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Must Make Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

by Courtney on May 5, 2014

Hey friends! After a LONG day of travel yesterday, I’m finally back home and have been reunited with my boys. It feels so good to be home!

The entire weekend was an absolute blast, and I cannot wait to give you all a full recap or two. But until I’m able to get my life back in order and get all of my photos organized, I thought I’d put a fun, festive (and delicious!) Cinco de Mayo recipe post together for you all.

I first created a few of the below recipes a couple of years ago for a SOYJOY test, but in case you missed them over on their site, I wanted to share them with you here today because all three of them were absolutely delicious. So much so, in fact, that I’m hoping to make at least two of them this evening. Here ya go!

fresh watermelon margarita

Fresh Watermelon Margarita

Ingredients:

• 3-1/2 – 4 cups watermelon, cubed and seeded
• 2 tablespoons sugar
• 1-1/2 tablespoons Triple Sec (orange-flavored liqueur)
• 3/4 cup tequila
• 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
• Extra lime wedges and sugar for rimming the glass

Directions:

1. Combine watermelon, sugar, Triple Sec, tequila, and lime juice in a blender; process until smooth.
2. Place extra sugar (about 2 teaspoons) in a small saucer. Rub an extra lime wedge around the rim of each glass, then spin rims in sugar to coat.
3. Fill each prepared glass with 1/2 cup crushed ice, add margarita mixture, and garnish with extra lime wedges.

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Healthy Mexican Rice & Beans

Mexican Chicken Fajita Bake

Mexican Chicken Fajita Bake

Serves 4

Ingredients:

• 1/2 tablespoon canola oil
• 1 small red onion, sliced
• 1/2 of a red pepper, cut into strips
• 1 jalapeno pepper, deseeded and finely chopped
• 1/2 tablespoon cumin
• 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes
• 1-1/2 cups shredded cooked white-meat chicken
• 4 6-inch whole wheat tortillas, cut into wedges
• 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
• 1/4 cup prepared salsa
• 1/2 cup reduced-fat shredded Jack cheese

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet. Sauté onion, pepper strips and jalapeno for 3-4 minutes. Sprinkle cumin; stir well. Add tomatoes and simmer, 5 minutes. Add shredded chicken and cook an additional 2 minutes.

Spray an 8×8-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Layer bottom of dish with half of tortilla wedges. Spoon the chicken mixture on top and cover with the other half of tortilla wedges. Spoon 1/4 cup salsa over top, followed by cilantro and cheese. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Cut into quarters and enjoy!

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Healthy Mexican Rice & Beans

Healthy Mexican Rice & Beans

Ingredients:

• 1 cup yellow onion, chopped
• 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
• 1 teaspoon cumin
• 2 cups hot cooked brown rice
• 1 (15 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
• 1 cup frozen sweet corn
• 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed
• 2 tablespoons freshly chopped cilantro

Directions:

In a medium skillet coated with nonstick cooking spray, sauté onions and jalapeno peppers until softened, about 2-3 minutes. Sprinkle with cumin, cook 1 minute. Add cooked rice, crushed tomatoes, sweet corn and black beans; simmer for 10 minutes stirring occasionally.

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And, of course, you can’t forget about a Margarita Cake.

margarita cake

So what do ya think…hungry yet? I know I am. Winking smile

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1 Linz @ Itz Linz May 5, 2014 at 8:15 am

yes definitely hungry! i’m going to make these on many more days than cinco de mayo! :) :) i’m pretty sure mexican is my all time favorite cuisine!
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2 Brynn May 5, 2014 at 8:20 am

I am totally making the chicken fajita bake for dinner tonight, yum!!!
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3 Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl May 5, 2014 at 8:37 am

All of this looks so delish! I wish I had all of the ingredients to make everything tonight, but definitely bookmarking for later! Can’t wait to hear more about your trip!
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4 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles May 5, 2014 at 9:00 am

I 100% need to make those watermelon margaritas sometime…those look so brilliant!
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5 Jenn@Mark My Miles! May 5, 2014 at 9:00 am

The Beans and Rice look so good!!!
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6 Ali May 5, 2014 at 10:00 am

I think I’m going to make the rice and beans for dinner!

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7 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More May 5, 2014 at 10:50 am

I feel like cinch de mayo snuck up on me! I was out with some friends last night and we had a few mimosas and decided that was us celebrating. LOL!
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8 Haley @Cupcakes and Sunshine May 5, 2014 at 12:23 pm

Oooooohhhh that CAKE!! All of it looks so great, but that cake is calling my name!!

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9 Polly @ Tasty Food Project May 5, 2014 at 12:33 pm

Margarita cake?! Wow, I’ve never seen one of those before! That watermelon margarita also looks good and refreshing!

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10 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey May 5, 2014 at 12:35 pm

Boo – I already miss you! I need a personal butler with a bloodhound at my door today!

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11 Courtney May 5, 2014 at 1:25 pm

Ohhh, ain’t THAT the truth ;)

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12 Britt@MyOwnBalance May 5, 2014 at 12:41 pm

That margarita cake is adorable. Wouldn’t mind a watermelon margarita right now! :)
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13 Chrissy @ Pink Polish and Running Shoes May 5, 2014 at 12:56 pm

A watermelon margarita would be awesome right now. I think I just found my new go-to summer drink :)

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14 Sarah @ Sweet Miles May 5, 2014 at 1:21 pm

That mexican chicken fajita bake looks SO good!! Great list!
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15 Janene May 5, 2014 at 2:45 pm

drools! Today is my favorite day of the year, just because I can indulge in all the Mexican food I want (my little treat :) ). The rice and beans look so easy to make and I think i’ll surprise the hubby with that and some enchiladas for dinner.
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16 Lauren @ fun, Fit and Fabulous! May 5, 2014 at 4:49 pm

Those all look amazing! I’m on a 9 month alcohol hiatus right now (preggo problems), but I can’t wait to make those watermelon margaritas to clebrate the bambino arriving. :) They look amazing!
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17 Sarah @ Sarah Sincerely May 5, 2014 at 5:32 pm

Looking forward to hearing all about your “glamping” trip! All those recipes look delicious, but, um… wow! Watermelon margarita and the margarita cake almost have me drooling!
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18 Audrey @ In Shape Cupcake May 5, 2014 at 5:52 pm

Wish I was 21 and I’d make the margarita right about now!! mmm
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19 Sara @ LovingOnTheRun May 5, 2014 at 6:06 pm

Margarita Cake!? How have I not heard of this yet??
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20 Nancy May 5, 2014 at 9:09 pm

Mexican Fajita Bake – you got me there. That looks and sounds fantastic

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21 Kelly May 5, 2014 at 10:36 pm

omg that chicken fajita bake looks awesome! And who could possibly say no to a Margarita Cake?!?!?!
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