Do you love the flavors of Mexican food, but want to skip the calories? Mexican food is traditionally meat-heavy, but it doesn’t have to be.
Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican holiday commemorating Mexico’s victory over France in the Battle of Puebla. It is celebrated mostly in Puebla, Mexico, with parades, a battle reenactment, and of course, food. To celebrate a healthier and lighter Cinco de Mayo, check out our favorite Mexican dishes from around the web.
1. Mole Poblano
Mole Poblano is the classic Mexican dish eaten in Pueblo for Cinco de Mayo. Traditionally made with chicken or turkey broth, this recipe uses vegetable broth. As Mole Poblano is known to have a wide array of ingredients, Sasha Martin breaks down the recipe into 5 simple steps. Use it on enchiladas, peppers, or any main dishes.
You haven’t lived until you’ve tried elotes! Elotes, or Mexican Street Corn is a delicious and easy snack to make, perfect as an appetizer before your Mexican feast or even as a side for a BBQ. Chipotle Elote is a new twist on the classic elotes sold in the street.
If you’re feeling artistic, check out this interesting raindrop cake recipe.
Have you ever run out of salsa before eating all the chips? Rachel Hartley developed this Vegan Mole Chilaquiles recipe, a perfect way to use up those leftovers!
If you’re not up for standing over a hot stove, Elise Bauer’s Perfect Guacamole is quick and delicious to whip up using minimal kitchen tools. Needless to say, guac is naturally vegan and can be incorporated in or topped on many different dishes.
5. Vegetable Posole Soup
If you were hesitant to go raw or vegan, this recipe is an easy way to wet your feet. Try Chris’ Vegetarian Mexican Posole Soup; it’s so easy to make and requires no heating, but of course you can always give it a few minutes on the stove top to make it a traditional hot soup.
Have a happy and healthy Cinco de Mayo!
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