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17 Easy Mexican Recipes

Here are 17 easy and delicious Mexican recipes for you that are perfect for your Cinco de Mayo plans, or just for an easy weeknight meal. The whole family will love these recipes - the tricky part will be deciding what to make first!

Here are 17 easy and delicious Mexican recipes for you that are perfect for your Cinco de Mayo plans, or just for an easy weeknight meal. The whole family will love these recipes – the tricky part will be deciding what to make first!Here are 17 easy and delicious Mexican recipes for you that are perfect for your Cinco de Mayo plans, or just for an easy weeknight meal. The whole family will love these recipes - the tricky part will be deciding what to make first!

So we don’t celebrate Cinco de Mayo here in Canada, and to be completely honest I had never even heard of it until I started a food blog and became aware of holidays like this where people are searching for specific recipes.  Evidently I’ve been living under a rock.

But even though we don’t celebrate – I can definitely get on board with a holiday that allows me to eat all the Mexican food.  My whole family loves Mexican flavours, so I’m already making it incessantly.  There’s quite a few recipes on this blog already that are perfect for Cinco de Mayo – so I decided just to round up all the Mexican recipes I already have for you in one place for easy searching.

Now there’s just the problem of deciding which one to make this weekend….

  1. Mexican 7 Layer DipMexican 7 Layer Dip - Quick and easy Mexican 7 layer dip - takes minutes to make and is an absolutely fantastic appetizer or snack. Everyone will love this!
  2. GuacamoleGuacamole - Quick and easy guacamole - so easy to make and so good that you will never want to buy it again! It’s the perfect snack or appetizer!
  3. Sweet Potato Taco CupsSweet Potato Taco Cups - Crispy wonton cups filled with a black bean and sweet potato taco mix - these cute little taco cups are the perfect appetizer or meal!
  4. Cilantro Lime Grilled Shrimp SaladCilantro Lime Grilled Shrimp Salad - A fantastic 30 minute meal for the summer - cilantro lime grilled shrimp salad with a creamy avocado dressing. Perfect for those summer nights.
  5. Slow Cooker Chicken Taco SoupInstant Pot or slow cooker chicken taco soup - the easiest soup to toss together, and so full of flavour. The whole family will love it!
  6. 3 Ingredient Chicken TacosThese 3 ingredient chicken tacos are so easy to make and so tasty - the perfect meal for those busy weeknights. A 30 minute meal in your Instant Pot (from fresh or frozen) or let it cook all afternoon in your slow cooker for amazing chicken tacos! This chicken taco meat is amazing in soft or hard tacos, or on nachos!
  7. One Pot Cilantro Lime Chicken and RiceThis one pot cilantro lime chicken and rice is a healthy, easy weeknight meal made in one pot that the whole family will love!
  8. Chili Lime Baked SalmonA tasty 30 minute meal that the whole family will love, this chili lime baked salmon comes together quickly and is absolutely delicious!
  9. Mexican Pasta Salad with Cajun ShrimpThis Mexican pasta salad with cajun shrimp is perfect for summer - easy to make, the whole family will love it, and it can even be made ahead of time!
  10. Taco Seasoning RecipeThis taco seasoning recipe takes just minutes to mix up, and you probably have everything you need for it already - you'll never have to buy it again!
  11. Shrimp Quesadillas with Avocado CreamShrimp quesadillas filled with corn, black beans and cheese, and an avocado cilantro lime cream dipping sauce. Quick and easy and everyone loves them!
  12. Blackened Fish Taco Bowls with Corn SalsaThese blackened fish taco bowls with corn salsa are quickly becoming a family favourite! Spicy fish, fresh avocado, and corn salsa served on hot rice. So good!
  13. Sheet Pan Chicken FajitasQuick and easy chicken fajitas with just one sheet pan to clean afterwards! This is my new favourite way to make one of my family's favourite meals!
  14. Southwest Stuffed Spaghetti SquashSouthwest Stuffed Spaghetti Squash - This southwest stuffed spaghetti squash is absolutely fantastic. Filled with southwest flavours and so quick and easy to make!
  15. Mexican One Pan PastaMexican One Pan Pasta - Super fast and easy Mexican one pan pasta - it takes less than 25 minutes to have a flavourful, one pan pasta dish on the table that everyone will love!
  16. 20 Minute Ground Beef Tacos20 Minute Ground Beef Tacos - A quick and easy weeknight meal, only 20 minutes to have these fantastic ground beef tacos on the table! Plus, the prepared taco meat freezes beautifully! #30MinuteThursday
  17. Fish Tacos with Avocado CreamFish Tacos with Avocado Cream - A perfect 20 minute meal when you want something healthy that everyone will love - these fish tacos with avocado cream are fantastic!

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