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Podcast: Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Recipes with Kimberly on ‘Tim Denis in the Morning’

Did you miss the radio segment for some excitingly delicious Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Recipe Ideas from web chef Kimberly Turner on Tim Denis in the MorningNewstalk 610 CKTB?

Mexican ingredients - cookingwithkimberly.comNo worries, you can catch the podcast right here, along with a complete list of cooking shows & recipes mentioned for this Cinco de Mayo menu.

These recipes will have you wishing you hired a Mariachi band for such a celebration!

Listen to the Podcast:

What is Cinco de Mayo?

Cinco de Mayo - Battle of PueblaMay 5th is a great reason to throw a party. This Mexican holiday is celebrated as the Mexican army’s victory over French forces in the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Cinco de Mayo is celebrated all over the world to this day.

According to UCLA’s Professor David Hayes Bautista, this holiday is not a Mexican holiday at all, but a holiday that is American and created by Latinos in California during the middle of the nineteenth century.

Despite losing the Battle of Puebla in 1862, the French were able take over Mexico City and establish Maximilian I as emperor of Mexico. In 1867, the French were overcome and Maximilian was executed.

Like all ethnic celebrations, the food really makes the occasion special, and Mexican food is some of the most flavorful food in existence.

Cinco de Mayo Recipes:

chilies, garlic, parsleyGorgeously fresh vegetables & fruit are the basis of most of these dishes, with flavorful condiments like cheese, sour cream, hot sauce, lime, peppers, salsa & guacamole!

This fiesta is of epic proportions. Mix & match the recipes below to create your very own customized Cinco de Mayo menu with your favorite flavors.


Choosing your favorite tropical cocktail from these options is going to be difficult! These bevvies are perfect for the occasion. Try making these cocktails virgin for those who aren’t drinking.

Horchata, made from rice, milk, cinnamon & vanilla, is perfect for kids & adults alike.


Salsa & guacamole are a must, so here are a few choices that are sure to please. The addition of the Chipotle Aioli Sauce works well as a dip for fresh veggies.


Looking for a bit of everything? We’ve got you covered with fish, chicken, steak & pork to keep everyone happy.

Side Dishes:

Spice it up a bit with some awesome side dishes!


Finish up your fiesta with the perfection of fresh fruit. Tropical salads are a great choice, or try grilling a pineapple. Tropical fruit doesn’t have to be scary – pick some up & experiment!

Festive beverages & cocktails all the way through appetizers, dinner, sides & dessert, celebrate Cinco de Mayo paying homage to Mexican cuisine.

Try out some of these Cinco de Mayo fiesta recipes and you’ll be shouting, Olé!

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