Cinco de Mayo is definitely one of my favorite days of the year, because it’s one of the few I can force my husband to have tacos. For some unknown reason, he’s not a huge Mexican food fan even as I try my hardest to make him a convert. This year’s Cinco de Mayo menu is kicking of with a chips, salsa, and a few other things, grazing board. You guys know how much I love a good grazing board!
Thankfully chips and salsa are a fan fav in our house and I don’t have to try so hard to rally support for those on cinco de mayo or any other day of the year.
This weekend, we celebrated Cinco de Mayo a little early and tested some new recipes for you guys. We were planning to have our first dinner outside since it was supposed to be warm enough, and it was, but the rain scared me off a bit. We ended up decorating our little enclosed porch instead!
For the table, we put down a blue Mexican blanket. We bought ours at a Brad Paisley concert when it was down pouring, but this looks identical! I had ordered a Mexican blanket table runner but it hadn’t showed up in time – love that idea, too! I scooped up some firey ranunculus at Trader Joe’s and 3 cactus in the same color from Ikea – I loved that they matched. I also picked up a few palms from Ikea and then the picado banner I ordered on Amazon in white, because, well I usually don’t do bright colored anything so I went with white!
For the board, I included:
- White and blue corn tortilla chips
- Corn salsa
- Traditional salsa
- Sweet and hot jalapenos (my most recent Trader Joe’s obsession)
- Dry chorizo
- Sliced peppers
- Green pitted olives
- Sliced avocado
- Guacamole (not pictured)
- Lime wedges
- Pomegranates and cilantro, for garnishing
And of course, a cino de mayo fiesta wouldn’t be complete without some cerveza – we had Sol and Modelo. And a lot of Topo Chico.