos! Cochinita Pibil tacos are packed full of flavor and will be a perfect addition to your party. If you’re making Cochinita, make sure you also make the Red Onion Habanero Salsa below!
Carnitas are probably my personal favorite when it comes to tacos! This is my hubby’s recipe and it is perfection! It also couldn’t be easier! Throw it all in the Instant Pot and you’re set!
Salsa Chicken Tacos
Can’t go wrong with Salsa Chicken Tacos! These super easy tacos are delicious, quick, and can be loaded up with all your favorite toppings. Perfect for everyone in the family!
If you need a last minute option, then this Taco Soup is perfect! So tasty and incredibly easy. Your friends and family will love it!
Another perfect last minute choice is this delicious Taco Pasta. It’ll be ready in no time and the flavor is amazing!
If you’re looking for a healthier option for Cinco de Mayo, then give this Salpicon a try. Very flavorful, yet light and fresh. You can serve it with rice or on tortillas for tacos.
Cinco de Mayo Appetizers
A few extras never hurt!
Red Onion Habanero Salsa
This Red Onion Habanero Salsa is so so good! Perfect for topping all your tacos! You especially need to make this if you’re making Cochinita Pibil. They go hand in hand!
This easy homemade Guacamole is so delicious! Just a few ingredients and you’ll enjoy better than restaurant quality guacamole in no time! The perfect start to a Mexican meal!
These three easy dip recipes will keep your guests busy before the food comes out. These are not Instant Pot dips, but a couple of them are made easier by the Instant Pot. These are all my mom’s recipes and they are family favorites!
Cinco de Mayo Desserts
And now for the best part! Dessert!
Arroz con Leche
Arroz con Leche is the perfect ending for your Cinco de Mayo celebration. This sweet indulgence is so easy to make in the Instant Pot. You definitely don’t want to miss this recipe.
Why stop at one dessert when you can have 2? This creamy and rich flan is easy to make and it will leave your guests raving, guaranteed!
Dulce de Leche
Finally, you can serve some cut up fruit dipped in Dulce de Leche.
It’s fruit, so it’s healthy right?
Or, you can ditch healthy, and serve some ice cream topped with this sweet perfection. Dulce de Leche is a breeze in the Instant Pot. Definitely an easy choice for a delicious dessert.
Happy Cinco de Mayo!