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Best Zesty Cinco de Mayo Recipes to Kickstart the Party

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.

  • 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!

Monrovia residents can go to nearby markets like , , or to find ingredients for these dishes.

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

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