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5 Last Minute Cinco de Mayo Recipes

In light of the holiday Saturday, Taste of Home is offering up 5 festive recipes.

Cinco de Mayo is a perfect excuse to enjoy the citrus, spicy and smoky flavors from South of the Border. In light of the holiday Saturday, Taste of Home is offering up festive recipes.

San Marino residents can go to nearby markets like Vons, Pavilions or Hows to find ingredients for these dishes.

  • Mexican Layered Salad: A zesty take on traditional layered salad, this fresh dish can be prepared in advance of any fiesta. Submitted by Joan Hallford of North Richland Hills, Texas. 
  • Chicken Chorizo Posole: A Southwestern staple! And it makes for delicious leftovers, too. Submitted by Jennifer Beckman of Falls Church, Va.
  • Enchilada Casser-Ole!: Packed with black beans, cheese, tomatoes and Southwest flavor, this impressive entrée is as simple as it is simply delicious. Ole! Submitted by Marsha Wills, Homosassa, Fla.
  • Dulce de Leche Cheesecake: A cool, decadent end to a Cinco de Mayo menu. Caramel ice cream topping can be substituted for dulce de leche if not readily available at your grocery store. Submitted by Sonia Lipham of Ranburne, Ala.
  • Fresh Lime Margarita: It wouldn’t be Cinco de Mayo without a margarita cocktail!

Patch Asks: What are your favorite Mexican dishes and drinks? Share your recipes in comments below.  

What are your Cinco de Mayo plans? Looking for a local event? Check out the Cirque du Carver Carnival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday

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