Cinco de Mayo is a holiday commemorating the Battle of Puebla in 1862, where an outnumbered Mexican army thwarted the advancing French from occupying the town of Puebla de Los Angeles. This day has become a symbol of pride for the Mexican people and showcases the core values of their proud nation. It is a day to celebrate Mexican strength, heart, resilience, and a rich culture that continues to flourish. One of the pillars of this cultural identity is of course, food.
In respect for this day, our very own chef – a native of Mexico – Maria Garza says:
“For those of us outside of Mexico, the Battle of Puebla reminds us of how proud we are to be Mexican, of our heritage and our identity. Celebrating with our food and family brings us closer to home.”
Below, are some delicious, authentic recipes that will help to get the most value out of the ingredients you buy. Let us take you on an inspiring journey of food where you can get a taste of the true Mexico. Viva Mexico!
Strawberry Mojito Kombucha Mocktail
Enjoy a sip of this thirst-quenching twist on a classic Mexican cocktail. This refreshing drink features our Farm Boy™ Organic Canadian Berry Kombucha, fresh strawberries, zingy limes, and fragrant mint. Follow the link below to start crafting this mocktail beauty!
Full Recipe: Strawberry Mojito Kombucha Mocktail Recipe
Tres Tacos: Wild Mushrooms, Huevos Rancheros, and Pork Carnitas
Wild Mushroom Tacos: See Recipe
Huevos Rancheros Tacos: See Recipe
Pork Carnitas for Tacos: See Recipe
Who doesn’t LOVE a good taco? Here is a solid trio of tacos to add to your Mexican cuisine repertoire. Whether your tacos are filled with tender, juicy pork or mushrooms bursting with umami, these are destined to become a dinner fave.
Mexican-Style Corn Ribs
BBQ alert! These corn ribs are the perfect appetizer, side, and main dish. Simply cut your cobs in half and quarter each piece to form your “ribs”. Season them with your favourite Farm Boy™ Mexican seasonings and toss with olive oil. Next, grill the corn until they are thoroughly cooked and have some nice pockets of char along the kernels! Garnish with Farm Boy™ Chipotle Mayo, Mexican-style cheese, and serve with lime wedges on the side.
For flavour inspiration, check out: Grilled Mexican Style Street Corn
Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas
Looking for a spicy and succulent meal for Cinco de Mayo? Our sheet pan cooked chicken fajitas are an easy way to cater a party on a tight schedule! Colourful and delicious, it’s a dish that’s quick to make and is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
See Full Recipe: Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas
Fuego Products for Your Next Feast
Here are some tasty private label products that can turn a great meal into an excellent one:
- Farm Boy™ Chipotle Mayonnaise
- Farm Boy™ Fire Roasted Tomatillo and Jalapeno Salsa
- Farm Boy™ Taco Seasoning
- Farm Boy™ Taco Sauce
- Farm Boy™ Yellow Corn Tortillas
- Farm Boy™ Fresh Mild Salsa
- Farm Boy™ Pico De Gallo Salsa
- Farm Boy™ Roasted Corn & Black Bean Salsa