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Recipes to celebrate Cinco de Mayo

25 Recipes
Recipes to celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Zetas with garlic and pasilla chiles

Time 20 minutes
Yields Serves 4 to 6

Mexican lasagna

Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Yields Serves 8 to 12

Huitlacoche quesadillas

Time 25 minutes
Yields Serves 4

Green enchiladas

Time 1 hour
Yields Serves 6

Quesadillas stuffed with mushrooms and goat cheese

Time 30 minutes
Yields Serves 4 to 6

Quesadillas stuffed with greens and feta

Time 30 minutes
Yields Serves 4 to 6

El Cholo's chiles rellenos

Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Yields Serves 6

Achiote-marinated fish tacos

Time 50 minutes
Yields Serves 4

Duck tacos with chile-cherry compote

Time 1 hour
Yields Serves 4

Blood orange jalapeno margarita

Time 10 minutes
Yields Serves 4

Guava margarita

Time 10 minutes
Yields Serves 4

Ruby red grapefruit margarita

Time 10 minutes
Yields Serves 4

Guacamole

Time 10 minutes
Yields Makes 2 cups

Eggplant-zucchini-pepper enchiladas

Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Yields Serves 4 to 6

Contramar tuna tostadas with chipotle mayonnaise

Time 45 minutes
Yields Serves 4

Pozole Estilo Jalisco (Jalisco-style pozole)

Time 3 hours 20 minutes
Yields Serves 8 to 10

Baja baby scallops ceviche

Time 1 hour
Yields Serves 4

Green corn tamales

Time 2 hours
Yields Makes 12 tamales

Pastrami tacos

Time 40 minutes
Yields Serves 6

Sweet Butter's shrimp ceviche

Time 20 minutes
Yields Makes a generous quart of ceviche.

La Golondrina Cafe's flan

Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Yields Serves 12


Noelle Carter is the former Los Angeles Times Test Kitchen director. She left in January 2019.
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