While Tres de Mayo may hold a special appeal to me (it was the day I met my husband), Cinco de Mayo and all the flavor that comes along with it is right up there as one of my favorite food holidays. A love for tangy lime is something that I've passed down to Liv, and as early as the tender age of 3 she could be heard asking for Margarita Chicken or Margarita Lime Cheesecake.
Today we eat Cinco de Mayo-like nearly all year around, but if you are looking for something special for your weekend Fiesta, we thought we'd leave you with a few of our favorites.
Oft requested, this is one of those desserts that ranks up there with our all time favorites. A staple for summer picnics or a bright treat in mid winter, it is worthy of any special occasion.
This is one of those wonderfully forgiving recipes that becomes a different yet similar version every time you make it based on the ingredients you have on hand. Don't like some of the listed veggies? Substitute your favorites. We have also substituted Cannellini Beans in place of the Black Beans. Not quite as pretty, but still tastes wonderful.
Tart and potent, these jiggly cubes of margarita go down easy, especially when dipped into a sweet lime sugar that brings a definite "Pow" to the senses when popped into your mouth.
The berries were adorable on the table and garnered "Ooohs and Aaahh's" from the crowd.
One of my favorite bean recipes ever!!
May you have a wonderful holiday weekend however you spend it!