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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with these 10 recipes

This Saturday, May 5, marks the 150th anniversary of the Mexican army's victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla on in 1862.

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Colin Faulkner

This Saturday, May 5, marks the 150th anniversary of the Mexican army’s victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Not to be confused with Mexico’s Independence Day, Cinco de Mayo is primarily a regional holiday celebrated in the state of Puebla – but it’s also a great excuse to throw a big fiesta. Since Mexican food is so diverse and delicious what better way to celebrate the heritage of our friends down south than with some great food and drinks? Throw in some colourful decorations and festive music and you won’t be able to keep yourself from saying “Ole!” Try these 10 delicious Mexican-inspired recipes:

Gazpacho salsa with tortilla crisps

Chicken, mango and brie quesadillas


 

BBQ-chicken tostadas with salsa verde

Black bean and corn salad

Cilantro-lime chicken soup


 

Barbecued steaks with Argentinean sauce

Turkey tortilla lasagna


 

Raspberry-margarita sorbet

Mango caipirinha